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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition Radeon R9 370 (OEM)
Red Dead Redemption 2 4% 128%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4% 128%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 3% 113%
Cyberpunk 2077 43% 213%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 43% 213%
Borderlands 3 10% 140%
FIFA 20 45% 21%
The Outer Worlds 5% 109%
eFootball PES 2020 29% 55%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 57% 245%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon R9 370 (OEM).

The R9 390X has a 155 MHz higher core clock speed and 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the R9 370. This results in the R9 390X providing 130.9 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R9 390X has a 155 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the R9 370. This results in the R9 390X providing 39.5 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R9 390X was released less than a year after the R9 370, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The R9 390X has 6144 MB more video memory than the R9 370, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R9 390X also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 390X has 204.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R9 370, which means that the memory performance of the R9 390X is massively better than the R9 370.

The Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition has 2816 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 370 (OEM) has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 390X is 2585 and the actual shader performance of the R9 370 is 849. The R9 390X having 1736 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 390X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R9 370.

The Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition requires 375 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 370 (OEM) requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the R9 390X and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R9 370. The R9 390X requires 225 Watts more than the R9 370 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 390X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R9 370.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

24 FPS

The Witcher III

30.5 FPS

Crysis 3

36.1 FPS

Just Cause 4

25.3 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

22 FPS

Borderlands 3

18.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

22.4 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

29.6 FPS

Battlefield 1

38.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

28.1 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

23.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

37.4 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

17.1 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

23.8 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

28.3 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

28.3 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

149.7 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

68.3 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

17.4 FPS

Metro: Exodus

19.8 FPS

Far Cry 5

31.6 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

38.4 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

18.2 FPS

Battlefield V

38 FPS

The Division 2

22.5 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

30.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

17.4 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

41.6 FPS

Gears 5

19.2 FPS

Control

16 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

24.3 FPS

F1 2019

34.5 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

22.7 FPS

The Witcher III

19.5 FPS

Crysis 3

26.2 FPS

Just Cause 4

17.2 FPS

Borderlands 3

17.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

12.5 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

34.5 FPS

Battlefield 1

29.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

17.5 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

27.4 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

12.5 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

21.7 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

23.3 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

69.9 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

31.9 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

17.3 FPS

Metro: Exodus

13.4 FPS

Far Cry 5

29.9 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

22.5 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

13.9 FPS

Battlefield V

29.2 FPS

The Division 2

23.8 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

21.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

15.4 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

29.1 FPS

Gears 5

16.6 FPS

Control

9.6 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

23.8 FPS

F1 2019

27.5 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

8.9 FPS

The Witcher III

13.4 FPS

Crysis 3

11.3 FPS

Just Cause 4

8.7 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

9.7 FPS

Borderlands 3

4.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

13.4 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

8.9 FPS

Battlefield 1

17.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

10.2 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

11.1 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

17.3 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

7.9 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

11.2 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

9.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

10.8 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

39.1 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

17.9 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

8.3 FPS

Metro: Exodus

7.2 FPS

Far Cry 5

10.6 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

13.3 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

6.1 FPS

Battlefield V

17.5 FPS

The Division 2

9.8 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

16.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

8.6 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

14.4 FPS

Gears 5

7.4 FPS

Control

4.8 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

12.7 FPS

F1 2019

15.3 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1080 MHzvs925 MHz
Boost Clock-vs975 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Grenada XTGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date18 Jun 2015vs07 May 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1600x900
10
green tick vs
8.6
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
6.8
2560x1440
7.8
green tick vs
5
3840x2160
5.9
green tick vs
3.3

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth384GB/secvs179.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2816vs1024
Actual Shader Performance100%vs41%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units176vs64
Texture Rate190.1 GTexel/svs59.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate69.1 GPixel/svs29.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power375 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Watts & 50 Ampsvs500 Watts & 37 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 390X, created by Sapphire.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1080MHz, instead of 1050MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Both the Operating Memory Clock and Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
Tri-X cooler Features dual ball bearings in each of the three fans for higher reliability and enhanced Intelligent Fan Control (IFC-II) which turns off the fans for silent operation under light load.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390X 8GB.
Overview
Radeon R9 370 (OEM) is, an OEM only, Performance Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN Architecture succeeds the 40nm Terascale Architecture. In addition to being produced with a 28nm Technology, the GCN Architecture adds other Technologies that allow for energy efficiency. For example, ZeroCore Power, a long idle power saving technology, allows the Graphics Cards to shut down by itself when the Monitor is turned off.
GCN also adds Improved Anisotropic Filtering, DirectX 11 Tessellation and the Partially Resident Textures (PRT) Technology, which enables future games to utilize ultra-high resolution textures with the same performance as today's small and often repetitive textures.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Pitcairn PRO which is was previously used on Radeon HD 7850. It offers 1024 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The central unit runs at 925MHz and goes up to 975MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1400MHz.

Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, Mantle, PowerTune, Eyefinity, ZeroCore, HD3D, App Acceleration and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.

Performance
Radeon R9 370 (OEM) is essentially a fast Radeon R7 265. Therefore, its performance stands somewhere between Radeon R7 265 and the faster Radeon R7 270.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest Quad Core Processor (Intel Core i5 Quad Core/AMD FX Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon R9 370 (OEM).
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
-
-
GPU Variants
-
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