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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition Radeon R9 390X Club3D royalQueen OC 8GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 4% 5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4% 5%
Cyberpunk 2077 43% 44%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 52% 52%
Need For Speed Heat 4% 5%
The Outer Worlds 14% 13%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 43% 44%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 3% 2%
Borderlands 3 10% 11%
FIFA 20 45% 44%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition are marginally better than the AMD Radeon R9 390X Club3D royalQueen OC 8GB Edition.

The R9 390X has a 20 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the R9 390X. This results in the R9 390X providing 3.5 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 20 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 390X and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R9 390X providing 1.3 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

Both the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition and the Radeon R9 390X Club3D royalQueen OC 8GB Edition were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition and the Radeon R9 390X Club3D royalQueen OC 8GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition and the Radeon R9 390X Club3D royalQueen OC 8GB Edition are the same, which means the R9 390X and the R9 390X have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition and the Radeon R9 390X Club3D royalQueen OC 8GB Edition have 2816 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the R9 390X has 3.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate and 1.3 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, but the has GB/sec greater memory bandwidth. Although the GPUs are very similar in performance, the R9 390X takes the edge.

The Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition requires 375 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 390X Club3D royalQueen OC 8GB Edition requires 300 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the R9 390X and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the R9 390X. The R9 390X requires 75 Watts more than the R9 390X 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 390X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

52.1 FPS

The Witcher III

66.2 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

47.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

48.5 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

64.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

60.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

37.4 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

37 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

51.7 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

61.5 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

61.4 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

149.7 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

148.2 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

37.8 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

83.4 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

39.6 FPS

The Division 2

48.8 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

66.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.8 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

90.2 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

52.7 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

49.3 FPS

The Witcher III

42.4 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

27.4 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

27.1 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

47.1 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

50.6 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

69.9 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

69.2 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

37.6 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

48.7 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

30.2 FPS

The Division 2

51.7 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

47.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

33.4 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

63.1 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

51.6 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

19.2 FPS

The Witcher III

29.1 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

21.1 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

19.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

22.2 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

17.3 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

17.1 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

24.4 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

21.2 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

23.5 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

39.1 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

38.7 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

18.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

28.9 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

13.2 FPS

The Division 2

21.2 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

35.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

18.6 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

31.2 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

27.6 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1080 MHzvs1060 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Grenada XTGCN 1.1 Grenada XT
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date18 Jun 2015vs18 Jun 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
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10
2560x1440
7.8
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7.7
3840x2160
5.9
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5.9

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth384GB/secvs384GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2816vs2816
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units176vs176
Texture Rate190.1 GTexel/svs186.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate69.1 GPixel/svs67.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power375 Wattsvs300 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Watts & 50 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 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 i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs2560x1600

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 390X Club3D royalQueen OC 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 390X, created by Club3D.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1060MHz, instead of 1050MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
Tipple Fan Cooling Solution.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390X 8GB.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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