Radeon_R9_380X
AMD Radeon R9 380X

GD Rating

3.3
Check Prices
How well can the Radeon R9 380X run games
25 Mar 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 380X GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

What FPS performance can the Radeon R9 380X get on latest AAA 2020 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 144 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a playable frame rate from Star Citizen with 33 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Resident Evil 3 Remake which returns a playable 27 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Half-Life: Alyx which we saw getting a weak 0 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 380X by researching Star Citizen leading us to predict a playable performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 66FPS, M: 52FPS, H: 35FPS, U: 25FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Resident Evil 3 Remake and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 20 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Half-Life: Alyx which gets weak results with a 0FPS on Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon R9 380X is going to need to lower its graphics settings to medium on modern games.

How many years will the Radeon R9 380X graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 380X in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon R9 380X is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 380X? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon R9 380X? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, as it can run 870 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 97% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 380X would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 725 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 54% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
37 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 380X was released on 19 Nov 2015

Radeon R9 380X Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 380X
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Antigua XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
124 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
31 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
Driver Support
golden star golden star golden star golden star golden star
Release Price
$229.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1425 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
182.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
0
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
970 MHz
Power
Max Power
190 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
10
10
8.5
6.3
4.8
Radeon R9 380X Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 380X 2GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.


Architecture
Radeon R9 380X equips the GPU Codenamed Antigua XT which is a GCN 1.2 GPU and has 32 Compute Units activated, offering 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs.


GPU
The Central Unit is Clocked at 970MHz.


Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 256-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1425MHz.


Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 4GB.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 190W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.


Performance
Essentially, Radeon R9 380X is a Power Optimized Radeon R9 280X. As of November 2015, Radeon R9 380X has no Direct Competitor because the awaited GeForce GTX 960 Ti is yet to be released.
Benchmarks Indicate Solid Performance at 1440p but Radeon R9 380X is still best suited for 1080p Gaming, as most modern demanding games will run with FPS ranging between 20 and 40 at 1440p.


System Suggestions
Radeon R9 380X is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We Recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


Source [Pip]
Radeon R9 380X vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
53%
RAM
11GB
0%
VS
VS
Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 43% 41%
Call of Duty Warzone 21% 47%
Cyberpunk 2077 10% 101%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 53% 41%
Doom Eternal 49% 49%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered 79% 45%
Half-Life: Alyx 55% 122%
Grand Theft Auto VI 37% 124%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 10% 101%
Beyond Good & Evil 2 10% 101%
Radeon R9 380X Extras
View Compatible Hardware PC Builder