Radeon_R9_390
AMD Radeon R9 390

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4
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How well can the Radeon R9 390 run games
14 Jun 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 390 is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

How many years will the Radeon R9 390 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390 in your PC? We think this Radeon R9 390 has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 390? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 40% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 773 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 390 then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB as this is better than 710 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 21% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390 is released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 390 Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
160 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
64 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2560
Driver Support
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Release Price
$329.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1500 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
384GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Power
Max Power
275 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 390 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 390 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.


Architecture
The GCN 1.1 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture adds new important technologies and is largely oriented for energy efficiency. New technologies such as PowerTune and TrueAudio are the biggest additions as well as DirectX 11.2 support.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Grenada PRO which has 60 Compute Units activated and thus offers 2560 Shader Processing Units, 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 1000MHz.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 512-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1500MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 275W, it requires at least a 750W PSU with one available 6-pin and one available 8-pin connectors.


Performance
Radeon R9 390 8GB competes with GeForce GTX 970 and is essentially a Higher Clocked Radeon R9 290 with the addition of twice as much video memory (8GB against 4GB).
It proves to be slower than GeForce GTX 970 at resolutions up to 1920x1080 but takes the lead beyond that.
However, the lack of DirectX 12.1 Support paired with the enormous Power Consumption (almost twice as much as GeForce GTX 970) and the Gimmicked 8GB Frame Buffer, makes it an extremely uncompetitive product.


System Suggestions
Radeon R9 390 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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Radeon R9 390 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
29%
RAM
13GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Halo Infinite Multiplayer 35% 46%
Battlefield 2042 35% 46%
Forza Horizon 5 74% 12%
Far Cry 6 1% 62%
Resident Evil 8 27% 46%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1% 57%
Battlefield 6 35% 46%
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 49% 6%
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 12% 82%
Days Gone 14% 6%
Radeon R9 390 Extras
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