Radeon R9 380 Game Requirement Analysis
Radeon R9 380 2GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.
The GCN 1.2 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture improves memory bandwidth performance which allows AMD to produce Graphics Cards with smaller data transfer rates without causing too much impact on the overall performance. This is done by using lossless delta color compression.
GCN 1.2 also adds improved Tesselation and video encoding/decoding performance as well as DirectX 12.0 Support.
It equips a GPU Codenamed Antigua PRO which has 28 Compute Units activated and thus offers 1792 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is Clocked at 950MHz.
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 1375MHz.
With a rated board TDP of 190W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.
Radeon R9 380 2GB is essentially a faster Radeon R9 285 2GB and competes with GeForce GTX 960 2GB.
Its release Price of $199 doesn't make it a very competitive Graphics Card because it matches GeForce GTX 960 2GB (also available for $199) but has significant less overclock potential, heats more and requires more energy to power up.
Radeon R9 380 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.