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AMD Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2021. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 397 games in the list.

A Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition card at 1080p is predicted to see a reasonable frame rate when running Star Citizen on Ultra - 52 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on FIFA 22 which is 91 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Dying Light 2 is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a playable 26 FPS.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Star Citizen on the Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition and predict it will get a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 105FPS, M: 82FPS, H: 56FPS, U: 40FPS. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was FIFA 22 which we predicted will be good in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 69 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Dying Light 2 where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 19 FPS. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition is a good choice for running modern games at Ultra in this larger screen resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition would be the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which meets 976 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 67% better performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, as it can run 967 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 59% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
194 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
70 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$419
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192MB
Memory Speed
1525MHz
Memory Bus
512bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
390.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1100 MHz
Power
Max Power
300 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 50 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
3.9
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Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 390X, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1100MHz, instead of 1050MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1525MHz, instead of 1500MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
MSI’s Twin Frozr V Thermal Designs are equipped with Zero Frozr technology which was first introduced by MSI back in 2008. Zero Frozr technology eliminates fan noise in low-load situations by stopping the fans when they are not needed. Compared to other graphics cards, there is no continuous hum of airflow to tell you there’s a powerful graphics card in your gaming rig.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 2% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390X 8GB.

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