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 396 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 performance its getting 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 test at 1440p with this card was FIFA 22 which seemed 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 975 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 965 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 59% increased graphics performance.