10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
This Radeon R9 390 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.
Lets look at the Radeon R9 390 MSI Gaming 8GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2021. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This graphics hardware can run 397 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.
Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Dying Light 2 will get 24 FPS with the Radeon R9 390 MSI Gaming 8GB Edition, Resident Evil 8 getting 17 FPS and Far Cry 6 predicted to get 19 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.
As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the Radeon R9 390 MSI Gaming 8GB Edition will run the upcoming game Dying Light 2 to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 48 FPS, Medium: 38 FPS, High: 26 FPS and Ultra: 18 FPS. Another game tested was Resident Evil 8, L: 33FPS, M: 26FPS, H: 18FPS, U: 13FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Far Cry 6, wih estimates revealing L: 38FPS, M: 30FPS, H: 20FPS, U: 14FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon R9 390 MSI Gaming 8GB Edition, this is not the best resolution for this GPU, but if you adjust some graphics settings, perhaps lowering to medium or low at 1440p then this graphics card might be ok.How many years will the Radeon R9 390 MSI Gaming 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390 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 390 MSI Gaming 8GB Edition?
Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon R9 390 MSI Gaming 8GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
, as it can run 976 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 70% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 390 MSI Gaming 8GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
, which is 62% more powerful and can run 967 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.