Radeon_R9_390_MSI_Gaming_8GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 390 MSI Gaming 8GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 390 MSI Gaming 8GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 390 MSI Gaming 8GB Edition
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.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390 MSI Gaming 8GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390 MSI Gaming 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
170 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
68 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$329
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
1060 MHz
Power
Max Power
275 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 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
3.9
Approved

Radeon R9 390 MSI Gaming 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1060MHz, instead of 1000MHz.

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 3% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390.

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