Radeon_R9_390X_PowerColor_PCS+_8GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition run games
29 Sep 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2020. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. 335 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition can run Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at 1080p and predict it will return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 106 FPS, Medium: 83 FPS, High: 56 FPS and Ultra: 40 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to return a weak 17 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition by researching Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War leading us to predict a playable performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 81FPS, M: 63FPS, H: 43FPS, U: 31FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Grand Theft Auto VI and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 13 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Microsoft Flight Simulator which gets playable results with a 31FPS on Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition we get the impression that it is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

How many years will the Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB as this is better than 830 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 38% better performance as well. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is 48% more powerful and can run 932 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition is released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
187 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
68 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2816
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1500 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
384GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1060 MHz
Power
Max Power
300 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1060MHz, instead of 1050MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
The Efficient Trio Fan design with the Mute Fan Technology delivers intelligent fan controlling to provide noiseless environment as well as reducing the power consumption when the GPU temperature is lower than 60°C.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390X 8GB.


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Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
27%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Genshin Impact 69% 11%
Cyberpunk 2077 15% 10%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 52% 59%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 35% 44%
Valorant 96% 90%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2% 2%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 32% 20%
Serious Sam 4 43% 59%
eFootball PES 2021 49% 44%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2% 56%
Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition Extras
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