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
AMD Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 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.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2022 popular games. This short Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 392.

The Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition graphics card is returning a weak performance on Battlefield 2042 at 1080p of 9 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Far Cry 6 which we saw got weak frame rates of 20 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Resident Evil 8, which was getting 17 FPS under tests.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition at 1440p with Battlefield 2042, which got a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 17 FPS, Medium: 13 FPS, High: 9 FPS and Ultra: 6 FPS. We then checked out Far Cry 6 which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 40FPS, M: 32FPS, H: 21FPS, U: 15FPS. And another popular game was Resident Evil 8 that returned L: 34FPS, M: 27FPS, H: 18FPS, U: 13FPS at 1440p. 1440p Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition PC gaming is not powerful enough to deal with the increased resolution.

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? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390X PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015
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
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
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
1500MHz
Memory Bus
512bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
384GB/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
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
GD Official
GD RATING
39
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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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