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
12 Jan 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. 543 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 Need For Speed Heat at 1080p and saw it return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 125 FPS, Medium: 99 FPS, High: 67 FPS and Ultra: 48 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Fortnite: Chapter 2 returns a strong 98 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 playing Need For Speed Heat which yielded a playable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 96FPS, M: 75FPS, H: 51FPS, U: 36FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Fortnite: Chapter 2 and that was good. This graphics card delivered 75 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which gets weak results with a 20FPS 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 one of the better graphics cards for gaming at this screen resolution. We will see 1440p Ultra and High settings across almost all current games.

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? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

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 Ti 6GB as this is better than 882 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 41% 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 955 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 was 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
golden star golden star golden star golden star golden star
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
2%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 35% 44%
Halo: Reach 85% 67%
Red Dead Redemption 2 40% 5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 43% 5%
Doom Eternal 49% 10%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 61% 35%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 35% 44%
FIFA 20 59% 44%
Need For Speed Heat 41% 5%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2% 60%
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