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AMD Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 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 we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2020. 384 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

The Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition graphics card is predicted to return a weak performance on Assassins Creed: Valhalla at 1080p of 18 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Horizon: Zero Dawn which we saw got reasonable frame rates of 48 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Grounded, which was getting 58 FPS under tests.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition by researching Assassins Creed: Valhalla leading us to predict a weak performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 27FPS, M: 23FPS, H: 20FPS, U: 13FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Horizon: Zero Dawn and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 36 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Grounded which gets playable results with a 44FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

How many years will the Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 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 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 38% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 852 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 48% better and can meet 945 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 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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10
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5.9
Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 390X, created by Gigabyte.


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


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System: The airflow is spilt through the triangle design at the fan edge, and is guided smoothly through the fan by special 3D stripe curve design. At the same time, it effectively enhanced the cooling capacity while reducing air turbulence.


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


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Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
11%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Horizon: Zero Dawn 15% 5%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2% 2%
Cyberpunk 2077 28% 44%
Valorant 96% 90%
Marvel's Avengers 35% 44%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 35% 44%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 52% 39%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2% 56%
Grounded 70% 13%
Death Stranding 37% 11%
Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition Extras
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