Radeon_R9_390X_Asus_DirectCU_II_8GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition

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3.9
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How well can the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU II 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.

What FPS performance can the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition get on latest AAA 2021 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This graphics hardware can run 395 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition is running Back 4 Blood and delivering playable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 40 frames per second. Comparing this to Battlefield 2042 which is getting weak results, where it averages 9 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is predicted to run at 17 frames per second.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Back 4 Blood to see how the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 81 FPS, Medium: 63 FPS, High: 43 FPS and Ultra: 31 FPS. Next we looked at Battlefield 2042 which was weak with a 6 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Grand Theft Auto VI that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 13. 1440p Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition PC gaming is not a first choice gaming resolution. While this graphics card would likely be more suited to 1080p gaming, you may be able to make some graphical tweaks in the game options to improve your stability at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU II 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 390X Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition is the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which is 69% more powerful and can run 972 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 60% better and can run 962 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
185 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
67 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$429
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
1050 MHz
Power
Max Power
275 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
3.9
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Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 390X, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
Exclusive DirectCU II thermal design includes a direct-GPU contact 10mm copper heatpipe and 220% larger dissipation area to boost heat removal efficiency. It performs 20% cooler and 3X quieter than reference.

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

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