10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
Based on current gaming requirements the Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.
Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.
Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2022. 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. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 186 games in todays list.
With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition can run Grand Theft Auto VI at 1080p and predict it will return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that FIFA 22 returns a good 61 FPS at Ultra 1080p.
As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition will run the upcoming game Grand Theft Auto VI to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Another game tested was FIFA 22, L: 122FPS, M: 96FPS, H: 65FPS, U: 46FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Battlefield 2042, which returned L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition, this is going to need to lower its graphics settings to medium on modern games.How many years will the Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition in your PC?
We think this Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered. Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition?
A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB
, which is 63% more powerful and can run 616 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300
which is 35% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 309 games from the most demanding games today.