Radeon_R9_380_MSI_OC_2GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition
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.
FPS System Benchmark
32 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Antigua PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
110 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
31 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$199
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048MB
Memory Speed
1375MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
176GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
980 MHz
Power
Max Power
190 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
18
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Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Performance Radeon R9 380, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 980MHz, instead of 970MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Armor 2X Thermal Design: Delivers more airflow than traditional single fan thermal design and Huge heat sink provides better heat dissipation.
Propeller Blade Technology: Produce 20% more airflow than traditional fan design and Produces less noise than traditional fan designs.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 380.

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