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
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

One of the more powerful mid range graphics cards, the Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition might struggle sometimes with the more system demanding game requirements. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2019. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 269.

A Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a weak frame rate when running Borderlands 3 on Ultra - 12 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Need For Speed Heat which is 23 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Red Dead Redemption 2 performs on this hardware, which gets a weak 23 FPS.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Borderlands 3 and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 23 FPS, Medium: 18 FPS, High: 12 FPS and Ultra: 9 FPS. We then checked the performance on Need For Speed Heat to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 17 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

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? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB as this is better than 895 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 104% better performance as well. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB as this is better than 684 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 53% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
32 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition is released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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
1792
Driver Support
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Release Price
$199.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1375 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
176GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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Radeon R9 380 MSI OC 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
62%
RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 55%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 71% 113%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16% 55%
Halo: Reach 78% 51%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4% 113%
Cyberpunk 2077 4% 113%
Borderlands 3 0% 64%
FIFA 20 40% 17%
Death Stranding 4% 113%
Need For Speed Heat 13% 55%
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2012
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$239.00
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12 GB

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How is this for the Oculus Rift?

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2011
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$326.00
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32 GB

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actually looking at this card for my birthday in couple months 3 reasons 1)obviously a much better card than what I am using 2) price is really good and 3) the physical size of it would fit nicely into my case please tell me what ya think??

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2019
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$329.00
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$799.00
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16 GB

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go for 4gb version or 380x :)

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2011
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32 GB

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I would like to but the price on this one is pretty low and I have to take into account the actual size so kind of limited as to what I can get

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2012
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2013
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$199.00
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16 GB

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How does this compare to the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition when used for 1080p gaming?

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2014
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$146.99
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8 GB

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Can a 450 watt psu handle this gpu with my current rig?the exreme power supply calculator says I need 409 watt for a rig with this gpu

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2014
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$187.00
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2015
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$199.00
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16 GB

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are you planning on overclocking?

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CPU (5% overclock)

2017
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$219.00
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2018
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$579.00
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16 GB

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Cool looking forward to upgrade on this card :D

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2013
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$303.00
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$329.00
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8 GB

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I have this card, temparature is too high 92c(metro2033).

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2017
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16 GB

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It summer…make sure your Pc case has good overflow…check fan speeds SpeedFan program…boost them up if needed…how is this card going on 1080p??

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2018
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$229.00
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$200.00
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16 GB

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It's perfect for 1080p.

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2012
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$294.00
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$299.00
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8 GB

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