10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
The Radeon R9 380 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system 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 2022. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon R9 380 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 200 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 380 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is predicted to run Dying Light 2 with weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 0 frames per second. Comparing this to Back 4 Blood which is getting weak results, where it averages 14 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Far Cry 6, which is running at 0 frames per second.
Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Dying Light 2 to predict how the Radeon R9 380 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Next we looked at Back 4 Blood which was weak with a 10 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Far Cry 6 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 0. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 380 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is unable to perform adequately across modern games at this increased resolution.How many years will the Radeon R9 380 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 380 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition in your PC?
We think this Radeon R9 380 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered. Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 380 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition?
If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB
. This PC hardware upgrade performs 60% better and can run 616 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300
, as it can run 309 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 32% increased graphics performance.