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AMD Radeon R9 380 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 380 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 380 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition
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.
FPS System Benchmark
34 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 380 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 380 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Antigua PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
111 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
32 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$229
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
4096MB
Memory Speed
1425MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
182.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
990 MHz
Power
Max Power
190 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
20
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Radeon R9 380 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 380 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Performance Radeon R9 380, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 990MHz, instead of 970MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1425MHz, instead of 1375MHz.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB.
While 4GB are needed in a few Modern Games for increased texture detail, the GPU is not powerful enough to work under other circumstances in which 4GB are needed, such as gaming above 1080p and thus a larger frame buffer is mostly a gimmick.

Cooling Solution
WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System: The airflow is spilt through the triangle design at the fan edge, and is guided smoothly through the fan by special 3D stripe curve design. At the same time, it effectively enhanced the cooling capacity while reducing air turbulence.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 2% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 380.

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