Radeon_R9_380_Asus_DirectCU_II_OC_Strix_Gaming_2GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 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 we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2022. 190 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition is running Battlefield 2042 and delivering weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 0 frames per second. Comparing this to Far Cry 6 which is getting weak results, where it averages 0 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is predicted to run at 0 frames per second.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Battlefield 2042 to see how the Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up 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 Far Cry 6 which was weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Grand Theft Auto VI that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 0. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition is not the best choice to run modern games.

How many years will the Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition in your PC? There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB 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 62% better and can run 617 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 33% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
32 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB 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
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
990 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
19
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Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Performance Radeon R9 380, created by Asus.

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

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched


Cooling Solution
DirectCU II with 10mm Heatpipe: Exclusive DirectCU II cooling technology outperforms reference designs with an exclusive 10mm heatpipe that transports 40% more heat away from the GPU — a first for the industry! The design also includes 1.5X-larger heat-dissipation: this means performance that's 20% cooler three-times (3X) quieter than reference for ultra-stable hardcore gaming with very low noise.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 380.

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