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AMD Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

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

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2019 popular games. This short Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 278 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition shows us that Borderlands 3 is getting a weak result of 13 FPS, and then we are seeing FIFA 20 returning a strong 98 FPS while another game on our list is the Death Stranding which is predicted to get 0 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at FIFA 20 where it was good. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 167 FPS, Medium: 140 FPS, High: 102 FPS and Ultra: 74 FPS. We added Death Stranding to our research and predict it will be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Borderlands 3 which got 10 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition PC gaming is certainly a viable option for these higher gaming resolutions. Remember that if you suffer some 1440p FPS drops the you can usually tweak modern game graphics settings until you get a near High graphics setting experience with this Graphics card.

How many years will the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 897 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 102% better performance. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 51% better and can meet 686 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
32 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Antigua PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
110 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
32 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
Driver Support
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Release Price
$229.00
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
985 MHz
Power
Max Power
225 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 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 985MHz, instead of 970MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Two-ball bearing: Dual ball bearings on the fan spindles ensure smooth running and long life and are designed to keep out dust. A quiet cooling solution, Two ball-bearing fan features a high-efficiency blade design.


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


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Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 54%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 71% 111%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 17% 54%
Death Stranding 5% 111%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5% 111%
Cyberpunk 2077 5% 111%
Halo: Reach 78% 51%
Need For Speed Heat 14% 54%
Planet Zoo 18% 65%
Borderlands 3 1% 62%
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Graphics Card added on 22/06/2015. Rank & Specifications Final!

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This picture is false, this is picture of other graphics card not R9 380 Nitro

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it's the picture on the website!

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You are right! But they or you i do not know who have to add some Sapphire grafics card in the rig department, Obviously there are many versions of Sapphire R9 cards that got me confused

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