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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
AMD Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 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.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2022 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. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 189 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

A Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a weak frame rate when running Resident Evil 8 on Ultra - 0 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Star Citizen which is 29 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Back 4 Blood performs on this hardware, which gets a weak 13 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition by playing Resident Evil 8 which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Star Citizen and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 22 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Back 4 Blood which gets weak results with a 10FPS on Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.

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? 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 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 62% more powerful and can run 614 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 as this is better than 308 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 33% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
32 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015
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
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
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
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
GD Official
GD RATING
18
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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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