Radeon_R9_380_Sapphire_ITX_Compact_OC_2GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 380 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire ITX Compact 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 ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition might struggle sometimes with the more system demanding game 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 2019. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 276.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition can run Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Need For Speed Heat returns a weak 23 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition by playing Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 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 tested with this card was Need For Speed Heat and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 18 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Diablo 4 which is predicted to get weak results with a 0FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p Radeon R9 380 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition PC gaming is the wrong choice for PC gaming.

How many years will the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition in your PC? This Radeon R9 380 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which has 102% better performance and can run 895 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 51% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 684 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
32 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 380 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition is released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 380 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 380 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Antigua PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
110 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
31 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
Driver Support
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Release Price
$239.00
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
980 MHz
Power
Max Power
225 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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 380 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 380 Sapphire ITX Compact 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 980MHz, instead of 970MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
This Edition has been developed especially for small form factor PC systems. This model features a shorter PCB, measuring only 171mm long, and an efficient heatpipe cooler with a single dual-ball bearing fan.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 380.


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Radeon R9 380 Sapphire ITX Compact OC 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
61%
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%
Halo: Reach 78% 51%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5% 111%
Cyberpunk 2077 5% 111%
Borderlands 3 1% 62%
FIFA 20 40% 18%
Death Stranding 5% 111%
Need For Speed Heat 14% 54%
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