AMD Radeon R9 380 Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R9 380 Crossfire run games
AMD Radeon R9 380 Crossfire
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 380 Crossfire GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games.

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 Crossfire runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 615 games in the list.

Running at 1080p this card gets a weak frame rate from Battlefield 2042 with 17 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at FIFA 22 which returns a strong 98 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Dying Light 2 which we predict will get a playable 33 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 380 Crossfire by playing Battlefield 2042 which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 33FPS, M: 26FPS, H: 18FPS, U: 13FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was FIFA 22 and that was good. This graphics card delivered 75 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Dying Light 2 which is predicted to get playable results with a 25FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p Radeon R9 380 Crossfire PC gaming is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 380 Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 380 Crossfire in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this Radeon R9 380 Crossfire

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 380 Crossfire? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 380 Crossfire would be the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which meets 972 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 54% better performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 380 Crossfire is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which is 46% more powerful and can run 961 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
The Radeon R9 380 Crossfire was released on 18 Jun 2015
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 380 Crossfire
GCN 1.2 Antigua PRO (x2)
Texture Rate
217 GTexel/s
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
62 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
4096MB (x2)
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
256bit (x2)
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
768KB (x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
970 MHz
Max Power
400 Watts
750 Watt & 50 Amps
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
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Radeon R9 380 Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 380 Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 380 put together using AMD's Crossfire Technology.

The GCN 1.2 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture improves memory bandwidth performance which allows AMD to produce Graphics Cards with smaller data transfer rates without causing too much impact on the overall performance. This is done by using lossless delta color compression.
GCN 1.2 also adds improved Tesselation and video encoding/decoding performance as well as DirectX 12.0 Support.

It consists of 2 GPUs Codenamed GCN 1.2 Antigua PRO which, together, offer 3584 Shader Processing Units, 224 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The central unit runs at 970MHz.

Each GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1375MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 375W and 425W.

Not Known Yet.

System Suggestions
Radeon R9 380 Crossfire is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a Very Strong Processor (Intel Core i7/AMD FX Eight Core) and 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon R9 380 Crossfire.

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