Radeon_R9_380_Crossfire
AMD Radeon R9 380 Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R9 380 Crossfire run games
26 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 380 Crossfire graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon R9 380 Crossfire graphics card, when running 2020 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. The Radeon R9 380 Crossfire can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 736 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 380 Crossfire is predicted to run Doom Eternal with good performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 61 frames per second. Comparing this to Red Dead Redemption 2 which is getting reasonable results, where it averages 53 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Need For Speed Heat, which is running at 53 frames per second.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Doom Eternal will deliver reasonable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 123 FPS, Medium: 97 FPS, High: 65 FPS and Ultra: 47 FPS. Next we have Red Dead Redemption 2 running on Radeon R9 380 Crossfire which gets L: 106FPS, M: 83FPS, H: 56FPS, U: 40FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Need For Speed Heat gets L: 106FPS, M: 83FPS, H: 56FPS, U: 40FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon R9 380 Crossfire is a good choice of hardware for increased screen resolution gaming. We can see this graphics card is capable of delivering reliable frame rates at Ultra and certainly High graphics settings at 1440p.

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? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which is 28% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 879 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, as it can run 954 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 35% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 380 Crossfire is released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 380 Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Antigua PRO (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
217 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
62 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
3584
Driver Support
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Release Price
$398.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1375 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
352GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
970 MHz
Power
Max Power
400 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 50 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
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Radeon R9 380 Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

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


Architecture
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.


GPU
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.


Memory
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.


Performance
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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Radeon R9 380 Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 46% 4%
Cyberpunk 2077 41% 31%
Doom Eternal 54% 18%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 48% 4%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 64% 41%
Halo: Reach 87% 70%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 41% 31%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 82% 31%
Grand Theft Auto VI 11% 46%
Need For Speed Heat 46% 4%
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Is this overkill @ 1600 x 900 p ?

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Can i use this system with i5 6600 ? Any bottleneck issues ?

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There should be no bottleneck

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Can I use crossfire with 650watts psu

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Sorry, you would need at least an 750W to power up two 380s in SLI, and still with a 750W your on boardline unless it has a very high efficiency. You should get a 800W with Gold or Platinum efficiency before considering a SLI/CF setup.

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Thx,But should i crossfire or get a gtx 970 or 390 8gb non x version……I am a serious trouble after buying this card…..don't even know what was on my mind that time…..

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The 390X are more equal to GTX 970. And the performence gain between 380s Cross-fire and singel 390X/GTX970 aren't much. Besides not all games supports or are optimized for SLI, so a single GPU would be the better option. But the 380 are a quiet decent and new GPU, so I think it will be more worth it to wait a half year for nVidias Pascal (1000-series) GPUs or Radeons R9-4xx GPUs ;)

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Thanks Bro din't knew about those series…..But Nvidia or Amd I am a bit confused on that Amd's problem they rebrands their previous gpu's but their specs are awesome………..but nvidia on the other hand is decent on driver support

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Good point :)
On first look AMD specifactions do seem alot better, but there are usally aspects were nVidia are better, like memory clock, L2 cache. I do think nVidia's great driver support help, but I also think nVidia are better at putting parts together and balancing their hardware just right to get the best performance out of their GPUs :)

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AMD's driver support is pretty on point now. I recently upgraded from a GTX 750Ti to an R9 380 4GB and now I can play games with any monitor combination due to AMD's eyefinity being superior to Nvidia's surround.

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The R9 390 competes with GTX 970


R9 390X/Fury with the 980


Fury X with the 980Ti

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390 are more in mid-between 960 and 970 in performance (or on level with 780). 390X however are much more equal to 970 in performance. While Fury competes with 980, and Fury X are on level with 980 ti ;)
390 = 780
390X = 970
Fury = 980
Fury X = 980 ti

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390 is better buy then 970 if price same

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Noob. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udXCusTnRsY

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Crossfire Setup added on 25/06/2015. Specifications Final. Rank Predicted.

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