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AMD Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Lets look at the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2022. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 395 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Far Cry 6 getting 19 FPS with the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition, Forza Horizon 5 getting 40 FPS and Battlefield 2042 getting 8 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition by playing Far Cry 6 which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 38FPS, M: 30FPS, H: 20FPS, U: 14FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Forza Horizon 5 and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 30 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Battlefield 2042 which gets weak results with a 6FPS on Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition is going to need to lower its graphics settings to medium on modern games.

How many years will the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition is the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which is 70% more powerful and can run 972 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 62% better and can run 961 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
168 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
67 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192MB
Memory Speed
1500MHz
Memory Bus
512bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
384GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1050 MHz
Power
Max Power
300 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
39
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Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 390, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1050MHz, instead of 1000MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Exclusive DirectCU III cooling technology features two exclusive 10 mm direct-GPU contact heat-pipes that transports 40% more heat away from the GPU and outperform reference designs, achieving up to 30% cooler gaming performance.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 3% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390.

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