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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
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. 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 2020 popular games. This short Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen 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 364 games in the list.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Grand Theft Auto VI and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 44 FPS, Medium: 34 FPS, High: 23 FPS and Ultra: 17 FPS. We proceeded to look at Valorant to see how that compared and saw that it returned a strong 481 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition will run the upcoming game Grand Theft Auto VI to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 33 FPS, Medium: 26 FPS, High: 18 FPS and Ultra: 13 FPS. Another game tested was Valorant, L: 968FPS, M: 762FPS, H: 513FPS, U: 366FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Death Stranding, which returned L: 80FPS, M: 63FPS, H: 42FPS, U: 30FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition is a strong choice at these screen resolutions. With Ultra graphics settings being regularly reached at 1440p gaming its easy to consider bumping up the screen size to 4K for this graphics card.

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? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 852 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 40% increased graphics performance. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB which is 21% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 804 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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
2560
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1500 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
384GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
12%
RAM
11GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Horizon: Zero Dawn 14% 6%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1% 1%
Cyberpunk 2077 28% 46%
Valorant 96% 90%
Marvel's Avengers 35% 46%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 35% 46%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 51% 39%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1% 58%
Grounded 69% 12%
Death Stranding 36% 12%
Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition Extras
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