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AMD Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 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.

What FPS performance can the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition get on latest AAA 2022 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 367 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition can run Grand Theft Auto VI at 1080p and predict it will return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 37 FPS, Medium: 29 FPS, High: 20 FPS and Ultra: 14 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Battlefield 2042 returns a weak 5 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Grand Theft Auto VI will deliver weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 28 FPS, Medium: 22 FPS, High: 15 FPS and Ultra: 11 FPS. Next we have Battlefield 2042 running on Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition which gets L: 10FPS, M: 8FPS, H: 5FPS, U: 4FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Forza Horizon 5 gets L: 77FPS, M: 60FPS, H: 41FPS, U: 29FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition we get the impression that it is going to struggle to keep a solid FPS, but a modern game could have a few options tweaked to get it playable at this res but on low graphics settings.

How many years will the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 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 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
162 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
65 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$329
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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1010 MHz
Power
Max Power
375 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 50 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
36
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Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 390, created by Sapphire.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1010MHz, instead of 1000MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Two-ball bearing: Dual ball bearings on the fan spindles ensure smooth running and long life and are designed to keep out dust. A quiet cooling solution, Two ball-bearing fan features a high-efficiency blade design.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390.

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