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AMD Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 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.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2020. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition 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 205 games in the list.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition is running Microsoft Flight Simulator and delivering playable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 39 frames per second. Comparing this to Assassins Creed: Valhalla which is predicted to get playable results, where it averages 33 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Genshin Impact, which is running at 42 frames per second.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition at 1440p with Microsoft Flight Simulator, which got a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 78 FPS, Medium: 61 FPS, High: 41 FPS and Ultra: 29 FPS. We then checked out Assassins Creed: Valhalla which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 50FPS, M: 42FPS, H: 37FPS, U: 25FPS. And another popular game was Genshin Impact that returned L: 85FPS, M: 67FPS, H: 45FPS, U: 32FPS at 1440p. 1440p Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition PC gaming is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition in your PC? There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 42% better and can run 825 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 23% better and can meet 777 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition is released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
164 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
66 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2560
Driver Support
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Release Price
$329.00
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
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1025 MHz
Power
Max Power
275 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 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 390, created by Gigabyte.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1025MHz, instead of 1000MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System: The airflow is spilt through the triangle design at the fan edge, and is guided smoothly through the fan by special 3D stripe curve design. At the same time, it effectively enhanced the cooling capacity while reducing air turbulence.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390.


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Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
23%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 12% 13%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 33% 4%
Genshin Impact 68% 14%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 41% 16%
eFootball PES 2021 47% 42%
FIFA 21 58% 42%
Marvel's Avengers 47% 8%
Watch Dogs Legion 1% 10%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 50% 64%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1% 1%
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