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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
AMD Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 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.

What FPS performance can the Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 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. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 372 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 Resident Evil 8 and delivering weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 15 frames per second. Comparing this to Forza Horizon 5 which is getting playable results, where it averages 39 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Back 4 Blood, which is running at 39 frames per second.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Resident Evil 8 and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 29 FPS, Medium: 23 FPS, High: 15 FPS and Ultra: 11 FPS. We then checked the performance on Forza Horizon 5 to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 29 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition, this is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

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? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which has 74% better performance and can run 972 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which is 65% more powerful and can run 961 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015
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
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
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
GD Official
GD RATING
37
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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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