Radeon_R9_390_PowerColor_PCS+_8GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 390 PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 390 PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition run games
20 Feb 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 390 PowerColor PCS+ 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 performance review on how capable the Radeon R9 390 PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2021. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. This graphics hardware can run 101 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

The Radeon R9 390 PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition graphics card is returning a reasonable performance on Valheim at 1080p of 46 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Far Cry 6 which we predict will get weak frame rates of 17 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Cyberpunk 2077, which was getting 38 FPS under tests.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Valheim to see how the Radeon R9 390 PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 92 FPS, Medium: 72 FPS, High: 49 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. Next we looked at Far Cry 6 which we predict will be weak with a 13 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Cyberpunk 2077 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 29. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon R9 390 PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition 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 PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390 PowerColor PCS+ 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 PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 390 PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 390 PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB as this is better than 801 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 44% better performance as well. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 390 PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB which meets 749 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 24% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390 PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition is released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 390 PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390 PowerColor PCS+ 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
2560
Driver Support
golden star golden star golden star golden star golden star
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
1010 MHz
Power
Max Power
300 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 50 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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10
9.8
7.5
5.7
Radeon R9 390 PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


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


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
The Efficient Trio Fan design with the Mute Fan Technology delivers intelligent fan controlling to provide noiseless environment as well as reducing the power consumption when the GPU temperature is lower than 60°C.


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


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Radeon R9 390 PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
33%
RAM
13GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 11% 15%
Valheim 77% 2%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 33% 5%
Diablo 2 Resurrected 58% 15%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2% 62%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 41% 2%
Diablo 4 26% 50%
Little Nightmares 2 58% 47%
Far Cry 6 2% 67%
Days Gone 11% 9%
Radeon R9 390 PowerColor PCS+ 8GB Edition Extras
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