Radeon_R9_390_Asus_DirectCU_II_8GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition

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37
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How well can the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU II 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.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition graphics card, when running 2022 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 372 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition is running Far Cry 6 and delivering weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 17 frames per second. Comparing this to Battlefield 2042 which is getting weak results, where it averages 5 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Resident Evil 8, which is running at 14 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 Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Far Cry 6 and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 33 FPS, Medium: 26 FPS, High: 18 FPS and Ultra: 13 FPS. We then checked the performance on Battlefield 2042 to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 4 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition is unable to perform adequately across modern games at this increased resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition in your PC? This Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, as it can run 972 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 76% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which meets 961 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 67% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
160 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
64 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
1000 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
GD Official
GD RATING
37
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Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU II 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
DirectCU II: Exclusive DirectCU II thermal design includes a direct-GPU contact 10mm copper heatpipe and 220% larger dissipation area to boost heat removal efficiency. It performs 20% cooler and 3X quieter than reference.

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

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