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AMD Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition run games
26 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition graphics card, when running 2020 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 graphics hardware can run 534 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition can run Doom Eternal at 1080p and predict it will return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 148 FPS, Medium: 116 FPS, High: 78 FPS and Ultra: 56 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Red Dead Redemption 2 returns a reasonable 48 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Doom Eternal to predict how the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 113 FPS, Medium: 89 FPS, High: 60 FPS and Ultra: 43 FPS. Next we looked at Red Dead Redemption 2 which was playable with a 37 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 37. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 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 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which is 39% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 879 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 47% better and can meet 954 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition is released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
188 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
68 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2816
Driver Support
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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
1070 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 1600
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 390X, created by Asus.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1070MHz, instead of 1050MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Exclusive DirectCU III cooling technology features two exclusive 10 mm direct-GPU contact heat-pipes that transports 40% more heat away from the GPU and outperform reference designs, achieving up to 30% cooler gaming performance.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390X 8GB.


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Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 41% 4%
Cyberpunk 2077 36% 43%
Doom Eternal 50% 11%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 44% 4%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 61% 36%
Halo: Reach 85% 67%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 36% 43%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 43%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3% 59%
Need For Speed Heat 42% 4%
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yes !!!only 1% better

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Yes but on 1920x1080…. the higher resolution the higher goes 390x performance and also supremacy over gtx 970. But the hell with it, i also play on 1080p and i have not intentions to aim for higher resolution in a while.

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