Radeon_R9_390X_Crossfire
AMD Radeon R9 390X Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R9 390X Crossfire run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon R9 390X Crossfire will blast beyond the majority of games requirements at 1080p, so crank up your screen resolution to 1440p or 4K and let the beautiful AAA game visuals wash over you. This is how gaming is meant to be played but you are likely to have to pay top dollar for the Radeon R9 390X Crossfire privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Lets look at the Radeon R9 390X Crossfire game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2020. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. The Radeon R9 390X Crossfire can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 832 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 390X Crossfire shows us that Cyberpunk 2077 is predicted to get a good result of 64 FPS, and then we are seeing FIFA 21 returning a strong 201 FPS while another game on our list is the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War which is predicted to get 62 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and tested FIFA 21 which delivered strong FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 345 FPS, Medium: 287 FPS, High: 211 FPS and Ultra: 153 FPS. Next we have Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War running on Radeon R9 390X Crossfire which is predicted to get L: 125FPS, M: 98FPS, H: 66FPS, U: 47FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Cyberpunk 2077 is predicted to get L: 129FPS, M: 102FPS, H: 68FPS, U: 49FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon R9 390X Crossfire is more than capable at running this screen resolution. 1440p Ultra across almost all modern games is going to be fairly standard with this GPU. We would consider moving this hardware up to 4K screen resolutions for PC gaming today.

How many years will the Radeon R9 390X Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390X Crossfire in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 390X Crossfire? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 23% better and can meet 984 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 28% better and can meet 986 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
94 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390X Crossfire is released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 390X Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390X Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada XT (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
370 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
134 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
5632
Driver Support
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Release Price
$858.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
16384 MB
Memory Speed
1500 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
768GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
0
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1050 MHz
Power
Max Power
550 Watts
PSU
800 Watt & 50 Amps
Power Connector
3x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 390X Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 390X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 390X put together using AMD's Crossfire Technology.


Architecture
Radeon R9 390X Features a GPU Codenamed Grenada XT which is a Second Gen GCN GPU and is identical to the Hawaii XT GPU used on the older Radeon R9 290X.


Grenada PRO has 44 Compute Units Unlocked and offers 2816 Shader Processing Units, 176 TMUs and 64 ROPs.


GPU
The Central Unit runs at 1050MHz.


Memory: Speed
Each GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 512-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1500MHz.


Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 8GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
However, because the GPU itself is too weak to work under other circumstances in which 8GB of Memory are needed - such as 4K Gaming, a Large Frame Buffer is mostly a Gimmick.


Power Consumption
Power Consumption is around 550W.


Performance
Performance is Sufficient for Detailed Gaming at 4K.


System Suggestions
We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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Radeon R9 390X Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
15%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 22%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 54% 28%
Genshin Impact 78% 21%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 59% 20%
eFootball PES 2021 64% 60%
FIFA 21 71% 60%
Marvel's Avengers 64% 25%
Watch Dogs Legion 31% 24%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 66% 13%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 30% 30%
Radeon R9 390X Crossfire Extras
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