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AMD Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Lets look at the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2022. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 395 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Running at 1080p this card gets a weak frame rate from Battlefield 2042 with 8 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at FIFA 22 which returns a strong 89 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Forza Horizon 5 which we saw getting a playable 40 FPS.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition ran Battlefield 2042 to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 15 FPS, Medium: 12 FPS, High: 8 FPS and Ultra: 6 FPS. Another game tested was FIFA 22, L: 178FPS, M: 140FPS, H: 95FPS, U: 68FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Forza Horizon 5, which returned L: 80FPS, M: 63FPS, H: 42FPS, U: 30FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition, this is a reasonable choice at this screen size. You can always tweak modern game graphics settings to help you get a better High graphics setting experience at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition in your PC? This Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 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 Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 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 70% increased graphics performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, as it can run 961 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 62% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition was released on 16 Sep 2015
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
166 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
67 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
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
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1040 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 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
39
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Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 390, created by Sapphire.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1040MHz, instead of 1000MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Two-ball bearing: Dual ball bearings on the fan spindles ensure smooth running and long life and are designed to keep out dust. A quiet cooling solution, Two ball-bearing fan features a high-efficiency blade design.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 3% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390.

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