Radeon_R9_380X_Sapphire_Nitro_4GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

What FPS performance can the Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition get on latest AAA 2022 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 237 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

The Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition graphics card is predicted to return a weak performance on Grand Theft Auto VI at 1080p of 0 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Far Cry 6 which we saw got weak frame rates of 0 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Dying Light 2, which was getting 2 FPS under tests.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Grand Theft Auto VI on the Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition and predict it will get a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Far Cry 6 which seemed weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 0 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Dying Light 2 where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 1 FPS. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 52% better and can meet 725 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, as it can run 304 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 21% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
42 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition was released on 19 Nov 2015
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Antigua XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
133 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
33 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$249.99
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
4096MB
Memory Speed
1500MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1040 MHz
Power
Max Power
225 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
23
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Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Performance Radeon R9 380X, created by Sapphire.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1040MHz, instead of 970MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been Increased from 1425MHz to 1500MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
Dual-X Cooler with dual ball bearings in both of the fans for higher reliability and enhanced Intelligent Fan Control (IFC-II) which turns off the fans for silent operation under light load.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 6% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 380X.

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