Radeon_R9_380X_HIS_IceQ_X²_OC_4GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 380X HIS IceQ X² OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 380X HIS IceQ X² OC 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

One of the more powerful mid range graphics cards, the Radeon R9 380X HIS IceQ X² OC 4GB Edition might struggle sometimes with the more system demanding game requirements. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

What FPS performance can the Radeon R9 380X HIS IceQ X² OC 4GB Edition get on latest AAA 2019 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. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 326 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon R9 380X HIS IceQ X² OC 4GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Borderlands 3 and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 46 FPS, Medium: 36 FPS, High: 25 FPS and Ultra: 18 FPS. We proceeded to look at Red Dead Redemption 2 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a playable 28 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon R9 380X HIS IceQ X² OC 4GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Borderlands 3 where it was weak. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 35 FPS, Medium: 28 FPS, High: 19 FPS and Ultra: 13 FPS. We added Red Dead Redemption 2 to our tests and saw it was weak with a 21 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Need For Speed Heat which got 21 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 380X HIS IceQ X² OC 4GB Edition is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

How many years will the Radeon R9 380X HIS IceQ X² OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 380X HIS IceQ X² OC 4GB Edition in your PC? This Radeon R9 380X HIS IceQ X² OC 4GB 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 380X HIS IceQ X² OC 4GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 380X HIS IceQ X² OC 4GB Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which is 95% more powerful and can run 899 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 43% better performance and can run 683 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
39 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 380X HIS IceQ X² OC 4GB Edition is released on 19 Nov 2015

Radeon R9 380X HIS IceQ X² OC 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Antigua XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
127 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
32 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1425 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
182.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
990 MHz
Power
Max Power
190 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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 380X HIS IceQ X² OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 380X HIS IceQ X² Turbo 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Performance Radeon R9 380X, created by HIS.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 990MHz, instead of 970MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
IceQ X²: One of the quietest coolers, making the card quieter than the reference cooler. The card is below 28dB when watching movies, surfing Facebook, working. The card remains quiet whether you are gaming, online socializing, entertaining or working.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 380X.


Source [Pip]
Radeon R9 380X HIS IceQ X² OC 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
48%
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11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 73% 99%
Red Dead Redemption 2 17% 45%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21% 45%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 10% 99%
Cyberpunk 2077 10% 99%
Halo: Reach 80% 54%
Borderlands 3 6% 53%
Death Stranding 10% 99%
Need For Speed Heat 19% 45%
FIFA 20 44% 23%
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