Radeon_R9_380_HIS_IceQ_X²_4GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 380 HIS IceQ X² 4GB Edition

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

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

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2019 popular games. This short Radeon R9 380 HIS IceQ X² 4GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 270 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

The Radeon R9 380 HIS IceQ X² 4GB Edition graphics card is returning a weak performance on Need For Speed Heat at 1080p of 23 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is FIFA 20 which we saw got strong frame rates of 97 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which was getting 23 FPS under tests.

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 380 HIS IceQ X² 4GB Edition ran Need For Speed Heat to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 45 FPS, Medium: 36 FPS, High: 24 FPS and Ultra: 17 FPS. Another game tested was FIFA 20, L: 166FPS, M: 138FPS, H: 102FPS, U: 74FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which returned L: 45FPS, M: 36FPS, H: 24FPS, U: 17FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon R9 380 HIS IceQ X² 4GB Edition we get the impression that it is certainly a viable option for these higher gaming resolutions. Remember that if you suffer some 1440p FPS drops the you can usually tweak modern game graphics settings until you get a near High graphics setting experience with this Graphics card.

How many years will the Radeon R9 380 HIS IceQ X² 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 380 HIS IceQ X² 4GB Edition in your PC? This Radeon R9 380 HIS IceQ X² 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 380 HIS IceQ X² 4GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 104% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 897 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 380 HIS IceQ X² 4GB Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 685 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 53% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
32 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 380 HIS IceQ X² 4GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015

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

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 380 HIS IceQ X² 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Antigua PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
111 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
32 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
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 380 HIS IceQ X² 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


Overclock: Central Unit
None.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB.
While 4GB are needed in a few Modern Games for increased texture detail, the GPU is not powerful enough to work under other circumstances in which 4GB are needed, such as gaming above 1080p and thus a larger frame buffer is mostly a gimmick.


Cooling Solution
IceQ X² is 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 no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 380.


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Radeon R9 380 HIS IceQ X² 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
62%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 55%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 71% 113%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16% 55%
Death Stranding 4% 113%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4% 113%
Cyberpunk 2077 4% 113%
Halo: Reach 78% 51%
Need For Speed Heat 13% 55%
Planet Zoo 17% 67%
Borderlands 3 0% 64%
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