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

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

This Radeon R9 390X 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.

Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Lets look at the Radeon R9 390X 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 388 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

A Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a playable frame rate when running Back 4 Blood on Ultra - 40 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on FIFA 22 which is 90 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a weak 17 FPS.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Back 4 Blood and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 81 FPS, Medium: 63 FPS, High: 43 FPS and Ultra: 31 FPS. We then checked the performance on FIFA 22 to see if that runs well. It was good with a 68 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition, this is not a bad choice for a larger screen size like this. Some games will struggle though, but with some careful graphic option adjustments in-game you can normally find a suitable visual experience with this GPU at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
187 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
68 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
1060 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 1600
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
38
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Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1060MHz, instead of 1050MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
Tri-X cooler Features dual ball bearings in each of the three 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 no Significant Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390X 8GB.

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