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

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

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

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2021. This graphics hardware can run 397 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Running at 1080p this card gets a reasonable frame rate from Days Gone with 48 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Back 4 Blood which returns a playable 41 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular FIFA 22 which we saw getting a strong 91 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Days Gone which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 97 FPS, Medium: 76 FPS, High: 51 FPS and Ultra: 37 FPS. Next we have Back 4 Blood running on Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition which gets L: 83FPS, M: 65FPS, H: 44FPS, U: 31FPS. And for performance contrast the popular FIFA 22 gets L: 182FPS, M: 144FPS, H: 97FPS, U: 69FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition is a good choice of hardware for increased screen resolution gaming. We can see this graphics card is capable of delivering reliable frame rates at Ultra and certainly High graphics settings at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition in your PC? This Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 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 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which is 67% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 975 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 59% better and can run 965 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
190 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
69 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
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1080 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
3.9
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Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 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 1080MHz, instead of 1050MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Both the Operating Memory Clock and Frame Buffer remain the same.

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 a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390X 8GB.

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