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AMD Radeon R9 390X

The AMD Radeon R9 390X is a high end desktop graphics card that was announced in summer 2015. It is based on the same chip (Hawaii, now called Grenada) as the predecessor the Radeon R9 290X with slightly increased clock rates. AMD specifies the R9 390X with a core clock of 1050 MHz and memory clock rate of 6000 MHz (effective) for the GDDR5. However, most third party vendors are using slightly higher clock rates. 

The chip is based on the second generation of the GCN architecture (also called GCN 1.1) and supports DirectX 12 with Feature Level 12_0. It offers 2816 shaders, 176 TMUs, 64 ROPs and a 512 Bit GDDR5 memory system.

The similar named AMD Radeon R9 M390X for laptops is a lot slower as its based on the smaller Tonga chip with 2048 shaders and slower clock rates.

The performance is depending on the game but on average it is similar to a desktop GeForce GTX 980 (or notebook version, that is similar). Compared to the older R9 290X it is only minimally faster due to the slightly increased clock rates.

With a TDP of 275 Watt, the R9 390X is a relatively power hungry card and cant compete with the efficiency of the Nvidia counterpart.

ManufacturerAMD
R9 300 Series
Radeon R9 390X 2816 @ 1050 MHz512 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon R9 380 (compare) 1792 @ 970 MHz384 Bit @ 5700 MHz
CodenameGrenada XT
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines2816 - unified
Core Speed1050 MHz
Memory Speed6000 MHz
Memory Bus Width512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0)
Transistor Count6200 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesMantle, Eyefinity, CrossFire, PowerTune, ZeroCore, HD3D, TrueAudio, FreeSync
Date of Announcement16.06.2015
InformationPCI-E 3.0, HDMI mit 4K-Support (max. 30 Hz)
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/g...

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
47.9 pt (49%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
318024 Points (1510%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
297429 Points (3267%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
24518 Points (13774%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
74351 Points (51277%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
338100 Points (2509%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
156.1 fps (822%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
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ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
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- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1024x768
274.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
216.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
145  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
107.6  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
54  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
72.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
65.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
54.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
48.6  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
31.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
161.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
140.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
117.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
104  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
42.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
73.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
68.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
61.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
25.6  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
26.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
low 1280x720
154.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
140.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
89.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
72.8  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
33.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
137.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
131.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
97.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
86.7  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
37  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
143.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
132.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
69.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
27.7  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
29.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
FIFA 16

FIFA 16

2015
4K 3840x2160
128  fps    + Compare
low 1366x768
191.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
148.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
129.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
124.1  fps    + Compare
4K 3840 x 2160
56.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
60  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
60  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
60  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
60  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
48.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Mad Max

Mad Max

2015
med. 1366x768
201.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
135.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
116.4  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
46  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
125  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
124  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
93  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
32  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
183.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
130.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
76  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
40.8  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
29.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
353.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
134.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
107.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
93.5  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
71.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
169.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
162.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
128.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
92.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
154.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
143.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
88.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
67.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
209.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
144.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
94.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
190.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
121.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
111.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
106.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
87.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
86.7  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
86.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
72.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
198.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
189.3  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
172.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
89.7  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
49.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
123.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
121.5  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
119.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
82.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
283.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
246  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
228.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
112.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
550.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
417  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
314.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
155  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
130.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
123.1  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
89.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
56.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-09- 5)