AMD Radeon R9 M390 vs AMD Radeon R9 M370X

AMD Radeon R9 M390

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The AMD Radeon R9 M390 is a mobile graphics card from 2015 and positioned as a fast mid-range GPU. It should be based on the the old Pitcairn chip (e.g. in 2012 used in the desktop 7870 graphics card) and offers 1024 shader cores clocked at 958 MHz. Furthermore, 2 GB GDDR5 dedicated graphics memory are connected via a 256 Bit memory bus. The graphics card is used in the Apple iMac 27-inch late 2015 (mid range model).

The performance of the Radeon R9 M390 slightly above a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M or 870M but still beyond a desktop Radeon R7 370. Therefore, demanding games of 2015 may only run in medium settings at up to full HD resolutions fluently. The native 5K resolution of the iMac or even the perfectly scaled 2560x1600 will be definitely too much.

AMD Radeon R9 M370X

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The AMD Radeon R9 M370X is a mid-range graphics card for laptops that was announced mid 2015. It is used in the high-end 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro with 2 GB GDDR5 graphics memory. It is based on the GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture and manufactured in 28nm at TSMC. According to current information, the card is based on the old Cape Verde chip with 640 shaders and an 128 Bit memory interface (GCN 1.0).

Apple states that the card is "up to 80% faster" than the previously used NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M. In our benchmarks, the card is only about 30% faster in average 3D gaming and 25 - 30 percent slower than a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M or Radeon R9 M280X. Demanding games (as of 2015) will be usually handled fluently in 1366 x 768 pixels and high settings.

AMD Radeon R9 M390AMD Radeon R9 M370X
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon R9 M300 Series
Radeon R9 M395X compare 2048 @ 909 MHz256 Bit @ 5460 MHz
Radeon R9 M390X compare 2048 @ 723 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon R9 M395 compare 1792 @ 834 MHz256 Bit @ 5460 MHz
Radeon R9 M390 1024 @ 958 MHz256 Bit @ 5460 MHz
Radeon R9 M385X compare 896 @ 1100 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon R9 M385 compare128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon R9 M380 compare 768 @ 1000 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon R9 M370X 640 @ 800 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon R9 M365X compare 640 @ 900 - 925 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon R9 M375 compare 640 @ 1015 MHz128 Bit @ 2200 MHz
Radeon R9 M395X compare 2048 @ 909 MHz256 Bit @ 5460 MHz
Radeon R9 M390X compare 2048 @ 723 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon R9 M395 compare 1792 @ 834 MHz256 Bit @ 5460 MHz
Radeon R9 M390 1024 @ 958 MHz256 Bit @ 5460 MHz
Radeon R9 M385X compare 896 @ 1100 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon R9 M385 compare128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon R9 M380 compare 768 @ 1000 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon R9 M370X 640 @ 800 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon R9 M365X compare 640 @ 900 - 925 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon R9 M375 compare 640 @ 1015 MHz128 Bit @ 2200 MHz
CodenamePitcairnCape Verde
ArchitectureGCNGCN 1.0
Cores1024 - unified640 - unified
Core958 (Boost) MHz800 MHz
Memory5460 MHz4500 MHz
Bus256 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory2048 MB2048 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_2), 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 11_1), 5.0
Transistors5000 Million1500 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesDirectX 12, OpenCL, DirectCompute 5.0DirectCompute 5.0, OpenCL
Size2/31/3
Introduced09.06.2015 19.05.2015
Manufacturerhttp://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphi...

3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
6838 Points (18%)
min: 3942     avg: 3991     median: 3991 (10%)     max: 4040 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
6819 Points (12%)
min: 3593     avg: 3638     median: 3637.5 (6%)     max: 3682 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R9 M370X
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon R9 M370X
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon R9 M370X
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M370X
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M370X
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon R9 M370X
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M370X
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M370X
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon R9 M370X
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon R9 M390
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon R9 M370X
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M390
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M370X
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M390
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M370X
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M390
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M370X
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
711 Samples/s (7%)
379 Samples/s (4%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
1287 Samples/s (9%)
659 Samples/s (4%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
4417 (10%)
2226 (5%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R9 M390 → 100% n=18

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R9 M370X → 72% n=18

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
161  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
107  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
54  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
45.4  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
14.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
52  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
41.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
29.2  fps
Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
38.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
30.3  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
13.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
123  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
82  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
40.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
29.5  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
13.4  fps
Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
103  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
31.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
12  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
12  fps
FIFA 16

FIFA 16

2015
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
233  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
190  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
111  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
54  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
74  fps
4K 3840 x 2160
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
24.1  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
60  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
60  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
60  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
39.6  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
21.6  fps
Mad Max

Mad Max

2015
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
111  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
57  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
48.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
17.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
82  fps
50%
Radeon R9 M370X:
40.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
25.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
31.1  fps
48%
Radeon R9 M370X:
14.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
17.8  fps
44%
Radeon R9 M370X:
7.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
11.5  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
316.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
79.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M370X:
40.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M370X:
21.2  fps
GTA V

GTA V

2015
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
54.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
12.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
161  fps
64%
Radeon R9 M370X:
103.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
138  fps
49%
Radeon R9 M370X:
67.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
56  fps
49%
Radeon R9 M370X:
27.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
36.8  fps
50%
Radeon R9 M370X:
18.5  fps
Evolve

Evolve

2015
low 1024x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
62.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
40.4  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M370X:
21.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M370X:
18.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
80.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
71.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
39.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
27.1  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
99.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
48.4  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M370X:
30.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M370X:
16.4  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
85.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
39.2  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M370X:
26.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M370X:
22.7  fps
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
119  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
113  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M370X:
84  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M370X:
50  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
100.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
59.7  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M370X:
35.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
56  fps
50%
Radeon R9 M370X:
28  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
154  fps
med. 1344x756
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
92  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
53  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
39  fps
Fifa 15

Fifa 15

2014
low 1280x720
Radeon R9 M370X:
140.9  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
98.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M370X:
57.9  fps
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
162.9  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
99.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M370X:
54.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
82  fps
57%
Radeon R9 M370X:
46.8  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
207.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
90.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M370X:
48.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M370X:
26.8  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
93  fps
58%
Radeon R9 M370X:
53.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
72  fps
49%
Radeon R9 M370X:
35.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
63  fps
50%
Radeon R9 M370X:
31.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
30.9 35 ~ 33 fps
52%
Radeon R9 M370X:
17.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
84  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
52.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
24.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
19.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
168  fps
58%
Radeon R9 M370X:
97.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
121  fps
49%
Radeon R9 M370X:
59  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
91  fps
46%
Radeon R9 M370X:
41.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
37.6  fps
44%
Radeon R9 M370X:
16.6  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
19.5  fps
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
119.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
106.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M370X:
50.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
100  fps
83%
Radeon R9 M370X:
82.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
91  fps
59%
Radeon R9 M370X:
53.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
67  fps
48%
Radeon R9 M370X:
32.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
33.8  fps
48%
Radeon R9 M370X:
16.1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
213  fps
75%
Radeon R9 M370X:
160.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
147  fps
58%
Radeon R9 M370X:
85  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
130  fps
55%
Radeon R9 M370X:
71.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
49.5  fps
52%
Radeon R9 M370X:
25.7  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
195.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
195  fps
48%
Radeon R9 M370X:
94.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
150  fps
42%
Radeon R9 M370X:
62.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
64  fps
45%
Radeon R9 M370X:
28.5  fps
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
62.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
50.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
62  fps
52%
Radeon R9 M370X:
32  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
22.7  fps
54%
Radeon R9 M370X:
12.3  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
265  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
218  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
159.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M370X:
103.4  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
190.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
106.6  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R9 M370X:
98.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M370X:
69.2  fps

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R9 M390 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R9 M370X → 53%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 51%

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