AMD Radeon R9 M390 vs AMD Radeon R9 M380

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 M380

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The AMD Radeon R9 M380 is a dedicated mid-range graphics card for laptops. It is based on a 28nm GCN core with 12 compute units and a GDDR5 memory controller. Despite the similar name, the Radeon R7 M380 is a much slower as it features only 10 compute units and DDR3 memory.

Features

Features of the R9-M380 include video decoding for MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and Flash directly by the AMD GPU. Multi-View Codec (MVC) and MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, xVid) HD videos are compatible as well.

The R9 series also supports automatic graphics switching between the integrated GPU and discrete GPU. Called Enduro, the technology supersedes AMD's Dynamic Switchable Graphics and is similar to Nvidia's Optimus. Furthermore, the M380 can directly support multiple monitors using Eyefinity Technology if Enduro is disabled.

Other features include ZeroCore to reduce the power consumption when the display is turned off and Power Gating to power down areas of the chip that are not used. 

The integrated HD audio processor is able to transmit HD Audio (TrueHD or DTS Master Audio) over HDMI and DisplayPort (e.g., for Blu-Ray videos). Additionally, it allows audio output simultaneously and in parallel to multiple devices with the new Discrete Digital Multipoint Audio (DDMA) feature.

AMD Radeon R9 M390AMD Radeon R9 M380
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 768 @ 1000 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon R9 M370X compare 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 768 @ 1000 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon R9 M370X compare 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
CodenamePitcairnStrato Pro GDDR5
ArchitectureGCNGCN
Cores1024 - unified768 - unified
Core958 (Boost) MHz1000 MHz
Memory5460 MHz6000 MHz
Bus256 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory2048 MB4096 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_2), 5.0DirectX 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 16.06.2015

3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
6838 Points (18%)
6838 Points (18%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
6819 Points (12%)
6819 Points (12%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R9 M380
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon R9 M380
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon R9 M380
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M380
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M380
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon R9 M380
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M380
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M380
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon R9 M380
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon R9 M390
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon R9 M380
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M390
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M380
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M390
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M380
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M390
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M380
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
711 Samples/s (7%)
711 Samples/s (7%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
1287 Samples/s (9%)
1287 Samples/s (9%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
4417 (10%)
4417 (10%)

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

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R9 M380 → 100% 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
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
31.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
17.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
11.5  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
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
138  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
56  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
36.8  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
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
56  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
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
82  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
93  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
72  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
63  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
30.9 35 ~ 33 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
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
121  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
91  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
37.6  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
19.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
100  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
91  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
67  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
33.8  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
213  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
147  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
130  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
49.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
195  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
150  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
64  fps
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
62  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
22.7  fps

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