AMD Radeon R9 M390 vs AMD Radeon R9 M385X

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 M385X

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The AMD Radeon R9 M385X ist a fast mid-range graphics card for laptops. It is based on the GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture (older Strato chip) and is manufactured in 28nm. It offers 14 compute shader s(896 stream processors aka shaders) and a 128 Bit GDDR5 memory interface clocked at 1500 MHz (= 6000 MHz effective). The chip supports DirectX 12 (Feature Level 11_1 = DirectX 11.1) and can be found in the Lenovo Y700 with a AMD FX-8800P APU.

AMD Radeon R9 M390AMD Radeon R9 M385X
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 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 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 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 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-XT-M3
ArchitectureGCNGCN
Cores1024 - unified896 - unified
Core958 (Boost) MHz1100 MHz
Memory5460 MHz6000 MHz
Bus256 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory2048 MB4096 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_2), 5.0DirectX 12 FL11_1, 5.0
Transistors5000 Million1500 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesDirectX 12, OpenCL, DirectCompute 5.0DirectCompute 5.0, OpenCL
Size2/32/3
Introduced09.06.2015 16.06.2015

3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
6838 Points (18%)
min: 4350     avg: 4457     median: 4456.5 (12%)     max: 4563 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
6819 Points (12%)
min: 5509     avg: 5515     median: 5514.5 (9%)     max: 5520 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R9 M385X
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon R9 M385X
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon R9 M385X
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M385X
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M385X
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon R9 M385X
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M385X
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M385X
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon R9 M385X
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon R9 M390
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon R9 M385X
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M390
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M385X
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M390
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M385X
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M390
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M385X
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
711 Samples/s (7%)
735 Samples/s (8%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
1287 Samples/s (9%)
1331 Samples/s (9%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
4417 (10%)
3559 (8%)

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

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R9 M385X → 87% n=18

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

low 1024x768
Radeon R9 M385X:
39.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M385X:
34.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M385X:
19.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M385X:
15.2  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R9 M385X:
74 (!)  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M385X:
64.8 (!)  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M385X:
48.4 (!)  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M385X:
27.8 (!)  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R9 M385X:
21.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M385X:
22.1  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M385X:
18.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M385X:
17.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
161  fps
21%
Radeon R9 M385X:
34.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
107  fps
29%
Radeon R9 M385X:
31.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
54  fps
39%
Radeon R9 M385X:
20.9  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
26%
Radeon R9 M385X:
13.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
41.2  fps
30%
Radeon R9 M385X:
12.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
29.2  fps
Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
low 1280x720
Radeon R9 M385X:
39.2  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M385X:
35.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
38.5  fps
61%
Radeon R9 M385X:
23.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
30.3  fps
64%
Radeon R9 M385X:
19.3  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
13.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
123  fps
32%
Radeon R9 M385X:
39.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
82  fps
47%
Radeon R9 M385X:
38.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
40.5  fps
52%
Radeon R9 M385X:
21.1  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
46%
Radeon R9 M385X:
47.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M385X:
50.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
31.5  fps
77%
Radeon R9 M385X:
24.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
12  fps
83%
Radeon R9 M385X:
9.9  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
53%
Radeon R9 M385X:
59.2  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
96%
Radeon R9 M385X:
57.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
60  fps
93%
Radeon R9 M385X:
56  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
60  fps
69%
Radeon R9 M385X:
41.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
39.6  fps
64%
Radeon R9 M385X:
25.2  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
21.6  fps
Mad Max

Mad Max

2015
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
111  fps
43%
Radeon R9 M385X:
47.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
57  fps
56%
Radeon R9 M385X:
32  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
48.8  fps
60%
Radeon R9 M385X:
29.1  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
17.6  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon R9 M385X:
43  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M385X:
40  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M385X:
24  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
82  fps
65%
Radeon R9 M385X:
53.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M385X:
44.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
31.1  fps
70%
Radeon R9 M385X:
21.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
17.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
11.5  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R9 M385X:
124.2  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M385X:
53  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M385X:
40.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M385X:
27.1  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
38%
Radeon R9 M385X:
60.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
138  fps
29%
Radeon R9 M385X:
39.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
56  fps
46%
Radeon R9 M385X:
25.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
36.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
80.5  fps
63%
Radeon R9 M385X:
50.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
71.5  fps
59%
Radeon R9 M385X:
42  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
39.4  fps
69%
Radeon R9 M385X:
27.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
27.1  fps
65%
Radeon R9 M385X:
17.6  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R9 M385X:
0 (!)  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M385X:
0 (!)  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M385X:
0 (!)  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M385X:
0 (!)  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
56  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
154  fps
39%
Radeon R9 M385X:
60.3  fps
med. 1344x756
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
92  fps
56%
Radeon R9 M385X:
51.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
53  fps
71%
Radeon R9 M385X:
37.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
39  fps
71%
Radeon R9 M385X:
27.5  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
27%
Radeon R9 M385X:
25  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
72  fps
27%
Radeon R9 M385X:
19.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
63  fps
36%
Radeon R9 M385X:
22.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
30.9 35 ~ 33 fps
58%
Radeon R9 M385X:
19.2  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
40%
Radeon R9 M385X:
66.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
121  fps
46%
Radeon R9 M385X:
56.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
91  fps
58%
Radeon R9 M385X:
52.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
37.6  fps
70%
Radeon R9 M385X:
26.2  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
19.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
100  fps
37%
Radeon R9 M385X:
36.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
91  fps
39%
Radeon R9 M385X:
35.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
67  fps
52%
Radeon R9 M385X:
34.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
33.8  fps
64%
Radeon R9 M385X:
21.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
213  fps
42%
Radeon R9 M385X:
89  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
147  fps
54%
Radeon R9 M385X:
79.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
130  fps
58%
Radeon R9 M385X:
75.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
49.5  fps
65%
Radeon R9 M385X:
32.4  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R9 M385X:
133.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
195  fps
64%
Radeon R9 M385X:
125.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
150  fps
65%
Radeon R9 M385X:
98  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
64  fps
68%
Radeon R9 M385X:
43.5  fps
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M385X:
48.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
62  fps
58%
Radeon R9 M385X:
36.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M390:
22.7  fps
65%
Radeon R9 M385X:
14.8  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon R9 M385X:
57.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R9 M385X:
49.8  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R9 M385X:
43.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R9 M385X:
35.5  fps

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R9 M390 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R9 M385X → 54%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 52%

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