AMD Radeon R9 M390 vs AMD Radeon R9 M390X

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 M390X

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The AMD Radeon R9 M390X is a mobile high-end graphics card for laptops. It is most likely based on the same chip as the AMD Radeon R9 M295X in the iMac 5K Late 2014. That means it should be based on the third generation of GCN (desktop Tonga chip). The amount of shader cores is identical but the core clock is reduced by 15% (from 850 MHz to 723 MHz) and the memory is also clocked slower (5448 MHz vs 5000 MHz).

The performance should be a bit below the M295X. Compared to the competition, the R9-M390X should be positioned somewhere between the GeForce GTX 965M and 970M and therefore suitable for high-end games in 1080p resolution and high detail settings.

The card was first mentioned by Alienware on their twitter account and should feature 4GB VRAM according to the tweet.

The power consumption should be rated around 100 Watt TDP and therefore suited only for large and bulky laptops (like the Alienware M17x it was announced in).

AMD Radeon R9 M390AMD Radeon R9 M390X
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon R9 M300 Series
Radeon R9 M395X compare 2048 @ 909 MHz256 Bit @ 5460 MHz
Radeon R9 M390X 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 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 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 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
CodenamePitcairnAmethyst (XT) / Tonga
ArchitectureGCNGCN 3
Pipelines1024 - unified2048 - unified
Core Speed958 (Boost) MHz723 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed5460 MHz5000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB4096 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_2), Shader 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 12_0), Shader 5.0
Transistors5000 Million5000 Million
technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesDirectX 12, OpenCL, DirectCompute 5.0DirectX 12, OpenCL 1.2, OpenGL 4.3, Vulkan, Mantle
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement09.06.2015 09.06.2015

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
6838 Points (18%)
9082 Points (23%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
6819 Points (12%)
9448 Points (16%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R9 M390X
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon R9 M390X
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon R9 M390X
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390X
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390X
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon R9 M390X
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390X
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon R9 M390X
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon R9 M390
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon R9 M390X
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon R9 M390
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon R9 M390X
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M390
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M390X
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M390
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M390X
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M390
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M390X
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 M390X → 104% n=18

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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
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

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R9 M390 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

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