AMD Radeon R9 390
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN

AMD Radeon R9 390
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN
R9 390 GTX TITAN Difference
AMD Radeon R9 390 NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN
Price $ 465.0 $ 650.0 185 (40%)
Year 2015 2013 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 82C 7 (9%)
Max Fan Noise 57.9dB 53.1dB 4.8 (8%)
Recommended Power Supply 625W 600W 25 (4%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99) Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 64.6 FPS 73.4 FPS 8.8 (14%)
Average 1440p Performance 47.0 FPS 52.5 FPS 5.5 (12%)
Average 4K Performance 26.8 FPS 28.4 FPS 1.6 (6%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (25%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 5.1 $ 13.6 8.5 (167%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 7.0 $ 19.0 12 (171%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 12.3 $ 35.2 22.9 (186%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 39/100 27 (41%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from R9 390 to GTX TITAN is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for R9 390 .

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AMD Radeon R9 390
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
63.0
56
63.0
2019 Anthem
36
40.6
36
40.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
59.5
53
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
63
70.8
65
73.0
2019 Metro Exodus
28
31.5
29
32.5
2019 World War Z
52
58.2
54
60.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
46
52.0
48
54.0
2018 Fallout 76
53
59.0
55
62.0
2018 Hitman 2
41
46.0
43
48.0
2018 Just Cause 4
41
45.6
42
47.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
44
49.1
45
50.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
42
47.0
39
44.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
46
51.8
49
54.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
56
63.1
58
65.1
2017 For Honor
75
84.1
78
86.8
2017 Project CARS 2
53
59.6
55
61.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
64
72.2
67
74.5
2016 Overwatch
72
80.5
76
84.7
2016 Dishonored 2
39
43.5
40
44.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
49
55.5
46
51.7
2015 Total War: Attila
37
41.7
37
41.6
2015 Rocket League
220
245.4
227
253.1
2015 Need For Speed
61
68.0
63
70.1
2015 Project CARS
58
65.2
60
67.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
107
119.2
110
122.9
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
67
74.5
59
66.5
2014 GRID Autosport
87
97.7
95
105.8
2014 Shadow of Mordor
83
92.4
70
78.3
2014 The Talos Principle
91
101.7
82
91.5
2013 Crysis 3
55
61.9
84
93.9
2013 Battlefield 4
71
79.8
69
77.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
151
168.2
156
173.5
2009 League of Legends
283
315.4
292
325.4

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AMD Radeon R9 390
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
46.9
37
46.9
2019 Anthem
25
32.2
25
32.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
46.2
36
46.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
38
47.7
39
49.2
2019 Metro Exodus
19
24.5
20
25.3
2019 World War Z
34
42.5
35
43.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
35
44.0
36
46.0
2018 Hitman 2
24
30.0
25
32.0
2018 Just Cause 4
26
33.6
27
34.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
27
34.3
28
35.4
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
28
36.0
27
34.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
26
33.6
28
35.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
45.6
37
47.0
2017 For Honor
39
49.1
40
50.6
2017 Project CARS 2
33
42.1
34
43.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
52
65.2
53
67.2
2016 Overwatch
44
55.3
46
58.1
2016 Dishonored 2
29
37.2
30
38.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
31
39.3
28
36.1
2015 Total War: Attila
23
29.7
22
28.2
2015 Rocket League
84
105.1
86
108.4
2015 Need For Speed
42
52.6
43
54.2
2015 Project CARS
39
49.8
41
51.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
61
77.1
63
79.5
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
41
51.8
38
47.6
2014 GRID Autosport
59
74.0
62
77.9
2014 Shadow of Mordor
46
57.6
43
54.4
2014 The Talos Principle
60
75.0
53
66.5
2013 Crysis 3
32
40.3
47
59.0
2013 Battlefield 4
43
54.0
39
49.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
112
140.2
115
144.6
2009 League of Legends
140
175.3
144
180.8

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AMD Radeon R9 390
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
28.0
19
28.0
2019 Anthem
12
17.5
12
17.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.5
17
24.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
16
23.5
16
24.2
2019 Metro Exodus
10
15.4
11
15.9
2019 World War Z
17
24.4
17
25.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
20
29.0
21
30.0
2018 Hitman 2
12
18.0
13
19.0
2018 Just Cause 4
12
17.5
12
18.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
11
16.5
11
17.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
14
21.0
13
19.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
12
18.2
13
18.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
22
31.5
22
32.5
2017 For Honor
17
24.5
17
25.3
2017 Project CARS 2
24
35.0
25
36.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
38
54.7
39
56.4
2016 Overwatch
20
28.7
21
30.1
2016 Dishonored 2
20
29.4
21
30.4
2015 Rocket League
34
49.1
35
50.6
2015 Need For Speed
24
35.0
25
36.2
2015 Project CARS
24
35.0
25
36.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
25
35.8
25
36.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
88
126.2
91
130.1
2009 League of Legends
49
70.1
50
72.3
R9 390 vs GTX TITAN with i7-4790K vs i7-3770K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
R9 390 vs GTX TITAN with i7-4790K vs i7-3770K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
R9 390 vs GTX TITAN with i7-4790K vs i7-3770K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon R9 390 / i7-4790K

At 1440p, R9 390 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the R9 390 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. It is worth noting that the R9 390 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the R9 390 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN / i7-3770K

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of GTX TITAN is simply ridiculous. At 1440p, GTX TITAN can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is worth noting that the GTX TITAN is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the GTX TITAN 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. This combination between GTX TITAN and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between GTX TITAN and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss.

R9 390 vs GTX TITAN Specifications Comparison

Board Design

R9 390 GTX TITAN
Board NumberC679P2083 SKU 10
Length10.83 inches 275 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP275 W250 W

Clock Speeds

R9 390 GTX TITAN
GPU Clock1000 MHz836 MHz
Memory Clock1500 MHz 6000 MHz effective1502 MHz 6008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

R9 390 GTX TITAN
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPirate Islands (R9 300)GeForce 700
Launch Price329 USD999 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateJun 18th, 2015Feb 19th, 2013

Graphics Features

R9 390 GTX TITAN
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (11_0)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.54.6
Shader Model65.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

R9 390 GTX TITAN
ArchitectureGCN 2.0Kepler
Die Size438 mm²561 mm²
GPU NameGrenadaGK110
GPU VariantGrenada PRO (215-0880030)GK110-400-A1
Process Size28 nm28 nm
Transistors6,200 million7,080 million

Memory

R9 390 GTX TITAN
Bandwidth384.0 GB/s288.4 GB/s
Memory Bus512 bit384 bit
Memory Size8192 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

R9 390 GTX TITAN
ROPs6448
Shading Units25602688
TMUs160224

Theoretical Performance

R9 390 GTX TITAN
FP32 (float) performance5,120 GFLOPS4,709 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance640.0 GFLOPS (1:8)1,570 GFLOPS (1:3)
Pixel Rate64.00 GPixel/s49.06 GPixel/s
Texture Rate160.0 GTexel/s196.2 GTexel/s

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