AMD Radeon RX 570
vs
AMD Radeon R9 390

AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon R9 390
RX 570 R9 390 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 570 AMD Radeon R9 390
Price $ 139.0 $ 465.0 326 (235%)
Year 2017 2015 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 74C 75C 1 (1%)
Max Fan Noise 38dB 57.9dB 19.9 (52%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 625W 155 (33%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
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 61.0 FPS 63.2 FPS 2.2 (4%)
Average 1440p Performance 44.5 FPS 46.2 FPS 1.7 (4%)
Average 4K Performance 25.8 FPS 26.5 FPS 0.7 (3%)
Memory 4 GB 8 GB 4 (100%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.8 $ 5.2 2.4 (86%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.8 $ 7.1 3.3 (87%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.6 $ 12.4 5.8 (88%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 66/100 14 (17%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 570 to R9 390 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 RX 570 .

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AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon R9 390
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
63.0
63.0
2019 Anthem
40.6
40.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
59.5
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
73.7
70.8
2019 Metro Exodus
32.9
31.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
52.0
52.0
2018 Fallout 76
61.0
59.0
2018 Hitman 2
48.0
46.0
2018 Just Cause 4
47.4
45.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
51.1
49.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
43.0
47.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
53.0
51.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
65.7
63.1
2017 For Honor
87.6
84.1
2017 Project CARS 2
62.0
59.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
75.2
72.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
44.4
47.3
2016 Hitman
79.1
71.4
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
67.5
64.1
2016 The Division
58.9
52.9
2016 Overwatch
81.2
80.5
2016 Dishonored 2
45.3
43.5
2015 DiRT Rally
91.3
106.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
50.3
55.5
2015 The Witcher 3
50.1
50.2
2015 Rocket League
255.5
245.4
2015 Need For Speed
70.8
68.0
2015 Project CARS
67.9
65.2
2013 Crysis 3
57.9
61.9
2013 Battlefield 4
67.5
79.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
175.2
168.2
2009 League of Legends
328.5
315.4

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AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon R9 390
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
46.9
46.9
2019 Anthem
32.2
32.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
46.2
46.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
49.6
47.7
2019 Metro Exodus
25.6
24.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
44.0
44.0
2018 Hitman 2
31.0
30.0
2018 Just Cause 4
35.0
33.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
35.8
34.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
33.0
36.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
34.3
33.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
47.4
45.6
2017 For Honor
51.1
49.1
2017 Project CARS 2
43.8
42.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
67.9
65.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
41.1
43.4
2016 Hitman
57.7
54.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
45.5
45.9
2016 The Division
43.1
40.0
2016 Overwatch
56.0
55.3
2016 Dishonored 2
38.7
37.2
2015 DiRT Rally
63.6
75.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
35.0
39.3
2015 The Witcher 3
38.0
39.2
2015 Rocket League
109.5
105.1
2015 Need For Speed
54.7
52.6
2015 Project CARS
51.8
49.8
2013 Crysis 3
34.7
40.3
2013 Battlefield 4
43.9
54.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
146.0
140.2
2009 League of Legends
182.5
175.3

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AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon R9 390
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
28.0
28.0
2019 Anthem
17.5
17.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
24.5
24.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
24.5
23.5
2019 Metro Exodus
16.1
15.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
29.0
29.0
2018 Hitman 2
18.0
18.0
2018 Just Cause 4
18.3
17.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
17.2
16.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
19.0
21.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
18.2
18.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
32.9
31.5
2017 For Honor
25.6
24.5
2017 Project CARS 2
36.5
35.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
56.9
54.7
2016 Overwatch
28.7
28.7
2016 Dishonored 2
30.7
29.4
2015 Rocket League
51.1
49.1
2015 Need For Speed
36.5
35.0
2015 Project CARS
36.5
35.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
131.4
126.2
2009 League of Legends
73.0
70.1

AMD Radeon RX 570 / i7-7700K

It appears that the RX 570 is a more capable mid-range card that can play AAA titles at 1080p with 60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 570 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. With current 4096 MB RAM, the RX 570 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

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.

RX 570 vs R9 390 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 570 R9 390
Board NumberC940, D000C679
Length9.5 inches 241 mm10.83 inches 275 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W275 W

Clock Speeds

RX 570 R9 390
GPU Clock1168 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective1500 MHz 6000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 570 R9 390
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)Pirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price169 USD329 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateApr 18th, 2017Jun 18th, 2015

Graphics Features

RX 570 R9 390
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL22
OpenGL4.54.5
Shader Model66
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 570 R9 390
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 2.0
Die Size244 mm²438 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 20Grenada
GPU VariantPolaris 20 XL (215-0910052)Grenada PRO (215-0880030)
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors5,700 million6,200 million

Memory

RX 570 R9 390
Bandwidth224.0 GB/s384.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit512 bit
Memory Size4096 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 570 R9 390
Compute Units3240
ROPs3264
Shading Units20482560
TMUs128160

Theoretical Performance

RX 570 R9 390
FP32 (float) performance5,095 GFLOPS5,120 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance318.5 GFLOPS (1:16)640.0 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate39.81 GPixel/s64.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate159.2 GTexel/s160.0 GTexel/s

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