AMD Radeon RX 570
vs
AMD Radeon R9 390X

AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon R9 390X
RX 570 R9 390X Difference
AMD Radeon RX 570 AMD Radeon R9 390X
Price $ 142.0 $ 495.0 353 (249%)
Year 2017 2015 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 74C 94C 20 (27%)
Max Fan Noise 38dB 65dB 27 (71%)
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 61.9 FPS 68.7 FPS 6.8 (11%)
Average 1440p Performance 45.0 FPS 51.6 FPS 6.6 (15%)
Average 4K Performance 26.3 FPS 31.6 FPS 5.3 (20%)
Memory 4 GB 8 GB 4 (100%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.7 $ 6.2 3.5 (130%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.8 $ 8.3 4.5 (118%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.4 $ 13.6 7.2 (112%)
Overall Combination Score 81/100 66/100 15 (19%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 570 to R9 390X 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 390X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
80.0
69.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
27.2
34.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
54.0
58.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
52.0
56.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
52.0
57.0
2018 Fallout 76
61.0
60.0
2018 Hitman 2
48.0
47.0
2018 Just Cause 4
47.4
48.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
51.1
52.1
2018 Battlefield V
71.0
71.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
45.0
49.0
2017 Destiny 2
87.0
94.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
43.0
49.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
53.0
56.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
65.7
67.0
2017 For Honor
87.6
89.3
2017 Project CARS 2
62.0
63.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
75.2
76.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
44.4
51.5
2016 Hitman
79.1
76.9
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
67.5
69.0
2016 The Division
58.9
56.4
2016 Overwatch
81.2
88.2
2016 Dishonored 2
45.3
46.1
2015 DiRT Rally
91.3
111.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
50.3
58.1
2015 The Witcher 3
50.1
54.5
2015 Rocket League
255.5
260.4
2015 Need For Speed
70.8
72.2
2015 Project CARS
67.9
69.2
2013 Crysis 3
57.9
63.9
2013 Battlefield 4
67.5
85.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
175.2
178.6
2009 League of Legends
328.5
334.8

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AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon R9 390X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
50.0
40.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
25.0
27.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
39.0
42.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
34.0
38.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
44.0
48.0
2018 Fallout 76
50.0
65.0
2018 Hitman 2
31.0
31.0
2018 Just Cause 4
35.0
35.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
35.8
36.5
2018 Battlefield V
51.0
51.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
31.0
32.0
2017 Destiny 2
74.0
80.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
33.0
38.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
34.3
37.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
47.4
48.4
2017 For Honor
51.1
52.1
2017 Project CARS 2
43.8
44.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
67.9
69.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
41.1
46.0
2016 Hitman
57.7
58.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
45.5
48.9
2016 The Division
43.1
42.7
2016 Overwatch
56.0
60.9
2016 Dishonored 2
38.7
39.4
2015 DiRT Rally
63.6
79.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
35.0
41.4
2015 The Witcher 3
38.0
41.5
2015 Rocket League
109.5
111.6
2015 Need For Speed
54.7
55.8
2015 Project CARS
51.8
52.8
2013 Crysis 3
34.7
41.8
2013 Battlefield 4
43.9
57.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
146.0
148.8
2009 League of Legends
182.5
186.0

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AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon R9 390X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
28.0
30.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
17.0
19.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
23.0
25.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
18.0
20.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
29.0
32.0
2018 Fallout 76
28.0
36.0
2018 Hitman 2
18.0
18.0
2018 Just Cause 4
18.3
18.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
17.2
17.5
2018 Battlefield V
25.0
31.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
15.0
22.0
2017 Destiny 2
37.0
40.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
19.0
21.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
18.2
19.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
32.9
33.5
2017 For Honor
25.6
26.0
2017 Project CARS 2
36.5
37.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
56.9
58.0
2016 Overwatch
28.7
31.5
2016 Dishonored 2
30.7
31.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
15.3
21.2
2015 Rocket League
51.1
52.1
2015 Need For Speed
36.5
37.2
2015 Project CARS
36.5
37.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
131.4
133.9
2009 League of Legends
73.0
74.4

AMD Radeon RX 570 / Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz

At 1440p, RX 570 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. 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. It is clear that the RX 570 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 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 390X / Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz

At 1440p, R9 390X 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 390X 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 390X is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the R9 390X 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. It is important to know that R9 390X 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions.

RX 570 vs R9 390X Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 570 R9 390X
Board NumberC940, D000C671, C679
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 390X
GPU Clock1168 MHz1050 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective1500 MHz 6000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 570 R9 390X
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)Pirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price169 USD429 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateApr 18th, 2017Jun 18th, 2015

Graphics Features

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

Graphics Processor

RX 570 R9 390X
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 2.0
Die Size244 mm²438 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 20Grenada
GPU VariantPolaris 20 XL (215-0910052)Grenada XT (215-0880004)
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors5,700 million6,200 million

Memory

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

Render Config

RX 570 R9 390X
Compute Units3244
ROPs3264
Shading Units20482816
TMUs128176

Theoretical Performance

RX 570 R9 390X
FP32 (float) performance5,095 GFLOPS5,914 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance318.5 GFLOPS (1:16)739.2 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate39.81 GPixel/s67.20 GPixel/s
Texture Rate159.2 GTexel/s184.8 GTexel/s

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