AMD Radeon RX 580
vs
AMD Radeon R9 390

AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon R9 390
RX 580 R9 390 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 580 AMD Radeon R9 390
Price $ 151.0 $ 465.0 314 (208%)
Year 2017 2015 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 75C 0 (0%)
Max Fan Noise 45.7dB 57.9dB 12.2 (27%)
Recommended Power Supply 535W 625W 90 (17%)
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 74.3 FPS 62.1 FPS 12.2 (16%)
Average 1440p Performance 52.7 FPS 45.1 FPS 7.6 (14%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 44.2 FPS 37.6 FPS 6.6 (15%)
Average 4K Performance 30.0 FPS 25.2 FPS 4.8 (16%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.1 $ 5.3 2.2 (71%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4 $ 7.3 2.9 (66%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.2 $ 8.8 3.6 (69%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.6 $ 13.1 5.5 (72%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 580 AMD Radeon R9 390
Overall Combination Score 80/100 66/100 14 (17%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from R9 390 to RX 580 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 580 .

AMD Radeon RX 580

AMD ’s xx80 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 4.0 graphics card inside the RX 580, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The RX 580 is much more cheaper than the RX 480 as it costs $ 229. Compare this to the RX 480, which came originally at a price of $ 400. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA closest equivalent card is the GTX 1060 6GB which costs $ 254.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RX 580 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the RX 480, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Final Fantasy XV, Apex Legends, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, F1 2019, Forza Horizon 4 at 62 fps to 68 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 65 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Fallout 76, World War Z, Battlefield V at 64 fps to 70 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 66 fps.

AMD Radeon R9 390

The good news is, with the release of the R9 390X, the R9 390 's price is getting more discount. AMD ’s xx90 cards have always been defined by high-end prices with performance that knocks on the door of extreme graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 2.0 graphics card inside the R9 390, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The R9 390 is much more cheaper than the R9 290 as it costs $ 329. Compare this to the R9 290, AMD Radeon R9 290X, which came originally at a price of $ 399, $ 549. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA closest equivalent card is the GTX 980 which costs $ 549. The R9 390 has 8 GB RAM compared to the R9 290 's 4 GB video memory.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Apex Legends, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Resident Evil 2, Strange Brigade at 63 fps to 74 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 69 fps.

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AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon R9 390
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
72
80.5
63
70.8
2019 Metro Exodus
32
35.9
28
31.5
2019 World War Z
81
91.0
52
58.2
2019 Gears of War 5
46
52.2
41
45.9
2019 F1 2019
58
65.5
51
57.6
2019 GreedFall
53
59.0
46
51.9
2019 Borderlands 3
37
41.4
32
36.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
71
79.7
63
70.1
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
27
30.7
24
27.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
43
48.2
38
42.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
61
68.2
46
52.0
2018 Fallout 76
82
91.3
53
59.0
2018 Hitman 2
64
71.5
41
46.0
2018 Just Cause 4
46
51.8
41
45.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
50
55.8
44
49.1
2018 Strange Brigade
75
84.1
66
74.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
45
50.6
42
47.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
61
68.5
46
51.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
64
71.7
56
63.1
2017 For Honor
86
95.6
75
84.1
2017 Project CARS 2
60
67.7
53
59.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
73
82.1
64
72.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
58
64.7
42
47.3
2016 Hitman
85
94.8
64
71.4
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
83
92.6
57
64.1
2016 The Division
65
72.9
47
52.9
2016 Overwatch
95
106.3
72
80.5
2016 Dishonored 2
44
49.4
39
43.5
2015 DiRT Rally
98
109.8
95
106.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
54
60.0
49
55.5
2015 The Witcher 3
71
79.5
45
50.2
2015 Rocket League
251
279.0
220
245.4
2015 Need For Speed
69
77.3
61
68.0
2015 Project CARS
66
74.1
58
65.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
121
135.5
107
119.2
2013 Crysis 3
81
90.2
55
61.9
2013 Battlefield 4
72
81.1
71
79.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
172
191.3
151
168.2
2009 League of Legends
322
358.6
283
315.4

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AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon R9 390
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
43
54.2
38
47.7
2019 Metro Exodus
22
27.9
19
24.5
2019 World War Z
53
66.4
34
42.5
2019 Gears of War 5
30
37.9
26
33.3
2019 F1 2019
37
46.4
32
40.8
2019 GreedFall
34
42.6
30
37.5
2019 Borderlands 3
23
29.1
20
25.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
45
57.4
40
50.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
20
25.1
17
22.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
30
37.9
26
33.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
45
57.2
35
44.0
2018 Hitman 2
36
46.2
24
30.0
2018 Just Cause 4
30
38.3
26
33.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
31
39.1
27
34.3
2018 Strange Brigade
46
58.6
41
51.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
30
38.5
28
36.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
35
44.7
26
33.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
41
51.8
36
45.6
2017 For Honor
44
55.8
39
49.1
2017 Project CARS 2
38
47.8
33
42.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
59
74.1
52
65.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
39
49.5
34
43.4
2016 Hitman
54
67.5
43
54.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
44
56.1
36
45.9
2016 The Division
40
50.2
32
40.0
2016 Overwatch
58
73.2
44
55.3
2016 Dishonored 2
33
42.2
29
37.2
2015 DiRT Rally
61
76.6
60
75.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
33
41.8
31
39.3
2015 The Witcher 3
35
44.8
31
39.2
2015 Rocket League
95
119.5
84
105.1
2015 Need For Speed
47
59.8
42
52.6
2015 Project CARS
45
56.6
39
49.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
70
87.7
61
77.1
2013 Crysis 3
33
41.9
32
40.3
2013 Battlefield 4
42
52.8
43
54.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
127
159.4
112
140.2
2009 League of Legends
159
199.3
140
175.3

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AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon R9 390
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
30
40.1
30
40.1
2019 Anthem
20
26.6
20
26.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
28
37.8
28
37.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
32
43.3
28
38.1
2019 Metro Exodus
18
24.3
16
21.3
2019 World War Z
42
56.0
27
35.8
2019 Gears of War 5
25
33.1
22
29.1
2019 F1 2019
30
40.6
27
35.7
2019 GreedFall
24
32.2
21
28.3
2019 Borderlands 3
17
23.6
15
20.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
37
49.1
32
43.1
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
16
21.9
14
19.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
25
33.1
22
29.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
38
51.2
29
39.1
2018 Hitman 2
29
39.4
19
25.7
2018 Just Cause 4
23
31.1
20
27.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
23
30.9
20
27.2
2018 Strange Brigade
36
48.4
32
42.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
32.4
23
30.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
27
36.7
21
27.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
35
46.9
31
41.2
2017 For Honor
34
44.8
29
39.4
2017 Project CARS 2
35
46.9
31
41.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
55
72.9
48
64.1
2016 Overwatch
45
59.3
34
44.9
2016 Dishonored 2
30
40.5
27
35.6
2015 Rocket League
71
93.8
62
82.5
2015 Need For Speed
40
53.3
35
46.9
2015 Project CARS
39
51.6
34
45.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
52
68.6
45
60.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
123
162.0
108
142.5
2009 League of Legends
113
149.2
99
131.3

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AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon R9 390
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
18
26.7
16
23.5
2019 Metro Exodus
12
17.5
10
15.4
2019 World War Z
26
38.2
17
24.4
2019 Gears of War 5
16
23.9
14
21.0
2019 F1 2019
20
29.5
18
25.9
2019 GreedFall
12
17.5
10
15.4
2019 Borderlands 3
10
15.1
9
13.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
24
34.3
21
30.1
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
11
15.9
9
14.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
16
23.9
14
21.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
26
38.5
20
29.0
2018 Hitman 2
19
27.5
12
18.0
2018 Just Cause 4
13
19.9
12
17.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
13
18.7
11
16.5
2018 Strange Brigade
22
31.9
19
28.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
22.0
14
21.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
16
23.9
12
18.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25
35.9
22
31.5
2017 For Honor
19
27.9
17
24.5
2017 Project CARS 2
27
39.8
24
35.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
43
62.2
38
54.7
2016 Overwatch
26
37.7
20
28.7
2016 Dishonored 2
23
33.5
20
29.4
2015 Rocket League
39
55.8
34
49.1
2015 Need For Speed
27
39.8
24
35.0
2015 Project CARS
27
39.8
24
35.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
28
40.6
25
35.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
100
143.5
88
126.2
2009 League of Legends
55
79.7
49
70.1
RX 580 vs R9 390 with i7-7700K vs i7-4790K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 580 / i7-7700K

At 1440p, RX 580 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 RX 580 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 580 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the RX 580 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

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 580 vs R9 390 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 580 R9 390
Board NumberC940, D009-04C679
Length9.5 inches 241 mm10.83 inches 275 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP185 W275 W

Clock Speeds

RX 580 R9 390
GPU Clock1257 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective1500 MHz 6000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 580 R9 390
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)Pirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price229 USD329 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateApr 18th, 2017Jun 18th, 2015

Graphics Features

RX 580 R9 390
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL22
OpenGL4.54.5
Shader Model66
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 580 R9 390
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 2.0
Die Size244 mm²438 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 20Grenada
GPU VariantPolaris 20 XTX (215-0910038)Grenada PRO (215-0880030)
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors5,700 million6,200 million

Memory

RX 580 R9 390
Bandwidth256.0 GB/s384.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit512 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 580 R9 390
Compute Units3640
ROPs3264
Shading Units23042560
TMUs144160

Theoretical Performance

RX 580 R9 390
FP32 (float) performance6,175 GFLOPS5,120 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance385.9 GFLOPS (1:16)640.0 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate42.88 GPixel/s64.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate193.0 GTexel/s160.0 GTexel/s

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