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 77.2 FPS 64.6 FPS 12.6 (16%)
Average 1440p Performance 54.6 FPS 47.0 FPS 7.6 (14%)
Average 4K Performance 31.3 FPS 26.8 FPS 4.5 (14%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.0 $ 5.1 2.1 (70%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.2 $ 7.0 2.8 (67%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.3 $ 12.3 5 (68%)
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 .

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
RX 580 vs R9 390 with i7-7700K vs i7-4790K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 580 vs R9 390 with i7-7700K vs i7-4790K at 4K 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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