AMD Radeon RX 580
vs
AMD Radeon R9 390

RX 580 R9 390 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 580 AMD Radeon R9 390
Price $ 179 $ 299 120 (50%)
Year 2017 2015 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 75C 0 (0%)
Max Fan Noise 46dB 58dB 12.2 (24%)
Recommended Power Supply 535W 625W 90 (16%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0 FPS +0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0% 0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 81 FPS 67 FPS 13.9 (19%)
Average 1440p Performance 56 FPS 48 FPS 7.9 (15%)
Average 4K Performance 31 FPS 23 FPS 7.8 (29%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
Overall Combination Score 83/100 71/100 12 (16%)

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
2018 Fallout 76
91
59
2018 Forza Horizon 4
68
52
2018 Hitman 2
72
46
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
69
52
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
51
47
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
65
47
2016 Hitman
95
71
2016 Overwatch
106
81
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
93
64
2016 The Division
73
53
2015 DiRT Rally
110
106
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
60
56
2015 The Witcher 3
80
50
2013 Battlefield 4
81
80
2013 Crysis 3
90
62

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AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon R9 390
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
57
44
2018 Hitman 2
46
30
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
45
34
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
39
36
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
50
43
2016 Hitman
68
55
2016 Overwatch
73
55
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
56
46
2016 The Division
50
40
2015 DiRT Rally
77
75
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
42
39
2015 The Witcher 3
45
39
2013 Battlefield 4
53
54
2013 Crysis 3
42
40

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AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon R9 390
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
39
29
2018 Hitman 2
28
18
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
24
18
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
22
21
2016 Overwatch
38
29

AMD Radeon RX 580 / Core 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. View Current Price List

AMD Radeon R9 390 / Core 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. View Current Price List

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