R9 380 with i7-4790K 1080p, 1440p, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality

With current 2048 MB RAM, the R9 380 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. With current 2048 MB RAM, the R9 380 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

R9 380 with i7-4790K 1080p, 1440p, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality
AMD Radeon R9 380
Price $ 299.0
Year 2015
Maximum Recorded Temperature 70C
Max Fan Noise 51.6dB
Recommended Power Supply 540W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 41.0 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 29.6 FPS
Average 4K Performance 16.8 FPS
Memory 2 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.9
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.7
4K Cost Per Frame $ 11.9
Series R9 380
Variant AMD Radeon R9 380
Overall Combination Score 59/100 Acceptable

The R9 390 might be the extreme flagship of the latest GCN 3.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most high-end PC gamers. On the other hand, the R9 380 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 199. The good news is, with the release of the R9 380X, the R9 380 's price is getting more discount.

AMD ’s xx80 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 3.0 graphics card inside the R9 380, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The R9 380 is much more cheaper than the R9 280 as it costs $ 199. Compare this to the R9 280, AMD Radeon R9 280X, which came originally at a price of $ 279, $ 299. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA closest equivalent card is the GTX 970 which costs $ 329.

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290 $ 399
53.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
45.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380X $ 229
40.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380 $ 199
38.0 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 $ 199
38.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
37.2 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 $ 499
37.0 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 $ 399
35.0 FPS
2018 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 $ 169
33.4 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 285 $ 249
32.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 $ 249
31.5 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
30.4 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 280 $ 279
29.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 560 $ 99
29.0 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 $ 159
28.4 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R7 370 $ 149
25.0 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 $ 229
23.4 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 460 $ 140
23.0 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 $ 79
22.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 550 $ 79
17.0 FPS

The R9 380 sits between the R9 380X and the GTX 960, falling slower than R9 380X by 5.3% and faster than GTX 960 by 0%. It has a strong relative performance against every graphics card here. In addition, the R9 380 was also faster than the R9 280 by a good margin. When compared to its lower sibling - the R7 370 - we see a more than 20% faster performance for the R9 380.

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Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2014 AMD Radeon R9 285 $ 249
48.0 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290 $ 399
43.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
41.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 $ 249
39.6 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R7 370 $ 149
37.0 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 $ 159
34.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380 $ 199
32.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380X $ 229
32.0 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 $ 499
32.0 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 $ 399
31.0 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 $ 199
31.0 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 280 $ 279
30.0 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti $ 149
30.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
27.6 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
26.4 FPS
2018 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 $ 169
24.9 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 560 $ 99
23.0 FPS
2012 AMD Radeon HD 7850 $ 249
21.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 460 $ 140
20.0 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 $ 79
17.7 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 550 $ 79
16.1 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 $ 229
13.5 FPS

The R9 380 sits between the GTX 950 and the R9 380X, falling slower than GTX 950 by 6.3% and faster than R9 380X by 0%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here.

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
32
36.0
2019 Anthem
20
23.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
30
34.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
42
46.9
2019 Metro Exodus
18
20.9
2019 World War Z
40
45.0
2019 Gears of War 5
27
30.4
2019 F1 2019
34
38.1
2019 GreedFall
30
34.3
2019 Borderlands 3
21
24.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
41
46.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
16
17.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
25
28.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
34
38.0
2018 Fallout 76
38
43.0
2018 Hitman 2
30
34.0
2018 Just Cause 4
27
30.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
29
32.5
2018 Strange Brigade
44
49.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
28
32.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
34
37.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
37
41.8
2017 For Honor
50
55.7
2017 Project CARS 2
35
39.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
43
47.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
28
31.9
2016 Hitman
46
51.3
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
41
46.2
2016 The Division
34
38.6
2016 Overwatch
52
58.8
2016 Dishonored 2
25
28.8
2015 DiRT Rally
59
66.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
33
37.4
2015 The Witcher 3
32
35.7
2015 Total War: Attila
24
27.0
2015 Rocket League
146
162.4
2015 Need For Speed
40
45.0
2015 Project CARS
38
43.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
71
78.9
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
38
42.8
2014 GRID Autosport
63
70.1
2014 Shadow of Mordor
40
44.8
2014 The Talos Principle
56
62.4
2013 Crysis 3
36
40.3
2013 Battlefield 4
43
48.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
100
111.4
2009 League of Legends
187
208.8

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
21
26.8
2019 Anthem
14
18.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
21
26.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
25
31.6
2019 Metro Exodus
12
16.2
2019 World War Z
26
32.9
2019 Gears of War 5
17
22.0
2019 F1 2019
21
27.0
2019 GreedFall
19
24.8
2019 Borderlands 3
13
16.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
26
33.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
11
14.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
17
22.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
25
32.0
2018 Hitman 2
17
22.0
2018 Just Cause 4
17
22.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
18
22.7
2018 Strange Brigade
27
34.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
19
24.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
19
24.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
24
30.2
2017 For Honor
26
32.5
2017 Project CARS 2
22
27.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
34
43.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
23
29.4
2016 Hitman
30
38.6
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
25
31.5
2016 The Division
22
28.5
2016 Overwatch
32
40.6
2016 Dishonored 2
19
24.6
2015 DiRT Rally
37
46.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21
26.7
2015 The Witcher 3
21
26.8
2015 Total War: Attila
15
19.6
2015 Rocket League
55
69.6
2015 Need For Speed
27
34.8
2015 Project CARS
26
32.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
40
51.0
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
22
28.0
2014 GRID Autosport
41
51.7
2014 Shadow of Mordor
22
28.5
2014 The Talos Principle
36
45.6
2013 Crysis 3
20
25.5
2013 Battlefield 4
25
32.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
74
92.8
2009 League of Legends
92
116.0

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
11
16.0
2019 Anthem
7
10.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
9
14.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
10
15.5
2019 Metro Exodus
7
10.2
2019 World War Z
13
18.9
2019 Gears of War 5
9
13.9
2019 F1 2019
12
17.2
2019 GreedFall
7
10.2
2019 Borderlands 3
6
8.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
14
20.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
6
9.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
9
13.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
14
21.0
2018 Hitman 2
9
13.0
2018 Just Cause 4
8
11.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
7
10.9
2018 Strange Brigade
13
18.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
9
14.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
9
13.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
14
20.9
2017 For Honor
11
16.2
2017 Project CARS 2
16
23.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
25
36.2
2016 Overwatch
14
21.0
2016 Dishonored 2
13
19.5
2015 Rocket League
22
32.5
2015 Need For Speed
16
23.2
2015 Project CARS
16
23.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
16
23.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
58
83.5
2009 League of Legends
32
46.4
R9 380 with i7-4790K at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

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R9 380 Specifications

R9 380 Board Design

Board NumberC766
Length8.7 inches 221 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP190 W

R9 380 Clock Speeds

GPU Clock970 MHz
Memory Clock1375 MHz 5500 MHz effective

R9 380 Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price199 USD
ProductionActive
Release DateJun 18th, 2015

R9 380 Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL2
OpenGL4.5
Shader Model6
Vulkan1.1.82

R9 380 Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 3.0
Die Size366 mm²
GPU NameAntigua
GPU VariantAntigua PRO (215-0877000)
Process Size28 nm
Transistors5,000 million

R9 380 Memory

Bandwidth176.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

R9 380 Render Config

Compute Units28
ROPs32
Shading Units1792
TMUs112

R9 380 Theoretical Performance

FP16 (half) performance3,476 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance3,476 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance217.3 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate31.04 GPixel/s
Texture Rate108.6 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

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