R9 380X with i7-4790K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

For the most part, the R9 380X is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, there are a few options for upgrades. With current 4096 MB RAM, the R9 380X can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

 R9 380X with i7-4790K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
AMD Radeon R9 380X
Price $ 229.0
Year 2015
Maximum Recorded Temperature 71C
Max Fan Noise 41.4dB
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 46.8 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 33.6 FPS
Average 4K Performance 20.2 FPS
Memory 4 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.9
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.8
4K Cost Per Frame $ 11.3
Series R9 380X
Variant AMD Radeon R9 380X
Overall Combination Score 69/100 Good

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 380X is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 229. 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 380X, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The R9 380X is much more cheaper than the R9 280 as it costs $ 229. 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. The R9 380X has 4 GB RAM compared to the R9 280 's 3 GB video memory.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
66.6 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
63.4 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290 $ 399
53.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390 $ 329
52.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
52.0 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 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

The R9 380X sits between the RX 470 and the R9 380, falling slower than RX 470 by 12.5% and faster than R9 380 by 5.3%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Against its rival - the GTX 970, the R9 380X is much slower. In addition, the R9 380X was also faster than the R9 280 by a good margin. Compared to its higher sibling, the R9 380X was much slower than the R9 390 by more than 20%. When compared to its lower sibling - the R7 370 - we see a more than 20% faster performance for the R9 380X.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
49.6 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 285 $ 249
48.0 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
47.5 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390 $ 329
47.0 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290 $ 399
43.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
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 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
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 $ 229
13.5 FPS

The R9 380X sits between the R9 380 and the GTX 670, falling slower than R9 380 by 0% and faster than GTX 670 by 3.2%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the R9 380. Against its rival - the GTX 970, the R9 380X is much slower. Compared to its higher sibling, the R9 380X was much slower than the R9 390 by more than 20%.

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
40
45.0
2019 Anthem
26
29.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
38
42.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
48
53.4
2019 Metro Exodus
21
23.8
2019 World War Z
49
55.0
2019 Gears of War 5
31
34.6
2019 F1 2019
39
43.5
2019 GreedFall
35
39.1
2019 Borderlands 3
24
27.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
36
40.0
2018 Fallout 76
41
46.0
2018 Hitman 2
32
36.0
2018 Just Cause 4
30
34.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
33
37.0
2018 Strange Brigade
50
55.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
28
32.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
35
39.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
42
47.6
2017 For Honor
57
63.5
2017 Project CARS 2
40
45.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
49
54.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
29
33.1
2016 Hitman
50
56.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
43
47.8
2016 The Division
36
41.0
2016 Overwatch
55
61.6
2016 Dishonored 2
29
32.8
2015 DiRT Rally
61
68.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
34
38.1
2015 The Witcher 3
34
38.4
2015 Total War: Attila
30
34.2
2015 Rocket League
166
185.2
2015 Need For Speed
46
51.3
2015 Project CARS
44
49.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
80
89.9
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
44
49.3
2014 GRID Autosport
66
73.5
2014 Shadow of Mordor
59
66.1
2014 The Talos Principle
59
66.0
2013 Crysis 3
39
43.8
2013 Battlefield 4
46
51.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
114
127.0
2009 League of Legends
214
238.1

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
26
33.5
2019 Anthem
18
23.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
26
33.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
28
36.0
2019 Metro Exodus
14
18.5
2019 World War Z
32
40.1
2019 Gears of War 5
20
25.1
2019 F1 2019
24
30.8
2019 GreedFall
22
28.3
2019 Borderlands 3
15
19.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
26
33.0
2018 Hitman 2
18
23.0
2018 Just Cause 4
20
25.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
20
25.9
2018 Strange Brigade
31
38.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
20
25.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
20
25.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
27
34.4
2017 For Honor
29
37.0
2017 Project CARS 2
25
31.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
39
49.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
24
30.1
2016 Hitman
33
41.6
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
25
32.0
2016 The Division
24
30.6
2016 Overwatch
34
42.7
2016 Dishonored 2
22
28.0
2015 DiRT Rally
38
47.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21
26.5
2015 The Witcher 3
23
28.9
2015 Total War: Attila
18
23.0
2015 Rocket League
63
79.3
2015 Need For Speed
31
39.7
2015 Project CARS
30
37.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
46
58.2
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
26
33.3
2014 GRID Autosport
44
55.2
2014 Shadow of Mordor
35
44.0
2014 The Talos Principle
38
48.6
2013 Crysis 3
21
27.2
2013 Battlefield 4
27
33.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
84
105.8
2009 League of Legends
105
132.3

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
14
20.0
2019 Anthem
8
12.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
12
17.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
12
17.7
2019 Metro Exodus
8
11.6
2019 World War Z
16
23.1
2019 Gears of War 5
11
15.9
2019 F1 2019
13
19.6
2019 GreedFall
8
11.6
2019 Borderlands 3
7
10.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
15
22.0
2018 Hitman 2
9
14.0
2018 Just Cause 4
9
13.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
8
12.4
2018 Strange Brigade
14
21.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
9
14.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
9
14.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
16
23.8
2017 For Honor
12
18.5
2017 Project CARS 2
18
26.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
28
41.3
2016 The Division
28
41.0
2016 Overwatch
15
21.7
2016 Dishonored 2
15
22.2
2015 Rocket League
25
37.0
2015 Need For Speed
18
26.4
2015 Project CARS
18
26.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
18
27.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
66
95.2
2009 League of Legends
37
52.9
R9 380X with i7-4790K at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

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R9 380X Specifications

R9 380X Board Design

Board NumberC766, C784
Length8.7 inches 221 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP190 W

R9 380X Clock Speeds

GPU Clock970 MHz
Memory Clock1425 MHz 5700 MHz effective

R9 380X Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price229 USD
ProductionActive
Release DateNov 19th, 2015

R9 380X Graphics Features

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

R9 380X Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 3.0
Die Size366 mm²
GPU NameAntigua
GPU VariantAntigua XT (215-0877016)
Process Size28 nm
Transistors5,000 million

R9 380X Memory

Bandwidth182.4 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

R9 380X Render Config

Compute Units32
ROPs32
Shading Units2048
TMUs128

R9 380X Theoretical Performance

FP16 (half) performance3,973 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance3,973 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance248.3 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate31.04 GPixel/s
Texture Rate124.2 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

AMD’s Radeon R9 380X is an ideal replacement for the company's Radeon R9 380. Its performance places it right between Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 960 and 970. The only problem is that it's a bit late.
AMD Radeon R9 380X - the Digital Foundry verdict. There are two ways to look at the R9 380X. On the one hand, it offers a useful performance bump over the existing R9 380 - a card that already ...
Asus Radeon R9 380X Strix 4GB Overclocking Results Asus's GPU Tweak software is clunky compared to MSI Afterburner, but it does give you proper control of the card's voltage.
AMD's new mid-range GPU is designed for smooth gaming above 1080p - does it succeed?
The new Radeon R9 380X is a card I’ve been expecting for some time: there’s been a huge gap in AMD’s range since it released the R9 380 and the R9 390, which cost around £150 and £250 ...
Page 9: Conclusion; ... Still, AMD’s new Radeon R9 380X does seem to hit a gap in Nvidia’s line-up, right between the price and performance of GeForce GTX 960 and 970. This could make the 380X ...
Last week AMD launched the Radeon R9 380X, the company’s latest mid-range video card. Based on a fully enabled GCN 1.2 Tonga GPU – a first for the desktop video card market – the R9 380X was ...
Still, AMD’s new Radeon R9 380X does seem to hit a gap in Nvidia’s line-up, right between the price and performance of GeForce GTX 960 and 970. This could make the 380X a more interesting ...
The Radeon R9 380X is a performance graphics card by AMD, launched in November 2015. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Antigua graphics processor, in its Antigua XT variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0.
The Radeon R9 380X is built around the Tonga GPU, which debuted on the Radeon R9 285 in September 2014. Although the Radeon R9 285 has only 1792 stream processors arranged in 28 compute units ...
With the launch of the new Radeon R9 380X, AMD’s stepping up to fill a massive hole in the graphics card universe, between the “it’s solid for most games at 1080p” Radeon R9 380 / GeForce ...
This time the Radeon R9 380X was 2% slower than the R9 280X despite delivering a respectable 59fps. Although the R9 380X beat the R9 380 by a 9% margin, it was a whopping 29% slower than the R9 390.
With AMD opting to push the envelope there to maintain price/performance parity with the GTX 970, while the R9 380X is a fair bit slower than the R9 390, it saves a lot of power in the process.

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