R9 390 with i7-4790K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

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.

 R9 390 with i7-4790K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
AMD Radeon R9 390
Price $ 465.0
Year 2015
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C
Max Fan Noise 57.9dB
Recommended Power Supply 625W
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 64.6 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 47.0 FPS
Average 4K Performance 26.8 FPS
Memory 8 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 5.1
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 7.0
4K Cost Per Frame $ 12.3
Series R9 390
Variant AMD Radeon R9 390
Overall Combination Score 66/100 Good

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.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 $ 549
73.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
70.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
68.2 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY X $ 649
68.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
66.6 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
63.4 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
63.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
57.0 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
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti $ 699
42.6 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 $ 649
41.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380X $ 229
40.0 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290X $ 549
37.0 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 $ 499
37.0 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 $ 399
35.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
30.4 FPS

The R9 390 sits between the R9 290 and the RX 570, falling slower than R9 290 by 1.9% and faster than RX 570 by 0%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the R9 290. Against its rival - the GTX 980, the R9 390 is much slower.

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Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY X $ 649
60.0 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 $ 549
58.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
53.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
52.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
50.6 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
49.6 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
49.0 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
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 $ 649
43.0 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290X $ 549
41.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
41.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti $ 699
37.0 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
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
26.4 FPS

The R9 390 sits between the GTX 970 and the R9 290, falling slower than GTX 970 by 1.1% and faster than R9 290 by 9.3%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 970. Against its rival - the GTX 980, the R9 390 is much slower.

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Change Quality Settings

Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
63.0
2019 Anthem
36
40.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
63
70.8
2019 Metro Exodus
28
31.5
2019 World War Z
52
58.2
2019 Gears of War 5
41
45.9
2019 F1 2019
51
57.6
2019 GreedFall
46
51.9
2019 Borderlands 3
32
36.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
63
70.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
46
52.0
2018 Fallout 76
53
59.0
2018 Hitman 2
41
46.0
2018 Just Cause 4
41
45.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
44
49.1
2018 Strange Brigade
66
74.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
42
47.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
46
51.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
56
63.1
2017 For Honor
75
84.1
2017 Project CARS 2
53
59.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
64
72.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
42
47.3
2016 Hitman
64
71.4
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
57
64.1
2016 The Division
47
52.9
2016 Overwatch
72
80.5
2016 Dishonored 2
39
43.5
2015 DiRT Rally
95
106.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
49
55.5
2015 The Witcher 3
45
50.2
2015 Total War: Attila
37
41.7
2015 Rocket League
220
245.4
2015 Need For Speed
61
68.0
2015 Project CARS
58
65.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
107
119.2
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
67
74.5
2014 GRID Autosport
87
97.7
2014 Shadow of Mordor
83
92.4
2014 The Talos Principle
91
101.7
2013 Crysis 3
55
61.9
2013 Battlefield 4
71
79.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
151
168.2
2009 League of Legends
283
315.4

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
46.9
2019 Anthem
25
32.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
46.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
38
47.7
2019 Metro Exodus
19
24.5
2019 World War Z
34
42.5
2019 Gears of War 5
26
33.3
2019 F1 2019
32
40.8
2019 GreedFall
30
37.5
2019 Borderlands 3
20
25.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
40
50.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
35
44.0
2018 Hitman 2
24
30.0
2018 Just Cause 4
26
33.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
27
34.3
2018 Strange Brigade
41
51.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
28
36.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
26
33.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
45.6
2017 For Honor
39
49.1
2017 Project CARS 2
33
42.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
52
65.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
34
43.4
2016 Hitman
43
54.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
36
45.9
2016 The Division
32
40.0
2016 Overwatch
44
55.3
2016 Dishonored 2
29
37.2
2015 DiRT Rally
60
75.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
31
39.3
2015 The Witcher 3
31
39.2
2015 Total War: Attila
23
29.7
2015 Rocket League
84
105.1
2015 Need For Speed
42
52.6
2015 Project CARS
39
49.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
61
77.1
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
41
51.8
2014 GRID Autosport
59
74.0
2014 Shadow of Mordor
46
57.6
2014 The Talos Principle
60
75.0
2013 Crysis 3
32
40.3
2013 Battlefield 4
43
54.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
112
140.2
2009 League of Legends
140
175.3

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
28.0
2019 Anthem
12
17.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
16
23.5
2019 Metro Exodus
10
15.4
2019 World War Z
17
24.4
2019 Gears of War 5
14
21.0
2019 F1 2019
18
25.9
2019 GreedFall
10
15.4
2019 Borderlands 3
9
13.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
21
30.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
20
29.0
2018 Hitman 2
12
18.0
2018 Just Cause 4
12
17.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
11
16.5
2018 Strange Brigade
19
28.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
14
21.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
12
18.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
22
31.5
2017 For Honor
17
24.5
2017 Project CARS 2
24
35.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
38
54.7
2016 Overwatch
20
28.7
2016 Dishonored 2
20
29.4
2015 Rocket League
34
49.1
2015 Need For Speed
24
35.0
2015 Project CARS
24
35.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
25
35.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
88
126.2
2009 League of Legends
49
70.1
R9 390 with i7-4790K at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

R9 390 Specifications

R9 390 Board Design

Board NumberC679
Length10.83 inches 275 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP275 W

R9 390 Clock Speeds

GPU Clock1000 MHz
Memory Clock1500 MHz 6000 MHz effective

R9 390 Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price329 USD
ProductionActive
Release DateJun 18th, 2015

R9 390 Graphics Features

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

R9 390 Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 2.0
Die Size438 mm²
GPU NameGrenada
GPU VariantGrenada PRO (215-0880030)
Process Size28 nm
Transistors6,200 million

R9 390 Memory

Bandwidth384.0 GB/s
Memory Bus512 bit
Memory Size8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

R9 390 Render Config

Compute Units40
ROPs64
Shading Units2560
TMUs160

R9 390 Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance5,120 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance640.0 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate64.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate160.0 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

Conclusion. In the end, drawing a sweeping conclusion is difficult when there’s no actual reference graphics card. The next best approach is evaluating cards from AMD’s partners.
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