R9 390 with Core i5-2500 benchmarks at Ultra Quality 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. This combination between R9 390 and Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz has less than 15% bottleneck in many games and can cause minor FPS loss.

AMD Radeon R9 390
Price $ 299 4/5 Very Good
Year 2015 4/5 Very Good
Series R9 390
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 3/5 Good
Max Fan Noise 58dB 1/5 Weak
Recommended Power Supply 625W 2/5 Acceptable
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz ($104.99)
CPU Impact on FPS -14 FPS 2/5 Acceptable
CPU Impact on FPS % -20%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 53 FPS 3/5 Good
Average 1440p Performance 38 FPS 2/5 Acceptable
Average 4K Performance 18 FPS 1/5 Weak
Memory 8 GB 5/5 Excellent
Overall Combination Score 63/100 Very Good
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Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018
46 FPS
2018
41 FPS
2018
36 FPS
2017
41 FPS
2017
37 FPS
2016
37 FPS
2016
56 FPS
2016
63 FPS
2016
50 FPS
2016
41 FPS
2015
83 FPS
2015
43 FPS
2015
39 FPS
2015
33 FPS
2014
58 FPS
2014
76 FPS
2014
72 FPS
2014
80 FPS
2013
62 FPS
2013
48 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018
34 FPS
2018
24 FPS
2017
26 FPS
2017
28 FPS
2016
34 FPS
2016
43 FPS
2016
43 FPS
2016
36 FPS
2016
31 FPS
2015
59 FPS
2015
31 FPS
2015
31 FPS
2015
23 FPS
2014
41 FPS
2014
58 FPS
2014
45 FPS
2014
59 FPS
2013
42 FPS
2013
32 FPS

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018
23 FPS
2018
14 FPS
2017
14 FPS
2017
16 FPS
2016
23 FPS

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R9 390 Specifications

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

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock1000 MHz
Memory Clock1500 MHz 6000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

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

Graphics Features

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

Graphics Processor

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

Memory

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

Render Config

Compute Units40
ROPs64
Shading Units2560
TMUs160

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

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