R9 390X with i7-4790K 1080p, 1440p, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality

At 1440p, R9 390X 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 390X 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 390X is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the R9 390X 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. It is important to know that R9 390X 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions.

R9 390X with i7-4790K 1080p, 1440p, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality
AMD Radeon R9 390X
Price $ 495.0
Year 2015
Maximum Recorded Temperature 94C
Max Fan Noise 65dB
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 66.5 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 49.4 FPS
Average 4K Performance 29.3 FPS
Memory 8 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 6.5
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 8.7
4K Cost Per Frame $ 14.6
Series R9 390X
Variant AMD Radeon R9 390X
Overall Combination Score 66/100 Good

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 390X, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The R9 390X has 8 GB RAM compared to the R9 290 's 4 GB video memory.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the R9 390X consistently delivers frame rate increases over the R9 290, AMD Radeon R9 290X, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. Whether it is a justifiable upgrade depends on what graphics card you are upgrading from. Users with a R9 290, AMD Radeon R9 290X will not see a remarkable increase in frame rates after paying more for this R9 390X. Similarly, those holding onto GTX 980 's GTX 780 graphics cards will not have a reason to jump teams yet.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play F1 2019, Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Battlefield V, Call of Duty Modern Warfare at 61 fps to 74 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 68 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play World War Z, Fallout 76 at 61 fps to 65 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 63 fps.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
43.5 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
39.3 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY X $ 649
39.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY $ 549
38.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
37.0 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 $ 549
35.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
34.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
34.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 480 $ 400
33.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
32.3 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti $ 699
28.5 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
27.2 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
26.7 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
26.0 FPS

The R9 390X sits between the GTX 980 and the GTX 1060 6GB, falling slower than GTX 980 by 2.9% and faster than GTX 1060 6GB by 0%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 980. It is a close call between the R9 390X and its rival GTX 980 by a small margin.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
75.5 FPS
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
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

The R9 390X sits between the R9 Nano and the R9 290, falling slower than R9 Nano by 10.5% and faster than R9 290 by 7.5%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. The R9 390X's performance in this game hovers around the 60fps mark. Against its rival - the GTX 980, the R9 390X is much slower.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
71.9 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
64.9 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
56.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY X $ 649
56.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 480 $ 400
54.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
52.0 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 $ 549
52.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY $ 549
51.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
50.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
48.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
46.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
44.4 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
43.6 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti $ 699
37.9 FPS

The R9 390X sits between the RX 580 and the R9 FURY X, falling slower than RX 580 by 15.9% and faster than R9 FURY X by 0%. It has a strong relative performance against every graphics card here. The R9 390X's performance in this game hovers around the 60fps mark. It is a close call between the R9 390X and its rival GTX 980 by a small margin.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

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
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
56.0 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
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 $ 499
32.0 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 $ 399
31.0 FPS

The R9 390X sits between the GTX 1060 3GB and the GTX 970, falling slower than GTX 1060 3GB by 1.2% and faster than GTX 970 by 3.2%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 1060 3GB. Against its rival - the GTX 980, the R9 390X is much slower. In addition, the R9 390X was also faster than the R9 290 by a good margin.

Battlefield V (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
103.5 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
93.5 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY X $ 649
86.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY $ 549
83.0 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 $ 549
73.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
71.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
71.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
68.4 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
65.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 480 $ 400
65.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
64.9 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
62.0 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
60.4 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti $ 699
50.4 FPS

The R9 390X sits between the GTX 980 and the RX 570, falling slower than GTX 980 by 2.8% 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 GTX 980. It is a close call between the R9 390X and its rival GTX 980 by a small margin.

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
67
75.1
2019 Metro Exodus
30
33.5
2019 World War Z
74
83.0
2019 Gears of War 5
43
48.7
2019 F1 2019
55
61.2
2019 GreedFall
49
55.1
2019 Borderlands 3
34
38.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
66
74.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
25
28.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
40
45.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
62
69.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
30
34.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
52
58.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
50
56.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
51
57.0
2018 Fallout 76
54
60.0
2018 Hitman 2
42
47.0
2018 Just Cause 4
43
48.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
46
52.1
2018 Strange Brigade
70
78.5
2018 Battlefield V
63
71.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
44
49.0
2017 Destiny 2
84
94.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
44
49.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
51
56.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
60
67.0
2017 For Honor
80
89.3
2017 Project CARS 2
56
63.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
68
76.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
46
51.5
2016 Hitman
69
76.9
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
62
69.0
2016 The Division
50
56.4
2016 Overwatch
79
88.2
2016 Dishonored 2
41
46.1
2015 DiRT Rally
100
111.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
52
58.1
2015 The Witcher 3
49
54.5
2015 Total War: Attila
43
48.3
2015 Rocket League
234
260.4
2015 Need For Speed
64
72.2
2015 Project CARS
62
69.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
113
126.5
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
101
112.8
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
74
82.5
2014 Far Cry 4
66
74.3
2014 GRID Autosport
74
83.3
2014 Shadow of Mordor
89
99.4
2014 The Talos Principle
100
111.3
2013 Crysis 3
57
63.9
2013 Battlefield 4
76
85.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
160
178.6
2009 League of Legends
301
334.8

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
40
50.6
2019 Metro Exodus
20
26.0
2019 World War Z
48
60.6
2019 Gears of War 5
28
35.3
2019 F1 2019
34
43.3
2019 GreedFall
31
39.8
2019 Borderlands 3
21
27.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
42
53.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
18
23.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
28
35.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
32
40.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
21
27.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
33
42.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
30
38.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
38
48.0
2018 Fallout 76
52
65.0
2018 Hitman 2
24
31.0
2018 Just Cause 4
28
35.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
29
36.5
2018 Strange Brigade
43
54.7
2018 Battlefield V
40
51.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
25
32.0
2017 Destiny 2
64
80.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
30
38.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
29
37.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
38
48.4
2017 For Honor
41
52.1
2017 Project CARS 2
35
44.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
55
69.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
36
46.0
2016 Hitman
46
58.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
39
48.9
2016 The Division
34
42.7
2016 Overwatch
48
60.9
2016 Dishonored 2
31
39.4
2015 DiRT Rally
63
79.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
33
41.4
2015 The Witcher 3
33
41.5
2015 Total War: Attila
27
34.8
2015 Rocket League
89
111.6
2015 Need For Speed
44
55.8
2015 Project CARS
42
52.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
65
81.8
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
71
88.9
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
45
56.8
2014 Far Cry 4
52
65.8
2014 GRID Autosport
62
77.9
2014 Shadow of Mordor
57
72.4
2014 The Talos Principle
65
82.3
2013 Crysis 3
33
41.8
2013 Battlefield 4
46
57.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
119
148.8
2009 League of Legends
148
186.0

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
17
24.9
2019 Metro Exodus
11
16.4
2019 World War Z
24
34.9
2019 Gears of War 5
15
22.3
2019 F1 2019
19
27.5
2019 GreedFall
11
16.4
2019 Borderlands 3
9
14.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
22
32.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
10
14.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
15
22.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
21
30.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
13
19.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
17
25.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
14
20.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
22
32.0
2018 Fallout 76
25
36.0
2018 Hitman 2
12
18.0
2018 Just Cause 4
13
18.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12
17.5
2018 Strange Brigade
20
29.8
2018 Battlefield V
21
31.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
15
22.0
2017 Destiny 2
28
40.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
14
21.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
19.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
23
33.5
2017 For Honor
18
26.0
2017 Project CARS 2
26
37.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
40
58.0
2016 Overwatch
22
31.5
2016 Dishonored 2
21
31.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
14
21.2
2015 Total War: Attila
12
18.0
2015 Rocket League
36
52.1
2015 Need For Speed
26
37.2
2015 Project CARS
26
37.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
26
37.9
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
39
56.4
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
21
30.9
2014 Far Cry 4
25
36.4
2014 GRID Autosport
33
48.1
2014 Shadow of Mordor
28
40.7
2014 The Talos Principle
32
47.1
2013 Crysis 3
20
29.8
2013 Battlefield 4
28
41.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
93
133.9
2009 League of Legends
52
74.4
R9 390X with i7-4790K at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

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R9 390X Specifications

R9 390X Board Design

Board NumberC671, C679
Length10.83 inches 275 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP275 W

R9 390X Clock Speeds

GPU Clock1050 MHz
Memory Clock1500 MHz 6000 MHz effective

R9 390X Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price429 USD
ProductionActive
Release DateJun 18th, 2015

R9 390X Graphics Features

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

R9 390X Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 2.0
Die Size438 mm²
GPU NameGrenada
GPU VariantGrenada XT (215-0880004)
Process Size28 nm
Transistors6,200 million

R9 390X Memory

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

R9 390X Render Config

Compute Units44
ROPs64
Shading Units2816
TMUs176

R9 390X Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance5,914 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance739.2 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate67.20 GPixel/s
Texture Rate184.8 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

AMD Radeon R9 390X: Hawaii’s Return Even the largest graphics card we benchmarked for this article, MSI’s R9 390X Gaming 8G , is just an old acquaintance with a new name.
AMD Radeon R9 390X – Results Analysis. ... Verdict. The R9 390X is designed to take on the GTX 980, and it does an excellent job. It’s almost £50 cheaper than Nvidia’s card and, in many ...
AMD Radeon R9 390X: Hawaii’s Return. Even the largest graphics card we benchmarked for this article, MSI’s R9 390X Gaming 8G, is just an old acquaintance with a new name.
AMD is pleased to bring you the new R9 390 series which has been in development for a little over a year now. To clarify, the new R9 390 comes standard with 8GB of GDDR5 memory and outpaces the 290X.

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