AMD Radeon R9 390 with Core i7-4790K at ultra quality Benchmarks

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AMD Radeon R9 390
Release Year
R9 390
Maximum Temperature
75 C
Max Noise Level
57.9 dB
Minimum Power Supply
Benchmark CPU
Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
Benchmark Quality Settings
Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance
70.4 FPS
Average 1440p Performance
48.9 FPS
Average 4K Performance
26.1 FPS
8 GB
Overall (GPU+CPU+Settings) Score

Game Performance (FPS) at ultra quality settings


Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
52 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
74 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
47 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
47.3 FPS
2016 Hitman
75.2 FPS
2016 Overwatch
115 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
64.1 FPS
2016 The Division
52.9 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
106.1 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
55.5 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
50.2 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
41.7 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
74.5 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
97.7 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
92.4 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
101.7 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
79.8 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
85.5 FPS


Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
44 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
48 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
36 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
43.4 FPS
2016 Hitman
56.5 FPS
2016 Overwatch
79 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
45.9 FPS
2016 The Division
40 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
75 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
39.3 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
39.2 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
29.7 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
51.8 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
74 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
57.6 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
75 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
54 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
56 FPS


Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
29 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
26 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
21 FPS
2016 Overwatch
41 FPS

Questions and Answers

  • Question: What is better for cost and future proof.
    R9 390 has 8GB memory, but high power need(I don't care)
    GTX 1060 has 6GB.
    I don't know what is better.
    cost is vary important to me.
    My target is Full HD display.
    What about 970? it is cheaper than 390 of course. is it worth to buy r9 390? for extra 4 GB Video memory and a few FPS.
    Thanks alot

    Answer: If the 1060 is around 980, it won't be enough for 1440p, which is 1070 territory. So its ideal for 1080p ultra and can maintain 60fps as games her more demanding. Its not a waste at 1080p - that's it's target.

  • Question: hi

    i currently have a msi r9 390 OC gpu running with the i5 6600k. it runs nearly all my games smoothly and i am happy with it performance... kinda

    with very high demanding games i am roaming at 35-45 fps range despite my regularly updated drivers. recently a friend who is leaving PC gaming kindly gave me his GTX 1060 gigabyte Xtreme 6gb. it is a fancy card with slightly better bench marking then my r9 390 in certain games.

    i was wondering if it is possible to run these two gpu together. i have enough: space, airflow, 1000w psu and cables to plug the gtx into my rig. could i make use of this or will it not work at all?

    the gtx card is currently just laying around. what are the advantages of having that in my rig and can i make use of it.

    any help will be much appreciated


    Answer: The only way to make these two cards work together would be with titles that would support explicit multi gpu setups-currently the only game I know of that supports that is ashes of the singularity. Perhaps sometime in the future that will become common practise but for the time being either of those cards will be as useful as a paperweight.

    An option you may have not considered is can those cards fetch a decent price? If so you could get enough cash to upgrade to a 1070 which would be a better performer than either of the 390/1060

  • Question: I am building a gaming pc and i can't decide which graphics card to buy . Most likely , you are thinking i am nuts for comparing these gpus . The thing is however , the r9 390 fits in my budget perfectly . If i decide to buy a gtx 1070 i will have to make compromises in other parts . I will not be upgrading for a while though so having a newer card which might be overkill at the time ( i will be gaming on 1080p ) , should come in handy in the future . My budget is 1350 euros too so it isn't like a 1070 won't fit with the rest . So i am between an i5 6600k , r9 390 or gtx 1070 and other cut down parts .

    UPDATE : So the 1060 is out now , so do you think a 1060 would be better than a r9 390 ? I am talking about the 6gb vram 1060 .

    Answer: The RX 480 matches the R9 390.
    No real benchmarks out on the 1060.
    Whatever you buy will need upgrading in a few years so I would stick eith buying good parts in the PC and either card is just fine right now.

  • Question: I currently have two video cards, The GTX 1060 6 GB from ASUS and an XFX R9 390 8 GB.

    I have a dual Acer KG240 144HZ FreeSync monitor setup. Should I stay the AMD route and continue buying the next AMD card to come out, or should I save some cash for another GTX card and GSync monitors?

    Also which one is going to be better to play with, the AMD card or the GTX card on my monitors?

    Dedicated_Blade said:
    velocityg4 said:
    There will be hardly any performance difference swapping the R9 390 with an Rx 580 or GTX 1060. Not nearly enough to warrant the cost. There would be some gains but they would be minor.

    The GTX 1060 doesn't support SLI so adding another is pointless and the huge cost of a GSync monitor would not be worth it as your already have a 144hz Freesync display. I suppose you could go with a GTX 1080 and a GSync monitor.s But you would have to be obsessed with framerates and higher resolutions to justify that cost. It wouldn't be worth it to me.

    You could sell the R9 390 and setup dual Rx 580 8GB in Crossfire. Then you can keep the displays. Crossfire/SLI generally isn't worth it compared to buying a single more expensive card. Due to poor game support. Considering the cost of the GSync alternative. You'd have to decide what it is worth to you.

    This my first time really stepping into my 1080p 144 hz monitors, is there a big difference when a GTX card plays on FreeSync vs AMD playing on FreeSync?

    Using an nVidia card. You will get tearing on a Freesync 144Hz monitor. It won't be as noticeable as on a 60Hz monitor. It will still be there. As to what is best. It depends on your preferences. If a little tearing doesn't matter to you and higher FPS and detail does. You should consider a single GTX 1080. If some tearing does bother you. Then use dual Rx 580 8GB in crossfire.

    If you want to get an idea of what the tearing will be like. As you already have a GTX 1060. Try it out. See how different the visual experience is between the R9 390 using Freesync is compared to the GTX 1060 and no Freesync. Be certain the default refresh rate is set at 144hz. Then decide FPS and detail or no tearing.

    Keep in mind. Crossfire/SLI add their own graphical anomalies. Your motherboard must support Crossfire. Which is pretty common to support, unlike SLI. So some tearing may be preferable to the drawbacks of Crossfire/SLI.

    Edit: If you want to know what I would do in your situation. I would sell the R9 390 8GB and GTX 1060 then use a single GTX 1080 8GB, perhaps a 1080 Ti. A little tearing doesn't bother me.

    I'd add a third monitor of the exact same make and model to do multi-monitor gaming as you are already 2/3rds of the way. Dual monitor is horrible for multi-monitor gaming as you have a line right in the center of the screen. You want the same make and model so there is no sizing difference and to minimize differences in color, brightness and contrast.

    I would also buy a triple monitor stand to align the screens as precisely as possible and get the clutter off the desk. Both of my workstations triple monitor stands. My gaming computer uses one screen. I'm happy enough with a GTX 970. I'm not looking to drop K on triple monitors and a GTX 1080 Ti.

  • Question: I sell my old PC and now I need buy new card .

    In old PC I use MSI GTX980 . I have LG 29 ultrawide 2560x1080 resolution .
    Its work great for my GTX980 .

    Now I dont know what card I will buy .

    All are used card .

    By price they go like this :
    Sapphire r9 fury > MSI gamingX gtx1060 6gb >Gainward GTX980 > STRIX r9 390

    Now , I will buy r9 390 from my friend but I dont know if that card perform well like gtx980 or less but not more than 10-5% .

    Answer: GTX980, R9 390, r9 fury, GTX1060 6GB, GTX970 are all about alike in performance.

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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
Release DateJun 18th, 2015

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (12_0)
Shader Model6

Graphics Processor

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


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

Render Config

Compute Units40
Shading Units2560

Theoretical Performance

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