NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 vs AMD Radeon R9 390

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB vs AMD Radeon R9 390 8 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

50 %
150% significantly better overall score
20 %

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

113 FPS
69 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
44 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

68 FPS
38 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
30 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

77 FPS
38 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
40 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

51 FPS
35 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
16 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

89% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

52% significantly higher Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

22% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score
Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

69% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1365 MHz
36% slightly higher core clock speed
1000 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1680 MHz
68% significantly higher boost clock speed
1000 MHz


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

6 GiB
8 GiB
33% slightly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
512 Bit
166% significantly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

336 GB/s
384 GB/s
14% slightly higher memory bandwidth


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

160 W
71% significantly lower TDP
275 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

80.64 Gigapixels/s
25% slightly higher pixel rate
64 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

201.6 Gigatexels/s
25% slightly higher texture rate
160 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

25% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

33% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

33% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

33% slightly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

42nd of 549
120th of 549


The product line

Radeon R9 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2019
June 2015

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


GeForce RTX 2060 vs Radeon R9 390 benchmarks

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card is better than the Radeon R9 390 in our tests.

The GeForce RTX 2060 has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the GeForce RTX 2060 also has a significantly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, the Radeon R9 390 has slightly more memory with 8 GiB of memory compared to 6 GiB. If you're planning at playing games at high resolutions with high-quality textures, you will need a lot of memory.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 2060 has a significantly lower TDP at 160 W when compared to the Radeon R9 390 at 275 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce RTX 2060 is faster than the Radeon R9 390.


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