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

76 %
145% significantly better overall score
31 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

95 FPS
61 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
34 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

65 FPS
37 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
28 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

68 FPS
35 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
34 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

47 FPS
32 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
15 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

70,754
52% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
46,328

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

60,775
22% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
49,594

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

7,528
90% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
3,950

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,365 MHz
36% slightly higher core clock speed
1,000 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,680 MHz
68% significantly higher boost clock speed
1,000 MHz

Memory

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

TDP

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

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

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

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

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

6 TFLOPS
25% slightly better floating point performance
5 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,920
2,560
33% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

120
160
33% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
64
33% slightly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

44th of 526
122nd of 526

Family

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

GDDR6
GDDR5

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.5

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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