AMD Radeon R9 380
The Radeon R9 380 is a GPU from AMD released in 2015. This chip has an average gaming score at 12% in our GPU benchmark.
The Radeon R9 380 has 4 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 3 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 256 bits. If you plan on gaming at higher resolutions with higher quality textures, more memory is important. Without enough memory, performance will be degraded.
In terms of clock speed, the Radeon R9 380 GPU core runs at a frequency of 970 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 970 MHz. The clock runs at a speed called the clock speed. It dictates the number of updates per second that the GPU can process. Overclocking a chip, which means increasing the clock speed will improve the performance. However, thermals and power efficiency may be diminished.
As for rendering API support, the Radeon R9 380 supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.6 features are supported. If your GPU is too old and doesn't support a newer API certain titles may not be playable.
Power and thermals for the AMD Radeon R9 380 are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 190 watts. This measures the amount of heat the GPU produces when running at 100%. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's a good estimate.
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