AMD Radeon R9 380

AMD Radeon R9 380 Benchmark and Specs

AMD Radeon R9 380 GPU benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GB AMD Radeon R9 Series Graphics card rating. How good is the Radeon R9 380 for gaming?

Benchmark Score

12 %
Average score from 8 samples
Low uncertainty
171st of 549
94th of 549
8 benchmarks

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GPU Comparison

The AMD Radeon R9 380 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
30 %
AMD Radeon R9 290
25 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
24 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
22 %
AMD Radeon R9 280X
19 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
14 %
AMD Radeon R9 380
12 %

GPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks. All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Flux Core

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

57 FPS average
38 FPS 10% low
37 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

38 FPS average
37 FPS 10% low
34 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

52 FPS average
39 FPS 10% low
34 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

21 FPS average
20 FPS 10% low
18 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark


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Core Clock 970 MHz
Boost Clock 970 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 4 GiB
Bus Width 256 bit
Memory Bandwidth 3.91 GB/s
TDP 190 W
Floating Point Performance 3.48 TFLOP/s
Release Date 2015-06-18
Family Radeon R9 Series
PCIe Revision 3
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.6
Pixel Rate 31.04 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 108.6 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 1792
Texture Mapping Units 112
Render Output Processors 32

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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