AMD Radeon R9 390

AMD Radeon R9 390 Benchmark and Specs

AMD Radeon R9 390 GPU benchmark, specs and release date - 8 GB AMD Radeon R9 Series Graphics card rating. How good is the Radeon R9 390 for gaming?

Benchmark Score

20 %
Average score from 6 samples
Medium uncertainty
120th of 549
95th of 549
6 benchmarks

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GPU Comparison

The AMD Radeon R9 390 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
50 %
AMD Radeon R9 290X
27 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
25 %
AMD Radeon RX 580
22 %
AMD Radeon RX 480
21 %
AMD Radeon R9 390
20 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
20 %

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

91 FPS average
61 FPS 10% low
55 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

62 FPS average
60 FPS 10% low
54 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

82 FPS average
65 FPS 10% low
59 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

33 FPS average
32 FPS 10% low
27 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


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Core Clock 1000 MHz
Boost Clock 1000 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 8 GiB
Bus Width 512 bit
Memory Bandwidth 375 GB/s
TDP 275 W
Floating Point Performance 5.12 TFLOP/s
Release Date 2015-06-18
Family Radeon R9 Series
PCIe Revision 3
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.5
Pixel Rate 64 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 160 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 2560
Texture Mapping Units 160
Render Output Processors 64

AMD Radeon R9 390

The Radeon R9 390 is a GPU from AMD released in 2015. This chip has an average gaming score at 20% in our GPU benchmark.

The Radeon R9 390 has 8 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 375 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 512 bits. More memory is beneficial when gaming at high resolutions as the memory needs to store the frame buffer and all the game textures. If you run out of memory, you will experience poor performance as the GPU needs to swap data in and out of the memory as it is used.

In terms of clock speed, the Radeon R9 390 GPU core runs at a frequency of 1000 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1000 MHz. The core clock is directly related to the performance of a GPU, the higher the clock, the more processing can be done per second. A higher clock does not guarantee better performance by itself, this also depends on the number of shading units and other elements of the pipeline.

As for rendering API support, the Radeon R9 390 supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.5 features are supported. Newer APIs are usually more efficient, allowing for better performance in games and better graphical effects.

Power and thermals for the AMD Radeon R9 390 are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 275 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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