GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 390 vs R9 270 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.9

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R9 390 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R9 390  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Front view of Radeon R9 390

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 390

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 390

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Significantly better PassMark score 7,942 vs 4,261 More than 85% better PassMark score
Much more memory 8,192 MB vs 2,048 MB 4x more memory
Significantly better floating-point performance 5,120 GFLOPS vs 2,368 GFLOPS Around 2.2x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher texture rate 160 GTexel/s vs 74 GTexel/s Around 2.2x higher texture rate
Significantly higher pixel rate 64 GPixel/s vs 29.6 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly more shading units 2,560 vs 1,280 Twice as many shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 160 vs 80 Twice as many texture mapping units
Significantly more compute units 40 vs 20 Twice as many compute units
Significantly better fire strike factor score 72.81 vs 49.6 More than 45% better fire strike factor score
Significantly better face detection score 120.27 mPixels/s vs 57.23 mPixels/s More than 2x better face detection score
Much wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 5,600 MHz More than 5% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 3,904 vs 2,223 More than 75% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,400 MHz More than 5% higher memory clock speed
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AMD Radeon R9 270

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Higher metro: last light framerate 90 vs 75 20% higher metro: last light framerate
Significantly lower TDP 150W vs 275W More than 45% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 390 vs 270

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390
607.38 mHash/s
Radeon R9 270
293.29 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390
120.27 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 270
57.23 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390
3,169.7 frames/s
Radeon R9 270
1,297.94 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390
861.53 mInteraction/s
Radeon R9 270
378.32 mInteraction/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Metro: Last Light

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 390  vs 270 

8.6
9.2
With a retail price of $185, the card is just $5 more expensive than the AMD reference design.
Radeon R9 270

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