GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 390 vs R9 380X 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

8.1

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 more memory 8,192 MB vs 4,096 MB 2x more memory
Better PassMark score 7,942 vs 6,048 More than 30% better PassMark score
Significantly higher pixel rate 64 GPixel/s vs 31.04 GPixel/s More than 2x higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 5,120 GFLOPS vs 3,973 GFLOPS Around 30% better floating-point performance
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Higher texture rate 160 GTexel/s vs 124.2 GTexel/s Around 30% higher texture rate
Much wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus
Better face detection score 120.3 mPixels/s vs 81.44 mPixels/s Around 50% better face detection score
Better fire strike factor score 72.81 vs 56.18 Around 30% better fire strike factor score
More shading units 2,560 vs 2,048 512 more shading units
More texture mapping units 160 vs 128 32 more texture mapping units
More compute units 40 vs 32 8 more compute units
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,904 vs 2,984 More than 30% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher metro: last light framerate 75 vs 64 More than 15% higher metro: last light framerate
Slightly higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,425 MHz More than 5% higher memory clock speed
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Significantly lower TDP 190W vs 275W More than 30% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 390 vs 380X

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390
607.36 mHash/s
Radeon R9 380X
478.65 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390
120.3 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 380X
81.44 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390
3,168.89 frames/s
Radeon R9 380X
1,498.03 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390
862.59 mInteraction/s
Radeon R9 380X
582.48 mInteraction/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Metro: Last Light

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the $330 gtx 970 is barley better then the $230 r9 380x which i have its a great card.
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