GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 390X vs R9 290X 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

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R9 390X 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R9 390X  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 390X

Reasons to consider the
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Significantly more memory 8,192 MB vs 4,096 MB 2x more memory
Better 3DMark06 score 17,944 vs 16,167.5 More than 10% better 3DMark06 score
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 112.4 fps vs 94.9 fps Around 20% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,250 MHz 20% higher memory clock speed
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 89.7 vs 68.75 More than 30% higher battlefield 4 framerate
Slightly better bitcoin mining score 683.57 mHash/s vs 623.57 mHash/s Around 10% better bitcoin mining score
Lower TDP 275W vs 300W Around 10% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon R9 290X

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Slightly better cloud gate factor score 22.09 vs 21.12 Around 5% better cloud gate factor score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 390X vs 290X

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390X
683.57 mHash/s
Radeon R9 290X
623.57 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390X
114.29 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 290X
118.16 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390X
2,911.86 frames/s
Radeon R9 290X
2,413.46 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 390X  vs 290X 

8.0
9.2
Please note that we are discussing 2560x1600 here because it is the absolute minimum resolution you should use for 290X CrossFire.
Radeon R9 290X

Comments

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The description for the 390x is completely off so I had a look at the source. "...Radeon R7 240 which is the entry level Volcanic Islands chip featuring 320 Shaders, 8 ROPs and 20 TMUs. The card is shipped with a Gigabyte of memory running across a 128-bit interface while clocks are maintained at 780 MHz for the core and 1150 MHz for the memory." Actual specs: Stream Processors: 2816 Compute Units: 44 Clock Speed: 1050 MHz Compute Performance: 5.9TF TMUs: 176 ROPs: 64 Memory: 8GB GDDR5 Memory Interface: 512-bit Memory Speed: 6.0gpbs (6.1gbps MSI factory OC) TDP: 275W Fabrication Process: 28nm It's completely off! How do you report errors to gpuboss?
Pricing compares an R9 290x vs an R9 390.
shit wait FijiXT
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