GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 470 vs R9 390 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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 470

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 470

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Higher effective memory clock speed 6,600 MHz vs 6,000 MHz 10% higher effective memory clock speed
Much lower TDP 120W vs 275W 2.3x lower TDP
Higher memory clock speed 1,650 MHz vs 1,500 MHz 10% higher memory clock speed
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
Higher pixel rate 64 GPixel/s vs 38.6 GPixel/s More than 65% higher pixel rate
Slightly higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 926 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
More shading units 2,560 vs 2,048 512 more shading units
More texture mapping units 160 vs 128 32 more texture mapping units
Better cloud gate factor score 21.5 vs 19.55 Around 10% better cloud gate factor score
More compute units 40 vs 32 8 more compute units
Better bitcoin mining score 603.68 mHash/s vs 513.7 mHash/s Around 20% better bitcoin mining score
Slightly wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 470 vs R9 390

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
513.7 mHash/s
Radeon R9 390
603.68 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
111.56 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 390
117.39 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
1,862.86 frames/s
Radeon R9 390
3,163.59 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
757.47 mInteraction/s
Radeon R9 390
849.79 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
9.33 frames/s
Radeon R9 390
10.96 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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