Radeon RX 480 vs Radeon R9 390X

Radeon RX 480
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 29 Jun 2016
Radeon RX 480
Radeon R9 390X
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 18 Jun 2015
Radeon R9 390X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon RX 480
    100%
  • Radeon R9 390X
    102%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 480
    100%
  • Radeon R9 390X
    108%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 480

125 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon R9 390X .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 390X

8% higher gaming performance.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Radeon R9 390X

HWBench recommends Radeon R9 390X

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 480 Radeon R9 390X
GPU Name Ellesmere (Ellesmere XT) vs Grenada (Grenada XT)
Fab Process 14 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 232 mm² vs 438 mm²
Transistors 5,700 million vs 6,200 million
Shaders 2304 vs 2816
Compute Units 36 vs 44
Core clock 1120 MHz vs 1050 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 64
TMUs 144 vs 176

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 480 Radeon R9 390X
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 256 bit vs 512 bit
Memory Speed 2000 MHz
8000 MHz effective
vs 1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective
Memory Size 8192 Mb vs 8192 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 480 Radeon R9 390X
TDP 150 watts vs 275 watts
Release Date 29 Jun 2016 vs 18 Jun 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 480
    40.50 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 390X
    67.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 480
    182.30 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 390X
    184.80 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 480
    256.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 390X
    384.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 480
    5834.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 390X
    5914.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon RX 480
    18430
  • Radeon R9 390X
    18860

Points (higher is better)


Game benchmarks

Alien Isolation

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • Radeon RX 480
    137
  • Radeon R9 390X
    138

FPS (higher is better)

Alien Isolation

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • Radeon RX 480
    83
  • Radeon R9 390X
    91

FPS (higher is better)

Alien Isolation

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • Radeon RX 480
    35
  • Radeon R9 390X
    36

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • Radeon RX 480
    60
  • Radeon R9 390X
    61

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • Radeon RX 480
    39
  • Radeon R9 390X
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • Radeon RX 480
    23
  • Radeon R9 390X
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Ashes Of The Singularity

DX12, High Quality, 8m samples, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX 480
    50
  • Radeon R9 390X
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon RX 480
    60
  • Radeon R9 390X
    68

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon RX 480
    45
  • Radeon R9 390X
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon RX 480
    21
  • Radeon R9 390X
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

High Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    70
  • Radeon R9 390X
    77

FPS (higher is better)

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

High Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    44
  • Radeon R9 390X
    51

FPS (higher is better)

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

High Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    21
  • Radeon R9 390X
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    50
  • Radeon R9 390X
    46

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    35
  • Radeon R9 390X
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    29
  • Radeon R9 390X
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • Radeon RX 480
    94
  • Radeon R9 390X
    102

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • Radeon RX 480
    61
  • Radeon R9 390X
    70

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • Radeon RX 480
    31
  • Radeon R9 390X
    36

FPS (higher is better)

Fallout 4

DX11, Ultra Details, Godrays, High shadows

  • Radeon RX 480
    86
  • Radeon R9 390X
    75

FPS (higher is better)

Fallout 4

DX11, Ultra Details, Godrays, High shadows

  • Radeon RX 480
    56
  • Radeon R9 390X
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Fallout 4

DX11, Ultra Details, Godrays, High shadows

  • Radeon RX 480
    26
  • Radeon R9 390X
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 480
    66
  • Radeon R9 390X
    69

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 480
    46
  • Radeon R9 390X
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 480
    25
  • Radeon R9 390X
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    79
  • Radeon R9 390X
    89

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    51
  • Radeon R9 390X
    60

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    23
  • Radeon R9 390X
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    55
  • Radeon R9 390X
    54

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    42
  • Radeon R9 390X
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    26
  • Radeon R9 390X
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX 480
    84
  • Radeon R9 390X
    85

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX 480
    59
  • Radeon R9 390X
    61

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX 480
    30
  • Radeon R9 390X
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

Max Detail,SMAA/SSAO,16:1 HQ-AF,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    83
  • Radeon R9 390X
    92

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

Max Detail,SMAA/SSAO,16:1 HQ-AF,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    60
  • Radeon R9 390X
    67

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

Max Detail,SMAA/SSAO,16:1 HQ-AF,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    34
  • Radeon R9 390X
    38

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

DX11, Very High Detail

  • Radeon RX 480
    74
  • Radeon R9 390X
    82

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

DX11, Very High Detail

  • Radeon RX 480
    39
  • Radeon R9 390X
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

DX11, Very High Detail

  • Radeon RX 480
    23
  • Radeon R9 390X
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    91
  • Radeon R9 390X
    92

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    59
  • Radeon R9 390X
    69

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    27
  • Radeon R9 390X
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • Radeon RX 480
    70
  • Radeon R9 390X
    76

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • Radeon RX 480
    48
  • Radeon R9 390X
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • Radeon RX 480
    24
  • Radeon R9 390X
    29

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • Radeon RX 480
    75
  • Radeon R9 390X
    78

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • Radeon RX 480
    54
  • Radeon R9 390X
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • Radeon RX 480
    34
  • Radeon R9 390X
    36

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX 480
    53
  • Radeon R9 390X
    52

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX 480
    41
  • Radeon R9 390X
    41

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX 480
    25
  • Radeon R9 390X
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • Radeon RX 480
    77
  • Radeon R9 390X
    73

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • Radeon RX 480
    56
  • Radeon R9 390X
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • Radeon RX 480
    29
  • Radeon R9 390X
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon RX 480
    59
  • Radeon R9 390X
    63

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon RX 480
    42
  • Radeon R9 390X
    46

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon RX 480
    24
  • Radeon R9 390X
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon RX 480
    74
  • Radeon R9 390X
    75

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon RX 480
    51
  • Radeon R9 390X
    58

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon RX 480
    27
  • Radeon R9 390X
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    45
  • Radeon R9 390X
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    31
  • Radeon R9 390X
    33

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    16
  • Radeon R9 390X
    22

FPS (higher is better)