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AMD Radeon R9 380X Review - Results Review

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How We Tested

We’ve locked and loaded seven games for this GPU test. The five normal games are Battlefield 4, BioShock Infinite, Crysis 3, Metro: Last Light and Batman: Arkham Origins, and we’ve added Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Tomb Raider to the slate of test titles.

These games are all run at 1,920 x 1,080 and 2,560 x 1,440, since these are the resolutions that AMD is aiming for with the R9 380X.

We’ve used the 3DMark: Fire Strike test and four Unigine Heaven benchmarks to test theoretical performance, and we’ve taken idle and load temperatures and power requirements to see which card is the coolest and most frugal.

The test rig consists of an Asus X79-Deluxe motherboard, Intel Core i7-4960X processor, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB hard disk.

To get prices for each card we visited www.scan.co.uk and noted down the cheapest stock-speed card we could find. We will be referring to the various overclocked and tweaked models available for each GPU later on in the review, which will be more expensive.

AMD Radeon R9 380X Benchmarks – 3DMark: Fire Strike

3DMark: Fire Strike: 7,760
3DMark: Fire Strike Extreme: 3,899

AMD Radeon R9 380X Benchmarks – Battlefield 4

1080p Ultra quality minimum/average: 42/50
1440p Ultra quality minimum/average: 27/33

AMD Radeon R9 380X Benchmarks – Batman: Arkham Origins

1080p Very High quality minimum/average: 75/115
1440p Very High quality minimum/average:56/78

AMD Radeon R9 380X Benchmarks – BioShock Infinite

1080p Ultra DOF quality minimum/average: 14/86
1440p Ultra DOF quality minimum/average: 13/52

AMD Radeon R9 380X Benchmarks – Crysis 3

1080p Very High quality minimum/average: 31/54
1440p Very High quality minimum/average: 21/36

AMD Radeon R9 380X Benchmarks – Metro: Last Light Performance

1080p Very High quality minimum/average: 34/72
1440p Very High quality minimum/average: 31/46

AMD Radeon R9 380X Benchmarks – Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

1080p Ultra quality minimum/average: 39/74
1440p Ultra quality minimum/average: 35/50

AMD Radeon R9 380X Benchmarks – Tomb Raider

1080p Ultra quality minimum/average: 86/110
1440p Ultra quality minimum/average: 58/72

AMD Radeon R9 380X Benchmarks – Unigine Heaven

Unigine Extreme 1080p: 61.8
Unigine Extreme 1440p: 40.5

AMD Radeon R9 380X Benchmarks – Heat and Power

Idle/peak temperature: 35°C/69°C
Idle/peak power: 80W268/W

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Score in detail

  • Value 7
  • Features 7
  • Performance 8

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