Radeon R9 390
Effective Memory Clock
- 4-way CrossFire Capable
- 3-way CrossFire Capable
- 2-way CrossFire Capable
Expansion Slot Width
1 PCIe 8-pin + 1 PCIe 6-pin
- 29 points
- 34 months ago
from completed build Work PC
The default fan curve sucks; fan kicks on at 35% in the high 60s and ONLY turns to 100% at 93 C.
The minimum I'll run these at is 40%.
- 28 points
- 51 months ago
from completed build My (mediocre) first build
BEAST. I'm yet to really knock it up on games, it's first test will be Black Ops 3 next week.
EDIT: This card performs far better than I ever expected, loving the performance.
It does run very hot though!
- 24 points
- 51 months ago
from completed build Wunderkind - r9 390 + ITX = :)
+ Great cooling + Passively cooled during idle + Shortest r9 390 card currently available + Build quality + Metal backplate - Voltage lock limits overclocking
Passively cooled on idle, this sees relatively high idle temps of around 50°C but the silence is well worth it in my eyes.
The cooling system consists of three copper heat pipes and a massive aluminum heat sink covering the whole card. Under load i never see the card reach above 80°C, fans don't appear to exceed 70% of their maximum speed, even under load.
Manually setting fan speed to 100% and its incredibly loud, at 3500RPM i guess thats somewhat expected. Fortunately you will never actually get to those speeds unless you have some serious dust issues. Personally i am thankful for the extra capacity of the fans, to take a star away here seems a little unfair since the card itself never appears to exceed ~70% in normal operating conditions and thats in one of the smallest itx cases around.
Overclocking isn't great since gigabyte voltage locked these cards, perhaps related to the custom PCB. There may be a way around this in the future but with stock voltage don't expect core overclocks to exceed 1100. Gigabyte loses one star here, maybe a little harsh as i am still seeing a 6% overclock and i dont think you are likely to see a r9 390 double that figure.
Great build quality overall, they even included a very nice metal black plate, very nice product.
Plenty of people have reported issues with powering off/on and rebooting with these cards, i haven't seen any of these, card works flawlessly.
- 14 points
- 47 months ago
from completed build My First PC
Runs cool enough works well enough get the job done
- 14 points
- 42 months ago
from completed build Dad PC Upgrade
I love this card! It looks great, is silent when not under heavy load, and performs INSANELY well. The 8GB VRam will help to drive my dad's 2560x1080 monitor, and it has better DX12 performance than a GTX 970. Also, i'm very happy that it includes a backplate as that is a deal breaker to not have one for me.
- 11 points
- 38 months ago
from completed build Nachos - A Budget Gaming PC
Handles new games with ease. Fans can be loud and it may get hot, (80C +). Easy to set a custom fan curve to combat this. Led light is a nice touch, and a neutral brushed metal backplate
- 6 points
- 40 months ago
from completed build uATX Spare Parts Build for 1080p Gaming
Fantastic performance despite lack of voltage overclocking potential. Card does not overheat in my well-ventilated case. I can run League of Legends at maximum settings at 1080p resolution.
- 3 points
- 49 months ago
from completed build The PC Build Project
Really good graphics card! Great performance and cool LED's on it as well. Runs quiet at idle since the fans will turn on when the GPU is at a certain temperature. Also tried overclocking and went fine, but I'll stick to stock speeds to make things stable.
- 2 points
- 43 months ago
from completed build 13 Y.O's first build - Skylake Gaming PC
Very powerful GPU, It runs loud though, this isn't too much of an issue for me though. It generally beats the GTX 970 and rx 480 in most cases, and was cheaper than both of those. I did have to upgrade my power supply for this card though.