Is this AMD's Perfect GPU For $229?
AMD is aiming the Radeon R9 380X at 1080p and 1440p gaming, and surprisingly, more along the lines of 1440p gaming. The R9 380 and R9 380X are aimed at 1440p, while the lower-end Radeon R7 360 and R7 370 are the new 1080/MOBA cards from AMD.
The ASUS Radeon R9 380X STRIX performs extremely well at 60FPS, and even at 1440p we noticed most of our games were running at 60FPS+. Even games like the newly released Star Wars: Battlefront and Fallout 4 will have no issues running at 1440p at 60FPS or so with most details on High/Ultra.
Performance at 1080p
This is where the ASUS Radeon R9 380X STRIX excels, and it's the resolution and market that AMD is aiming at with the Antigua XT-powered GPU. At 1080p, you can enjoy 60FPS+ in every game on the market without a problem, except a handful of games where you might need to knock just a couple of details down to maintain 60FPS minimum.
Performance at 1440p
Another market where the R9 380X is positioned is at 1440p, where we saw mostly 60FPS+, with some dips below the 60FPS mark. Again, you could drop some details down and maintain 60FPS without a problem at 2560x1440 on the ASUS Radeon R9 380X STRIX.
Performance at 4K (3840x2160)
The 4k performance was always going to be questionable on a card at this price, but we're still enjoying around 30FPS average in our games. In Battlefield 4 we saw 52FPS average at 4K, which was great while games like Shadow of Mordor, Thief, and Metro were all hovering at around the 30FPS mark.
Performance at UltraWide (3440x1440)
Now this is why we include UltraWide results at 3440x1440 in our video card tests because even a card at this price point can be used at 3440x1440 with great results. 3440x1440 is a great, and in my opinion, better alternative to 4K gaming. The ASUS Radeon R9 380X STRIX is capable of an average of 35FPS through these tests at 3440x1440, which isn't too bad at all.
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- Page 3 [Card Specifications & Cooling Setup]
- Page 4 [Testing Method & Test System Configuration]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Synthetic]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - 1080p]
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- Page 8 [Benchmarks - 3840x2160 4K]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - 3440x1440 UltraWide]
- Page 10 [Performance Summary]
- Page 11 [Overclocking, Power Consumption & Sound Testing]
- Page 12 [What's Hot & What's Not]
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