A Great Card for 1080p/1440p Gaming
The Radeon R9 380X is a great card that's priced perfectly for the 1080p/1440p gaming market, especially if you're aiming for 60FPS. We look at nothing less than 60FPS, and for this price you're able to achieve that for the most part.
First-person shooters like Battlefield 4 enjoy 78FPS average at 1080p while the likes of Tomb Raider scale right up to 119FPS average. Impressive stuff for a card priced at $249.
Performance at 1080p
The performance of the HIS Radeon R9 390X IceQ X2 Turbo 4GB is right where we thought it would be at 1080p, hitting 60FPS average on all of our games - apart from Thief, which was nearly there with 57FPS. Apart from that, 1080p 60FPS gaming is no problem on this card.
Performance at 1440p
Our next step in the journey of performance is 2560x1440, where the HIS card was still capable of providing 60FPS at 1440p in Battlefield 4, with 61FPS average. Metro and Shadow of Mordor sit around the 40FPS average mark with 37FPS and 44FPS, respectively.
Performance at 4K (3840x2160)
We aren't criticizing the HIS Radeon R9 380X IceQ X2 Turbo 4GB for its 4K performance because you won't be buying this $249 video card for 4K gaming. But, we're looking at around 30FPS in Battlefield 4, and less in games like Metro and Shadow of Mordor. Adjusting the details to Medium, will push those numbers up closer to 60FPS, though.
Performance at UltraWide (3440x1440)
Gaming at 3440x1440 is awesome, which is why we're including 3440x1440 results in all of our GPU-related content. Battlefield 4 plays incredibly well at 3440x1440 on the HIS Radeon R9 380X IceQ X2 Turbo 4GB, with 58FPS average.
Other games like GRID: Autosport are ultra-smooth with 68FPS average while games like Metro: Last Light Redux and Shadow of Mordor will require settings to be toned down to get anywhere near 60FPS average.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Quick Specs, and Availability & Price]
- Page 2 [Detailed Look]
- Page 3 [Card Specifications & Cooling Setup]
- Page 4 [Testing Method & Test System Configuration]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Synthetic]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - 1080p]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - 1440p]
- 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]
- Page 13 [Final Thoughts]
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