HIS Radeon R9 390X IceQ X2 OC

Published: 6th Jul 2015, 12:13 GMT


Time to wrap things up.

Here’s a performance rating compiled into one chart. We can clearly see which games perform better with R9 390X and which do not. In 3DMark and Catzilla software the GTX980 is usually faster, but only by few percent. Meanwhile in Unigine Valley R9 390X is marginally faster.

In terms of gaming performance, it is true that 4GB frame buffer is not sufficient for 1440p+ gaming. The R9 390X is faster than GTX 980 in Shadow of Mordor, Company of Heroes 2, Tomb Raider and Hitman Absolution. Meanwhile in GRID Autosport, Metro Last Light, Batman AO and Sniper Elite the GTX 980 is better option.

When it comes to overall performance, HIS R9 390X is marginally slower than GTX 980, but once overclocked it offers better framerates. GeForce GTX 980 benefits from higher overclocking headroom, and that’s pretty much the only reason why anyone should buy one.

Radeon R9 390X is currently selling for , which is much less than GTX 980 (~). That’s 90 USD difference and you still get 8GB 512-bit future proof memory configuration. By the time GTX 980 receives a price cut, R9 390 should already flood the market.

HIS Radeon R9 390X Performance Rating

Review Contents
Page 1Introduction
Page 2Overview HIS Radeon R9 390X IceQX² OC
Page 3Overview MSI GeForce GTX 980 GAMING 4G
Page 4Testing platform and methodology
Page 5Test Overclocking
Page 6Test Power consumption ● Temperature ● Memory Utilization
Page 7Test 3DMark11 ● 3DMark ● Catzilla ● Unigine Valley ● CompuBench
Page 8Test Batman: AO ● COH2 ● GRID: A. ● Hitman A. ● Metro: LL ● THIEF ● Tomb Raider ● SoM ● SE3
Page 9Bonus Content Radeon R9 390X & R9 290X CrossFire mini-test
Page 10Conclusion

HIS Radeon R9 390X IceQ X2 OC WhyCry

HIS R9 390X IceQ X² OC 8GB (H390XQM8GD)

Performance - 90  %
Cooling and Design - 85  %
Overclocking - 85  %
Price and Bundles - 90  %

8GB/512-bit memory
Quiet cooling solution
Backplate & Heat-pipe Shield
Cheaper than competitor
Average overclocking


HIS Radeon R9 390X IceQ X2 OC WhyCry


Performance - 95  %
Cooling and Design - 100  %
Overclocking - 100  %
Price and Bundles - 85  %

ZeroFrozr technology (0db operation)
HybridFrozr (fans operate autonomously)
Gaming App (overclocking with one click)
Coil whine


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