AMD R9 380X 4GB Graphics Card CrossFire Review

by - 6 years ago




Here at eTeknix, we strive to give the consumer the best possible advice in every aspect of technology. Today is no different and we are excited to bring you the CrossFireX review of the newly released R9 380X graphics cards.

Based on the R9 380, which was based on the R9 285, the R9 380X was designed to fit the gap that was obvious between the R9 380 and R9 390. Priced at just under £200, sales have proven strong in the first weeks and board partners have given their models the usual overclocking treatment with the average clock speed of around 1030MHz being around 50MHz higher than the ‘reference’ design.

Through our testing of both the XFX DD and Sapphire Nitro models, it was evident that performance wasn’t as high as I hoped and still left a gap to fill under the R9 390. Reviewing the Rx 200 series lineup, the R9 285 was an extremely late arrival. It was based on architecture we were familiar with, but it introduced GCN 1.2 which is the foundation of the brand new R9 Fury range. To me, this leaves a gap for an R9 385 to be introduced to the market and the next step in the graphics card race for late 2016.

When we test in CrossFireX, we aim to use two identical graphics card to ensure that everything is as similar as possible. When using the same cards, you can almost guarantee the same cooling capabilities, power draw, core clock and other variables. This then gives us the best possible outcome for maximum performance as the computer does not need to compensate for any differences.

Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Testing & Methodology
  3. Synthetic Benchmarks
  4. Battlefield 4
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Metro Last Light
  7. Tomb Raider
  8. Noise, Power Consumption and Temperatures
  9. Final Thoughts
  10. View All

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5 Comments on AMD R9 380X 4GB Graphics Card CrossFire Review

  • Avatar Samuel Gagnon says:

    This is amazing. It costs less than half what a GTX980 costs, beats it horribly in crossfire, and even competes with the GTX980Ti and Fury X both $650. Two R9 380Xs are less than $500. For those users that just want a machine that can do 1080P max settings and a 4K TV you could run most games at 1080P for the monitor and max out the most demanding games at 1440P on your TV. Your framerate would be almost perfect even at max

    • Avatar Matthew Curry says:

      cant wait to crossfire mine for 4k battlefield 4 sickkkk had to look at this again loll

  • Avatar Matthew Curry says:

    Wowwwww. I just bought the xfx 380x black edition with overclock. looks like ill be getting a duel gpu mobo in the future and getting another lol. cant believe the performance from this card for the price!

  • Avatar IntelligenceAndPeace says:

    The best part is that you can buy a 380x for now and then when you want to upgrade, buy another one for the performance boost. That way you don’t have to eat $440ish all at once. Much better than paying for a 980ti or Fury X all in one piece.

  • Avatar Michael says:

    Those minimum frame rates are brutal though. It isn’t so bad in bf4 but gta v would drive me mad trying to play that with sub 30fps dips.

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