One -click nuclear sapphire R9 390 4G Platinum Edition evaluation

The AMD R9 390 has been high -performance graphics cards pursued by high -end gamers since its listing. It has exaggerated 8GB video memory and 512bit video memory bits. At 4K resolution, it has a very good performance with multi -screen games. However, in the era when this 2K display has not yet been popularized, the 4K display does not seem to have a large market. Therefore, the advantages of R9 390 8GB of high video memory cannot be played well. It is also because of large memory relationships, and the price is also at a higher water level. Considering the status quo of the market, AMD specifically launched the 4GB specification R9 390 in December 2015. It aims to allow high -end players who use 1080P or 2K display to meet their pursuit of performance at a more suitable price. Insufficient memory costs pay.

In fact, the author feels that the above is only one of the reasons. AMD is also the same price of the same price product of the opponent’s home by reducing the price of the region memory to lower the R9 390 -GTX 970 to seize the market through low -cost strategies. During the previous Double 12 period, the price of this launch shortly was even within 2,000 yuan. Now the price of e-commerce is only 2099 yuan, which is 300-400 yuan lower than the 8G video memory version of the R9 390. It can be described as very good value.

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Sapphire R9 390 4G D5 Platinum Version OC

Speaking of A card, the first AIB manufacturer that I think of is naturally sapphire. As one of AMD’s most senior partners, sapphire launched a product based on R9 390 4G for the first time, with the model of R9 390 4G D5 Platinum version of OC. This is also the first card we got by the R9 390 4G version. This time sapphire not only reduced the price, but also a new technology that can be called “killing” on the card. The official name is Nitro Booster one -click acceleration technology. This technology is not like the one -click overclocking button on the graphics card of other manufacturers in the past. When this button is pressed, the change is not the frequency, but the number of stream processors. In short, it is the one -click opening!

One -click opening button hidden under the heat dissipation fin

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One -click opening nuclear is rare now. In the past era, players can indeed open up the graphics card by swiping a higher -level graphics card BIOS. This time, the sapphire eliminates the risk of the player’s one -click nuclear opening and the damage to the graphics card BIOS. A one -click nuclear button is set up for the player. The player only needs to press the core to open the nuclear button before the power. Transformed into R9 390X! In other words, this graphics card is actually the core of the R9 390X. The buttons correspond to the BIOS of R9 390 and R9 390X before and after pressing. This design undoubtedly greatly increases the value of the graphics card.

Comparison of graphics card parameters before and after nuclear opening

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Through GPU-Z, we can see it intuitively: After clicking the Nitro Booster button, the flow processor changed from 2560 to 2816, an increase of 256; TMUS changed from 160 to 176, an increase of 16, and its specifications and R9 390X is basically the same. It can be seen that this button really opens this graphics card and allows the graphics card to successfully transform the R9 390X of the first level.

“Sapphire” logo

So what kind of strength does this R9 390 that can be opened in one -click? I believe that you look forward to the same expectations as me. Next, let’s use software and games to test the performance of the card before and after the opening of the nuclear!

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Graphics card disassembly appreciation

Graphics fan design

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The sapphire R9 390 4G D5 platinum version of the OC graphics card adopts a new generation of Dual-X dual fan cooling system. It has a stronger heat dissipation efficiency than the previous generation. Two 10cm large roller fans can generate strong air volume and wind pressure, while taking into account the advantages of mute.

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Graphics card radiator design

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The sapphire R9 390 4G D5 platinum version of the OC radiator is designed with a composite 5 heat pipe. It is unique to 10mm ultra -thick heat pipes. With pure copper heat sink base and large -scale heat dissipation fins, the heat dissipation efficiency increases by 20%.

Graphics card backplate design

The sapphire R9 390 4G D5 platinum version of OC uses integrated suppression of the metal backboard, which has excellent protection performance to prevent PCB from bent or bumper. At the same time, the metal material can speed up the heat loss and assist the heat dissipation.

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Graphics card core

The sapphire R9 390 4G D5 platinum version of OC uses the 28nm HAWAII core, and the core frequency is 1010MHz. The memory specifications are 4GB GDDR5/512-BIT, and the 5000MHz memory frequency. The graphics card perfectly supports the latest technologies such as DX12, Liquid VR, FreeSync, etc., and the actual game effect has been greatly improved.

Graphics card supply design

The sapphire R9 390 4G D5 platinum version OC adopts a 7+2 phase separation power supply design, of which 7 phase core power supply, 2 phase video memory power supply, can effectively improve the overclocking performance and stability of the graphics card. MOS tube design and integrated packaging MOS tube can also significantly improve the performance of electrical appliances.

External power supply interface design

The sapphire R9 390 4G D5 platinum version of the OC graphics card is designed with a 6+8pin external power supply interface to provide sufficient energy sources for the graphics card.

Video interface design

The sapphire R9 390 4G D5 platinum version of OC uses dual DVI+HDMI+DP full interface combination, which can be compatible with most of the current display products on the market and meet the needs of users with multiple screens.

List of the hardware environment of the test platform

In order to ensure the best performance of the graphics card, this test platform adopts the strongest Core core-Intel Core i7-5960X processor, ANTEC water-cooled radiator, Gigabyte X99 chipset motherboard, pirate ship Vengeance LPX 4*8GB DDR4-2666MHz Four -channel memory and Anti 1200W gold medal power supply. The detailed hardware specifications are shown in the table below:

Software and hardware configuration of the test platform

Core accessory

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CPU

Infel

Core i7-5960X

Motherboard

Gigar

GA-X99-GAMING G1 WIFI

Core graphics

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none

Memory

Zhiqi

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4GB DDR4 3600 X2

hard disk

Film

War General Series 240G

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power supply

Antik

HCP-1200

System and driver

operating system

Microsoft Windows 10

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Motherboard driver

Intel chipset drive

Graphics driver

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NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver (361.43Whql)

DirectX environment

DirectX 11

Frame number monitoring

FRAPS 3.5.1 or Benchmark

Test motherboard: Giga-X99-GAMING G1 WiFi

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Test memory: Pirate ship Vengeance LPX (significant effect)

List of the software environment of the test platform

In order to ensure the optimal stability of the system platform, the operating system used in this product test is Microsoft Windows 10 genuine authorized products. Except for turning off automatic dormant, the remaining settings remain default. The detailed software environment is shown in the following table.

Test the Testing Channel Software Environment

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Edition

(64bit / version number: 10240)

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Motherboard chipset driver

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Intel Chipset Device Software

(WHQL / version number: 9.2.3.1022)

NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver

(Version number: 361.43 WHQL)

Desktop environment

(2560 × 1600 / 32bit / 60Hz)

In terms of test results, the theoretical performance test score is used to measure the performance. The higher the value, the better; the game performance test comes with the game with the number of frames and the average frame number in the game to measure the performance. The higher the value, the better.

Theoretical performance test: 3DMark Firestrike

The new 3DMark launched on February 5, 2013, using a new interface design. In addition to the test score, it will also show the real -time curve of each scene test period. The entire process records frame rates, CPU temperature, GPU temperature, and CPU power consumption. The new 3DMARK canceled the traditional E, P, and X mode, and replaced it with the three scenarios launched according to different loads. Among them, Firestrike specifically built a high -end gaming platform based on the DirectX 11 graphics card, while CloudGate supports mainstream mainstream based on the DirectX 10 environment environment. Hardware, ICESTORM supports entry -level DirectX 9 devices, mobile phones, tablets, and so on.

3DMark FIRESTRIKE

The graphics card is default

3DMark FIRESTRIKE EXTREME score

In the graphics card opening state

Through the Extreme test in the new version of 3D MARK, we have obtained the result. For sapphire R9 390 4G D5 platinum OC, a good score of 5201 has been ran out of 2K resolution like Extreme. After the nuclear is opened It reached 5395 points. Although the level of R9 390X did not reach the R9 390X, the performance improvement was also considerable. Next, let’s see how the game measured.

Game Performance Test: “Tomb Raider 9”

“Tomb Raider 9” is a cross -platform series action game developed by Crystal Dynamics and SQUARE ENIX responsible for the release. It was released in March 2013. This game focuses on Laura’s youth, abandoning the settings of the previous female super women. Players can see the image of more real Laura in the game. Due to the upgrade of the engine, this work will have better pictures than the previous works, which is the most transformed work of the “Tomb Raider” series.

In this work, new crystal power engines are made, and technologies such as curved surface subdivision and super sample anti -aliases are added. AMD also added exclusive hair technology Tress FX Hari technology in this game. Let the protagonist Laura have a dynamic long hair that is more flowing than other NPCs. The first time the hair technology has simulated real hair for the first time. Although it consumes huge resources, it is still a revolutionary technology for the graphics industry. Essence

“Tomb Raider 9”

Default status “Tomb Raider 9”

Frame number measurement

Nuclear state

We specially came up with a 2K game score of 2560*1600 for comparison. The sapphire R9 390 4G D5 platinum version OC achieved a very good results at the resolution of 2560*1600. The game will basically not have a stuttering game under this resolution. Under the resolution of 1920*1200, the number of high frames of 69.6 was obtained, reaching the 60 frames required for “absolute smoothness”, which can run the game perfectly. In addition, in the nuclear open state, the number of frames is 47.6 and 72.4 frames, respectively, and the performance increase is about 4%.

Game performance test: “Metro: Last Dawn”

“Metro: Last Dawn” tells a civil war that competes for the end of the world that is sufficient to destroy humanity. Humans are still waiting for death, war between different factions continue, and various mutant creatures lurk in the dark at night. The ground is still a variety of poisonous gas, but there are rumors that the ice layer began to melt, and the sun began to penetrate the clouds.

“Metro: Last Dawn”

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Default status “Metro: Last Dawn” average frame number

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“Metro: Last Dawn” average frame number

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In the test session of “Metro: Last Dawn”, sapphire R9 390 4G D5 Platinum Version OC remained at the average frame number of 70.8 frames at the resolution of 1920*1200, while at the resolution of 2560*1600 Frames, players can run the game smoothly and gain a good game experience. In the nuclear open state, the number of frames reached in the game was 75.1 frames and 49.6 frames, respectively, and increased by about 7%by comparison.

Game performance test: “Witcher 3: Crazy Hunt”

“Witcher 3: Crazy Hunt” uses a Redengine3 engine. As a second -generation RPG game, this life is lifelike real environmental restoration and new character facial movements and character facial expressions have become a highlight. While supporting a variety of new graphic technologies, the Redengine3 engine also accelerates map loading speed. The grand world created through seamless map allows players to freely roam the game world.

“Witcher 3: Crazy Hunt”

Default status “Witcher 3: Crazy Hunt” average frame number

“Witcher 3: Crazy Hunt” average frame number

This game can be said to be a real next -generation game, and it is also a more representative one. It can be seen that it has a great amount of performance. Only flagship products can control it at 2K resolution. Sapphire R9 390 4G D5 Platinum Version OC remains at 41.6 frames at the resolution of 1920*1200, and the results are okay. At the resolution of 2560*1600, it is maintained at 31.4 frames. Essence In the state of nuclear opening, the number of frames was 43.6 and 33.1 frames, respectively, and increased by about 6%compared to before.

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none

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operating system

Graphics driver

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Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Edition

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3DMark FIRESTRIKE EXTREME score

“Tomb Raider 9”

Frame number measurement

Nuclear state

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Nuclear state

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Graphics card power consumption and temperature test

For high -end games to watch the graphics card, power consumption and temperature are still the necessary data for our reference, because these data sounds like no concern as cost -effective, but it is closely affecting the actual game experience of the player as auxiliary attributes, and higher power consumption consumption. It will bring more noise and temperature, so we should evaluate the products at all angles instead of just through performance and price.

In terms of temperature, we will continue to use Furmark for testing. Considering that in different games, the load rates of the graphics card are different, especially the load difference between low resolution and high resolution will make the power consumption of the graphics card completely calculate the average value. Therefore, we need to use an authoritative baking software such as Furmark to allow each computing unit of the GPU chip to fully load and give full play to the state of maximizing power supply to achieve accurate results.

Sapphire R9 390 4G D5 Platinum Version OC Baking Machine temperature is 79 ℃

In terms of power consumption, we use FURAMRK doclasts to allow the graphics card to reach a full load state, and then shoot real -time power consumption in the power consumption instrument. In the end, the sapphire R9 390 4G D5 platinum version of OC completed the test with a maximum full -load temperature of 79 degrees. As a flagship high -performance product, such achievements are still acceptable.

The platform’s empty power consumption is 81W (excluding the display)

The platform full load power consumption is 357W (excluding display)

We can see that the performance in power consumption is still in line with the characteristics of high -end graphics cards. The standby power consumption of the entire platform is only about 81W, which is well controlled. The peak full -load power consumption in the baking process is 357W. Considering the high performance and high TDP of the R9 390, this power consumption is still acceptable. Because the graphics cards can be fully loaded under different game resolution, the power consumption of the game will not exceed the grill software.

Graphics card evaluation summary

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The sapphire R9 390 4G D5 Platinum OC is performed very well in the above tests. Especially after the one -click acceleration function is turned on, it seems that it becomes a small R9 390X, and the performance improves significantly.

Sapphire R9 390 4G D5 Platinum Version OC

The sapphire R9 390 4G D5 platinum version OC is very small in normal use. Thanks to the large air volume brought by the big fan, the fan speed is low, but the heat dissipation effect is strong. However, power consumption is still higher than the opponent, but the price advantage is enough to make up for the weakness of power consumption.

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Overall, although the sapphire R9 390 4G D5 platinum OC has dropped from 8G to 4G, the price decrease is more in line with the hearts of the people, and its core is not castrated as the existence position. The actual performance will not be reduced, but it will improve. The “one -click strength bonus” of this card has become a rare good card in R9 390.

Sapphire R9 390 4G D5 Platinum Version OC

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