DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional reviewer; in fact all my reviews I make and share with you guys is simply a guy sharing his consumer thoughts to you guys. So, if my benchmarks here seem far too lazy since I only use Valley Benchmark, well, I am just a consumer, this is simply sharing his experiences with his new gadget.
When I first got my R9 390 I wanted to test the Eyefinity out even when I only had 2 monitors; impressed by the way it runs on multimonitor gaming, I wanted a 3rd 1080p monitor, and yesterday, I finally got my rd monitor.
For those interested in the performance of the R9 390, these 3 tests in Valley Benchmark are done using Eyefinity 5760×1080 with the following settings:
API: DirectX 11
Quality: Varies among the 3 tests as Medium, High, and Ultra
Stereo 3D: Disabled
Monitors: Single (Eyefinity considers your setup as a Single 5760×1080 monitor)
Resolution: System (5760×1080)
CPU: Intel i7 3770 3.4GHz
MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
RAM: G Skill 4 x 4GB 1600Mhz DDR3
HDD/SSD: Seagate Barracuda 500Gb/Plextor M5 Pro 128Gb
PSU: Corsair GS700
GPU: VTX3D R9 390 8Gb GDDR5 1000Mhz Core Clock 1500Mhz Memory Clock
This is all done in Eyefinity, but if you are not going to go that route anytime soon, I also provided 1920×1080 benchmarks with these settings:
API: DirectX 11
I won’t test 1920×1080 in the other Quality settings or with Anti-Aliasing off; you can already guess that the results will be higher.
Also, with my Eyefinity tests, I didn’t use the Extreme of Extreme HD presets like I did with 1920×1080 tests, because I have a gut feeling it will bottleneck badly. And the price of not using x8 AA for triple monitor gaming is worth it. Trust me.
In conclusion, as an Nvidia user for at least 13 years, I am very impressed by this card and the price it has. Simply, bang for the buck, and I can’t recommend it enough.