XFX R9 390X Black Edition Review

Introduction

XFX R9 390X Black Edition Review

Introduction

XFX cards have been a bit like buses in the OC3D offices. We waited years for one to appear and then two arrive in quick succession. 

Following on the heels of the R9 290X 8GB card we have their top of the line R9 390X, the Black Edition. Invoking such a moniker always causes us to raise an eyebrow. You need a certain level of chutzpah to name it thusly, particularly in the light of things like the AMG Mercedes or ASUS Rampage motherboards.

Suffice it to say that we couldn't wait to open up the gaudy packaging and discover whether the bods at XFX have managed to bring enough to the party to leave us nodding sagely at the appellation.

Technical Specifications

As befits a Black Edition card the XFX comes with a 1090MHz speed on the GPU Core out of the box. The perfect choice if you're one of those people who enjoys sticking their card in and getting on and gaming.

General

Product Description : AMD RADEON R9 390X 1090M 8gb Dual Dissipation Black Edition

Processor & Bus

Bus Type : PCI-E 3.0
Chipset version : Grenada XT
GPU Bus (bit) : 512
GPU Clock : 1090MHz
Performance Category : Enthusiast
Stream Processors : 2816

Memory

Memory Bus : 512 bit
Memory Clock : 6.0 GHz
Memory Size : 8GB
Memory Type : DDR5

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Most Recent Comments

13-07-2015, 11:28:59

AlienALX
Hate to say it but yawn. Another over priced 8gb 290x.

AMD need to stop peeing around with this crap and get Fury out there and for sale. Every day they slip is another day for Nvidia to drop prices again and secure another sale.

I gotta admit, I am growing a little impatient.Quote

13-07-2015, 14:08:33

Wraith
When you get past the HSBC logo all over the front, god is this a pretty card. Not quite as pretty as the previous DD

http://techreport.com/r.x/290x-custo...card-front.jpg

but still it's a looker. Performance is great too, predictably sitting just above the 290X.Quote

13-07-2015, 14:35:24

NeverBackDown
Can't wait to get home and test this card out. Been on vacation and the card came as I was leaving. It's not the black edition but it's still worth getting. Hopefully it's as good as you show!Quote

13-07-2015, 17:39:49

Chrazey
Can someone tell me what the difference is between the "Black Edition" is and the non one?... Keep seeing them all over, but don't get the difference. Is it the color? Quote

13-07-2015, 19:09:54

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chrazey View Post
Can someone tell me what the difference is between the "Black Edition" is and the non one?... Keep seeing them all over, but don't get the difference. Is it the color?
Core clocks. Pretty sure it's 1050 for normal cards and the Black edition is 1090Quote
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