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MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card

( 4.8 Average / 48 Ratings )




Part #

R9 390 GAMING 8G
(or) V308-041R


PCI-Express x16


Radeon R9 390

Memory Size


Memory Type


Core Clock



275 Watts



SLI Support


CrossFire Support

4-way CrossFire


10.91" (277mm)

Supports Freesync


DVI-D Dual-Link






Completed Builds Using This Part

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Merchant Base Promo Shipping Tax Availability Total
SuperBiiz $329.98 +FREE s/h $329.98
NCIX US $334.99 In stock $334.99+
B&H $339.99 +FREE s/h $339.99
OutletPC $345.75 $345.75+
Newegg $339.99 +$5.99 s/h In stock $345.98

Price History (Excluding Tax & Combo Deals) History:


from completed build Bleh

The 390 in my opinion is the new king of price to performance. you cant argue with numbers... I will say however the card runs hot, is power hungry and drivers are crap... But this is not a problem for me.

from completed build First ever build

Card works great. Absolutely no complaints. The fans are super quite and don't run most of the time. Even when they do come on I have to look into my case to see if they're doing anything.

from completed build My First Gaming Build ($1500)

This Newegg review literally took the words out of my mouth.

Pros: Overall better card than the GTX 970 at same price. Very good cooling, only 10*C difference between Idle and heavy load. Quiet. Great for higher resolutions

Cons: Massive power drain (it's an amd) 850W should be plenty to counteract that though!

Notes: Fairly high idle temp at 60*C because by default it doesn't run the fans while idling. Changable with MSI Afterburner though :)

from completed build First build

runs extremely hot, not that the cooler sucks but you need a big case and great airflow for this card, performance is solid for the price

Really good. I haven't played that many games yet, but so far the ones I have played have all been 60+ fps on the highest settings. I am not regretting my choice at all.

from completed build The First of Many

The GPU was a bit more problematic, but still got up to 1150MHz, with the memory at 1600MHz. Voltage and power limits needed to be tweaked a bit, but the overclock ended up stable. Other then that, the 390 is pretty awesome in most categories, taking up The Witcher 3 and GTA V with both pretty much cranked up the highest settings extremely well.

from completed build Bang for buck build i5 6600k

i rate this graphics card 5, because all my games that i want run at FULL DETAIL plus it only stays at 65 below temps

from completed build Swadizzle

Exceeds expectations as far as temps and noise. I can't wait to connect this to a 4K monitor or TV. A little disappointed there is not a full cover liquid cooler for this card. I don't want to install a universal cooler and have half the card exposed.

from completed build RED&BLACK

I am 4 staring this only because I purchased it on 9/30 and in October a rebate started for $20. I sent in for it anyways but was denied. I got mine for $325 and now at $300 it is the best price to performance card you'll get in this price range.

from completed build SOVEREIGN

Nothing short of amazing. Slightly better and cheaper than the NVIDIA equivalent, but consumes more power and has less overclockability. Looks great too. Doesn't sound bad at higher RPM's. and RPM's below 35% aren't noticeable in my computer at idle fan speeds. 50% doesn't bother me at all either. I'm sitting right next to my computer. Will have you covered for the rest of this generation of games, and can actually handle higher resolutions better than I thought, but I am using 1080p 144hz so look at the benchmarks if you’re looking into a similar build for 1440p.

Great temperatures if you turn the fans on a little more. At idle, without afterburner or anything it sits at 61C @25C ambient

Having afterburner on at idle (at 16% RPM) I have a temp of 48C

I had trouble with GPU installation - no output, couldn't update drivers or anything. without the igpu i would of been screwed, but it probably would of worked if I didn't have the integrated graphics in the first place lol. I was really confused and spent hours troubleshooting, but all i had to do was disable integrated GFX in device manager and reboot. Works fine now. It hangs at a bit of an angle as well, it’s a heavy card.

I also get some weird fairly-annoying coil whine sometimes from the DVI-port connection on my GPU but I have to position it so it doesn't make that noise (you know how your headphones stop working but works when its only in 1 spot? it's a bit like that just not as bad). But it's not bad and is very manageable right now. It's probably just a bad cable, I'm yet to test that but will update.