OT: R9 390 vs R9 390X

Eagle Six wrote on 8/7/2016, 12:46 PM
The R9 390 will go in an ASUS X99-A II w/i7 6800K, 32 GB, running Vegas Pro 13 and Resolve 12.5. What are the advantages, if any, to step up to the 390X? Thank You.....


Best Regards.....George

System Specs......
Corsair Obsidian Series 450D ATX Mid Tower
Asus X99-A II LGA 2011-v3, Intel X99 SATA 6 Gb/s USB 3.1/3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-6800K 15M Broadwell-E, 6 core 3.4 GHz LGA 2011-v3 (overclocked 20%)
64GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200
Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
MSI Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 8GB Video Card
Corsair RMx Series RM750X 740W 80 Plus Gold power pack
Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 boot drive
Corsair Neutron XT 2.5 480GB SATA III SSD - video work drive
Western Digitial 1TB 7200 RPM SATA - video work drive
Western Digital Black 6TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Bb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 data drive

Bluray Disc burner drive
2x 1080p monitors
Microsoft Window 10 Pro
DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 pb2
SVP13, MVP15, MVP16, SMSP13, MVMS15, MVMSP15, MVMSP16

Comments

Nick Hope wrote on 8/7/2016, 11:30 PM
Can't answer your question directly without looking up the speed specs online, which you could just as easily do yourself. Bear in mind that the amount of VRAM is important for Resolve. Get 8GB if you can.

If you're buying from new then be aware that the RX 480 is out now, and more bang for the buck than the older cards you mention. Apparently it's a great performer with Resolve.

Personally I am waiting to see what V14 brings in terms of GPU acceleration before I buy a new card, just in case the Nvidia GTX 1080 performs better than the AMD cards. Unlikely, but you never know. By then I suppose an RX 490/495 might be out, or close, and likely a great card to use with both Vegas and Resolve.

If you're buying a used card then an R9 390X is probably a great choice and there should be some on the market as people upgrade to the later cards.

That's my thoughts based on very little research. If I'm wrong then someone please tell me.
Eagle Six wrote on 8/8/2016, 9:08 AM
Thank You Nick for the feedback, information and the link, it's helpful.


Best Regards.....George

System Specs......
Corsair Obsidian Series 450D ATX Mid Tower
Asus X99-A II LGA 2011-v3, Intel X99 SATA 6 Gb/s USB 3.1/3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-6800K 15M Broadwell-E, 6 core 3.4 GHz LGA 2011-v3 (overclocked 20%)
64GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200
Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
MSI Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 8GB Video Card
Corsair RMx Series RM750X 740W 80 Plus Gold power pack
Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 boot drive
Corsair Neutron XT 2.5 480GB SATA III SSD - video work drive
Western Digitial 1TB 7200 RPM SATA - video work drive
Western Digital Black 6TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Bb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 data drive

Bluray Disc burner drive
2x 1080p monitors
Microsoft Window 10 Pro
DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 pb2
SVP13, MVP15, MVP16, SMSP13, MVMS15, MVMSP15, MVMSP16