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AMD Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition in your PC? We think this Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 91% better and can meet 852 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 56% better and can run 789 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
39 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition is released on 08 Oct 2013

Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XTL
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
131 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
33 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072 MB
Memory Speed
1500 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
288GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
870 MHz
Boost Clock
1020 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "Dual-X", which reduces the card's temperature under load, significantly and comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that was increased from 850MHz to 870MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1020MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a very slightly 1% performance boost over the standard edition and so a GeForce GTX 770 is still more powerful.


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Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
53%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Horizon: Zero Dawn 18% 45%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 36% 36%
Cyberpunk 2077 1% 99%
Marvel's Avengers 10% 99%
Fast & Furious Crossroads 4% 160%
Valorant 95% 86%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 34% 16%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 10% 99%
Grand Theft Auto VI 36% 116%
Grounded 58% 21%
Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition Extras
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