Radeon_R9_280X_Sapphire_Toxic_3GB_OC_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Toxic 3GB OC Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Toxic 3GB OC Edition run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Toxic 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.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Toxic 3GB OC Edition is at running the more popular games of 2019. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Toxic 3GB OC Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 317 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Halo: Reach getting 114 FPS with the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Toxic 3GB OC Edition, eFootball PES 2020 getting 53 FPS and Cyberpunk 2077 predicted to get 1 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Toxic 3GB OC Edition at 1440p with Halo: Reach, which got a strong set of FPS results. These were, Low: 230 FPS, Medium: 181 FPS, High: 122 FPS and Ultra: 87 FPS. We then checked out eFootball PES 2020 which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 107FPS, M: 84FPS, H: 57FPS, U: 40FPS. And another popular game was Cyberpunk 2077 with predictions of L: 1FPS, M: 1FPS, H: 1FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Toxic 3GB OC Edition we get the impression that it is a good choice for running modern games at Ultra in this larger screen resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Toxic 3GB OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Toxic 3GB OC Edition in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Toxic 3GB OC Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Toxic 3GB OC Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 897 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 85% better performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Toxic 3GB OC Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 36% more powerful and can run 668 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
43 FPS
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The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Toxic 3GB OC Edition is released on 08 Oct 2013

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

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Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XTL
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
147 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
37 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
Driver Support
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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
1600 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
307.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1100 MHz
Boost Clock
1150 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
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Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Toxic 3GB OC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Toxic 3GB OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "Tri-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 1100MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1150MHz. Also, the operating memory clock is now of 1600MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance boost over the standard edition and so this card surpasses a GeForce GTX 770 easily.


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Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Toxic 3GB OC Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 21% 38%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 25% 38%
Halo: Reach 81% 56%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 74% 90%
Cyberpunk 2077 15% 90%
Borderlands 3 11% 46%
FIFA 20 46% 26%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 60% 59%
eFootball PES 2020 33% 6%
Detroit: Become Human 37% 109%
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Architecture is wrong she is not GCN 1.1 Tahiti XTL it is GCN 1.0 Tahiti XTL based on 7970 core.
Please admin correct it.

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Dx12 on my GPU… awesome!

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Awesome GPU, It is super silent at full load and I can play games like fc4 at ultra settings with AA very smooth

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Don't buy it, better go for a 770 or whatever Nvidia or directly go for a 290. Most problematic card-got a replacement-still flickering in games. The previous had Artifacts and stretched textures.

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Your CPU suck bro, get better and you will see huge performance boost in high-end games

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would this gpu work whit an intel core 2 duo 3ghz, a dc 5800 microtower/hp p70130 motherboard and what psu would i need, i have a 300wattz right now but some sites say i need 1000watzz !? and some say 300watz? ty in advance for reading this

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Can my PSU handle this this card? I have the Seasonic S12 520w bronze rated.

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yes but risky if high loads

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would this work with my rig? i wanna upgrade..any other card you'd recommend in this price range?

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meybi r9 290 would be nice deal best price performance card on market and should work great with your rig

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yeah that card is awesome but here in my country it cost around 500 dollars, only other card that costs a little above 280x is gtx 970,dont know if that'll work

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So? Problem solved, get gtx970

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hi iam running this card at min just got it and it great upgraded from hd 7870 oc max out all my games and bf4

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OK,thanks for the help guys
still looking at 280x since i might not be able to afford a 970
really want 970 tho >.&#60

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You said "only other card that costs a little above" is gtx 970, so save little longer and get that one, its worth it

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will do that :)

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Will my 550 PSU work on that GPU ?

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yes. but you should have 80+

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will my cx 600m psu work with this card?

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yes ofc.

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A Coolermaster B 600W is enough for this card??

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