Radeon_R9_280X_Gigabyte_3GB_OC_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition

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

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 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. All games with system requirements of DirectX 11 or lower are met by this card.

What FPS performance can the Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition get on latest AAA 2019 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 316 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition can run eFootball PES 2020 at 1080p and saw it return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 139 FPS, Medium: 109 FPS, High: 74 FPS and Ultra: 53 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Borderlands 3 returns a weak 21 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at eFootball PES 2020 and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 106 FPS, Medium: 83 FPS, High: 56 FPS and Ultra: 40 FPS. We then checked the performance on Borderlands 3 to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 16 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition running at 1440p is not going to be able to keep stable frame rates at all times at Ultra 1440p on modern games.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 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 Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 87% better and can run 898 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 38% more powerful and can run 671 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
42 FPS
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The Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition was released on 09 Oct 2013

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

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GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XTL
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
141 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
35 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
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1100 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
600 Watt
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 Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "WindForce", 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 1000MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1100MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the standard edition and so this card offers the same performance a GeForce GTX 770 does.


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Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 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 20% 40%
Halo: Reach 80% 56%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24% 40%
Borderlands 3 10% 47%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 74% 92%
FIFA 20 46% 26%
Cyberpunk 2077 14% 92%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 60% 61%
eFootball PES 2020 32% 5%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 94% 36%
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Is it worth to upgrade to rx480???

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Someone wanted to swap me this for my gtx 960.I did so and I must say much better performance but at the cost of power consumption and heat which is not a problem to me.

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Will an i5 4460 bottleneck this?

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No it won't

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It does it on all cards and cpus on this site wish they would fix this.

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How much do i have to oc my cpu if i buy this card , so it wont bottleneck…

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Sorry for late response, your I5 760 should be able to keep up with this card, but consider this as your CPU's last friend. When you upgrade again from this R9 280x you should say goodbye to your CPU also.

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Yo folks, why does this card seem to be 266% better than mine but when I use the comparing page it's only 76% better ?

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Maybe a little glitch :), I am almost 100% sure that this card is 76% better and not 266% :P

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Will there be bottleneck with my cpu?
Its kinda old :(

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Nope, its fine and its not that old

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are you serieus with that 50% cpu oc? and if so, how in the hell did you get that? xD

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Thanks man

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Can my fx 8120 handle this?

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Man, I think fx-8120 will handle r9 280x nicely as fx-8120 has 9 GD Rating whereas r9 280x has 10GD Rating.

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if you have water cooled cpu and some overclocking will be fine

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will my cx 600m psu work with this card?

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if is this one no problem : http://www.corsair.com/zh-tw/cx-series-cx600m-modular-atx-power-supply-600-watt-80-plus-bronze-certified-modular-psu


but if you buy the 280x you have to overclock your fx 6300 because bottlenecking

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thanks, bro!
I cant oc because im not a pro. I just leave it. but again thanks :)

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550W gold certificated PSU enough for this? (XFX producer) or should I get 620 bronze from Seasonic?

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550w is enough, make sure the 12V rails have a combined output of atleast 40A

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little nooby with these,I see it has description like: +12V 45A -12V 0,3A so it's good enough? :P http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/P1-550B-BEFX here is link to it,finnish site but I belive u see all info needed even without translators :)

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That's enough buddy, that PSU will work fine and it's a very good PSU overal

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