Radeon_R9_280X_DirectCU_II_TOP_3GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition

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3.1
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How well can the Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition run games
15 Sep 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB 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.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition in your PC? Its upgrade time for the Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 832 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 84% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB which meets 768 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 50% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
42 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition is released on 09 Oct 2013

Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XTL
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
137 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
34 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
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
970 MHz
Boost Clock
1070 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
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "DirectCU II", 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 970MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1070MHz. Also, the memory clock is now of 1600MHz.
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 DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
59%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
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Assassins Creed: Valhalla 14% 92%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 30% 30%
Valorant 95% 86%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 10% 59%
eFootball PES 2021 32% 26%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 36% 111%
Crysis Remastered 4% 87%
Watch Dogs Legion 14% 42%
Genshin Impact 59% 47%
Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition Extras
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