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AMD Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition run games
26 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 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.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2020 popular games. This short Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. 249 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 79 FPS, Medium: 62 FPS, High: 42 FPS and Ultra: 30 FPS. We proceeded to look at Dragon Ball Z Kakarot to see how that compared and saw that it returned a reasonable 53 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition by playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 60FPS, M: 48FPS, H: 32FPS, U: 23FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Dragon Ball Z Kakarot and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 40 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Need For Speed Heat which gets weak results with a 23FPS on Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB 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 Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 87% better and can meet 879 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 745 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 47% better performance.
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The Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition is released on 08 Oct 2013

Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition
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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
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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
950 MHz
Boost Clock
1100 MHz
Power
Max Power
375 Watts
PSU
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
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Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition 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 950MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1100MHz. Also, the operating memory clock is now of 1600MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the standard edition and so this card will surpass a GeForce GTX 770 easily.


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Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 20% 40%
Halo: Reach 80% 56%
Cyberpunk 2077 14% 92%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24% 40%
Doom Eternal 32% 20%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 14% 92%
Grand Theft Auto VI 30% 113%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 48% 14%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 74% 92%
Need For Speed Heat 22% 40%
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will my cx 600m psu work with this card?

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So this one or DCUII? nee advice for a friends build..

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This card would be really expensive , I would go for Direct CU II TOP. :D

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Buutt if your friend is willing to spend some cash , then go with this.

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and one more Q,This says that this wil supass a 770 easily,and its 5% better but the gigabyte version is also 5% better but it says that it will show same performance as a 770?? :D

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You can check benchmarks R9 280X is better then GTX 770 :)

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the base core is not 950 it`s 1100mhz :)

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and in game mode, default is 1180mhz


Theres a few international variants though, and i think the AU and UK versions are 950mhz… Theres also another thats 1000mhz. The american one is what we have with the 1100/1180mhz speeds

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375 Watts?? In what, Frumark? :-D

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Max power consumption, so yeah, pretty much in FurMark ;)

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Funny is that nvidia gtx770 cards have almost same power consumption but have here on GD 150W less …thats really crappy

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