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AMD Radeon R9 280X Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

What FPS performance can the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire 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. This graphics hardware can run 693 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire shows us that Borderlands 3 is getting a playable result of 44 FPS, and then we are seeing FIFA 20 returning a strong 151 FPS while another game on our list is the The Outer Worlds which is getting 61 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire by playing FIFA 20 which yielded a strong performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 259FPS, M: 216FPS, H: 159FPS, U: 115FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was The Outer Worlds and that was reasonable. This graphics card delivered 46 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Borderlands 3 which gets playable results with a 33FPS on Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon R9 280X Crossfire is more than capable at running this screen resolution. 1440p Ultra across almost all modern games is going to be fairly standard with this GPU. We would consider moving this hardware up to 4K screen resolutions for PC gaming today.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this Radeon R9 280X Crossfire

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 899 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 33% better performance. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 960 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 40% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X Crossfire is released on 01 Oct 2013

Radeon R9 280X Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Tahiti XTL (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
256 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
64 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
4096
Driver Support
-
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.2
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144 MB
Memory Speed
1500 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
576GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
0
HDMI Connection
0
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
850 MHz
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
Power
Max Power
550 Watts
PSU
1000 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 280X Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 280X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 280X to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to 60% better than a single Radeon R9 280X performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon R9 280X. Expect this combination to draw up to 550 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.


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Radeon R9 280X Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Halo: Reach 86% 68%
Red Dead Redemption 2 43% 1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 46% 1%
Borderlands 3 36% 5%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 36%
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 36%
FIFA 20 62% 47%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 71% 14%
eFootball PES 2020 52% 32%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 96% 55%
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Would my i5 be enough to handle this crossfire?

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NICE

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Still better! :D

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