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AMD Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition run games
26 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black 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. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

What FPS performance can the Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition get on latest AAA 2020 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 249 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition shows us that Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get a weak result of 0 FPS, and then we are seeing Dragon Ball Z Kakarot returning a reasonable 53 FPS while another game on our list is the Microsoft Flight Simulator which is predicted to get 2 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition ran Dragon Ball Z Kakarot to a playable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 106 FPS, Medium: 83 FPS, High: 56 FPS and Ultra: 40 FPS. Another game researched was Microsoft Flight Simulator with predictions of L: 3FPS, M: 2FPS, H: 2FPS, U: 1FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Grand Theft Auto VI, wih estimates revealing L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. 1440p Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition PC gaming is the wrong choice for PC gaming.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black 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 XFX Double D Black Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, as it can run 879 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 87% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 47% more powerful and can run 745 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
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The Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition is released on 09 Oct 2013

Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GCN 1.0 Tahiti XTL
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DX 12.0
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3072 MB
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1550 MHz
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1000 MHz
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1080 MHz
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750 Watt
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Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system 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 1080MHz. The operating memory clock was increased to 1550MHz.
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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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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Does anyone who owns this card tried overclocking? I just wondering how far I can push it.

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With the right conditions (cooling and stuff) you can OC it pretty well.

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At 1.3V I got mine up to 1223/1855.
But my PSU might be limiting too.

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it is very famous for its huge overclocking

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What psu would I need, at the moment I have 600 w

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That is enough. If it has decent built quality.
Might want to search for yours online if you are not sure.

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will my cx 600m psu work with this card?

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I heard that series is not good.
But it will be enough I am running this on an CS450

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http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
here is a good psu list.
yeah it says that its not great for oc but in normal use its very stable and good psu. (BTW its in the same tier as your psu)

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I got a coolermaster 630W PSU, will it be enough? D:

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Hope i'm not too late. with that GPU and CPU combo, yes it will, unless you wish to do crossfire in the future then you would need around 750w to be safe, or do big OC then a 650 - 700w :)

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ty c:, I was able to get a gtx 670 for only 150 euros :P

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Not sure how much that is in GBP but it sounds like a good deal, hope it treats you well xD

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Pip, there are 2 Double D versions of this card. One is cheaper for like 15 euros and has a 850 Mhz core clock, I think.

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I am putting together a PC for a friend and I am thinking about using this card. What is the real recommended Power requirement for quality PSU's (Corsair, EVGA, etc..? CPU: Intel xeon E3-1231

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Corsair Cx750m, mine (check my rig)… 650-750W anything in that interval.

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Ok so a 650 Watt Corsai 80+ Gold would be fine?

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Yes, you'll be fine. Even though it says 750W it isn't needed. Corsai 80+ Gold is perfectly fine.

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I recomend this build…although this GPU is the NON Black edition version although you can easily overclock this GPU to perform similar to this GPU.

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This rig should run BF4 at 60+ fps on ultra settings and no AA. Also the psu is an 500W 80+ psu which is enough. Right now the price is about $760.

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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/syvFK8

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I have this card and it doesn't run as well as other peoples. Most of the fps readings online and on videos in youtube are higher than mine. Any help?

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Well, most people test games on 1920x1080, your monitor is much more than that…it's much wider. Furthermore, optimization is also a key factor.

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I only play on 1920x1080 on one monitor. I have a dual monitor setup.

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Please post the youtube videos here and I'll see what I can "see" :)
Furthermore, tell me what FPS are you getting on which games….
My friend has the same computer specs as you so I'll play the games there and see how well they run.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKBvP4NP3K4 In Diablo 3 I go down to like 30ish for the most part.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLiIM2MDYNQ I play on the lowest settings and get like barely 60 fps most of the time.

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This is strange. I can max out both games and get 60+ FPS (but I put V-sync on so it caps 60 fps). You should be able to max out both games and get highest possible fps. My recommendations:
- http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Windows+7+-+64#amd-catalyst-packages --> install latest drivers…I installed 14.4 and everything is working perfectly
- scan for viruses and trojan
…if that doesn't help, run the diagnostic tool and send me the file.

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It didn't change anything I still only get under 30 fps in Tomb Raider maxed.

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Have you tried turning down the details and see how that works? Set the settings to high and run the benchmark then.
Most common reasons of low fps are outdated hardware/drivers, viruses, too high detail.
Are you having problems only in Tomb Raider and Diablo 3 or for every game you play?

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Pretty much every single game I play I get lower fps than what everyone else has.

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Then there is a problem in your computer.
1) Check your GPU and CPU temperature and load (are they running full speed and at what temperature)
2) Have you installed any program and got low fps afterwards, or is the low fps problem from the beginning?
3) Check for Pheonix.exe in C:Program Files … or in C:subfolders
4) Try setting lower settings and see how that works
5) Viruses
6) Drivers, mobo…
7) HDD problems: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd637756.aspx
As much information as you can provide!

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Gpu and Cpu are a little high but nothing out of the ordinary. No phoenix.exe, no viruses, I haven't actually updated my motherboard driver. I dont know how.

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Tell me what your motherboard is and I'll find the update for you :)
CPU-Z, AIDA64 are programs that help you identify your mobo model and manufacturer.

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http://imgur.com/OwXBkxl,4AavwI5#0 I find it weird that in the graphics tab my card shows up as a 7970. Is that the same for you as well?

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Yes, r9 280x is basically a mildly improved 7970…think nothing of it. It's a normal thing to show it as 7970; Catalyst Control Center will show it as a r9 200 series.
Your mobo is fine, no need to update.
Are you running any program while you play?
Important: Lower settings to medium-high and see if that improves the FPS.

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Im not running any programs while I play and also lowering settings does increase fps but I feel like I shouldn't have to because no one else needs to.

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Then you must do benchmarks and cross-check the results with other rigs. Stress test and see if there is anything wrong with any component of your rig (hardware). If you are getting lower fps then other people with same rigs my educated guess would be:
-Virus
-GPU drivers
-Catalyst control center is poorly optimized(I know when I set different filtering it went Harlem Shake)
-Set the power mode to High Performance
EDIT: Create a thread and let other people help too. Maybe other mis fortunate people with same problems and solutions.

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Can I crossfire this with my XFX 7970 Double D Black Edition, since it's the same card essentially?

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You can crossfire any 7970 with any r9 280x graphics card. Beware though! 7970 Crossfire was reported to have microstutters.

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Excellent graphics card. I love it! Runs everything smoothly on highest settings

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