Radeon_R9_280X_HIS_iPower_IceQ_X²_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 280X HIS iPower IceQ X² Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 280X HIS iPower IceQ X² Edition run games
12 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 280X HIS iPower IceQ X² 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.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2020 popular games. This short Radeon R9 280X HIS iPower IceQ X² Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 245.

A Radeon R9 280X HIS iPower IceQ X² Edition card at 1080p is seeing a weak frame rate when running Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order on Ultra - 0 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Microsoft Flight Simulator which is 0 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare performs on this hardware, which gets a playable 29 FPS.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order on the Radeon R9 280X HIS iPower IceQ X² Edition to see that it got a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was Microsoft Flight Simulator which we predicted will be weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 0 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 22 FPS. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 280X HIS iPower IceQ X² Edition is unable to perform adequately across modern games at this increased resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X HIS iPower IceQ X² Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X HIS iPower IceQ X² Edition in your PC? This Radeon R9 280X HIS iPower IceQ X² Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 280X HIS iPower IceQ X² Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 280X HIS iPower IceQ X² Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which is 91% more powerful and can run 879 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 50% better performance and can run 745 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
41 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X HIS iPower IceQ X² Edition is released on 08 Oct 2013

Radeon R9 280X HIS iPower IceQ X² Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280X HIS iPower IceQ X² Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XTL
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
134 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
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
1050 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
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Radeon R9 280X HIS iPower IceQ X² Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280X HIS iPower IceQ X² Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "IceQ X²", 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 1050MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a modest 3% performance boost over the standard edition and so a GeForce GTX 770 is still more powerful.


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Radeon R9 280X HIS iPower IceQ X² Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
49%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 19% 42%
Doom Eternal 31% 22%
Cyberpunk 2077 12% 96%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 23% 42%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 47% 12%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 12% 96%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 73% 96%
Grand Theft Auto VI 33% 117%
Need For Speed Heat 20% 42%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 94% 95%
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will my cx 600m psu work with this card?

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Yup. 600watts is more than enough for an overclocked i5 and an overclocked 280x

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Thanks alot but i posted this 3 months ago. Already up and running

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why this card need so big psu?maybe because of cooling system?

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not sure, but its run fine on 600W psu :)

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I have one on my HTPC that is overclocked -5% with an i5 3570k OCd to 4.3ghz and it all runs on a 550 watt raidmax psu.

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