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AMD Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition graphics cards allows the gamer to run indie system requirements and some less demanding AAA titles. In today’s PC hardware terms these are considered middle range for gaming performance. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 852 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 116% better performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB, as it can run 789 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 76% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
25 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition was released on 17 Mar 2014

Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO2
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
120 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
34 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
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
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
240GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
950 MHz
Boost Clock
1072 MHz
Power
Max Power
225 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
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 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280.
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 827MHz to 950MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1072MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance boost over the standard edition and so this edition is more powerful than GeForce GTX 760.


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Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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0%
Graphics Card
73%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 12% 126%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 34% 64%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 53% 53%
Marvel's Avengers 1% 126%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 25% 5%
Valorant 94% 84%
Fast & Furious Crossroads 9% 195%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1% 126%
Grand Theft Auto VI 53% 144%
Death Stranding 1% 73%
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