Radeon_R9_280_Gigabyte_WindForce_3X_OC_3GB_Edition
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
13 Dec 2019 - 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.

Game performance for the Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2019. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. 166 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 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Detroit: Become Human and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We proceeded to look at Red Dead Redemption 2 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a weak 18 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Detroit: Become Human and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We then checked the performance on Red Dead Redemption 2 to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 14 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition running at 1440p is going to struggle at this higher gaming resolution.

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? We think this Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 120% better and can run 894 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 73% more powerful and can run 765 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
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
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Resolution Performance
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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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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 6% 64%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 11% 64%
Halo: Reach 77% 48%
Cyberpunk 2077 1% 126%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 69% 126%
Borderlands 3 6% 73%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 48% 58%
Detroit: Become Human 25% 149%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1% 126%
FIFA 20 36% 13%
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Can I run with this gpu every game today at ultra settings (Far cry 4…) for 30 or more fps? 1920x1080 1080p

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i do not have far cry 4 yet, but i believe you can ultra.. we have same rig :o lol

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without 8X MSAA, yes.

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If running 500 watt you running at limit I would go 650 watt then space for oc if you what

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I'm planing on buying a new computer and I'm wondering, will this card work better on my monitor with 1680x1080 resolution or with 1920x1080?


Thanks in advance :)

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How many watts would I need to run two of these in CrossFire?

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750W

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Can i do crossfire of 280 Windforce 3X OC 3Gb Edition? i need the same video card?

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yep

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Thank you Iulyan :)

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you re welcome mate

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Can I run this GPU with a Corsair CX500 V2 psu?

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I have XFX TS 550. CX500 is minimum, but not enough for additional overclocking. Better look at 550-600W PSU.

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The official site is clear about running it with minimum 600W!

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