Radeon_R9_280X_MSI_Gaming_6GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 6GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 6GB Edition run games
13 Dec 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 6GB 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. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 6GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2019. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 302.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 6GB Edition shows us that Cyberpunk 2077 is predicted to get a weak result of 0 FPS, and then we are seeing Microsoft Flight Simulator predicted to return a weak 1 FPS while another game on our list is the Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which is getting 1 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 predict the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 6GB Edition will run the upcoming game Microsoft Flight Simulator to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 2 FPS, Medium: 2 FPS, High: 1 FPS and Ultra: 1 FPS. Another game tested was Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order, L: 2FPS, M: 2FPS, H: 1FPS, U: 1FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Cyberpunk 2077, wih estimates revealing L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 6GB Edition is going to underperform if you try and run modern games.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 6GB 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 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which is 88% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 894 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 6GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 48% more powerful and can run 765 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
42 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 6GB Edition is released on 08 Mar 2014

Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 6GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 6GB 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
6144 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
500 Watt & 38 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-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 280X MSI Gaming 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 6GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "Twin Frozr", 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.
Furthermore, the frame buffer was doubled to 6GB which will only prove very slightly useful since the card itself is not powerful enough to work in circumstances in which that much video memory is required and thus become the bottleneck itself.
Benchmarks indicate a modest 4% performance boost over the standard edition.


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Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 6GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
36%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 20% 40%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24% 40%
Cyberpunk 2077 13% 93%
Halo: Reach 80% 55%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 74% 93%
Detroit: Become Human 36% 113%
Borderlands 3 9% 48%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 13% 93%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 55% 35%
FIFA 20 46% 25%
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2012
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will my cx 600m psu work with this card?

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2014
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32 GB

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Yes it should be fine the Card is only going to use up 250W out of the 600W you have (you will not be able to crossfire two of them though)

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Thanks (yes i cant crossfire because i cant put 2 cards into my mobo too) but thanks again :)

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