Radeon_R9_280_Crossfire
AMD Radeon R9 280 Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire graphics card, when running 2019 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. This graphics hardware can run 500 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing The Outer Worlds getting 55 FPS with the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare getting 46 FPS and Halo: Reach getting 144 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire by playing The Outer Worlds which yielded a playable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 111FPS, M: 87FPS, H: 59FPS, U: 42FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 35 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Halo: Reach which gets strong results with a 110FPS on Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire, this is probably one of the better high resolution gaming options on the graphics card market. You can consider pushing most games up to 4K with this gpu and Ultra 1440p is going to be a regular occurrence for gaming today.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire in your PC? This Radeon R9 280 Crossfire 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 280 Crossfire? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 898 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 46% better performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB, as it can run 854 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 24% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280 Crossfire is released on 04 Mar 2014

Radeon R9 280 Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280 Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Tahiti PRO2 (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
209 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
60 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
3584
Driver Support
-
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
480GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
827 MHz
Boost Clock
933 MHz
Power
Max Power
400 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 280 Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

The Radeon R9 280 Crossfire setup of Radeon R9 280.


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Radeon R9 280 Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
11%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Halo: Reach 85% 65%
Red Dead Redemption 2 38% 9%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 41% 9%
Borderlands 3 30% 15%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 80% 50%
Cyberpunk 2077 33% 50%
FIFA 20 58% 42%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 68% 26%
eFootball PES 2020 47% 26%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 95% 50%
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