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AMD Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2020. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 626 games in the list.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire shows us that Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting a reasonable result of 46 FPS, and then we are seeing FIFA 21 returning a strong 158 FPS while another game on our list is the Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to get 25 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up FIFA 21 to see how the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire dealt with it. It scored up a strong series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 270 FPS, Medium: 225 FPS, High: 165 FPS and Ultra: 120 FPS. Next we looked at Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict will be weak with a 19 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Microsoft Flight Simulator that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 35. 1440p Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire PC gaming is more than capable at running this screen resolution. 1440p Ultra across almost all modern games is going to be fairly standard with this GPU. We would consider moving this hardware up to 4K screen resolutions for PC gaming today.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 26% more powerful and can run 825 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 35% better and can meet 927 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire is released on 08 Oct 2013

Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Tahiti XTL (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
274 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
68 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
4096
Driver Support
-
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.2
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144 MB
Memory Speed
1550 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
595.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
950 MHz
Boost Clock
1070 MHz
Power
Max Power
500 Watts
PSU
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

The Crossfire setup of Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition.


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Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
9%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 22% 0%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 41% 8%
Genshin Impact 72% 1%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 48% 3%
eFootball PES 2021 54% 49%
FIFA 21 63% 49%
Marvel's Avengers 54% 5%
Watch Dogs Legion 13% 3%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 56% 45%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11% 11%
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