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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
28 Nov 2019 - 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 2019. 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 766 games in the list.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire shows us that eFootball PES 2020 is getting a good result of 77 FPS, and then we are seeing Halo: Reach returning a strong 165 FPS while another game on our list is the The Outer Worlds which is getting 63 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 Halo: Reach 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: 331 FPS, Medium: 261 FPS, High: 176 FPS and Ultra: 125 FPS. Next we looked at The Outer Worlds which was reasonable with a 48 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at eFootball PES 2020 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 59. 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? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

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 Ti 6GB, which is 28% more powerful and can run 896 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 958 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
7%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 46% 5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 48% 5%
Cyberpunk 2077 41% 31%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 82% 31%
Halo: Reach 87% 70%
Borderlands 3 38% 1%
FIFA 20 63% 49%
eFootball PES 2020 54% 35%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 96% 56%
Detroit: Become Human 56% 45%
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