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Gaming PC build Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition, Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz, 8GB performance review

This Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition graphics card, along with a Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz can run 0 of the top 1000 PC games released. A gaming PC like this has a Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz weak point. If this component was upgraded then the system could play up to 175 games from the 1000 most demanding games of today.

Lets see how well a gaming PC with these components performs on one of todays more popular games, Doom Eternal. In summary, the Low vs Ultra graphics setting discussion brings us to consider 1080p as the optimum screen resolution for Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition when running Doom Eternal. The graphics settings and frame rates are as follows, Low setting: 69 FPS, Medium setting: 54 FPS, High setting: 36 FPS, Ultra setting: 26 FPS.

2nd most popular game: Half-Life: Alyx - In summary, the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition will fail to deliver a suitable FPS even at lowest resolutions and graphics settings.

3rd most popular game: Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord - In summary, the Low vs Ultra graphics setting discussion brings us to consider 1080p as the optimum screen resolution for Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition when running Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord. The graphics settings and frame rates are as follows, Low setting: 73 FPS, Medium setting: 57 FPS, High setting: 39 FPS, Ultra setting: 28 FPS.

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CPU: FX-8300
RAM: 16 GB
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CPU: FX-8300
RAM: 16 GB
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CPU: FX-8300
RAM: 16 GB
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Vampyr
55 FPS
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ELEX
47 FPS
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Tekken 7
60 FPS
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RAM: 6 GB
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RAM: 6 GB
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