Average Bench: 45.8% (56th of 595)

Based on 50,920 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 6798 Models: AMD Radeon R9 200, ASUS R9 280X, AMD Radeon R9 200 / HD 7900

Below average average bench

The AMD R9 280X averaged 54.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 139fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 141fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 280X is just 16%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 280X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 83.2fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 64.1fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 50,920 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.1 Lighting 139 161
70.4 Reflection 83.2 93.1
154 Parallax 195 224
49.3% 139 fps
Min Avg Max
55.6 MRender 64.1 71.2
120 Gravity 141 157
77.7 Splatting 91.6 102
43.3% 99 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
XFX(1682 3001) 3GB
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1550 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.9.2
Lighting 158
Reflection 91.5
Parallax 212
55% 154 fps
MRender 69.2
Gravity 154
Splatting 99.1
47% 107 fps
MSI(1462 2775) 3GB
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Lighting 143
Reflection 85.5
Parallax 198
50% 142 fps
MRender 65.5
Gravity 145
Splatting 94.1
44% 101 fps
CLim: 850 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.9.2
Lighting 123
Reflection 70.9
Parallax 176
44% 123 fps
MRender 55.5
Gravity 120
Splatting 78.6
37% 84.8 fps
CLim: 850 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.9.2
Lighting 123
Reflection 70.8
Parallax 165
43% 120 fps
MRender 55.5
Gravity 120
Splatting 78.6
37% 84.8 fps
CLim: 850 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.9.2
Lighting 123
Reflection 71
Parallax 165
43% 120 fps
MRender 55.6
Gravity 120
Splatting 78.2
37% 84.7 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 10 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 138 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 39 fps Overwatch: 68 fps League of Legends: 136 fps Battlefield 1: 49 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 40 fps DOTA 2: 106 fps World of Warcraft: 38 fps World of Tanks: 56 fps Battlefield 4: 53 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,956,776 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 50,920 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $230 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B 3001) 26% 47% ± 5%
Sapphire R9 280X 3GB Dual-X OC
11221-00-20G
Sapphire R9 280X 3GB VAPOR-X
11221-20-20G
Sapphire R9 280X 3GB TOXIC
11221-01-40G
AmazonUS $21015 months
XFX(1682 3001) 9% 44% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 8% 49% ± 4%
Gigabyte R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE OC REV3
GV-R928XOC-3GD REV3
Asus(1043 3006) 7% 47% ± 7%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 5% 43% ± 5%
MSI(1462 2775) 5% 45% ± 7%
PowerColor(148C 3001) 5% 45% ± 7%
PwrHis(1787 3001) 4% 45% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 3% 46% ± 2%
XFX(1682 3212) 2% 45% ± 3%
AMD(1002 0B00) 2% 44% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 2% 47% ± 8%
Sapphire(174B E208) 2% 45% ± 3%
XFX(1682 3214) 2% 46% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 1% 43% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0442) 1% 44% ± 2%
XFX(1682 3211) 1% 43% ± 5%
Asus(1043 3004) 1% 45% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 1% 43% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2774) 1% 45% ± 10%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 1% 48% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0448) 1% 47% ± 0%
Asus(1043 044C) 1% 50% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0418) 1% 31% ± 15%
XFX(1682 3210) 1% 38% ± 10%
XFX(1682 3213) 0% 46% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3003) 0% 47% ± 10%
Asus(1043 0444) 0% 48% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0420) 0% 47% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2279) 0% 43% ± 5%
MSI(1462 2770) 0% 47% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 254F) 0% 43% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2780) 0% 51% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3005) 0% 47% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2776) 0% 47% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3001) 0% 44% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 46% ± 0%
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Desktop 53%
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - $100

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

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1 day ago.

love it cheap option for amazing graphics ULTRA


Excellent

1 month ago.

Wont die and is still able to run most games at 1080p 60fps. Only the fans on my Asus card died 2 months ago


Liked

14 days ago.

Comment 

I have Sapphire R9 280X Toxic Edition. Factory Overclocked and better performance than the standard 280X. Not as widely available and cost upwards of £200, performance is more in line with the R9 290 reference card, at times exceeding it.—May '15


Disliked

2 months ago.

Comment 

Good card but not much better than my 6970—Feb '15


Excellent

1 month ago.

its nice and cheap gpu for games


Excellent

16 days ago.

You guys should put the Tri-x R9 280x, i have one, anexo it's a very good GPU


Good

5 months ago.

bcoz i bought r9 280x in 5k second hand and its comparable to 1050 ti


Average

3 months ago.

It really depends on what your playing. I mean this guy is still great for playing DOOM (vulkan API) on high settings.


Excellent

20 hrs ago.

Bought it cheap in 2013 and it is still running like a champ!


Excellent

12 days ago.

GOOD


Terrible

12 months ago.

low & very high price


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