Average Bench: 45.5% (55th of 592)

Based on 45,926 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 54.5% 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) 137fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 141fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 280X is just 17.3%. 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) 82.9fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 64fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 45,926 samples)
Min Avg Max
43.1 Lighting 137 161
70 Reflection 82.9 93.1
156 Parallax 193 226
48.7% 138 fps
Min Avg Max
55.6 MRender 64 71.4
120 Gravity 141 157
77.6 Splatting 91.2 102
43.2% 98.7 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1150 MHz, MLim: 1600 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.6.1
Lighting 165
Reflection 95
Parallax 230
58% 163 fps
MRender 71
Gravity 162
Splatting 104
49% 112 fps
PowerColor(148C 3001) 3GB
CLim: 1030 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.7.1
Lighting 147
Reflection 85.4
Parallax 197
51% 143 fps
MRender 65.3
Gravity 145
Splatting 94.5
44% 102 fps
MSI(1462 2775) 3GB
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 16.6
Lighting 145
Reflection 83.7
Parallax 190
50% 140 fps
MRender 64.5
Gravity 142
Splatting 92.5
44% 99.6 fps
AMD(1002 0B00) 3GB
CLim: 925 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Lighting 136
Reflection 78.5
Parallax 182
47% 132 fps
MRender 60.5
Gravity 132
Splatting 85.9
41% 92.8 fps
XFX(1682 3001) 3GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 16.6
Lighting 98.5
Reflection 80.2
Parallax 189
41% 123 fps
MRender 65.5
Gravity 142
Splatting 92.7
44% 100 fps
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 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 45,926 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $230 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B 3001) 25% 46% ± 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 $21013 months
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 11% 49% ± 4%
Gigabyte R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE OC REV3
GV-R928XOC-3GD REV3
XFX(1682 3001) 10% 44% ± 7%
Asus(1043 3006) 9% 47% ± 5%
MSI(1462 2775) 8% 43% ± 9%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 5% 43% ± 6%
PwrHis(1787 3001) 5% 44% ± 8%
PowerColor(148C 3001) 4% 42% ± 9%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 4% 46% ± 3%
XFX(1682 3212) 2% 42% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 2% 45% ± 4%
AMD(1002 0B00) 2% 45% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0442) 2% 43% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 1% 49% ± 4%
Sapphire(174B E208) 1% 43% ± 10%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 1% 44% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0448) 1% 44% ± 5%
XFX(1682 3211) 1% 46% ± 1%
Asus(1043 3004) 1% 45% ± 6%
XFX(1682 3214) 1% 46% ± 2%
Asus(1043 3003) 1% 48% ± 3%
Asus(1043 044C) 1% 51% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 1% 47% ± 2%
MSI(1462 2774) 0% 49% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0418) 0% 43% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0420) 0% 47% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3210) 0% 43% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3213) 0% 46% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2780) 0% 49% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2777) 0% 49% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2279) 0% 46% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3001) 0% 52% ± 0%
Device(1545 7970) 0% 42% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2770) 0% 44% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0444) 0% 47% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2782) 0% 44% ± 0%
Diamond(1092 0B00) 0% 45% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0446) 0% 43% ± 0%
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Gaming 42%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - $100

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

better than a gtx 580, 680, 750ti, 960 but less than a 970. plays most games good, price is cheap


Excellent

16 days 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


Excellent

1 month 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

15 days ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

its nice and cheap gpu for games


Good

22 hrs ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

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


Average

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

WHO AND HOW MAKE SO STUPID INSANE BENCHMARKS???? I HAVE GAINWARD GTX 1060 6GB,NEW VERSION OF ASUS STRIX 960 4GB AND OLD BEAST OF GPU,GIGABYTE WINDFORCE R9 280X OC EDITION 3GB REV.2.0 280X OC EDITION RUN ANY GAME ON MAXED OUT SETTINGS WITH AMAZING AVG. NEW GAMES FPS- 60-70 FPS ON 1080P AND EVEN ON 2K RUN ALL WITH ALMOST SAME FPS. IN AMERICA OR WHO DOING THIS,YOU HAVE DIFFERENT GPUs THAN IN EU??? I HAVE MANY VIDEOS VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE WHERE YOU CAN SEE HOW GAMES FLY WITH 280X OC AND BRAND NEW GPU GTX 1060 (my worst card ever!!!) I NEED PLAY ON LOWER SETTINGS IF I WANT 60 FPS IN EX. BF1... EVEN NEW 960 4GB BEAT 1060... I DONT KNOW HOW SOME N**B CAN WRITE THAT IS 1060 BETTER FOR 53% THAN 280X!!!!! PLEASE,WHO MAKE THIS BENCH??? PLEASE,I NEED SEE YOU AND BEAT YOU


Terrible

9 months ago.

low & very high price


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