Average Bench: 47.5% (35th of 535)

Based on 20,575 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 52.4% 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. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 63.9fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 190fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 280X is just 16.3%. 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) 82.4fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 141fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,575 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 Lighting 141 162
67 Reflection 82.4 94.6
135 Parallax 190 222
48.6% 138 fps
Min Avg Max
55.5 MRender 63.9 72.2
118 Gravity 141 162
77.6 Splatting 91.4 105
35.7% 98.7 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 3GB
MaxC: 1200 MHz, MaxM: 1600 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 176
Reflection 102
Parallax 251
62% 176 fps
MRender 75.5
Gravity 171
Splatting 111
42% 119 fps
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 3GB
MaxC: 1100 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.3.2
Lighting 160
Reflection 92.6
Parallax 213
55% 155 fps
MRender 70.7
Gravity 155
Splatting 101
40% 109 fps
XFX(1682 3214) 3GB
MaxC: 1050 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.3.3
Lighting 153
Reflection 88.1
Parallax 196
51% 146 fps
MRender 66.6
Gravity 148
Splatting 95.6
37% 103 fps
XFX(1682 3211) 3GB
MaxC: 1000 MHz, MaxM: 1425 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 16.6
Lighting 146
Reflection 84.1
Parallax 192
50% 141 fps
MRender 63
Gravity 142
Splatting 92.8
35% 99.3 fps
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 3GB
MaxC: 1000 MHz, MaxM: 1375 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.1.2
Lighting 144
Reflection 83
Parallax 192
49% 140 fps
MRender 64.1
Gravity 139
Splatting 92.3
36% 98.4 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Sapphire(174B 3001) 28% 48% ± 6%
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 $279.9914 mins ago.
XFX(1682 3001) 9% 47% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 7% 51% ± 4%
Gigabyte R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE OC REV3
GV-R928XOC-3GD REV3
MSI(1462 2775) 7% 47% ± 8%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 6% 44% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 6% 47% ± 6%
Asus(1043 3006) 5% 49% ± 7%
PowerColor(148C 3001) 4% 48% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 3001) 3% 49% ± 4%
AMD(1002 0B00) 2% 43% ± 11%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 2% 52% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 2% 44% ± 9%
Asus(1043 3004) 2% 47% ± 5%
XFX(1682 3211) 2% 48% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3212) 2% 47% ± 4%
Asus(1043 044C) 2% 51% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0446) 2% 44% ± 2%
XFX(1682 3214) 1% 43% ± 12%
Sapphire(174B E208) 1% 41% ± 13%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 1% 51% ± 2%
MSI(1462 2777) 1% 51% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0418) 1% 49% ± 3%
MSI(1462 2770) 1% 49% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0448) 1% 49% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 1% 45% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3213) 0% 42% ± 2%
MSI(1462 2774) 0% 50% ± 2%
Asus(1043 3003) 0% 40% ± 19%
Gigabyte(1458 2279) 0% 42% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0442) 0% 47% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0420) 0% 36% ± 17%
MSI(1462 2781) 0% 45% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2780) 0% 23% ± 0%
Asus(1043 041C) 0% 52% ± 0%
Device(1545 7970) 0% 45% ± 0%
Diamond(1092 7970) 0% 45% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0444) 0% 48% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2782) 0% 51% ± 0%
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Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
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