Average Bench: 40.3% (76th of 608)

Based on 23,730 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 679A Models: AMD Radeon R9 200, ASUS R9 280

Below average average bench

The AMD R9 280 averaged 59.7% 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) 122fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 119fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 280 is just 13.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 280 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 78.9fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 60.6fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,730 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.7 Lighting 122 144
68.7 Reflection 78.9 90
146 Parallax 168 190
42.9% 123 fps
Min Avg Max
53.7 MRender 60.6 68.2
102 Gravity 119 132
75.5 Splatting 86.1 98.3
38.3% 88.5 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MSI(1462 277C) 3GB
CLim: 1130 MHz, MLim: 1418 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.2.1
Lighting 152
Reflection 94.7
Parallax 215
54% 154 fps
MRender 71.9
Gravity 149
Splatting 104
47% 108 fps
MSI(1462 277C) 3GB
CLim: 972 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.1.1
Lighting 130
Reflection 81.5
Parallax 173
45% 128 fps
MRender 61.8
Gravity 127
Splatting 89
40% 92.6 fps
CLim: 940 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.2.2
Lighting 122
Reflection 75.7
Parallax 175
44% 124 fps
MRender 59.6
Gravity 121
Splatting 84.8
38% 88.3 fps
CLim: 933 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Lighting 24
Reflection 63
Parallax 128
19% 71.7 fps
MRender 50
Gravity 94.1
Splatting 71
31% 71.7 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 6 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 127 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 43 fps League of Legends: 123 fps Battlefield 1: 48 fps DOTA 2: 99 fps World of Tanks: 55 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,608,046 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 23,730 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $185 @ launch in Mar '14)
Sapphire(174B A003) 35% 40% ± 3%
Sapphire R9 280 3GB Dual-X
11230-00-20G
MSI(1462 277C) 14% 39% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 229A) 12% 43% ± 5%
XFX(1682 3003) 11% 40% ± 5%
XFX R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation
R9280ATDFD
XFX R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Black
R9280ATDBD
Asus(1043 047E) 11% 42% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 7% 36% ± 5%
PwrHis(1787 5000) 4% 40% ± 6%
PowerColor(148C 3000) 3% 42% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 2800) 2% 40% ± 3%
Asus(1043 0482) 2% 42% ± 3%
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Typical R9 280 Builds (Compare 17,450 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $81

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $365

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

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1 month ago.

— Slightly faster than a 1050 Ti for less money, and mine overclocked and benched well on air cooling. Definitely a good card. Helped my mom learn Engrish before we sold her back into slavery in Hong Kong.


Excellent

30 days ago.

one of the best price/perfomance cards in the market


Excellent

3 months ago.

Is my card for nearly 5 years and runs most of the latest games, only problem is its sound .


Average

6 months ago.

Have this card for 3 years now. Still performs. Aiming to get an upgrade soon though. For the latest triple A titles with high (not ultra or something) settings at 2k this card just doesn't cut it anymore. it still performs smooth at 1080 medium though :) So for a budget system, I'd say. you'd still be good.


Terrible

15 days ago.

Bad thing


Excellent

17 months ago.

keeps at around 60 degrees celsius on games like bf1 bf4 and pubg. playing with 70-90 fps!!


Terrible

16 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

1 month ago.

Amazing performance for a cheap graphics card! Can run any modern game at 30 fps, and many triple A games at 60+fps, even at ultra settings!


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