Average Bench: 32.3% (89th of 621)

Based on 28,129 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 679A Models: AMD Radeon R9 200, ASUS R9 280

Poor average bench

The AMD R9 280 averaged 67.7% 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.


Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 125fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 121fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 280 is just 7.9%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 280 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 79.2fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 61.2fps

Average Bench

(Based on 28,129 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 Lighting 125 144
69.1 Reflection 79.2 90
147 Parallax 169 190
34.4% 125 fps
Min Avg Max
54.1 MRender 61.2 68.6
103 Gravity 121 133
76 Splatting 87 98.3
29.6% 89.6 fps
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The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Gigabyte(1458 229A) 3GB
CLim: 1072 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.20
Lighting 142
Reflection 89.6
Parallax 169
38% 134 fps
MRender 67.9
Gravity 128
Splatting 98.2
32% 97.9 fps
Gigabyte(1458 229A) 3GB
CLim: 1106 MHz, MLim: 1354 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.10.1
Lighting 138
Reflection 86.6
Parallax 171
37% 132 fps
MRender 65.4
Gravity 126
Splatting 95.5
31% 95.6 fps
PwrHis(1787 3000) 3GB
CLim: 930 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Lighting 95.5
Reflection 67.3
Parallax 133
26% 98.5 fps
MRender 53
Gravity 102
Splatting 74.9
25% 76.8 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $185 @ launch in Mar '14)
Sapphire(174B A003) 34% 32% ± 2%
Sapphire R9 280 3GB Dual-X
Gigabyte(1458 229A) 14% 35% ± 3%
MSI(1462 277C) 12% 33% ± 2%
Asus(1043 047E) 12% 33% ± 3%
XFX(1682 3003) 10% 31% ± 3%
XFX R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation
XFX R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Black
PwrHis(1787 3000) 7% 31% ± 2%
PowerColor(148C 3000) 5% 32% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 5000) 4% 32% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 2800) 2% 31% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0480) 0% 37% ± 0%
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Gaming 30%
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $91

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $446

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2 months 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.


5 months ago.

one of the best price/perfomance cards in the market


11 months ago.

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


14 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.


2 years ago.

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


1 month ago.



2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


4 months ago.

The definition of a average card.


9 months 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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