Average Bench: 31.7% (104th of 636)

Based on 32,134 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 679A Models: AMD Radeon R9 200, ASUS R9 280

Poor average bench

The AMD R9 280 averaged 68.3% 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) 123fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 123fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 280 is just 5.78%. 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) 79.1fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 169fps

Average Bench

(Based on 32,134 samples)
Min Avg Max
105 Lighting 123 143
69.9 Reflection 79.1 89.5
150 Parallax 169 189
32.3% 124 fps
Min Avg Max
54.8 MRender 60.8 67.7
110 Gravity 123 132
77.3 Splatting 86.9 97.9
31.8% 90.1 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: 20.2.2
Lighting 141
Reflection 87.8
Parallax 181
37% 137 fps
MRender 67.4
Gravity 126
Splatting 95.2
33% 96.3 fps
CLim: 940 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.20
Lighting 123
Reflection 78.7
Parallax 179
32% 127 fps
MRender 60.7
Gravity 123
Splatting 85.3
32% 89.7 fps
PwrHis(1787 3000) 3GB
CLim: 925 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 20.4.1
Lighting 122
Reflection 76
Parallax 158
32% 119 fps
MRender 58.9
Gravity 112
Splatting 81.5
29% 84.2 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $185 @ launch in Mar '14)
Sapphire(174B A003) 40% 31% ± 1%
Sapphire R9 280 3GB Dual-X
Asus(1043 047E) 12% 33% ± 2%
MSI(1462 277C) 12% 32% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 229A) 9% 33% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3003) 9% 32% ± 2%
XFX R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation
XFX R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Black
PwrHis(1787 3000) 5% 30% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 5000) 5% 31% ± 2%
PowerColor(148C 3000) 5% 33% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 2800) 2% 31% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0482) 1% 32% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0480) 0% 32% ± 0%
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Typical R9 280 Builds (Compare 30,128 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $92

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $462

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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.


9 days ago.

one of the best price/perfomance cards in the market


4 months ago.

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


20 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.


6 days ago.

its my graphi card


2 years ago.

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


2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


10 months ago.

The definition of a average card.


15 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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