Average Bench: 32.4% (123rd of 665)

Based on 36,414 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 679A Models: AMD Radeon R9 200, ASUS R9 280

Poor average bench

The AMD R9 280 averaged 67.5% 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) 41.3fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 40.6fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 280 is just 7.03%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 280 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 33.1fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 52.2fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,414 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.1 Lighting 41.3 47.1
26 Reflection 33.1 38.9
45.5 Parallax 52.2 59.5
33.4% 42.2 fps
Min Avg Max
26.8 MRender 29.9 34.2
36.1 Gravity 40.6 44.7
20.7 Splatting 23.5 27.1
31.3% 31.4 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Gigabyte(1458 229A) 3GB
CLim: 1072 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 21.5.2
Lighting 49
Reflection 19.3
Parallax 52.2
40% 40.2 fps
MRender 30.2
Gravity 41.7
Splatting 24
32% 32 fps
Asus(1043 047E) 3GB
CLim: 1004 MHz, MLim: 1575 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 21.3.1
Lighting 42.9
Reflection 30.9
Parallax 47.4
35% 40.4 fps
MRender 27.7
Gravity 37.5
Splatting 21.3
29% 28.8 fps
CLim: 940 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 21.4.1
Lighting 40.6
Reflection 34.6
Parallax 48.9
33% 41.4 fps
MRender 28.2
Gravity 37.6
Splatting 21.7
29% 29.2 fps
CLim: 940 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.20
Lighting 34.5
Reflection 31.5
Parallax 47.7
28% 37.9 fps
MRender 27.2
Gravity 36.3
Splatting 21.1
28% 28.2 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $185 @ launch in Mar '14)
Sapphire(174B A003) 36% 32% ± 2%
Sapphire R9 280 3GB Dual-X
11230-00-20G
Gigabyte(1458 229A) 13% 35% ± 1%
MSI(1462 277C) 12% 32% ± 2%
XFX(1682 3003) 12% 32% ± 2%
XFX R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation
R9280ATDFD
XFX R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Black
R9280ATDBD
Asus(1043 047E) 9% 33% ± 2%
PowerColor(148C 3000) 6% 33% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 6% 31% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 5000) 4% 32% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2800) 1% 31% ± 3%
Asus(1043 0482) 1% 32% ± 2%
MSI(1462 277D) 0% 33% ± 0%
Asus(1043 047C) 0% 31% ± 0%
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Typical R9 280 Builds (Compare 12,429 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $474

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3 months ago.

horrible design and trash even 380 looks bad


Good

1 month ago.

one of the best price/perfomance cards in the market


Average

3 years 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.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Used it for 5 years, broke down after that, but it was a good card


Good

6 months ago.

i have one and its a verry bad card


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

2 years ago.

The definition of a average card.


Excellent

14 months ago.

AWESOME! CHEAP! FAST! QUIET!


Excellent

2 years 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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