Average Bench: 32% (89th of 621)

Based on 26,552 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 679A Models: AMD Radeon R9 200, ASUS R9 280

Poor average bench

The AMD R9 280 averaged 67.9% 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) 124fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 120fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 280 is just 8.18%. 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) 78.8fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 60.7fps

Average Bench

(Based on 26,552 samples)
Min Avg Max
105 Lighting 124 144
68.8 Reflection 78.8 90
146 Parallax 168 191
34% 124 fps
Min Avg Max
54.1 MRender 60.7 68.2
105 Gravity 120 133
76 Splatting 86.8 98.2
29.5% 89.3 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 940 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 127
Reflection 79
Parallax 182
35% 129 fps
MRender 61
Gravity 117
Splatting 85.5
29% 87.9 fps
CLim: 940 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.7.2
Lighting 127
Reflection 79
Parallax 163
34% 123 fps
MRender 60.3
Gravity 123
Splatting 85.9
30% 89.6 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 7 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 127 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 42 fps League of Legends: 117 fps Battlefield 1: 48 fps DOTA 2: 93 fps World of Warcraft: 41 fps World of Tanks: 54 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,395,598 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 26,552 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $185 @ launch in Mar '14)
Sapphire(174B A003) 38% 31% ± 3%
Sapphire R9 280 3GB Dual-X
Gigabyte(1458 229A) 13% 35% ± 3%
MSI(1462 277C) 12% 33% ± 3%
XFX(1682 3003) 12% 31% ± 3%
XFX R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation
XFX R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Black
Asus(1043 047E) 9% 33% ± 2%
PowerColor(148C 3000) 6% 31% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 5% 30% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 5000) 3% 33% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2800) 1% 29% ± 5%
Asus(1043 0480) 1% 37% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0482) 0% 34% ± 0%
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Typical R9 280 Builds (Compare 23,383 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 30%
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $72

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $416

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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.


3 months ago.

one of the best price/perfomance cards in the market


9 months ago.

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


13 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.


23 months ago.

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


23 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


2 months ago.

The definition of a average card.


8 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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