Average Bench: 46.2% (68th of 608)

Based on 60,688 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 6798 Models: AMD Radeon R9 200, ASUS R9 280X, AMD Radeon R9 200 / HD 7900

Below average average bench

The AMD R9 280X averaged 53.7% 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) 138fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 146fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 280X is just 16.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 280X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 82.9fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 64.5fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 60,688 samples)
Min Avg Max
72 Lighting 138 161
68.5 Reflection 82.9 92.7
161 Parallax 195 223
49% 139 fps
Min Avg Max
55.9 MRender 64.5 71
121 Gravity 146 164
78.3 Splatting 92.4 102
44.3% 101 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 3006) 3GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1605 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.2.2
Lighting 159
Reflection 92.7
Parallax 215
55% 156 fps
MRender 68.9
Gravity 163
Splatting 100
49% 111 fps
Asus(1043 044C) 3GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1650 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 140
Reflection 83.4
Parallax 200
50% 141 fps
MRender 66.8
Gravity 149
Splatting 96
46% 104 fps
Sapphire(174B 3000) 3GB
CLim: 950 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.11.2
Lighting 138
Reflection 79.9
Parallax 186
48% 135 fps
MRender 62.1
Gravity 135
Splatting 88.2
42% 95.2 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 11 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 138 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 40 fps Fortnite: 58 fps League of Legends: 133 fps Overwatch: 69 fps Battlefield 1: 49 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 39 fps DOTA 2: 106 fps World of Warcraft: 39 fps World of Tanks: 59 fps Battlefield 4: 53 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,608,905 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 60,688 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $230 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B 3001) 26% 47% ± 5%
Sapphire R9 280X 3GB Dual-X OC
11221-00-20G
Sapphire R9 280X 3GB VAPOR-X
11221-20-20G
Sapphire R9 280X 3GB TOXIC
11221-01-40G
AmazonUS $21020 months
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 10% 49% ± 6%
Gigabyte R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE OC REV3
GV-R928XOC-3GD REV3
MSI(1462 2775) 10% 47% ± 4%
XFX(1682 3001) 9% 45% ± 7%
Asus(1043 3006) 6% 50% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 3001) 6% 46% ± 4%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 4% 42% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 4% 44% ± 6%
PowerColor(148C 3001) 3% 47% ± 6%
Asus(1043 0448) 2% 47% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3212) 2% 38% ± 8%
Asus(1043 3004) 2% 43% ± 7%
AMD(1002 0B00) 2% 42% ± 3%
XFX(1682 3214) 1% 46% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 1% 51% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 1% 45% ± 2%
XFX(1682 3211) 1% 47% ± 6%
Asus(1043 044C) 1% 50% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 1% 48% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0446) 1% 44% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 1% 47% ± 6%
Sapphire(174B E208) 1% 44% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2774) 1% 48% ± 2%
Asus(1043 3003) 0% 50% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0442) 0% 43% ± 1%
Asus(1043 3005) 0% 41% ± 8%
Asus(1043 3001) 0% 48% ± 6%
Diamond(1092 7970) 0% 38% ± 8%
XFX(1682 3210) 0% 42% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3213) 0% 46% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2776) 0% 23% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3002) 0% 47% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 52% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0418) 0% 46% ± 0%
Device(1545 7970) 0% 43% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2770) 0% 48% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0444) 0% 47% ± 0%
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Gaming 42%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $436

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

Good

18 days ago.

Better colour, better brilliance. MY R 9280X crashed after years. Have now the GTX 1060, 6GB but it has not the quality of the Radeon.


Good

27 days ago.

Its held up great over the years, even now in 2018 it can still play the latest games at medium-high at 1080p. Great budget card!

Comment 

I have Sapphire R9 280X Toxic Edition. Factory Overclocked and better performance than the standard 280X. Not as widely available and cost upwards of £200, performance is more in line with the R9 290 reference card, at times exceeding it.—May '15


Good

7 days ago.

good


Disliked

7 months ago.

Comment 

Good card but not much better than my 6970—Feb '15


Excellent

5 months ago.

its nice and cheap gpu for games


Excellent

2 months ago.

You guys should put the Tri-x R9 280x, i have one, anexo it's a very good GPU


Good

9 months ago.

bcoz i bought r9 280x in 5k second hand and its comparable to 1050 ti


Excellent

3 months ago.

It really depends on what your playing. I mean this guy is still great for playing DOOM (vulkan API) on high settings.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Bought it cheap in 2013 and it is still running like a champ!


Good

1 month ago.

One of the best


Excellent

10 days ago.

i so powerfull an cheap!!!


Terrible

16 months ago.

low & very high price


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