Average Bench: 38.1% (87th of 634)

Based on 65,590 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 6798 Models: AMD Radeon R9 200, ASUS R9 280X, AMD Radeon R9 200 / HD 7900

Poor average bench

The AMD R9 280X averaged 61.9% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 139fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 150fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 280X is just 7.33%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 280X performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 83.7fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 197fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 65,590 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.8 Lighting 139 160
72.4 Reflection 83.7 92.3
174 Parallax 197 221
36.6% 140 fps
Min Avg Max
59.1 MRender 65 70.7
135 Gravity 150 164
84.1 Splatting 92.9 102
38.4% 103 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.12.2
Lighting 161
Reflection 92.6
Parallax 215
42% 156 fps
MRender 70.6
Gravity 165
Splatting 102
42% 112 fps
Asus(1043 3006) 3GB
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1600 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.12.2
Lighting 156
Reflection 90.5
Parallax 45.4
41% 97.3 fps
MRender 68
Gravity 157
Splatting 97.7
40% 108 fps
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.20
Lighting 148
Reflection 85.2
Parallax 195
39% 143 fps
MRender 65.2
Gravity 151
Splatting 93.5
38% 103 fps
XFX(1682 3214) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 20.1.3
Lighting 143
Reflection 87.6
Parallax 203
38% 144 fps
MRender 66.2
Gravity 144
Splatting 96.5
37% 102 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $230 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B 3001) 26% 38% ± 2%
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 $5004 months
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 8% 41% ± 1%
Gigabyte R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE OC REV3
GV-R928XOC-3GD REV3
XFX(1682 3001) 8% 38% ± 3%
Asus(1043 3006) 7% 40% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 7% 36% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 6% 37% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2775) 6% 38% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 3001) 6% 38% ± 2%
PowerColor(148C 3001) 3% 38% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 3% 35% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3212) 2% 35% ± 0%
Asus(1043 044C) 2% 41% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0B00) 2% 35% ± 2%
Asus(1043 3004) 2% 37% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3214) 1% 38% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 1% 35% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E208) 1% 38% ± 3%
XFX(1682 3211) 1% 37% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 1% 41% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2774) 1% 39% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2770) 1% 37% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0442) 1% 35% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3003) 1% 39% ± 2%
Asus(1043 3002) 1% 37% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 1% 39% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0448) 1% 35% ± 3%
XFX(1682 3213) 0% 38% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3001) 0% 41% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3210) 0% 35% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0446) 0% 35% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2781) 0% 35% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2777) 0% 39% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 37% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0418) 0% 35% ± 0%
Asus(1043 044A) 0% 39% ± 0%
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Gaming 34%
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Desktop
Desktop 49%
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Workstation
Workstation 35%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 24% - Poor Total price: $731

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 Comments

Added 5 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

3 months ago.

mine works well for even newer games


Poor

6 days ago.

its not only powerful but in terms of gaming its nearly similar to the gtx 1050

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


Liked

5 months ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

Best card ever produced by AMD ( HD 7970 GHz )


Good

9 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

Used this GPU for a long time. Cheap and works with everything at minimum 40fps on max graphics. Only downside is the 3GB of VRAM a little lacking when playing modern ish games like GTA5.


Poor

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

Card has remained supported and compfurtably powerfull enough to still run modern titles at reasonable frames. Great purchase to have made when the came out!


Excellent

2 months ago.

after 4 years of use still rocks :D but kinda warm :(


Excellent

1 month ago.

Have it for about 6 years now and still running many games on highest settings!


Excellent

3 days ago.

No its not just a HD 7970 with new bios. Almost but better. Legendary card


Excellent

16 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

low & very high price


Average

7 months ago.

Still a pretty good card.


Average

4 months ago.

Very good GPU..... But 1 bad thing is here... Is "old" 7970 with new BIOS ..... Yes,7000 series will be great bud new generation should be new,no "recycled"


Poor

6 months ago.

It died on me after 3 years!


Excellent

6 months ago.

Even though it was released in 2013 it can still be used to play most modern games at acceptable framerates. 10/10 would buy it again.


Excellent

9 months ago.

Great graphics card that can still run games at 1080p. I plan on building a new PC soon but this one served me well for years.


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