Average Bench: 37% (80th of 621)

Based on 63,589 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 62.9% 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) 141fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 149fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 280X is just 11.5%. 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) 84.7fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 65.2fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 63,589 samples)
Min Avg Max
113 Lighting 141 162
72.4 Reflection 84.7 94.2
167 Parallax 198 223
38.9% 141 fps
Min Avg Max
57.2 MRender 65.2 71.2
127 Gravity 149 165
80.5 Splatting 93.3 103
34.6% 102 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
PwrHis(1787 3001) 3GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.10.1
Lighting 183
Reflection 84
Parallax 194
48% 154 fps
MRender 64.4
Gravity 147
Splatting 89.3
34% 100 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.9.3
Lighting 145
Reflection 83.7
Parallax 195
40% 141 fps
MRender 65.1
Gravity 147
Splatting 92.4
34% 102 fps
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.3.2
Lighting 144
Reflection 82.8
Parallax 192
40% 140 fps
MRender 64.5
Gravity 149
Splatting 91.9
34% 102 fps
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 Popular Cards

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $230 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B 3001) 24% 37% ± 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 $50025 days
XFX(1682 3001) 11% 37% ± 4%
Asus(1043 3006) 9% 39% ± 2%
MSI(1462 2775) 8% 37% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 8% 39% ± 4%
Gigabyte R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE OC REV3
GV-R928XOC-3GD REV3
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 6% 36% ± 3%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 4% 37% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 3001) 4% 35% ± 6%
AMD(1002 0B00) 3% 34% ± 3%
PowerColor(148C 3001) 2% 37% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B E208) 2% 36% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3212) 2% 32% ± 5%
MSI(1462 2774) 2% 39% ± 2%
XFX(1682 3214) 1% 38% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3211) 1% 36% ± 2%
Asus(1043 044C) 1% 39% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 1% 40% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 1% 34% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 1% 35% ± 4%
Asus(1043 3004) 1% 37% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0442) 1% 34% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0448) 1% 36% ± 2%
Asus(1043 3003) 1% 39% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 1% 40% ± 2%
XFX(1682 3213) 0% 37% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2780) 0% 37% ± 3%
MSI(1462 2776) 0% 36% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0418) 0% 34% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2770) 0% 38% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0444) 0% 37% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2777) 0% 35% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2279) 0% 37% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3002) 0% 37% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 38% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3210) 0% 35% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0446) 0% 34% ± 0%
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Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 25% - Poor Total price: $753

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 Comments

Added 5 years ago.

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5 days ago.

mine works well for even newer games


Excellent

19 days ago.

geil


Good

3 months 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

3 months ago.

My card failed itself -- vertical gray lines and windows crashes after Welcome screen, only opens in safe mod with horizontal colored lines on the screen everywhere. It was a good card for its time but now it is outdated and new drivers are making it worse and worse everyday.


Liked

2 months ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

Best card ever produced by AMD ( HD 7970 GHz )


Good

6 months ago.

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


Good

2 months 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

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 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!


Good

5 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

low & very high price


Average

4 months ago.

Still a pretty good card.


Average

1 month 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

3 months ago.

It died on me after 3 years!


Excellent

3 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

6 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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