Average Bench: 38.4% (91st of 642)

Based on 78,234 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 61.5% 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) 142fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 152fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 280X is just 7.61%. 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) 84.8fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 200fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 78,234 samples)
Min Avg Max
96.6 Lighting 142 162
73.8 Reflection 84.8 93.1
176 Parallax 200 224
37.3% 142 fps
Min Avg Max
59.3 MRender 65.6 71.4
136 Gravity 152 165
84.4 Splatting 95 103
38.7% 104 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: 20.9.1
Lighting 84.9
Reflection 80
Parallax 230
22% 132 fps
MRender 70.7
Gravity 165
Splatting 101
42% 112 fps
PwrHis(1787 3001) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 20.4.2
Lighting 153
Reflection 88.5
Parallax 205
40% 149 fps
MRender 68.2
Gravity 157
Splatting 96.7
40% 107 fps
XFX(1682 3001) 3GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Lighting 147
Reflection 84.7
Parallax 211
39% 148 fps
MRender 65.6
Gravity 151
Splatting 93
38% 103 fps
XFX(1682 3001) 3GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 20.9.1
Lighting 146
Reflection 82.8
Parallax 196
38% 141 fps
MRender 65
Gravity 149
Splatting 91.3
38% 102 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,063,586 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 78,234 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $230 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B 3001) 24% 39% ± 3%
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 $50012 months
XFX(1682 3001) 10% 38% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 10% 41% ± 2%
Gigabyte R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE OC REV3
GV-R928XOC-3GD REV3
Asus(1043 3006) 8% 40% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 7% 37% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2775) 7% 38% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 3001) 6% 38% ± 3%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 5% 35% ± 1%
PowerColor(148C 3001) 4% 38% ± 3%
AMD(1002 0B00) 2% 34% ± 2%
Asus(1043 3004) 2% 37% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0446) 2% 37% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 2% 41% ± 0%
Asus(1043 044C) 1% 41% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3212) 1% 35% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2770) 1% 37% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B E208) 1% 37% ± 2%
XFX(1682 3211) 1% 37% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2774) 1% 39% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 1% 35% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 1% 34% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3214) 1% 36% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2780) 1% 40% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0448) 1% 38% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3003) 0% 39% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0418) 0% 35% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0442) 0% 34% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 0% 40% ± 0%
AMD(1002 3001) 0% 38% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 38% ± 0%
Asus(1043 044A) 0% 40% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0444) 0% 36% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3210) 0% 30% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 29% - Poor Total price: $789

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 Comments

Added 6 years ago.

Liked

3 months ago.

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

2 months ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

2 days ago.

Best card ever produced by AMD ( HD 7970 GHz )


Excellent

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

15 months ago.

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


Good

4 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

1 month ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

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


Good

3 days ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Average

3 months ago.

Good value for 2017 but not for 2020 : ps: Its best for the price than a 1030


Good

6 months ago.

having the tri-x vapor-x version its very good, only problem i have is the noise


Good

3 months ago.

Still playin with this and i7-975 at my cabin during summertime


Terrible

2 years ago.

low & very high price


Average

15 months ago.

Still a pretty good card.


Average

12 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

14 months ago.

It died on me after 3 years!


Excellent

14 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

17 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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