Average Bench: 46.8% (71st of 611)

Based on 59,714 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 53.2% 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) 140fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 148fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 280X is just 15.6%. 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) 84fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 64.9fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 59,714 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.1 Lighting 140 161
71 Reflection 84 92.6
165 Parallax 197 225
49.6% 140 fps
Min Avg Max
56 MRender 64.9 70.9
125 Gravity 148 165
78.5 Splatting 92.8 102
44.7% 102 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1150 MHz, MLim: 1600 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.2.1
Lighting 166
Reflection 96.1
Parallax 220
57% 161 fps
MRender 72.8
Gravity 171
Splatting 103
51% 116 fps
PwrHis(1787 3001) 3GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.4.3
Lighting 144
Reflection 83.5
Parallax 194
50% 141 fps
MRender 64.6
Gravity 149
Splatting 92.2
45% 102 fps
PwrHis(1787 2317) 3GB
CLim: 925 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 135
Reflection 78
Parallax 183
47% 132 fps
MRender 60.7
Gravity 132
Splatting 85.3
41% 92.7 fps
XFX(1682 3001) 3GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.4.2
Lighting 123
Reflection 71.3
Parallax 166
43% 120 fps
MRender 55.1
Gravity 127
Splatting 78
38% 86.6 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 Fortnite: 58 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 40 fps League of Legends: 123 fps Overwatch: 70 fps Battlefield 1: 49 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 39 fps DOTA 2: 107 fps World of Warcraft: 39 fps World of Tanks: 60 fps Battlefield 4: 53 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,301,228 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 59,714 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $230 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B 3001) 24% 48% ± 4%
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 $21022 months
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 11% 49% ± 6%
Gigabyte R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE OC REV3
GV-R928XOC-3GD REV3
XFX(1682 3001) 10% 45% ± 5%
Asus(1043 3006) 8% 49% ± 5%
MSI(1462 2775) 8% 46% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 6% 45% ± 8%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 5% 44% ± 6%
PowerColor(148C 3001) 5% 47% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 3001) 3% 48% ± 4%
AMD(1002 0B00) 2% 44% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 2% 45% ± 4%
Asus(1043 3004) 2% 45% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0448) 2% 42% ± 11%
XFX(1682 3212) 1% 39% ± 10%
Sapphire(174B E208) 1% 42% ± 9%
Asus(1043 044C) 1% 49% ± 7%
MSI(1462 2770) 1% 48% ± 3%
XFX(1682 3211) 1% 47% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2774) 1% 48% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 1% 50% ± 8%
XFX(1682 3214) 1% 45% ± 6%
Asus(1043 3003) 1% 45% ± 9%
Asus(1043 3001) 1% 50% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0444) 1% 47% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 1% 50% ± 3%
MSI(1462 2780) 1% 48% ± 3%
MSI(1462 2776) 0% 48% ± 1%
AMD(1002 4000) 0% 44% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0442) 0% 47% ± 5%
Asus(1043 0446) 0% 43% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3005) 0% 48% ± 0%
AMD(1002 3001) 0% 47% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3002) 0% 45% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 42% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0418) 0% 44% ± 0%
Diamond(1092 7970) 0% 44% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22B1) 0% 47% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0420) 0% 48% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2782) 0% 43% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 0% 49% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3210) 0% 44% ± 0%
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Gaming 43%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $468

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

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21 days ago.

mine works well for even newer games


Excellent

1 month 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

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

18 days ago.

perfect since 2013.....


Good

3 hrs ago.

süper


Disliked

9 months ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Best card ever produced by AMD ( HD 7970 GHz )


Good

10 days ago.

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


Good

15 days 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.


Good

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 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

7 months ago.

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


Terrible

19 months ago.

low & very high price


Excellent

5 days 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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