Average Bench: 46.3% (57th of 596)

Based on 51,996 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) 141fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 142fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 280X is just 14.6%. 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) 64.7fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 51,996 samples)
Min Avg Max
100 Lighting 141 162
70.6 Reflection 84 93.7
161 Parallax 196 226
49.8% 140 fps
Min Avg Max
56.3 MRender 64.7 71.4
120 Gravity 142 159
78.7 Splatting 92.6 103
43.7% 99.9 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 044C) 3GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1650 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.11.1
Lighting 154
Reflection 91.9
Parallax 209
54% 152 fps
MRender 68.6
Gravity 155
Splatting 100
47% 108 fps
PwrHis(1787 3001) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.9.1
Lighting 153
Reflection 87.5
Parallax 200
52% 147 fps
MRender 67
Gravity 149
Splatting 96
46% 104 fps
MSI(1462 2775) 3GB
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Lighting 149
Reflection 86.1
Parallax 211
53% 149 fps
MRender 66.7
Gravity 147
Splatting 95.3
45% 103 fps
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.11.1
Lighting 149
Reflection 85.4
Parallax 199
52% 144 fps
MRender 65.5
Gravity 145
Splatting 93.3
44% 101 fps
XFX(1682 3212) 3GB
CLim: 925 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.8.1
Lighting 132
Reflection 76.1
Parallax 177
46% 128 fps
MRender 58.9
Gravity 129
Splatting 84.3
40% 90.8 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

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

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 140 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 40 fps Overwatch: 69 fps League of Legends: 124 fps Fortnite: 59 fps Battlefield 1: 49 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 39 fps World of Warcraft: 38 fps DOTA 2: 107 fps World of Tanks: 57 fps Battlefield 4: 53 fps

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,045,760 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 51,996 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $230 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B 3001) 27% 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 $21017 months
XFX(1682 3001) 11% 46% ± 6%
MSI(1462 2775) 8% 46% ± 7%
Asus(1043 3006) 8% 48% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 8% 49% ± 4%
Gigabyte R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE OC REV3
GV-R928XOC-3GD REV3
Sapphire(174B 3000) 6% 44% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 4% 45% ± 4%
PowerColor(148C 3001) 4% 46% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 3001) 3% 45% ± 5%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 2% 43% ± 3%
AMD(1002 0B00) 2% 47% ± 7%
Asus(1043 3004) 2% 45% ± 3%
XFX(1682 3211) 2% 45% ± 5%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 1% 42% ± 5%
Sapphire(174B E208) 1% 45% ± 4%
XFX(1682 3212) 1% 40% ± 8%
Asus(1043 0448) 1% 44% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 1% 51% ± 2%
MSI(1462 2770) 1% 46% ± 1%
Asus(1043 044C) 1% 51% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0442) 1% 43% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3214) 1% 48% ± 4%
MSI(1462 2774) 1% 37% ± 17%
Asus(1043 3003) 1% 46% ± 3%
Asus(1043 0446) 1% 46% ± 5%
XFX(1682 3213) 0% 45% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 2279) 0% 49% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0420) 0% 46% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 0% 45% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 254F) 0% 43% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3005) 0% 46% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2777) 0% 50% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3001) 0% 51% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E210) 0% 43% ± 0%
Dell(1028 068B) 0% 47% ± 0%
Device(1545 7970) 0% 43% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0444) 0% 31% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E249) 0% 33% ± 0%
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Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $462

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

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29 days ago.

love it cheap option for amazing graphics ULTRA


Good

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.


Excellent

3 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


Terrible

19 days ago.

Hate


Disliked

4 months ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

its nice and cheap gpu for games


Excellent

2 days ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

13 months ago.

low & very high price


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