Average Bench: 45.8% (58th of 597)

Based on 55,848 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 54.2% 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) 138fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 142fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 280X is just 17.1%. 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) 83.6fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 64.3fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 55,848 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.5 Lighting 138 161
70.8 Reflection 83.6 92.7
140 Parallax 194 222
49% 139 fps
Min Avg Max
55.9 MRender 64.3 71
120 Gravity 142 157
77.6 Splatting 91.8 102
43.4% 99.2 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1150 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.12.1.1
Lighting 166
Reflection 96.1
Parallax 221
58% 161 fps
MRender 73.2
Gravity 163
Splatting 98.2
49% 111 fps
XFX(1682 3001) 3GB
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1550 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Lighting 155
Reflection 88.7
Parallax 214
55% 153 fps
MRender 69
Gravity 151
Splatting 97.6
46% 106 fps
MSI(1462 2775) 3GB
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.11.2
Lighting 150
Reflection 86.8
Parallax 201
52% 146 fps
MRender 66.6
Gravity 146
Splatting 94
45% 102 fps
XFX(1682 3001) 3GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.10.2
Lighting 138
Reflection 80.2
Parallax 186
48% 134 fps
MRender 63.5
Gravity 137
Splatting 90.2
42% 96.9 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

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

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 139 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 40 fps Overwatch: 69 fps League of Legends: 134 fps Fortnite: 59 fps Battlefield 1: 49 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 40 fps DOTA 2: 106 fps World of Warcraft: 38 fps World of Tanks: 58 fps Battlefield 4: 53 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,769,557 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 55,848 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $230 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B 3001) 26% 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 $21018 months
MSI(1462 2775) 9% 47% ± 5%
XFX(1682 3001) 9% 44% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 8% 46% ± 11%
Gigabyte R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE OC REV3
GV-R928XOC-3GD REV3
Asus(1043 3006) 8% 48% ± 5%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 7% 43% ± 5%
PwrHis(1787 3001) 4% 47% ± 4%
PowerColor(148C 3001) 4% 46% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 3% 44% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0448) 3% 46% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 2% 44% ± 4%
Asus(1043 3004) 2% 45% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 1% 44% ± 3%
XFX(1682 3212) 1% 41% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 1% 47% ± 3%
Asus(1043 0446) 1% 44% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 1% 48% ± 3%
XFX(1682 3214) 1% 44% ± 3%
AMD(1002 0B00) 1% 43% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0418) 1% 41% ± 5%
Asus(1043 0442) 1% 43% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3211) 1% 41% ± 5%
MSI(1462 2774) 1% 49% ± 3%
XFX(1682 3213) 0% 45% ± 6%
Sapphire(174B E208) 0% 46% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2780) 0% 40% ± 15%
Asus(1043 3001) 0% 46% ± 3%
MSI(1462 2770) 0% 46% ± 2%
Asus(1043 3003) 0% 47% ± 3%
MSI(1462 2777) 0% 49% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 254F) 0% 43% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E210) 0% 43% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 51% ± 0%
Asus(1043 044C) 0% 51% ± 0%
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Desktop 53%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

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4 days ago.

love it cheap option for amazing graphics ULTRA


Excellent

12 days 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

30 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


Disliked

5 months ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

its nice and cheap gpu for games


Excellent

16 days ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

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

2 months ago.

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


Terrible

14 months ago.

low & very high price


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