Average Bench: 46.3% (73rd of 613)

Based on 56,576 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 53.6% 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) 137fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 147fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 280X is just 15.8%. 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) 83.4fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 64.5fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 56,576 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.9 Lighting 137 160
70.6 Reflection 83.4 92.5
148 Parallax 195 223
48.8% 138 fps
Min Avg Max
56.6 MRender 64.5 70.7
122 Gravity 147 164
79.1 Splatting 92.2 102
44.5% 101 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1150 MHz, MLim: 1575 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.6.2
Lighting 168
Reflection 96.3
Parallax 222
58% 162 fps
MRender 73.5
Gravity 172
Splatting 106
52% 117 fps
Asus(1043 0442) 3GB
CLim: 1125 MHz, MLim: 1575 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Lighting 164
Reflection 94.2
Parallax 220
57% 159 fps
MRender 72.1
Gravity 168
Splatting 104
50% 115 fps
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Lighting 158
Reflection 92.1
Parallax 211
55% 154 fps
MRender 69.6
Gravity 163
Splatting 101
49% 111 fps
56,576 MORE »

 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: 106 fps World of Warcraft: 41 fps World of Tanks: 59 fps Minecraft: 103 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,765,161 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 56,576 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $230 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B 3001) 28% 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 $2102 years
XFX(1682 3001) 12% 46% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 10% 50% ± 4%
Gigabyte R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE OC REV3
GV-R928XOC-3GD REV3
Asus(1043 3006) 8% 47% ± 6%
MSI(1462 2775) 8% 45% ± 7%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 5% 45% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 3001) 4% 46% ± 5%
PowerColor(148C 3001) 4% 46% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 3% 44% ± 7%
AMD(1002 0B00) 2% 42% ± 4%
XFX(1682 3212) 2% 41% ± 9%
XFX(1682 3214) 2% 47% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 2% 49% ± 5%
XFX(1682 3211) 1% 46% ± 2%
Asus(1043 3004) 1% 47% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 1% 48% ± 4%
MSI(1462 2774) 1% 47% ± 3%
Asus(1043 0442) 1% 44% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0448) 1% 47% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0446) 1% 42% ± 3%
Sapphire(174B E208) 1% 44% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 1% 42% ± 3%
MSI(1462 2770) 1% 44% ± 8%
MSI(1462 2780) 0% 25% ± 35%
XFX(1682 3213) 0% 45% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2777) 0% 48% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3003) 0% 50% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3002) 0% 48% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3001) 0% 51% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0418) 0% 44% ± 0%
Device(1545 7970) 0% 43% ± 0%
Asus(1043 044C) 0% 51% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0420) 0% 47% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3210) 0% 42% ± 0%
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Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $470

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 Comments

Added 5 years ago.

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2 days ago.

mine works well for even newer games


Excellent

3 months 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

18 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


Excellent

30 days ago.

perfect since 2013.....


Excellent

9 days 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.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

Best card ever produced by AMD ( HD 7970 GHz )


Good

2 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.


Good

14 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

9 months ago.

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


Terrible

21 months ago.

low & very high price


Average

19 days ago.

Still a pretty good card.


Excellent

2 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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