Average Bench: 35.1% (138th of 692)

Based on 94,130 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 64.8% 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) 47.8fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 48.9fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 280X is just 7.55%. 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) 34.6fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 59.5fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 94,130 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.9 Lighting 47.8 52.7
20.1 Reflection 34.6 39.9
51.4 Parallax 59.5 67.5
39% 47.3 fps
Min Avg Max
27.5 MRender 31.3 35.1
42.5 Gravity 48.9 55
21.3 Splatting 24.6 27.7
27.7% 34.9 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
XFX(1682 3001) 3GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 27.20.20912.1002
Lighting 51.2
Reflection 39.3
Parallax 66.8
42% 52.4 fps
MRender 30.2
Gravity 46.7
Splatting 13.9
23% 30.3 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 21.5.2
Lighting 47.4
Reflection 36.9
Parallax 61.7
39% 48.7 fps
MRender 32.6
Gravity 50.5
Splatting 25.3
29% 36.1 fps
PwrHis(1787 3001) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 22.6.1
Lighting 46.2
Reflection 36.2
Parallax 59.9
38% 47.4 fps
MRender 32.2
Gravity 49.9
Splatting 25.1
28% 35.7 fps
XFX(1682 3001) 3GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 20.8.1
Lighting 33.1
Reflection 27.9
Parallax 40.3
27% 33.8 fps
MRender 23.8
Gravity 34.9
Splatting 18.4
20% 25.7 fps
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 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 94,130 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $230 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B 3001) 24% 36% ± 2%
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 $5003 years
XFX(1682 3001) 16% 34% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 8% 37% ± 2%
Gigabyte R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE OC REV3
GV-R928XOC-3GD REV3
Asus(1043 3006) 8% 36% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 6% 35% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2775) 6% 35% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 3001) 5% 34% ± 2%
PowerColor(148C 3001) 4% 34% ± 3%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 4% 33% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2774) 2% 36% ± 1%
Asus(1043 3004) 2% 33% ± 2%
XFX(1682 3212) 2% 33% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0448) 2% 35% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E208) 1% 33% ± 1%
Asus(1043 044C) 1% 38% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0442) 1% 32% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 1% 37% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3214) 1% 33% ± 2%
XFX(1682 3211) 1% 35% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0B00) 1% 33% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 1% 37% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 1% 32% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 1% 34% ± 2%
Asus(1043 3003) 1% 37% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0444) 1% 35% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0446) 1% 34% ± 3%
XFX(1682 3213) 0% 34% ± 2%
Asus(1043 3005) 0% 34% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2780) 0% 38% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 35% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0418) 0% 33% ± 0%
Asus(1043 044A) 0% 26% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2770) 0% 35% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0420) 0% 35% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 22%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 29% - Poor Total price: $782

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 Comments

Added 8 years ago.

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1 month ago.

userbenchmark are great - they cut clean through marketing BS


Liked

30 days 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


Excellent

10 months ago.

I used it for 7 years and it is still fine to play.. its clear that there are better ones but if u want to play simple games - its worth and lifes very long


Excellent

13 months ago.

Amazing card in 2021, can be found for 40 Canadian or under. Performs better price to performance wise than any other card in the market hands down and will run anything at 1080p. The 280x performs better than a 1050 ti for a third of the price. Just make sure to avoid the blower style cards as they get hot.

Comment 

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


Good

9 months ago.

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


Good

5 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

9 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

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

24 months ago.

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


Average

2 years ago.

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


Poor

19 months ago.

Overheating radiator FPS 40 AVG


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Average

3 years ago.

Still a pretty good card.


Average

3 years 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

3 years ago.

It died on me after 3 years!


Excellent

3 years 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

3 years 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.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Old but gold


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