Average Bench: 39.2% (108th of 661)

Based on 82,806 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 60.7% 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) 48.8fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 51.3fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 280X is just 7.91%. 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) 35.8fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 63.1fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 82,806 samples)
Min Avg Max
42.4 Lighting 48.8 53.8
28.6 Reflection 35.8 40.4
53.6 Parallax 63.1 70.4
39.5% 49.2 fps
Min Avg Max
29 MRender 32.8 35.6
46 Gravity 51.3 55.8
23.1 Splatting 25.8 27.9
38.9% 36.6 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 3GB
CLim: 1125 MHz, MLim: 1575 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 21.3.1
Lighting 53.1
Reflection 41
Parallax 68.7
43% 54.3 fps
MRender 36.1
Gravity 56.6
Splatting 28.4
43% 40.4 fps
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 21.3.1
Lighting 48.8
Reflection 37.9
Parallax 64.2
39% 50.3 fps
MRender 33.6
Gravity 52.5
Splatting 26.4
40% 37.5 fps
Asus(1043 044A) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 20.11.2
Lighting 48.5
Reflection 36.5
Parallax 62.3
39% 49.1 fps
MRender 32.2
Gravity 50.6
Splatting 25.2
38% 36 fps
Asus(1043 044A) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 20.11.2
Lighting 48.3
Reflection 37.1
Parallax 61
39% 48.8 fps
MRender 31.3
Gravity 50.8
Splatting 25.4
38% 35.8 fps
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 Popular Cards

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $230 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B 3001) 27% 40% ± 3%
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 $50018 months
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 11% 42% ± 2%
Gigabyte R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE OC REV3
GV-R928XOC-3GD REV3
XFX(1682 3001) 10% 38% ± 3%
Asus(1043 3006) 8% 41% ± 2%
MSI(1462 2775) 7% 39% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 5% 37% ± 2%
PowerColor(148C 3001) 5% 38% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 3% 39% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 3001) 3% 39% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0B00) 3% 36% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 2% 42% ± 2%
XFX(1682 3212) 2% 36% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 2% 36% ± 1%
Asus(1043 3004) 2% 38% ± 3%
Asus(1043 0448) 1% 38% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0442) 1% 36% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0418) 1% 36% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3214) 1% 36% ± 6%
XFX(1682 3211) 1% 38% ± 2%
Asus(1043 3002) 1% 38% ± 5%
Asus(1043 3001) 1% 41% ± 3%
Asus(1043 044C) 1% 43% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 1% 42% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2774) 1% 40% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 0% 37% ± 3%
Device(1608 3001) 0% 39% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2770) 0% 39% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0444) 0% 39% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3210) 0% 36% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0446) 0% 34% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3213) 0% 39% ± 0%
Asus(1043 041C) 0% 36% ± 0%
AMD(1002 3001) 0% 41% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3003) 0% 40% ± 0%
AMD(1002 3000) 0% 41% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0420) 0% 38% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 29% - Poor Total price: $785

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 Comments

Added 6 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

stupid gpu dont beat rtx 2080 ti


Liked

9 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

2 days 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


Good

2 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


Excellent

6 months ago.

Best card ever produced by AMD ( HD 7970 GHz )


Excellent

1 month 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.


Poor

21 months ago.

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


Good

4 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!


Poor

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Average

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

It's Actually The Best Graphics Card For Playing Games, I Use It In My Gaming Computer Because I Heard that it is the best cheap graphics card.


Good

10 months ago.

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


Good

13 months ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.

low & very high price


Average

22 months ago.

Still a pretty good card.


Average

19 months 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

21 months ago.

It died on me after 3 years!


Excellent

21 months 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

24 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.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Old but gold


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