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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 750 MSI Gaming 1GB Edition Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 191% 40%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 191% 40%
Cyberpunk 2077 300% 92%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 172% 30%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 300% 92%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 33% 36%
The Outer Worlds 142% 16%
Borderlands 3 207% 47%
FIFA 20 55% 26%
Need For Speed Heat 191% 40%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 MSI Gaming 1GB Edition.

The GTX 750 has a 85 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 280X, but the R9 280X has 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 750. As a result, the R9 280X exhibits a 93.3 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 750. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 750 has a 85 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 280X, but the R9 280X has 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 750. As a result, the R9 280X exhibits a 14.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 750. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 750 was released less than a year after the R9 280X, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The R9 280X has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 750, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R9 280X also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 280X has 207.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 750, which means that the memory performance of the R9 280X is massively better than the GTX 750.

The GeForce GTX 750 MSI Gaming 1GB Edition has 512 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition has 2048. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 750 is 804 and the actual shader performance of the R9 280X is 1915. The R9 280X having 1111 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 280X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 750.

The GeForce GTX 750 MSI Gaming 1GB Edition requires 55 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 750 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the R9 280X. The R9 280X requires 195 Watts more than the GTX 750 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 280X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 750.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1085 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock1163 MHzvs1100 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM107-300-A2GCN 1.0 Tahiti XTL
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date18 Feb 2014vs09 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
7.9
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1920x1080
6
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8.7
2560x1440
4.2
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6.5
3840x2160
3.2
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1253 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth80.2GB/secvs288GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 768 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units512vs2048
Actual Shader Performance39%vs92%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs128
Texture Rate34.7 GTexel/svs128 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate17.4 GPixel/svs32 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power55 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 20 Ampsvs600 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 750 MSI Gaming 1GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 750.
This edition comes with a custom cooling cooling solution which by itself will allow a slight performance boost, as GeForce GTX 750 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Furthermore, it comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that was raised from 1020MHz to 1085MHz, while the Turbo Boost is now of 1163MHz, instead of 1085MHz. The operating memory clock was left untouched.
Further overclocking can be achieved easily, as the GPU has great OC potential.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is around 5% better than the reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 and thus this card is slightly faster than Radeon R7 260X.
Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "WindForce", which reduces the card's temperature under load, significantly and comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that was increased from 850MHz to 1000MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1100MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the standard edition and so this card offers the same performance a GeForce GTX 770 does.
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