Radeon_R9_280
AMD Radeon R9 280

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0.4
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How well can the Radeon R9 280 run games
AMD Radeon R9 280
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280 in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon R9 280 is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 280? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 280 would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 625 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 85% better performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 280 is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which is 52% more powerful and can run 311 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
18 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280 was released on 04 Mar 2014
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO2
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
104 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
30 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$279
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072MB
Memory Speed
1250MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
240GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
827 MHz
Boost Clock
933 MHz
Power
Max Power
200 Watts
PSU
500 Watt
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
0.4
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Radeon R9 280 Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280 is a high-end graphics card based on the second revision of the Graphics Core Next architecture.
It packs a Tahiti PRO2 Core and features 1792 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on a 384-bit memory interface. While the central unit runs at 827MHz and goes up to 933MHz, in Turbo Mode, the memory clock operates at 1250MHz.
The Tahiti PRO2 is a revision of the Tahiti PRO seen on Radeon HD 7950 and that was first used on Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition.
Radeon R9 280 is slightly higher clocked than its predecessor but expect exactly the same performance and rated board TDP. Thus, the card is suited for 1080p gaming but will have trouble at higher resolutions with some modern demanding games and GeForce GTX 760 is still faster.

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