Radeon_R9_280
AMD Radeon R9 280

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2.3
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How well can the Radeon R9 280 run games
22 May 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon R9 280 graphics cards allows the gamer to run indie system requirements and some less demanding AAA titles. In today’s PC hardware terms these are considered middle range for gaming performance. 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 upgrade time for the Radeon R9 280, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

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 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 866 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 135% better performance. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 85% better and can meet 704 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
18 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280 was released on 04 Mar 2014

Radeon R9 280 Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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
1792
Driver Support
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Release Price
$279.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
240GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
0
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
Resolution Performance
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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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Radeon R9 280 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
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Graphics Card
75%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Valorant 93% 83%
Cyberpunk 2077 8% 141%
Call of Duty Warzone 5% 75%
Grand Theft Auto VI 64% 168%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 8% 141%
Minecraft: Dungeons 20% 85%
Doom Eternal 79% 79%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 32% 69%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 64% 64%
Maneater 39% 51%
Radeon R9 280 Extras
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