Radeon_R9_280X_MSI_Gaming_3GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition

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3.2
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How well can the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition 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 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 88% more powerful and can run 852 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 53% better and can run 789 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
41 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition is released on 08 Oct 2013

Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XTL
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
134 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
34 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
Driver Support
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Release Price
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
1500 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
288GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1050 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 38 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
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Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "Twin Frozr", 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 1050MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a modest 3% performance boost over the standard edition and so a GeForce GTX 770 is still more powerful.


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Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
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Graphics Card
50%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
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Cyberpunk 2077 3% 96%
Marvel's Avengers 12% 96%
Valorant 95% 86%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 12% 96%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 35% 18%
Fast & Furious Crossroads 6% 155%
Grand Theft Auto VI 33% 111%
Death Stranding 14% 50%
Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition Extras
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