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AMD Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

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

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2022. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. The Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 230 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition is predicted to run Grand Theft Auto VI with weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 0 frames per second. Comparing this to Days Gone which is getting playable results, where it averages 29 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Star Citizen, which is predicted to run at 34 frames per second.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition by researching Grand Theft Auto VI leading us to predict a weak performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Days Gone and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 22 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Star Citizen which is predicted to get playable results with a 26FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition is not going to be able to keep stable frame rates at all times at Ultra 1440p on modern games.

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? This Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

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 RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, which is 54% more powerful and can run 726 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which is 24% more powerful and can run 305 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
41 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition was released on 08 Oct 2013
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
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.2
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072MB
Memory Speed
1500MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
288GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
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
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
23
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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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