10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC 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.
We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2021 popular games. This short Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 240 games in todays list.
Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Forza Horizon 5 will get 40 FPS with the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition, Resident Evil 8 getting 0 FPS and Far Cry 6 predicted to get 0 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.
One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Forza Horizon 5 and predict it will deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 80 FPS, Medium: 63 FPS, High: 42 FPS and Ultra: 30 FPS. We then checked the performance on Resident Evil 8 to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition running at 1440p is not the best choice to run modern games.How many years will the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition in your PC?
12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Dual-X 3GB OC Edition?
A great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB
, which has 53% better performance and can run 633 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300
which is 26% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 312 games from the most demanding games today.