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AMD Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition

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

The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-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.

Game performance for the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2022. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 247 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Running at 1080p this card gets a weak frame rate from Back 4 Blood with 20 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Dying Light 2 which is predicted to return a weak 1 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Resident Evil 8 which we saw getting a weak 0 FPS.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition ran Back 4 Blood to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 40 FPS, Medium: 32 FPS, High: 21 FPS and Ultra: 15 FPS. Another game researched was Dying Light 2 with predictions of L: 2FPS, M: 2FPS, H: 1FPS, U: 1FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Resident Evil 8, which returned L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition running at 1440p is going to underperform if you try and run modern games.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-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 Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB as this is better than 616 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 48% better performance as well. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300. This PC hardware upgrade performs 22% better and can run 309 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
42 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition was released on 08 Oct 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XTL
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
137 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
1550MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
297.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
950 MHz
Boost Clock
1070 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
24
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Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "Vapor-X", 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 950MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1070MHz. Also, the operating memory clock is now of 1550MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 4% performance boost over the standard edition and so this card should offer identical performance to a GeForce GTX 770.

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