Radeon_R9_280X_Sapphire_Vapor-X_3GB_OC_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition

GD Rating

6

How well can the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition run games
This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC 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.

This low performing GPU is unable to play any of the most demanding games available today.

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? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

FPS System Benchmark
88 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition is released on the 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
2048
Driver Support
golden star golden star golden star golden star golden star
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
1550 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
297.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
-
10
8.7
6.5
5
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.


Source [Pip]
Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
36%
RAM
11GB
0%
VS
VS
Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Extras
View Compatible Hardware PC Builder
Discussion Area
The discussion area is the place where you get to chat with fellow gamers and techies.
You need to be logged in and have a GD rank of 2 or higher to join the discussion
View all discussions
X
Formatting Syntax Result
Bold **bold text** __more bold text__ bold text more bold text
Italic *italic text* _more italic text_ italic text more italic text
Strikethrough ~~strikethrough text~~ strikethrough text
Links [Game-Debate](https://www.game-debate.com) Game-Debate
Ordered List Press return twice to start your list

1. List item the first
2. List item the second
3. List item the third

Press return twice to finish your list
Press return twice to start your list
  1. List item the first
  2. List item the second
  3. List item the third
Press return twice to finish your list
Unordered Lists Press return twice to start your list

* List item the first
* List item the second
* List item the third

Press return twice to finish your list
Press return twice to start your list
  • List item the first
  • List item the second
  • List item the third
Press return twice to finish your list
Code Blocks `alert('hello world!');` alert('hello world!');
Quote Blocks > 'Tis better to have visited Game-Debate than to never have visited Game-Debate
'Tis better to have visited Game-Debate than to never have visited Game-Debate
Formatting Help
New - Ordered by date, the newest comments at the top
1 2
0
PC Specs
slimshady07's Rig
Saved at: Aug-20-2019
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR4 2133MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
0
/
1

Will the antec vp650w work for this card? I am gonna use fx 8320 (4.5ghz) with this and will I have enough wattage left for futureproofing?


Thanks in advance for reply.

0
PC Specs
dkmenchar's Test Rig
Saved at: Aug-15-2019
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
14GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
3840 x 1080
width x height
1
test rig
0
/
16

Sorry for not replying at short time.. But anyway, I'm using an XFX 650W and well… 3 HDD, 1 CD/DVD Reader, this hungry GPU, and my CPU OC'ed, almost 620W usage @ Full Load… I can't Overclock more my GPU because I'll run out of power for sure eheh

1
PC Specs
dkmenchar's Test Rig
Saved at: Aug-15-2019
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
14GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
3840 x 1080
width x height
1
test rig
0
/
16

I have an XFX TS 650W 80Plus Bronze… Does it handle well ? I've seen in many posts that it need at least 750W… But i think i have no problem with that… My GPU in almost every game is 99% load , but when comes to CPU itensive titles such as Total War Attila, AC Sindycate… I see bottleneck, but that's my CPU :S

0
PC Specs
aditrex's Rig
Saved at: Aug-21-2019
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
16GB DDR4 2800MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
0
/
355

its right on there dont do some creazy OC you may ran out of power…. for an 290x would be more proper 750w paired with your cpu

0
PC Specs
SARTHAK07's Rig
Saved at: Jul-12-2019
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
1
/
83

I don't think you would ever need anything more than 650 W for that rig.
See realtime power consumption.
You would be amazed :D

0
PC Specs
SARTHAK07's Rig
Saved at: Jul-12-2019
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
1
/
83

Unless you OC

0
PC Specs
dkmenchar's Test Rig
Saved at: Aug-15-2019
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
14GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
3840 x 1080
width x height
1
test rig
0
/
16

How can I see realtime Power Consumption ?

2
PC Specs
SARTHAK07's Rig
Saved at: Jul-12-2019
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
1
/
83

That needs some instrument :(
But search online for power consumption benchmarks :D

0
PC Specs
dkmenchar's Test Rig
Saved at: Aug-15-2019
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
14GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
3840 x 1080
width x height
1
test rig
0
/
16

Thanks :D !!! BTW, do you know any tool for measuring PSU Wattage idle/load ? I'm too lazy to research on Google :S

1
PC Specs
SARTHAK07's Rig
Saved at: Jul-12-2019
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
1
/
83

Kill a Watt meter :D

0
PC Specs
dkmenchar's Test Rig
Saved at: Aug-15-2019
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
14GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
3840 x 1080
width x height
1
test rig
0
/
16

Thanks :D Appreciated

2
PC Specs
SARTHAK07's Rig
Saved at: Jul-12-2019
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
1
/
83

Glad to Help :D

1
PC Specs
ahnaf22's Rig
Saved at: Aug-21-2019
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
16GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
0
/
84

Shader 90 memory 100 not bad eh? :D

0
PC Specs
ahnaf22's Rig
Saved at: Aug-21-2019
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
16GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
0
/
84

Hmmm its sad that my card dropped to rank 9 as time passed by :(

5
PC Specs
Zilincan's Rig
Saved at: Mar-19-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
16GB DDR3 2133MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
2560 x 1440
width x height
1
0
/
354

3.5 years old card, still kick ass

3
PC Specs
ahnaf22's Rig
Saved at: Aug-21-2019
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
16GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
0
/
84

couldnt agree more :D

0
PC Specs
igrac08's Rig
Saved at: May-12-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
0
/
0

Can my motherboard hanndle this? asrock a75fm2-dgs

0
PC Specs
Spawncro's Rig
Saved at: Jan-08-2018
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
12GB DDR3 1333MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
3600 x 1050
width x height
1
0
/
3

Of course it can :)

0
PC Specs
ahnaf22's Rig
Saved at: Aug-21-2019
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
16GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
0
/
84

Please add watt and amps beside psu for this card

0
PC Specs
rafayxool's Test Rig
Saved at: Nov-08-2018
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR3 800MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1366 x 768
width x height
1
test rig
0
/
12

Cooler Master Real Power Pro 750w>? enough ampereS?

0
PC Specs
ahnaf22's Rig
Saved at: Aug-21-2019
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
16GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
0
/
84

Yeah its enough for this card.

1
PC Specs
rafayxool's Test Rig
Saved at: Nov-08-2018
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR3 800MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1366 x 768
width x height
1
test rig
0
/
12

this will handle every game at 1080p? without AA ? :3

1
PC Specs
samicool123's Rig
Saved at: Jul-13-2018
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
10GB DDR3 1333MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1024 x 768
width x height
1
0
/
2

YUP! :D

1
PC Specs
rafayxool's Test Rig
Saved at: Nov-08-2018
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR3 800MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1366 x 768
width x height
1
test rig
0
/
12

thanks:P

0
PC Specs
ahnaf22's Rig
Saved at: Aug-21-2019
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
16GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
0
/
84

This can handle every game on 1080p even with AA enabled.
I have it and talking from first-hand experience.

1
PC Specs
rafayxool's Test Rig
Saved at: Nov-08-2018
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR3 800MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1366 x 768
width x height
1
test rig
0
/
12

ty ;)

0
PC Specs
Irfan1238's Rig
Saved at: Jul-26-2018
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1600 x 900
width x height
1
0
/
10

Will a Tt LP 600W PSU be able to run it?

0
PC Specs
ahnaf22's Rig
Saved at: Aug-21-2019
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
16GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
0
/
84

Yes it can run the 280X.

0
PC Specs
mastermind20's Rig
Saved at: Jan-07-2017
Compared to your Rig
CPU
FX-6300 oc: 30%
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
16GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
0
/
8

will my cx 600m psu work with this card?

0
PC Specs
Bugattiboy01's Rig
Saved at: Sep-03-2018
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
12GB DDR3 1333MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
0
/
3

Yes sorry for late reply

0
PC Specs
mastermind20's Rig
Saved at: Jan-07-2017
Compared to your Rig
CPU
FX-6300 oc: 30%
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
16GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
0
/
8

thanks, bro! :)

1 2

Title

Body

Ads

or, become Premium, be ad free + get access to all GD’s extra features

Here’s one for everyone. We remove ads for 24hrs if you visit the link below. You don’t need to buy anything there, just follow the link and be ad free.