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AMD Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition

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

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

All games with system requirements of DirectX 11 or lower are met by this card.

Lets look at the Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2022. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 237.

The Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition graphics card is returning a playable performance on Days Gone at 1080p of 30 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Forza Horizon 5 which we saw got weak frame rates of 21 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Battlefield 2042, which was getting 0 FPS under tests.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Days Gone to see how the Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition dealt with it. It scored up a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 60 FPS, Medium: 48 FPS, High: 32 FPS and Ultra: 23 FPS. Next we looked at Forza Horizon 5 which was weak with a 16 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Battlefield 2042 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 0. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition is going to struggle at this higher gaming resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 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 Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, which is 52% more powerful and can run 725 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 21% better and can meet 304 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
42 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition was released on 09 Oct 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XTL
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
141 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
35 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
1100 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
600 Watt
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 Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "WindForce", 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 1100MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the standard edition and so this card offers the same performance a GeForce GTX 770 does.

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