Radeon_R9_280X_DirectCU_II_TOP_3GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition

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

The Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB 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.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 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. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 247 games in todays list.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition shows us that Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get a weak result of 0 FPS, and then we are seeing Resident Evil 8 returning a weak 0 FPS while another game on our list is the FIFA 22 which is getting 67 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition at 1440p with Resident Evil 8, which got a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We then checked out FIFA 22 which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 135FPS, M: 106FPS, H: 72FPS, U: 51FPS. And another popular game was Grand Theft Auto VI with predictions of L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition running at 1440p is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play modern games.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition in your PC? This Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 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 DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 47% better performance and can run 616 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 as this is better than 309 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 21% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
42 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition was released on 09 Oct 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB 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
1600MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
307.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
970 MHz
Boost Clock
1070 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
24
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Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "DirectCU II", 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 970MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1070MHz. Also, the memory clock is now of 1600MHz.
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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