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
This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB 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.

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

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

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? Its upgrade time for the Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

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The Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition is released on the 09 Oct 2013
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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
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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
1600 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
307.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
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Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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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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Hi everyone , i need advice bout my rig . Got money to spend and need new cpu ( i think new cpu is needed ) ! so with this gpu what is best match for it ? thanks and sorry 4 bad english :D . ,

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Hello everyone , I bought this graphics card used , but now I have doubts that it is the direct Cu2 top . how can I find out ? Thank you

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download CPU-Z, and go to the graphics tab
if it says hd 7950 then its the r9 280x since its a remodeled hd 7950

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7970*

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7970, and my gpu is not the top edition. thanks

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what's means 10% oc in gpu?

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Will my CPU (it's overclocked at 4.0 GHz) bottleneck this GPU?

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And you own 7970? Because 280X is rebranded HD7970

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Yes i'm with 7970 now, so can my CPU (now it's at 4.3 GHz) handle this card

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7970=280X
And yes 6200 can handle that

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Tnx. for the fast reply

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Good for me?
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yeah, but psu must to be good one branded

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Corsair VS Series 550

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can my cpu handle without bottlenecking the gpu…?

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it will bottleneck especially in cpu tensive games max level gpu for you should be gtx 660ti/760/960 r9 270x hd 7950 considering dicent oc on cpu

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Oc. your CPU more and there will be no bottleneck.

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will my cpu bottle neck this gpu?


If it does what would you recommend to be a match?

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No it will not. :)

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Will this bottleneck my cpu

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I believe you mean to ask if your cpu will bottleneck the gpu. And yes, it would.

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Will this bottleneck my cpu?

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Can't bottleneck a CPU, only a GPU. :)


But no, you will be fine with a 280X.

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will my cx 600m psu work with this card?

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Most definetely

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Thanks! Already up and running :)

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