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

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3.2
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How well can the Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

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.

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 time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which has 84% better performance and can run 853 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB which is 50% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 790 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
42 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition was released on 09 Oct 2013

Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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
2048
Driver Support
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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
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
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
47%
RAM
11GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 30% 30%
Cyberpunk 2077 5% 92%
Valorant 95% 86%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 14% 92%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 14% 40%
Grounded 60% 16%
Marvel's Avengers 14% 92%
Grand Theft Auto VI 30% 107%
Halo Infinite 14% 92%
Death Stranding 16% 47%
Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition Extras
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