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AMD Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition

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

The Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 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.

Game performance for the Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2022. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 239 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Running at 1080p this card gets a good frame rate from FIFA 22 with 67 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Forza Horizon 5 which returns a weak 21 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Star Citizen which we predict will get a playable 36 FPS.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition at 1440p with FIFA 22, which got a reasonable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 135 FPS, Medium: 106 FPS, High: 72 FPS and Ultra: 51 FPS. We then checked out Forza Horizon 5 which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 41FPS, M: 33FPS, H: 22FPS, U: 16FPS. And another popular game was Star Citizen with predictions of L: 72FPS, M: 57FPS, H: 38FPS, U: 27FPS at 1440p. 1440p Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition PC gaming is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB 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 Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, as it can run 726 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 52% increased graphics performance. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which is 21% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 305 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
42 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition was released on 08 Oct 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB 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
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
950 MHz
Boost Clock
1100 MHz
Power
Max Power
375 Watts
PSU
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 Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 3GB Edition 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 950MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1100MHz. Also, the operating memory clock is now of 1600MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the standard edition and so this card will surpass a GeForce GTX 770 easily.

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