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AMD Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How well will the Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition run 2022 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 239 games in todays list.

Running at 1080p this card gets a playable frame rate from Days Gone with 30 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at FIFA 22 which returns a good 67 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Dying Light 2 which we saw getting a weak 2 FPS.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Days Gone and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 60 FPS, Medium: 48 FPS, High: 32 FPS and Ultra: 23 FPS. We then checked the performance on FIFA 22 to see if that runs well. It was reasonable with a 51 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition is certainly a viable option for these higher gaming resolutions. Remember that if you suffer some 1440p FPS drops the you can usually tweak modern game graphics settings until you get a near High graphics setting experience with this Graphics card.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black 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 XFX Double D Black Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 52% better and can run 726 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. 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 XFX Double D Black Edition was released on 09 Oct 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XTL
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
138 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
1550MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
297.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1080 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
750 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 XFX Double D Black Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280X XFX Double D Black Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system 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 1080MHz. The operating memory clock was increased to 1550MHz.
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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