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AMD Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC 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.

Game performance for the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2021. 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 253 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a playable frame rate from Star Citizen with 35 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Dying Light 2 which is predicted to return a weak 0 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Forza Horizon 5 which we predict will get a weak 20 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Star Citizen will deliver playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 70 FPS, Medium: 56 FPS, High: 37 FPS and Ultra: 27 FPS. Next we have Dying Light 2 running on Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition which is predicted to get L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Forza Horizon 5 is predicted to get L: 40FPS, M: 32FPS, H: 21FPS, U: 15FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition is the wrong choice for PC gaming.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC 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 Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 48% better performance and can run 625 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 as this is better than 311 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 22% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
42 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition was released on 01 Mar 2014
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC 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
1500MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
288GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1100 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
2.5
Approved

Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "Vapor-X", 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 1100MHz. The operating memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 4% performance boost over the standard edition and so this card should offer identical performance to a GeForce GTX 770.

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