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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
22 May 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC 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. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How well will the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition run 2020 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. 127 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition is predicted to run Mafia: Definitive Edition with playable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 25 frames per second. Comparing this to Call of Duty Warzone which is getting playable results, where it averages 30 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Assassins Creed: Valhalla, which is predicted to run at 1 frames per second.

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 Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Mafia: Definitive Edition and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 49 FPS, Medium: 39 FPS, High: 26 FPS and Ultra: 19 FPS. We then checked the performance on Call of Duty Warzone to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 23 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a 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? We think this Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 88% better and can run 866 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. 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 5500 4GB as this is better than 707 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 48% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
42 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition is released on 01 Mar 2014

Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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
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
1500 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
288GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB TRI-X OC Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
36%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 13% 93%
Call of Duty Warzone 24% 40%
Minecraft: Dungeons 36% 48%
Grand Theft Auto VI 31% 115%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 13% 93%
Valorant 95% 86%
Maneater 51% 21%
Phantasy Star Online 2 93% 80%
Doom Eternal 43% 43%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 46% 35%
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