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AMD Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition

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

Based on current gaming requirements the Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

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

Game performance for the Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB 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. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 153 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

Running at 1080p this card gets a weak frame rate from Days Gone with 18 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at FIFA 22 which is predicted to return a reasonable 57 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Star Citizen which we predict will get a weak 24 FPS.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Days Gone where it was weak. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 36 FPS, Medium: 29 FPS, High: 19 FPS and Ultra: 14 FPS. We added FIFA 22 to our research and predict it will be playable with a 43 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Star Citizen leading us to predict 18 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition running at 1440p is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition in your PC? We think this Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 73% better and can meet 632 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 43% better and can meet 312 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
25 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition was released on 17 Mar 2014
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO2
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
120 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
34 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072MB
Memory Speed
1250MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
240GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
950 MHz
Boost Clock
1072 MHz
Power
Max Power
225 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
1.5
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Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 3GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280.
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 827MHz to 950MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1072MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance boost over the standard edition and so this edition is more powerful than GeForce GTX 760.

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