Radeon_R9_280_Asus_DirectCU_II_TOP_3GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 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 Asus DirectCU II TOP 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. The Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 109 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Battlefield 2042 and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We proceeded to look at Far Cry 6 to see how that compared and predict that it will return a weak 0 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Battlefield 2042 and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We then checked the performance on Far Cry 6 to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition, this is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition in your PC? There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 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 76% better and can meet 633 of their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which has 45% better performance and can run 312 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
23 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition was released on 04 Mar 2014
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO2
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
110 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
31 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
1300MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
249.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
874 MHz
Boost Clock
980 MHz
Power
Max Power
200 Watts
PSU
500 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
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Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 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 874MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 980MHz. Furthermore, the operating memory clock was increased to 1300MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the standard edition and so this edition is more powerful than GeForce GTX 760.

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