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
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition graphics cards allows the gamer to run indie system requirements and some less demanding AAA titles. In today’s PC hardware terms these are considered middle range for gaming performance. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

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? This Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition graphics card has reached the end of its ability to run games released today. If you have it in your gaming PC then it’s time to upgrade your graphics solution.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 120% better and can run 825 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 80% better and can meet 758 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
23 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition is released on 04 Mar 2014

Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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
1792
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
1300 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
249.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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9.9
8.1
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4.5
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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Radeon R9 280 Asus DirectCU II TOP 3GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
80%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 36% 75%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3% 62%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 9% 80%
Genshin Impact 50% 77%
eFootball PES 2021 19% 11%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 23% 153%
Watch Dogs Legion 53% 70%
FIFA 21 35% 11%
Marvel's Avengers 19% 67%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 56% 56%
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