Radeon_R9_280X_PowerColor_TurboDuo_3GB_OC_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB 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 PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition run 2019 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 330 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

The Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition graphics card is returning a weak performance on Planet Zoo at 1080p of 22 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which we saw got weak frame rates of 0 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Cyberpunk 2077, which is predicted to get 0 FPS under tests.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Planet Zoo to see how the Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition dealt with it. It scored up a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 44 FPS, Medium: 35 FPS, High: 23 FPS and Ultra: 17 FPS. Next we looked at Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which was weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Cyberpunk 2077 that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 0. In summary we feel the Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition running at 1440p is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB 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 PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which has 91% better performance and can run 895 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 43% better and can run 684 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
39 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition is released on 05 Dec 2013

Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XTL
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
132 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
33 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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
880 MHz
Boost Clock
1030 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
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Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Editionn is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "TurboDuo", 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 880MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1030MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a very slightly 1% performance boost over the standard edition and so a GeForce GTX 770 is still more powerful.


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Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 17% 45%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 73% 99%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21% 45%
Halo: Reach 80% 54%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 10% 99%
Cyberpunk 2077 10% 99%
Borderlands 3 6% 53%
FIFA 20 44% 23%
Death Stranding 10% 99%
Need For Speed Heat 19% 45%
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$690.00
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This card is amazing. The frame buffer isn't 3GB though, it is 3.29GB without overclock. It plays Arkham Night maxed out. I highly recommend this GPU.

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2012
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$132.00
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$150.00
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8 GB

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In my country, $185 for this card, Is that good upgrade? btw my PSU 500W, is that enough?

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2017
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$168.00
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yes thats a great upgrade, and with that cpu you may get a bottleneck, but the psu is good enough, im using a 500w one aswell and i've even oc'd

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will my cx 600m psu work with this card?

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2009
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$195.00
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12 GB

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It work on mine VX 550W Corsair so i think ye it will.

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2012
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ok thanks! :)

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$125.00
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8 GB

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is this a really good card ?

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well i dont know about this card but msi one is good. Runs gta 5 at 1680*1050 on very high ( without msaa)

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