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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
AMD Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

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

Lets look at the Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2022. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This graphics hardware can run 220 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Far Cry 6 and saw it 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 Back 4 Blood to see how that compared and saw that it returned a weak 18 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Far Cry 6 on the Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition to see that it got a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Back 4 Blood which seemed weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 13 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Resident Evil 8 where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 0 FPS. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition is going to struggle at this higher gaming 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 good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB which meets 725 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 58% better performance. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 as this is better than 304 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 26% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
39 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X PowerColor TurboDuo 3GB OC Edition was released on 05 Dec 2013
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
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.2
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072MB
Memory Speed
1500MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
288GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
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
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
22
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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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