Radeon_R9_280_Crossfire
AMD Radeon R9 280 Crossfire

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3.9
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How well can the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire run games
20 Feb 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire graphics card, when running 2021 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. This graphics hardware can run 105 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing World of Warcraft: Shadowlands getting 17 FPS with the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire, Valheim getting 46 FPS and Assassins Creed: Valhalla getting 32 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire by playing World of Warcraft: Shadowlands which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 33FPS, M: 26FPS, H: 18FPS, U: 13FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Valheim and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 35 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Assassins Creed: Valhalla which gets playable results with a 25FPS on Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire, this is not a first choice gaming resolution. While this graphics card would likely be more suited to 1080p gaming, you may be able to make some graphical tweaks in the game options to improve your stability at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 280 Crossfire would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 803 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 44% better performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB, as it can run 751 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 24% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280 Crossfire is released on 04 Mar 2014

Radeon R9 280 Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280 Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Tahiti PRO2 (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
209 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
60 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
3584
Driver Support
-
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
480GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
827 MHz
Boost Clock
933 MHz
Power
Max Power
400 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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9.8
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Radeon R9 280 Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

The Radeon R9 280 Crossfire setup of Radeon R9 280.


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Radeon R9 280 Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
33%
RAM
13GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 11% 15%
Valheim 77% 2%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 33% 5%
Diablo 2 Resurrected 58% 15%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2% 62%
Diablo 4 26% 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 41% 2%
Little Nightmares 2 58% 47%
Far Cry 6 2% 67%
Hitman 3 50% 50%
Radeon R9 280 Crossfire Extras
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