Radeon_R9_280X_Sapphire_TRI-X_OC_3GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 280X Sapphire TRI-X OC 3GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire TRI-X OC 3GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire TRI-X OC 3GB 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. Radeon R9 280X Sapphire TRI-X OC 3GB Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire TRI-X OC 3GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire TRI-X OC 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 280X Sapphire TRI-X OC 3GB Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire TRI-X OC 3GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 85% better and can meet 852 of their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB, which has 51% better performance and can run 789 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
42 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire TRI-X OC 3GB Edition was released on 20 Dec 2013

Radeon R9 280X Sapphire TRI-X OC 3GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280X Sapphire TRI-X OC 3GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XTL
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
141 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
35 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
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1020 MHz
Boost Clock
1100 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
750 Watt
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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Radeon R9 280X Sapphire TRI-X OC 3GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280X Sapphire TRI-X OC 3GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "TRI-X", 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 1000MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1100MHz. The operating memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 4% performance boost over the standard edition and so this card should offer identical performance to a GeForce GTX 770.


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Radeon R9 280X Sapphire TRI-X OC 3GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
48%
RAM
11GB
0%
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