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AMD Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire run games
20 Feb 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 568 games in the list.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire shows us that Hitman 3 is getting a playable result of 33 FPS, and then we are seeing Assassins Creed: Valhalla returning a playable 37 FPS while another game on our list is the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands which is getting 27 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Assassins Creed: Valhalla to see how the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire dealt with it. It scored up a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 56 FPS, Medium: 48 FPS, High: 41 FPS and Ultra: 28 FPS. Next we looked at World of Warcraft: Shadowlands which was weak with a 21 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Hitman 3 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 25. 1440p Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire PC gaming is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 26% more powerful and can run 800 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 35% better and can meet 908 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire was released on 08 Oct 2013

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

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Tahiti XTL (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
274 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
68 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
4096
Driver Support
-
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.2
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144 MB
Memory Speed
1550 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
595.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
950 MHz
Boost Clock
1070 MHz
Power
Max Power
500 Watts
PSU
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

The Crossfire setup of Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition.


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Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
16%
RAM
13GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 22% 1%
Valheim 49% 1%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 41% 8%
Grand Theft Auto VI 11% 42%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 48% 11%
Outriders 64% 3%
Resident Evil 8 70% 45%
Far Cry 6 11% 46%
Diablo 2 Resurrected 63% 1%
Hitman 3 56% 31%
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