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Gaming PC build Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition, Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz, 16GB performance review

This gaming PC can currently run the recommended requirements of 47 of the 1000 most demanding PC games available today. The hardware in this gaming PC has a Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz as the weak point. If this was upgraded then the system could play up to 120 games from the 1000 most demanding games of today.

This PC’s performance can be benchmarked against todays most popular game, Cyberpunk 2077. In summary, the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition will fail to deliver a suitable FPS even at lowest resolutions and graphics settings.

2nd most popular game: Call of Duty Warzone - In summary, considering our Low vs Ultra settings you should be looking to run Call of Duty Warzone at 1080p screen resolution, in order to get an okay frame rate. Any greater resolution than 1080p might be less than optimal. Its frame rates at 1080p look like this on the various graphics settings, Low: 77 FPS, Medium: 60 FPS, High: 41 FPS, Ultra: 29 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Minecraft: Dungeons - In summary, considering our Low vs Ultra settings you should be looking to run Minecraft: Dungeons at 1080p screen resolution, in order to get an okay frame rate. Any greater resolution than 1080p might be less than optimal. Its frame rates at 1080p look like this on the various graphics settings, Low: 62 FPS, Medium: 49 FPS, High: 33 FPS, Ultra: 24 FPS.

Reported FPS for
Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8350
RAM: 16 GB
High
@1920x1080
Overwatch
200 FPS
CPU: FX-8350
RAM: 16 GB
Low
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
Ultra
@2560x1080
Overwatch
120 FPS
CPU: FX-8350
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8350
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@2560x1440
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8350
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1200
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1200
RAM: 12 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 12 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 12 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1600x900
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1366x768
CPU: FX-6300
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1280x1024