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Gaming PC build Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition, FX-8150, 32GB performance review

This Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition graphics card, along with a FX-8150 can run 6 of the top 1000 PC games released. A gaming PC like this has a FX-8150 weak point. If this component was upgraded then the system could play up to 253 games from the 1000 most demanding games of today.

Lets see how well a gaming PC with these components performs on one of todays more popular games, Red Dead Redemption 2. In summary, the Low vs Ultra graphics setting discussion brings us to consider 1080p as the optimum screen resolution for Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition when running Red Dead Redemption 2. The graphics settings and frame rates are as follows, Low setting: 79 FPS, Medium setting: 62 FPS, High setting: 42 FPS, Ultra setting: 30 FPS.

2nd most popular game: Cyberpunk 2077 - In summary, the Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition will fail to deliver a suitable FPS even at lowest resolutions and graphics settings.

3rd most popular game: Dragon Ball Z Kakarot - In summary, we put the 1440p screen resolution as the better choice for the Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition here. But if you are looking for strong FPS at the top end of graphics quality then you would be aiming for 1080p Ultra or 1080p High. Here are some Low Vs Ultra frame rates that we think you should consider. 1080p High graphics setting gets 74 FPS and Ultra is 53 FPS. Then moving on to the 1440p FPS with Low setting: 106 FPS, 1440p Medium setting: 83 FPS, 1440p High setting: 56 FPS, 1440p Ultra setting: 40 FPS.

Reported FPS for
Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition
RAM: 8 GB
high
@1920x1200
Overwatch
100 FPS
RAM: 8 GB
high
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 12 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 12 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-6300
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-6300
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
high
@1920x1080
FIFA 16
53 FPS
CPU: FX-6300
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-6300
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 4 GB
ultra
@1600x900
RAM: 4 GB
ultra
@1600x900
ultra
@1366x768
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-6300
RAM: 8 GB
high
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-6300
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8350
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8350
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080

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