R9 280X with i7-3770K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

For the most part, the R9 280X is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, there are a few options for upgrades. It is worth noting that the R9 280X is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. This combination between R9 280X and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between R9 280X and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 3072 MB RAM, the R9 280X can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

 R9 280X with i7-3770K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
AMD Radeon R9 280X
Price $ 350.0
Year 2013
Maximum Recorded Temperature 71C
Max Fan Noise 50.9dB
Recommended Power Supply 600W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 52.5 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 37.3 FPS
Average 4K Performance 23.3 FPS
Memory 3 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 5.7
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 8.0
4K Cost Per Frame $ 12.8
Series R9 280X
Overall Combination Score 57/100 Acceptable

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
40
45.0
2019 Anthem
26
29.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
38
42.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
47
52.9
2019 Metro Exodus
21
23.6
2019 World War Z
45
50.0
2018 Just Cause 4
30
34.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
33
36.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
42
47.2
2017 For Honor
56
62.9
2017 Project CARS 2
40
44.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
48
54.0
2016 Dishonored 2
29
32.5
2015 Rocket League
165
183.4
2015 Need For Speed
45
50.8
2015 Project CARS
43
48.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
80
89.1
2014 Thief
47
52.4
2013 Bioshock Infinite
66
73.9
2013 Company of Heroes 2
40
45.1
2013 Crysis 3
55
61.2
2013 GRID 2
82
91.7
2013 Metro: Last Light
48
54.4
2013 Total War: Rome 2
47
53.1
2013 Battlefield 4
49
54.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
113
125.8
2011 Battlefield 3
65
73.2
2009 League of Legends
212
235.8
2008 Crysis: Warhead
56
62.5

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
26
33.5
2019 Anthem
18
23.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
26
33.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
28
35.6
2019 Metro Exodus
14
18.3
2019 World War Z
29
36.5
2018 Just Cause 4
20
25.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
20
25.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
27
34.1
2017 For Honor
29
36.7
2017 Project CARS 2
25
31.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
38
48.7
2016 Dishonored 2
22
27.8
2015 Rocket League
62
78.6
2015 Need For Speed
31
39.3
2015 Project CARS
29
37.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
46
57.6
2014 Thief
28
36.1
2013 Bioshock Infinite
37
47.2
2013 Company of Heroes 2
24
30.0
2013 Crysis 3
33
41.5
2013 GRID 2
53
66.9
2013 Metro: Last Light
35
44.0
2013 Total War: Rome 2
27
33.8
2013 Battlefield 4
28
36.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
83
104.8
2011 Battlefield 3
39
49.2
2009 League of Legends
104
131.0
2008 Crysis: Warhead
33
41.7

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
14
20.0
2019 Anthem
8
12.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
12
17.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
12
17.6
2019 Metro Exodus
8
11.5
2019 World War Z
14
21.0
2018 Just Cause 4
9
13.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
8
12.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
16
23.6
2017 For Honor
12
18.3
2017 Project CARS 2
18
26.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
28
40.9
2016 Dishonored 2
15
22.0
2015 Rocket League
25
36.7
2015 Need For Speed
18
26.2
2015 Project CARS
18
26.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
18
26.7
2013 GRID 2
27
38.7
2013 Total War: Rome 2
21
30.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
66
94.3
2009 League of Legends
36
52.4
2008 Crysis: Warhead
26
37.9
R9 280X with i7-3770K at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings
R9 280X with i7-3770K at 1440p and Ultra Quality settings
R9 280X with i7-3770K at 4K and Ultra Quality settings

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R9 280X Specifications

R9 280X Board Design

Board NumberC386
Length10.83 inches 275 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP250 W

R9 280X Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1000 MHz
GPU Clock850 MHz
Memory Clock1500 MHz 6000 MHz effective

R9 280X Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationVolcanic Islands (R9 200)
Launch Price299 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateOct 8th, 2013

R9 280X Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (11_1)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.5
Shader Model5.1
Vulkan1.1.77

R9 280X Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 1.0
Die Size352 mm²
GPU NameTahiti
GPU VariantTahiti XTL (215-0821065)
Process Size28 nm
Transistors4,313 million

R9 280X Memory

Bandwidth288.0 GB/s
Memory Bus384 bit
Memory Size3072 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

R9 280X Render Config

Compute Units32
ROPs32
Shading Units2048
TMUs128

R9 280X Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance4,096 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance1,024 GFLOPS (1:4)
Pixel Rate32.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate128.0 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

AMD Radeon R9 280X 3GB The Radeon R9 280X is essentially a Radeon HD 7970 GHz edition with a new name and new 9 price point, making its closest competition the Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB .
HotHardware takes am in-depth look at the new AMD Radeon R7 260X, Radeon R9 270X and Radeon R9 280X graphics cards in this detailed review. - Page 3
We’re going to compare and contrast the Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X, and Radeon R7 260X to their most closely-related cousins in the Radeon HD 7000 series, since the cards are ultimately very similar.

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