R9 280X with Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz benchmarks at Ultra Quality 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.

AMD Radeon R9 280X
Price $ 350
Year 2013
Maximum Recorded Temperature 71C
Max Fan Noise 51dB
Recommended Power Supply 600W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 54 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 39 FPS
Average 4K Performance 26 FPS
Memory 3 GB
Series R9 280X
Overall Combination Score 57/100 Acceptable

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Just Cause 4
34 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
37 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
47 FPS
2017 For Honor
63 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
45 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
54 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
33 FPS
2015 Rocket League
183 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
51 FPS
2015 Project CARS
49 FPS
2014 Thief
52 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
74 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
45 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
61 FPS
2013 GRID 2
92 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
54 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
53 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
55 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
126 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
73 FPS
2009 League of Legends
236 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
63 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Just Cause 4
25 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
26 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
34 FPS
2017 For Honor
37 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
31 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
49 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
28 FPS
2015 Rocket League
79 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
39 FPS
2015 Project CARS
37 FPS
2014 Thief
36 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
47 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
30 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
42 FPS
2013 GRID 2
67 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
44 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
34 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
36 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
105 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
49 FPS
2009 League of Legends
131 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
42 FPS

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Just Cause 4
13 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
24 FPS
2017 For Honor
18 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
26 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
41 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
22 FPS
2015 Rocket League
37 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
26 FPS
2015 Project CARS
26 FPS
2013 GRID 2
39 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
31 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
94 FPS
2009 League of Legends
52 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
38 FPS

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R9 280X Specifications

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

Clock Speeds

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

Graphics Card

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

Graphics Features

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

Graphics Processor

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

Memory

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

Render Config

Compute Units32
ROPs32
Shading Units2048
TMUs128

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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