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

It appears that the R9 280X is a more capable mid-range card that can play AAA titles at 1080p with 60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for R9 280X against the competition in budget mid-range cards. 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. View Current Price List

AMD Radeon R9 280X
Price $ 350 4/5 Very Good
Year 2013 2/5 Acceptable
Series R9 280X
Maximum Recorded Temperature 71C 4/5 Very Good
Max Fan Noise 51dB 2/5 Acceptable
Recommended Power Supply 600W 2/5 Acceptable
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS 5/5 Excellent
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 62 FPS 5/5 Excellent
Average 1440p Performance 43 FPS 2/5 Acceptable
Average 4K Performance 36 FPS 2/5 Acceptable
Memory 3 GB 3/5 Good
Overall Combination Score 67/100 Very Good
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Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2014 Thief
52 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
55 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
2011 Battlefield 3
73 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
63 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second
2014 Thief
36 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
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
2011 Battlefield 3
49 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
42 FPS

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2013 GRID 2
39 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
31 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
Release DateOct 8th, 2013

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (11_1)
Shader Model5.1

Graphics Processor

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


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

Render Config

Compute Units32
Shading Units2048

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.