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
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.