NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 vs AMD Radeon Vega 3
Comparison of GeForce GTX 280 and Radeon Vega 3 architecture, market type and release date.
Value for money (0-100)
16 June 2008
13 February 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
GeForce GTX 280 and Radeon Vega 3's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 280 and Radeon Vega 3's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Maximum GPU temperature
Texture fill rate
48.2 billion / sec
12 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 280 and Radeon Vega 3 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
PCIe 2.0 x16
10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin & 8-pin
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 280 and Radeon Vega 3: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
141.7 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 280 and Radeon Vega 3.
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
HDTVDual Link DVI
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
S / PDIF
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 280 and Radeon Vega 3. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 280 and Radeon Vega 3, sometimes including their particular versions.
Video card benchmark performance comparison
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 280 and Radeon Vega 3. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280
4.6% faster in synthetic tests
More pipelines (240 vs 192)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
Advantages of AMD Radeon Vega 3
Much newer (13 February 2018 vs 16 June 2008)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 65 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 236 watts)
So, GTX 280 or Vega 3?
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