AMD Radeon R9 280: specs and benchmarks
AMD started Radeon R9 280 sales 4 March 2014 at a recommended price of $279. This is GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 3 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.25 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 240 GB/s.
Compatibility-wise, this is Dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 275 mm. 1 x 6-pin + 1 x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 200 Watt.
It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 27.87 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.