AMD Radeon R9 280: specs and benchmarks
AMD started Radeon R9 280 sales 4 March 2014 at a recommended price of 279 USD. This is GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 3072 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 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 275 mm. An additional 1 6-pin + 1 x 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 200 Watt.
It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 38.87 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.