AMD Radeon R9 280X technical specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 280X

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 280X sales 8 October 2013 at a recommended price of 299 USD. This is a GCN architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 3072 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 288 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 power connector 6-pin and 1 power connector 8-pin are required, and power consumption is at 250 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 33.77 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN Xp.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Code name
Thaiti XTL
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
8 October 2013
 
Launch price (MSRP)
299 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
 
Transistor count
4313 Million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
250 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
128.0
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
4,096 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
275 mm
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 
Required power supply connectors
1 x 6-pin + 1 x 8-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
3 GB
 
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory bandwidth
288 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
Eyefinity
+
 
HDMI
+
 
DisplayPort support
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AppAcceleration
+
 
CrossFire
+
 
FreeSync
+
 
HD3D
+
 
LiquidVR
+
 
TressFX
+
 
TrueAudio
+
 
UVD
+
 
DDMA audio
+
 
Eyefinity
+
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
Vulkan
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
33.77
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
285376.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
52117.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
7368.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
8343.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10792.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
33045.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
95.20
 
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
1017
 
 
Passmark
5809
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
8870
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining capabilities. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
494 Mh/s
 
 
Decred / DCR (Decred)
1.07 Gh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
14.42 Mh/s
 
 
LBRY Credits / LBC (Lbry)
0.07 Gh/s
 
 
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.5 kh/s
 
 
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
285 Sol/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
29.87
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
high / 1080p
66.70
 
ultra / 1080p
60.20
 
4k / 2160p
17.00
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
high / 1080p
43.20
 
Overwatch (2016)
high / 1080p
146.00
 
ultra / 1080p
73.00
 
4k / 2160p
47.40
 
The Division (2016)
high / 1080p
47.60
 
ultra / 1080p
39.70
 
4k / 2160p
22.50
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
116.00
 
medium / 768p
78.00
 
high / 1080p
49.30
 
ultra / 1080p
39.40
 
4k / 2160p
21.10
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
135.00
 
medium / 768p
97.00
 
high / 1080p
57.00
 
ultra / 1080p
44.70
 
4k / 2160p
17.00
 
Dota 2 (2015)
ultra / 1080p
137.00
 
4k / 2160p
68.00
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
114.40
 
medium / 768p
76.40
 
high / 1080p
47.60
 
ultra / 1080p
20.20
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
129.50
 
medium / 768p
121.90
 
high / 1080p
76.30
 
ultra / 1080p
31.90
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
187.90
 
medium / 768p
104.80
 
high / 1080p
83.80
 
ultra / 1080p
79.40
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
89.10
 
medium / 768p
47.80
 
high / 768p
24.80
 
ultra / 1080p
18.60
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
137.30
 
medium / 768p
114.20
 
high / 768p
101.70
 
ultra / 1080p
58.50
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
143.50
 
medium / 768p
124.10
 
high / 768p
88.30
 
ultra / 1080p
38.50
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
medium / 1080p
61.00
 
high / 1080p
36.50
 
ultra / 1080p
30.50
 
4k / 2160p
12.00
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
96.40
 
medium / 768p
92.90
 
high / 1080p
72.00
 
ultra / 1080p
60.40
 

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