AMD Radeon R9 M280X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 M280X

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 M280X sales 5 February 2015. This is GCN 2.0 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. of Not Listed memory clocked at are supplied, and together with Not Listed memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 88 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 11.47 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon R9 M280X's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
Code name
Saturn
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
5 February 2015
 

Technical specs

Radeon R9 M280X's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 M280X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
896
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
900 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,080 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Texture fill rate
56.00
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,792 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M280X's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
Bus support
Not Listed
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M280X: 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.
Memory type
Not Listed
 
Memory bus width
Not Listed
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory bandwidth
88 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M280X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
+
 
HD3D
+
 
PowerTune
+
 
DualGraphics
+
 
ZeroCore
+
 
Switchable graphics
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M280X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 11
 
OpenGL
4.4
 
OpenCL
Not Listed
 
Mantle
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 M280X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
11.21
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
23201.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2974.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
3498.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
4698.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
9222.00
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M280X is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.38
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
97.74
At recommended settings
87.42
New games support
56
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 5 (2018)
low / 720p
32.00
 
medium / 1080p
12.00
 
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
15.00
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
25.20
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
low / 720p
31.30
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
medium / 1080p
54.80
 
high / 1080p
35.00
 
ultra / 1080p
22.60
 
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
21.60
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
37.80
 
medium / 768p
30.10
 
high / 1080p
24.70
 
ultra / 1080p
22.30
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
28.90
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
51.00
 
medium / 768p
50.60
 
high / 1080p
27.70
 
ultra / 1080p
25.20
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
40.00
 
medium / 1080p
29.00
 
high / 1080p
26.00
 
ultra / 1080p
19.00
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
81.00
 
medium / 768p
78.00
 
high / 1080p
55.00
 
ultra / 1080p
27.60
 
4k / 2160p
15.80
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
52.00
 
medium / 768p
37.70
 
high / 1080p
21.40
 
ultra / 1080p
16.60
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
17.40
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
28.20
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
34.90
 
medium / 1080p
21.30
 
high / 1080p
14.50
 
Dota 2 (2015)
low / 720p
51.30
 
medium / 768p
40.30
 
high / 1080p
36.40
 
ultra / 1080p
31.30
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
39.20
 
medium / 768p
35.20
 
high / 1080p
21.20
 
ultra / 1080p
15.70
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
21.90
 
high / 1080p
18.70
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
58.80
 
high / 1080p
38.50
 
ultra / 1080p
32.40
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
40.10
 
medium / 768p
31.60
 
high / 1080p
16.00
 
ultra / 1080p
8.50
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
28.50
 
medium / 768p
21.20
 
high / 1080p
18.80
 
ultra / 1080p
16.30
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
57.80
 
medium / 768p
44.90
 
high / 1080p
43.00
 
ultra / 1080p
16.50
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
42.20
 
medium / 768p
33.00
 
high / 768p
28.60
 
ultra / 1080p
21.30
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
47.40
 
medium / 768p
35.80
 
high / 768p
26.70
 
ultra / 1080p
13.10
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
135.50
 
medium / 768p
106.00
 
high / 768p
64.60
 
ultra / 1080p
15.50
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M280X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 850M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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