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 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 11.63 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
2,080 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Texture fill rate
56 GTexel / s
 
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

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 bandwidth
88 GB / s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M280X.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 

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
 
of 4.6
OpenCL
Not Listed
 
Mantle
+
 

Video card benchmark 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
11.27
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
23201
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2974
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
3498
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
4698
3DMark Vantage Performance
9222

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M280X is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
31
 

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Overwatch on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
81
 
medium / 768p
78
 
high / 1080p
55
 
ultra / 1080p
28
 
4k / 2160p
16
 

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
59
 
high / 1080p
39
 
ultra / 1080p
32
 

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
63
 
medium / 768p
54
 
ultra / 1080p
39
 

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce 6150
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

Call of Duty Black Ops 4

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Call of Duty Black Ops 4 on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
24
 
medium / 1080p
13
 

Far Cry 5

2018

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Far Cry 5 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce GTX 670
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 5 on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
32
 
medium / 1080p
12
 

Assassin´s Creed Origins

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Assassin´s Creed Origins official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 760

FPS tests

Real world test results of Assassin´s Creed Origins on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
15
 

Mass Effect Andromeda

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Mass Effect Andromeda official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect Andromeda on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
25
 

Resident Evil 7

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Resident Evil 7 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce GTX 760
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Resident Evil 7 on Radeon R9 M280X.

medium / 1080p
55
 
high / 1080p
35
 
ultra / 1080p
23
 

Star Wars Battlefront 2

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Star Wars Battlefront 2 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront 2 on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
22
 

Battlefield 1 (BF1)

2016

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 1 (BF1) on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
38
 
medium / 768p
30
 
high / 1080p
25
 
ultra / 1080p
22
 

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Deus Ex Mankind Divided official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Deus Ex Mankind Divided on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
29
 

Doom

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Doom official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Doom on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
51
 
medium / 768p
51
 
high / 1080p
28
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
40
 
medium / 1080p
29
 
high / 1080p
26
 
ultra / 1080p
19
 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce GTX 650
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
52
 
medium / 768p
38
 
high / 1080p
21
 
ultra / 1080p
17
 

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum Radeon HD 7770
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
17
 

Watch Dogs 2

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Watch Dogs 2 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Watch Dogs 2 on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
28
 

XCOM 2

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to XCOM 2 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of XCOM 2 on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
35
 
medium / 1080p
21
 
high / 1080p
15
 

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce GTX 550 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 720p
39
 
medium / 768p
35
 
high / 1080p
21
 
ultra / 1080p
16
 

Just Cause 3

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Just Cause 3 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Just Cause 3 on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
22
 
high / 1080p
19
 

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
54
 
medium / 768p
30
 
high / 1080p
22
 
ultra / 1080p
20
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 770

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
40
 
medium / 768p
32
 
high / 1080p
16
 
ultra / 1080p
9
 

World of Warships

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to World of Warships official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 550 Ti

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warships on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
70
 
high / 1080p
41
 
ultra / 1080p
36
 
4k / 2160p
16
 

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
47
 
medium / 768p
36
 
high / 1080p
20
 
ultra / 1080p
18
 

Far Cry 4

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Far Cry 4 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum Radeon HD 5850
recommended GeForce GTX 680

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 4 on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
29
 
medium / 768p
21
 
high / 1080p
19
 
ultra / 1080p
16
 

Sims 4

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Sims 4 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce 6600

FPS tests

Real world test results of Sims 4 on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
58
 
medium / 768p
45
 
high / 1080p
43
 
ultra / 1080p
17
 

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
42
 
medium / 768p
33
 
high / 768p
29
 
ultra / 1080p
21
 

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
47
 
medium / 768p
36
 
high / 768p
27
 
ultra / 1080p
13
 

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M280X performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M280X
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Radeon R9 M280X.

low / 768p
136
 
medium / 768p
106
 
high / 768p
65
 
ultra / 1080p
16
 

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 560M SLI, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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