AMD Radeon R9 M280X vs RX Vega 3

AMD Radeon R9 M280X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 M280X and Radeon RX Vega 3 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
Vega
Code name
Saturn
 
Vega Raven Ridge
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
5 February 2015
 
7 January 2018

Technical specs

Radeon R9 M280X and Radeon RX Vega 3'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 and Radeon RX Vega 3's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
896
 
192
Core clock speed
900 MHz
 
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Boost Clock
no data
 
1000 MHz
Transistor count
2,080 million
 
no data
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Texture fill rate
61.60
 
no data
Floating-point performance
1,792 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M280X and Radeon RX Vega 3 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
 
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Bus support
Not Listed
 
no data
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
no data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M280X and Radeon RX Vega 3: 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
 
no data
Memory bandwidth
96 GB/s
 
no data
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M280X and Radeon RX Vega 3. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
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Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M280X and Radeon RX Vega 3. 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 and Radeon RX Vega 3, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 11
 
DirectX 12_1
OpenGL
4.4
 
no data
OpenCL
Not Listed
 
no data
Mantle
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 M280X and Radeon RX Vega 3. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R9 M280X 5.28
RX Vega 3 5.29 +0.2%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

R9 M280X 23201 +171.8%
RX Vega 3 8536

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R9 M280X 2974 +182.4%
RX Vega 3 1053

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

R9 M280X 3498 +201%
RX Vega 3 1162

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

R9 M280X 4698 +195.5%
RX Vega 3 1590

3DMark Vantage Performance

R9 M280X 9222 +69.5%
RX Vega 3 5441

Passmark

R9 M280X 1147
RX Vega 3 1149 +0.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M280X and Radeon RX Vega 3 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M280X

More pipelines (896 vs 192)
FreeSync
HD3DMenu
PowerTuneMenu
DualGraphics
ZeroCoreMenu
SwitchableGraphics
MantleMenu

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

0.2% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 January 2018 vs 5 February 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

So, R9 M280X or RX Vega 3?

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