GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 280 vs 7950 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.8

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R9 280 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R9 280  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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AMD Radeon R9 280

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Front view of Radeon R9 280

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 280

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 280

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Slightly better PassMark score 5,313 vs 4,764 More than 10% better PassMark score
Slightly better floating-point performance 3,344 GFLOPS vs 2,867.2 GFLOPS More than 15% better floating-point performance
Slightly higher texture rate 104.5 GTexel/s vs 89.6 GTexel/s More than 15% higher texture rate
Slightly higher pixel rate 29.86 GPixel/s vs 25.6 GPixel/s More than 15% higher pixel rate
Slightly better PassMark direct compute score 3,210 vs 2,725 Around 20% better PassMark direct compute score
Slightly better ocean surface simulation score 1,695.48 frames/s vs 1,618.55 frames/s Around 5% better ocean surface simulation score
Front view of Radeon HD 7950

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AMD Radeon HD 7950

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Slightly better fire strike factor score 57.61 vs 54.91 Around 5% better fire strike factor score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 280 vs HD 7950

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280
407.4 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7950
383.17 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280
67.83 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7950
78.5 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280
1,695.48 frames/s
Radeon HD 7950
1,618.55 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280
3,359.65
Radeon HD 7950
3,359.08

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280
3,719.56
Radeon HD 7950
3,713.8

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Comments

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Not to mention but that particular cooler on the 7950 allows for way better OC without all the extra heat.
how can i unlock my sapphire hd7950 gpu voltage
Agreed, my 7950 boost is insignificantly faster.
Exactly the same card
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