GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 280X vs 1050 Ti among all GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


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


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

Radeon R9 280X 

GPUBoss recommends the Radeon R9 280X  based on its compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 280X

Reasons to consider the
Generic Radeon R9 280X

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Much higher memory bandwidth 288 GB/s vs 112.1 GB/s More than 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 4,096 GFLOPS vs 1,983 GFLOPS More than 2x better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 128 GTexel/s vs 62 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
Significantly better ocean surface simulation score 1,944.83 frames/s vs 722.47 frames/s Around 2.8x better ocean surface simulation score
Significantly more shading units 2,048 vs 768 1280 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 128 vs 48 80 more texture mapping units
Better fire strike factor score 62.45 vs 45.69 More than 35% better fire strike factor score
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 128 bit 3x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,291 MHz vs 850 MHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,008 MHz vs 6,000 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,392 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 40% higher turbo clock speed
More memory 4,096 MB vs 3,072 MB Around 35% more memory
Slightly higher pixel rate 41.3 GPixel/s vs 32 GPixel/s Around 30% higher pixel rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 1,500 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Much lower TDP 75W vs 250W 3.3x lower TDP
Higher crysis 3 framerate 35.8 vs 25.8 Around 40% higher crysis 3 framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 280X vs GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
476.32 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
247.76 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
95.72 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
65.84 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Bioshock Infinite


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"Slightly wider memory bus" 384 bit vs 128 bit 3x wider memory bus ...only 3-fold. GPUboss logic.
i just bought a 280x for 100$ came in box with clock speed of 1100 mhz and 1600 mhz on memory,amazing performance on 768p 70$ less than 1050ti
Not really a fair comparison when you compare an aftermarket souped up card vs. a reference r9 280x. When the card is at reasonable clocks like 1030mhz (instead of 850) these benchmarks are turned upside down. It wins in basically every category with the exception of power consumption. I can run BF4 locked on vsync at a constant 60fps, so I'm not sure how much the clock speed effected the benchmark and how much was just a crappy test rig.
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