GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 280X vs 670 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

6.9

Overall Score

Winner
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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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 288 GB/s vs 192.3 GB/s Around 50% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 4,096 GFLOPS vs 2,459.5 GFLOPS More than 65% better floating-point performance
Much better bitcoin mining score 468.39 mHash/s vs 97.36 mHash/s More than 4.8x better bitcoin mining score
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
More shading units 2,048 vs 1,344 704 more shading units
Higher texture rate 128 GTexel/s vs 102.5 GTexel/s Around 25% higher texture rate
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 256 bit 50% wider memory bus
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,677 vs 2,578 Around 45% better PassMark direct compute score
More texture mapping units 128 vs 112 16 more texture mapping units
Better sky diver factor score 380.99 vs 357.04 More than 5% better sky diver factor score
Front view of GeForce GTX 670

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 670

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Much better 3DMark vantage graphics score 31,610 vs 11,255 More than 2.8x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much higher crysis 3 framerate 59.9 fps vs 13.1 fps More than 4.5x higher crysis 3 framerate
Slightly higher clock speed 915 MHz vs 850 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Significantly higher crysis 3 framerate 55 vs 25.8 Around 2.2x higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 83.7 fps vs 73.9 fps Around 15% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Lower TDP 170W vs 250W More than 30% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 280X vs GeForce GTX 670

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
468.39 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 670
97.36 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
95.62 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 670
42.55 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
3,356.04
GeForce GTX 670
3,358.68

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
3,709.16
GeForce GTX 670
3,710.86

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Crysis 3

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Comments

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yes,this site is retarded.
I've got R9 280x and I can confirm I'm running Crysis 3 high settings with 60fps no problem. A little bit of stuttering here and there but not outrageous 13fps like mentioned here.
Crysis 3 1920 x 1080 - Very High preset + 16xAF + 2xSMAA Radeon R9 280X 13.1 fps xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ITS RUNNING AT STABLE 60FPS GTX FANBOYS XDDDDDDDDD
Civilization 5 Texture Decomp (2013)? AHAHAHAHAHAHA You aint got shit.
This site is a joke... I only use it for the giggles
This comparison is a joke... The only advantages of the GTX 670 are higher framerates in only THREE games, a lower TDP which isn't really worth getting it because of that, and a higher clock speed. The R9 280x has a 40% higher FLOPS count, so the GTX 670's 10% increase in clock speed is useless because of the lack of FLOPSs. Also the R9 280x has more memory, and a higher memory bus, so how has it lost? Oh wait, I forgot nvidia paid these guys off for reviews, that fact is obvious...
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