GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 280X 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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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 better 3DMark06 score 28,452 vs 16,730 More than 70% better 3DMark06 score
Better PassMark score 5,809 vs 4,764 More than 20% better PassMark score
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 288 GB/s vs 240 GB/s 20% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 4,096 GFLOPS vs 2,867.2 GFLOPS Around 45% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 128 GTexel/s vs 89.6 GTexel/s Around 45% higher texture rate
Slightly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 10,792 vs 9,290 More than 15% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better manhattan score 3,715.04 vs 1,857.58 Around 2x better manhattan score
Higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,250 MHz 20% higher memory clock speed
Better bitcoin mining score 470.89 mHash/s vs 382.3 mHash/s Around 25% better bitcoin mining score
More shading units 2,048 vs 1,792 256 more shading units
More texture mapping units 128 vs 112 16 more texture mapping units
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,677 vs 2,725 Around 35% better PassMark direct compute score
More compute units 32 vs 28 4 more compute units
Slightly better fire strike factor score 62.73 vs 57.91 Around 10% better fire strike factor score
Front view of Radeon HD 7950

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7950

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Much better 3DMark vantage graphics score 31,710 vs 11,255 More than 2.8x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher crysis 3 framerate 45 vs 25.8 Around 75% higher crysis 3 framerate
Lower TDP 200W vs 250W 20% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 280X vs HD 7950

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
470.89 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7950
382.3 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
89.19 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7950
64.17 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
3,715.04
Radeon HD 7950
1,857.58

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Crysis 3

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 280X  vs HD 7950 

8.5
9.1
This power configuration is good for up to 225 W of power draw.
Radeon HD 7950

Comments

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Arcanekitten, difference is big in other games.
LOL 100 euro less and only 20 fps less
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