GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 280X vs 7950 Boost

Gaming

Real world tests using the latest 3D games

battlefield 3 (2013)

Benchmarks

Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

Passmark, 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill, 3DMark 11 Graphics and 2 more

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

Civilization 5 Texture Decomposition (2013)

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load

TDP

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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Higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Slightly better floating-point performance 3,482 GFLOPS vs 3,046 GFLOPS Around 15% better floating-point performance
Higher turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 925 MHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,250 MHz 20% higher memory clock speed
Slightly more shading units 2,048 vs 1,792 256 more shading units
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 106.5 fps vs 89.6 fps Around 20% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Slightly more compute units 32 vs 28 4 more compute units
Front view of Radeon HD 7950 Boost

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AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost

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Lower TDP 200W vs 250W 20% lower TDP

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

Battlefield 3 (2013) 1920x1080 - Ultra quality + FXAA-HIGH

We've seen MSI's GAMING cooler design a few times before, on cards using NVIDIA GPUs.
Radeon R9 280X | by techPowerUp!

Civilization 5 Texture Decomp (2013) Using the newest graphics cards Civ V can speed screen transitions by reducing texture sizes

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 280X  vs HD 7950 Boost 

8.4
9.1
When using two or more HD 7950 cards in CrossFire without gaming, only one card will be running, while the other cards are in AMD's new ZeroCore power state, during which they consume only about 1 Watt of power and the fan is disabled.
Radeon HD 7950 Boost

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