GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 380 vs R9 280 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

7.2

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R9 380 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R9 380  based on its benchmarks.

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AMD Radeon R9 380

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Front view of Radeon R9 380

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 380

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 380

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Better PassMark score 6,049 vs 5,311 Around 15% better PassMark score
Higher clock speed 918 MHz vs 827 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
More memory 4,096 MB vs 3,072 MB Around 35% more memory
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,500 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 10% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,375 MHz vs 1,250 MHz 10% higher memory clock speed
Front view of Radeon R9 280

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AMD Radeon R9 280

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Higher memory bandwidth 240 GB/s vs 176 GB/s More than 35% higher memory bandwidth
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 256 bit 50% wider memory bus
Better T-Rex score 8.22 frames/s vs 7.07 frames/s More than 15% better T-Rex score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 380 vs 280

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 380
410.27 mHash/s
Radeon R9 280
365.38 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 380
84.59 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 280
80.47 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 380
1,503.63 frames/s
Radeon R9 280
1,687.03 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 380
3,352.22
Radeon R9 280
3,356.46

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 380
3,708.86
Radeon R9 280
3,713.26

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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R9 280 has 3Gb of VRAM, not 2Gb as reported here.
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