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Features Key features of the Radeon R9 280
In The News From around the web
by Ryan Shrout |
The experience was smooth though of course there were no indications of frame rate, etc. while it was going on.
by Scott Michaud |
The current rumors claim that Fiji XT will have 4096 graphics cores that are fed by a high-bandwidth, stacked memory architecture, which is supposedly rated at 640 GB/s (versus 224 GB/s of the GeForce GTX 980). That said, they also have cache and other methods to reduce this dependency, but let's just say that, if you offer a graphics vendor a free, order-of-magnitude speed-up in memory bandwidth - you will have friend, and possibly one for life.
At the highest resolution, we see our R9 280 3GB CrossFire setup is able to offer a fantastic 56 FPS average. Looking at the base clock of the card, the out of the box overclocks, and the bundle that PowerColor has put together, we'd say that this is a pretty strong offering.
by Shawn Baker |
At the end of it all, though, if you're looking at something around the low $200 mark from AMD, this is a great option, especially this GIGABYTE version with its strong overclock and fantastic cooling setup. The overall balance when it comes to performance is quite strong now thanks to the overclock that GIGABYTE has offered.
Specifications Full list of technical specs
|Clock speed||827 MHz|
|Turbo clock speed||933 MHz|
|Is dual GPU||No|
|Texture mapping units||112|
|Render output processors||32|
|Pixel rate||26.5 GPixel/s|
|Texture rate||92.6 GTexel/s|
|Floating-point performance||2,964 GFLOPS|
|Memory clock speed||1,250 MHz|
|Effective memory clock speed||5,000 MHz|
|Memory bus||384 bit|
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