Radeon R9 280 

Released March, 2014
  • 827 MHz
  • 3 GB GDDR5

The GPU core clock is maintained at 1000 MHz and the boost clock is configured at 1050 MHz.
by hassan-mujtaba (Oct, 2013)
Similar to what we saw with Hitman: Absolution, we can see a good minimum FPS here, but unfortunately the 39 FPS average is just way too low.
by Shawn-Baker (Aug, 2014)

Features Key features of the Radeon R9 280

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon R9 280
26.5 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
16.32 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 960
36.1 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon R9 280
92.6 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 960
72.1 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
82.64 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R9 280
2,964 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
1,728 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 760
2,258 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

Radeon R9 280
1,792

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Radeon R9 280
112

compute units Discrete cores within the GPU

Radeon R9 280
28

In The News From around the web

The experience was smooth though of course there were no indications of frame rate, etc. while it was going on.
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Feb

AMD R9 300-Series Possibly Coming Soon

by Scott Michaud |
www.pcper.com
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.
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

gpu

GPU brand AMD
GPU name Tahiti
Market Desktop
Clock speed 827 MHz
Turbo clock speed 933 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 1,792
Texture mapping units 112
Render output processors 32
Compute units 28
Pixel rate 26.5 GPixel/s
Texture rate 92.6 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,964 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 1,250 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz
Memory bus 384 bit
Memory 3,072 MB
Memory type GDDR5

noise and power

TDP 200W
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