Radeon R9 M280X 

Released February, 2015
  • 900 MHz
  • 4 GB GDDR5

Doom 3 played very well as a native OpenGL application and though I couldn't get hands-on, Crysis 3 lookd equally good.
by Ryan-Shrout (Mar, 2015)
In terms of performance advantages of this overclock, you should see nearly linear scaling with GPU-bound games like Crysis 3 and Metro: Last Light.
by Ryan-Shrout (Jul, 2014)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Radeon R9 M280X among Laptop GPUs


Radeon R9 M280X
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


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T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Radeon R9 M280X
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Radeon R9 M280X
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Radeon R9 M280X
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

Radeon R9 M280X
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

Radeon R9 M280X

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon R9 M280X

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

Radeon R9 M280X
GeForce GTX 860M


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Battlefield 4

Radeon R9 M280X

Bioshock Infinite

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Crysis 3

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Metro: Last Light

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BioShock Infinite 1920 x 1080 - Ultra preset + DX11 (DDOF)

Radeon R9 M280X
26.5 fps
GeForce GTX 860M
41.57 fps
GeForce GTX 950M
29.6 fps

Crysis 3 1920 x 1080 - Very High preset + 16xAF + 2xSMAA

Radeon R9 M280X
13.1 fps
GeForce GTX 860M
18.75 fps
GeForce GTX 950M
12.7 fps

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I wish I could offer more input, but I just found out about it and it seems pretty cut-and-dry: if you had problems, they should be fixed.
No, no you wouldn't because the 4GB framebuffer is simply not enough for anything above 4K right now, which is why we see a few of AMD's marketing pushes for the Fury X using medium detail in some games, as it greatly reduces the amount of framebuffer required.
I'm an enthusiast who loves 60FPS+ gaming, anything below this isn't good enough.

NVIDIA Publishes DirectX 12 Tips for Developers

by Scott Michaud |
Drivers would play around with queuing them and manipulating them, to optimize how these orders are sent to the graphics device, but the game developer had no control over that.
Pretty much all of them apply equally, regardless of graphics vendor, but there are a few NVIDIA-specific comments, particularly the ones about NvAPI at the end and a few labeled notes in the “Root Signatures” category.
We have definitely enjoyed having smaller enthusiast video cards in all of the Fiji-powered cards, the R9 Nano, R9 Fury, and R9 Fury X. The R9 Nano in particular is an amazing achievement for AMD - price and issues aside.
Starting off with the Heaven results at 4K without AA enabled, the scaling between 1, 2, 3 and 4 GPUs is actually quite good.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Saturn
Market Laptop
Clock speed 900 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card AMD Radeon R9 M280X 1 GHz 2 GB

raw performance

Shading units 896
Texture mapping units 56
Render output processors 16
Compute units 14
Pixel rate 16 GPixel/s
Texture rate 56 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,792 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,375 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,500 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit
Memory 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 88 GB/s
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