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Sapphire Vapor-X R9 280X OC

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Sapphire Vapor-X R9 280X OC review: specs and price

Sapphire Vapor-X R9 280X OC
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 280X OC
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Why is Sapphire Vapor-X R9 280X OC better than the average?

  • Floating-point performance
    3.89TFLOPSvs3.65TFLOPS
  • Effective memory speed
    6200MHzvs5722.97MHz
  • Maximum memory bandwidth
    298GB/svs204.18GB/s
  • GPU memory speed
    1550MHzvs1415.55MHz
  • Texture rate
    122GTexels/svs116.52GTexels/s
  • Shading units
    2048vs1557.81
  • Memory bus width
    384bitvs249.99bit
  • Number of transistors
    4313 millionvs4160.61 million

Top specs and features

General info

1.number of transistors

4313 million

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.

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136000 million

2.thermal design power (TDP)

190W

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.

Best

AMD Radeon HD 6450

18W

3.semiconductor size

28nm

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

Best

AMD Radeon RX 570

1nm

4.PCI Express (PCIe) version

3

PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.

Best

AMD Radeon VII

4

5.width

280mm

Best

MSI Radeon RX 560 Aero ITX OC 2GB

115mm

6.height

120mm

Best

Nvidia GeForce GT 520 (OEM)

68mm

Performance

1.pixel rate

30.4GPixel/s

The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

Best

AMD Radeon VII

230.4GPixel/s

2.texture rate

122GTexels/s

The number of textured pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

Best

Nvidia Quadro GV100

521GTexels/s

3.floating-point performance

3.89TFLOPS

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.

Best

Nvidia Titan V

110TFLOPS

4.GPU memory speed

1550MHz

The memory clock speed is one aspect that determines the memory bandwidth.

Best

Gainward GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition

5505MHz

5.GPU clock speed

950MHz

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Best

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming

1784MHz

6.shading units

2048

Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors within the graphics card that are responsible for processing different aspects of the image.

Best

MSI Radeon RX 550 Aero ITX OC

51232

Memory

1.maximum memory bandwidth

298GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

Best

Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 570 Gaming OC

2242GB/s

2.memory bus width

384bit

A wider bus width means that it can carry more data per cycle. It is an important factor of memory performance, and therefore the general performance of the graphics card.

Best

Sapphire Radeon Pro Duo

8192bit

3.effective memory speed

6200MHz

The effective memory clock speed is calculated from the size and data rate of the memory. Higher clock speeds can give increased performance in games and other applications.

Best

Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extreme

14400MHz

4.RAM

3GB

Best

Nvidia Quadro GV100

32.77GB

5.version of GDDR memory

5

Newer versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher transfer rates that give increased performance.

Best

Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Twin Fan

6

Ports

1.has a HDMI output
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 280X OC

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

2.DisplayPort outputs

1

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.

Best

Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000

4

3.DVI outputs

2

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.

Best

HIS Radeon RX 470 IceQ X2 Turbo

10

4.mini DisplayPort outputs

0

Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.

Best

AMD FirePro W9000

6

Features

1.OpenGL version

4.3

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

Best

Asus Cerberus GTX 1070 Ti Advanced

12

2.DirectX version

11.2

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

Best

Colorful GeForce iGame RTX 2080 Ti Advanced OC

12.1

3.OpenCL version

1.2

Some applications use OpenCL to utilise the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

Best

XFX Radeon RX 550 Slim Single Slot 4GB

4.5

4.Supports 4K resolution
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 280X OC

Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.

5.Supports multi-display technology
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 280X OC

The graphics card supports multi-display technology. This allows you to configure multiple monitors in order to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as having a wider field of view.

6.supported displays

4

Using multiple displays you can create a larger work space, making it easier to work across multiple applications.

Best

HIS Radeon RX 550 GREEN iCooler OC 4GB

34

Benchmarks

1.PassMark (G3D) result

5118

This benchmark measures the graphics performance of a video card. Source: PassMark.

Best

Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini

13470

2.load GPU temperature

63°C

A lower load temperature means that the card produces less heat and its cooling system performs better.

Best

Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme 8GB

0°C

3.PassMark (DirectCompute) result

3050

This benchmark measures the general purpose computational power of a graphics card. Source: PassMark.

Best

Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini

9456

4.idle GPU temperature

31°C

A lower idle temperature means that the card produces less heat and its cooling system performs better.

Best

Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme 8GB

0°C

5.load noise level

46.6dB

The level of noise when under a heavy workload.

Best

Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme 8GB

0dB

6.3DMark Vantage Pixel Fill result

13.5GPixel/s

This benchmark is designed to measure graphics performance. Source: AnandTech.

Best

Asus GeForce GTX Titan X

43.6GPixel/s

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