AMD Radeon R9 280X
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AMD Radeon 540X
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General info

The general info section in the graphics cards comparison list contains information about the date of release, type, overall rating and other useful data for identifying winner between AMD Radeon R9 280X  vs  AMD Radeon 540X.

174
Place in performance rating
483
10.96
Value for money (0-100)
no data
GCN 1.0
Architecture
GCN 4.0
Tahiti
Code name
Lexa
Desktop
Type
Laptop
8 October 2013
Release date
5 September 2018
$299
Launch price (MSRP)
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$609
Price now
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Design
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Technical specs

Which GPU is better between AMD Radeon R9 280X  vs  AMD Radeon 540X in the fabrication process, power consumption, and also base and turbo frequency of the GPU is the most important part containing in the graphics cards hierarchy.

2048
Pipelines
512
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1046 MHz
4,313 million
Transistor count
2,200 million
28 nm
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
250 Watt
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
128.0
Texture fill rate
33.47
4,096 gflops
Floating-point performance
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Let’s discuss how video cards AMD Radeon R9 280X and AMD Radeon 540X come in different sizes (length), connector types and types of interfaces.

PCIe 3.0 x16
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
275 mm
Length
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1 x 6-pin + 1 x 8-pin
Supplementary power connectors
None
PCIe 3.0
Bus support
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Memory

Graphics cards memory plays important role both in gaming and in applications for graphics. The card will perform much quicker and better, if it has more memory capacity and right memory type. What is the difference between AMD Radeon R9 280X vs AMD Radeon 540X.

GDDR5
Memory type
GDDR5
3 GB
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
384 Bit
Memory bus width
128 Bit
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Memory clock speed
7000 MHz
288 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
112.0 GB/s
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Shared memory
-

Video outputs and ports

Let’s find out the difference in extra ports between two video cards. What's the difference between AMD Radeon R9 280X vs AMD Radeon 540X.

2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
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Eyefinity
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HDMI
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DisplayPort support
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Technologies

Let’s have a look what is the difference. It is worthwhile to note that NVIDIA и AMD are using different technologies.

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AppAcceleration
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CrossFire
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FreeSync
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HD3D
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LiquidVR
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TressFX
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TrueAudio
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DDMA audio
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UVD
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API support

DirectX® 12
DirectX
12 (12_0)
4.6
OpenGL
4.6
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Vulkan
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Gaming performance

Select form the list the required name to identify gaming performance for AMD Radeon R9 280X and AMD Radeon 540X video cards. The result shows how fast the game will run and whether it can be run on this computer. The different monitor resolutions – from low to 4K – are used for testing. Find out is the AMD Radeon R9 280X or AMD Radeon 540X good for gaming.


low
1280x720
med.
1920x1080
high
1920x1080
ultra
1920x1080
QHD
2560x1440
4K
3840x2160
Horizon Zero Dawn (2020) AMD Radeon R9 280X
AMD Radeon 540X
Death Stranding (2020) AMD Radeon R9 280X
AMD Radeon 540X
F1 2020 (2020) AMD Radeon R9 280X
AMD Radeon 540X
Gears Tactics (2020) AMD Radeon R9 280X
AMD Radeon 540X
Doom Eternal (2020) AMD Radeon R9 280X
AMD Radeon 540X 41.1
Legend
5 Stutters – This game is very likely to stutter and have poor frame rates. Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, average frame rates are expected to fall below 25fps
May Stutter – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, stutters and poor frame rates are expected.
30 Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40 Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
60 Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 58fps
May Run Fluently – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, fluent frame rates are expected.
? Uncertain – This graphics card experienced unexpected performance issues during testing for this game. A slower card may be able to achieve better and more consistent frame rates than this particular GPU running the same benchmark scene.
Uncertain – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game and no reliable interpolation can be made based on the performances of surrounding cards of the same class or family.
The value in the fields displays the average frame rate of all values in the database. Move your cursor over the value to see individual results.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 280X

20.76% faster in synthetic tests

More pipelines (2048 vs 512)

More maximum RAM amount (3 GB vs 2 GB)

More memory bandwidth (288 GB/s vs 112.0 GB/s)

Advantages of AMD Radeon 540X

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 nm vs 28 nm)

Less power consumption (50 Watt vs 250 Watt)

So, AMD Radeon R9 280X or AMD Radeon 540X?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, we recommend AMD Radeon R9 280X .

Compare benchmarks

Overall benchmark performance

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Multi-platform Ice Storm test shows the videocard performance by using the off-screen rendering method. Standard testing conditions are 1280*720 (720p).

Unigine Heaven 4.0

Unigine Heaven 4.0 features accurate results and extreme stability testing. It is based on UNIGINE 1 platform.

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Unlike Ice Storm, Cloud Gate test elaborated by 3DMark employs more resource-intensive scenes. The better the final estimation, the faster your videocard is. The processing is carried out by means of DirectX 10.

3DMark Fire Strike Score

This is an advanced videocard benchmark. With DirectX 11 being used for conducting the processing, the normal testing time is 15 minutes. The higher the estimation, the faster the videocard is.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Complex graphic scenes require all the videocard’s resources. They use the entire RAM and computing power. The test’s results can be viewed below.

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

This benchmark analyzes the videocard’s game power with the use of Direct X 11 (multi-threading, tessellation, shader computations).

3DMark Vantage Performance

This Direct X10-based benchmark contains AI tests, physics, and 6 computing tests.

Unigine Heaven 3.0

This test works for all types of videocards, has an innovative cross-platform core, and supports Direct X 9/10/11 and OpenGL.

Passmark

PassMark is a great benchmark that gets updated regularly and shows relevant information on the videocard’s performance.

User rating

4.5 Out of 99 Hitesti Score
4.3 Out of 145 Hitesti Score

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