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Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X 3GB OC Video Card Review - Benchmarks - Unigine Heaven & Phantasy Star Online 2

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X 3GB OC Video Card Review
Floating under the radar, AMD released the Radeon R9 280 (non-X) 3GB to the world. Let's see what Sapphire is offering and if it's worth buying or not.
| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 3, 2014 2:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 60%Manufacturer: Sapphire

Unigine Heaven Benchmark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3

 

 

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When it comes to Heaven performance, you can see that the Sapphire R9 280 Dual-X 3GB OC brings with it only a slight increase over the R9 270X 2GB. We're hoping when we get into some our games that performance on the new model isn't so lopsided.

 

 

Phantasy Star Online 2

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Standalone Benchmark

 

 

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Looking above, you can see that PSO 2 performance is quite disappointing with the card falling just below the R9 270X 2GB, which actually sits below it.

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