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Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X 3GB OC Video Card Review - Benchmarks - Sniper Elite V2 & Sleeping Dogs

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

Sniper Elite V2

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Standalone Benchmark

 

 

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Sniper Elite V2, like a couple of other games, sees the Sapphire R9 280 Dual-X 3GB OC get a nice little performance boost over the reference R9 270 2GB. You can see again, though, that while we do see a nice bit of an increase, we do fall short of that 60 FPS number we want at the highest resolution.

 

 

Sleeping Dogs

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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Sleeping Dogs sees playable FPS at all resolutions, and at 1920 x 1200 and 1680 x 1050, you can see a slight performance increase over the R9 270X 2GB. At the highest resolutions, though, we drop back a few FPS. Considering we're just in the 60 FPS range, this isn't the kind of place we like to be losing FPS.

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