Radeon R9 280X vs Radeon R9 380X

Radeon R9 280X
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Oct 2013
Radeon R9 280X

Radeon R9 380X
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Nov 2015
Radeon R9 380X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon R9 280X
    100%
  • Radeon R9 380X
    122%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon R9 280X
    100%
  • Radeon R9 380X
    113%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 280X

Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 380X

13% higher gaming performance.
60 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon R9 280X .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Radeon R9 380X

HWBench recommends Radeon R9 380X

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon R9 280X Radeon R9 380X
GPU Name Tahiti (Tahiti XTL) vs Antigua (Antigua XT)
Fab Process 28 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 352 mm² vs 366 mm²
Transistors 4,313 million vs 5,000 million
Shaders 2048 vs 2048
Compute Units 32 vs 32
Core clock 850 MHz vs 970 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 32
TMUs 128 vs 128

Memory Configuration

Radeon R9 280X Radeon R9 380X
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 384 bit vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective
vs 1425 MHz
5700 MHz effective
Memory Size 3072 Mb vs 4096 Mb

Additional details

Radeon R9 280X Radeon R9 380X
TDP 250 watts vs 190 watts
Release Date 8 Oct 2013 vs 19 Nov 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon R9 280X
    27.20 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 380X
    31.04 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon R9 280X
    109.00 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 380X
    124.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon R9 280X
    288.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 380X
    182.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon R9 280X
    3482.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 380X
    3973.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon R9 280X
    10960
  • Radeon R9 380X
    13410

Points (higher is better)


Game benchmarks

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • Radeon R9 280X
    40
  • Radeon R9 380X
    41

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • Radeon R9 280X
    30
  • Radeon R9 380X
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • Radeon R9 280X
    18
  • Radeon R9 380X
    18

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon R9 280X
    40
  • Radeon R9 380X
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon R9 280X
    33
  • Radeon R9 380X
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Bioshock Infinite

DX11, Ultra, DDOD, FXAA

  • Radeon R9 280X
    48
  • Radeon R9 380X
    56

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon R9 280X
    49
  • Radeon R9 380X
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon R9 280X
    35
  • Radeon R9 380X
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon R9 280X
    13
  • Radeon R9 380X
    14

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 280X
    48
  • Radeon R9 380X
    61

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 280X
    32
  • Radeon R9 380X
    41

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 280X
    14
  • Radeon R9 380X
    20

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon R9 280X
    63
  • Radeon R9 380X
    60

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon R9 280X
    47
  • Radeon R9 380X
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman Absolution

DX11, High Quality, 2x MSAA, 16x AF

  • Radeon R9 280X
    51
  • Radeon R9 380X
    56

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • Radeon R9 280X
    42
  • Radeon R9 380X
    56

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • Radeon R9 280X
    32
  • Radeon R9 380X
    40

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • Radeon R9 280X
    22
  • Radeon R9 380X
    25

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon R9 280X
    30
  • Radeon R9 380X
    39

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon R9 280X
    25
  • Radeon R9 380X
    29

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon R9 280X
    16
  • Radeon R9 380X
    17

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • Radeon R9 280X
    47
  • Radeon R9 380X
    59

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • Radeon R9 280X
    36
  • Radeon R9 380X
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • Radeon R9 280X
    18
  • Radeon R9 380X
    23

FPS (higher is better)