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Radeon R9 280X vs Radeon RX 5600 XT

Intro

The Radeon R9 280X uses a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 850 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a speed of 1500 MHz on this specific card. It features 2048 SPUs as well as 128 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon RX 5600 XT, which comes with a clock frequency of 1375 MHz and a GDDR6 memory speed of 14000 MHz. It also makes use of a 192-bit bus, and makes use of a 7 nm design. It features 2304 SPUs, 144 TAUs, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 5600 XT 160 Watts
Radeon R9 280X 250 Watts
Difference: 90 Watts (56%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon RX 5600 XT will be 19% faster than the Radeon R9 280X in general, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 XT 344064 MB/sec
Radeon R9 280X 288000 MB/sec
Difference: 56064 (19%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 5600 XT is a lot (about 82%) better at AF than the Radeon R9 280X. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 XT 198000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 280X 108800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 89200 (82%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon RX 5600 XT is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 XT 88000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 280X 27200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 60800 (224%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Radeon R9 280X

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model Radeon R9 280X Radeon RX 5600 XT
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year October 2013 January 2020
Code Name Tahiti XTL Navi 10 XLE
Memory 3072 MB 6144 MB
Core Speed 850 MHz 1375 MHz
Memory Speed 6000 MHz 28000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts 160 watts
Bandwidth 288000 MB/sec 344064 MB/sec
Texel Rate 108800 Mtexels/sec 198000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 27200 Mpixels/sec 88000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2048 2304
Texture Mapping Units 128 144
Render Output Units 32 64
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR6
Bus Width 384-bit 192-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 7 nm
Transistors 4313 million 10300 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.2 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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Radeon R9 280X

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Radeon RX 5600 XT

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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