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Radeon R9 280 vs Radeon RX 5500

Intro

The Radeon R9 280 uses a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 933 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a frequency of 1250 MHz on this particular card. It features 1792 SPUs as well as 112 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon RX 5500, which has core speeds of 1670 MHz on the GPU, and 14000 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR6 memory. It features 1408 SPUs as well as 88 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 5500 150 Watts
Radeon R9 280 250 Watts
Difference: 100 Watts (67%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon R9 280 should in theory perform a little bit faster than the Radeon RX 5500 in general. (explain)

Radeon R9 280 240000 MB/sec
Radeon RX 5500 229376 MB/sec
Difference: 10624 (5%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 5500 is a lot (about 41%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon R9 280. (explain)

Radeon RX 5500 146960 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 280 104496 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 42464 (41%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon RX 5500 is superior to the Radeon R9 280, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon RX 5500 53440 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 280 29856 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 23584 (79%)

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 280

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Radeon RX 5500

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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 280 Radeon RX 5500
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year March 2014 October 2019
Code Name Tahiti Pro Navi 14 XT
Memory 3072 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 933 MHz 1670 MHz
Memory Speed 5000 MHz 28000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 240000 MB/sec 229376 MB/sec
Texel Rate 104496 Mtexels/sec 146960 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 29856 Mpixels/sec 53440 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1792 1408
Texture Mapping Units 112 88
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR6
Bus Width 384-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 7 nm
Transistors 4313 million 6400 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 maximum amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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Radeon R9 280

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Radeon RX 5500

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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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