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Radeon R9 280 vs Radeon RX 5500

Intro

The Radeon R9 280 features a GPU clock speed of 933 MHz, and the 3072 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 1250 MHz through a 384-bit bus. It also features 1792 Stream Processors, 112 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 5500, which has a clock speed of 1670 MHz and a GDDR6 memory frequency of 1750 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and uses a 7 nm design. It features 1408 SPUs, 88 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation 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

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R9 280 is 5% faster than the Radeon RX 5500 in general, due to its greater bandwidth. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 5500 should be a lot (more or less 41%) better at AF than the Radeon R9 280. (explain)

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

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 5500 will be quite a bit (about 79%) more effective at FSAA than the Radeon R9 280, and also will be able to handle higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (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 3500 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 information (measured in MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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Radeon R9 280

Amazon.com

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Radeon RX 5500

Amazon.com

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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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