Sapphire R9-280 Dual-X Review

3DMark 11

Finally we have 3D Mark 11, which unfortunately is not the latest version available but for those looking for easily transferable numbers this is the program to use.

For this program I use the standard Extreme and Performance test sets to get a result.

PScore XScore

Overall the card performed admirably, with very solid results in each test.

Temperature wise, I was impressed to see that the Sapphire R9-280 Dual-X only hit the mid 70’s before levelling off and maintaining even after a long gaming session. Throughout the tests the cards noise output however was certainly noticeable. With a whirring noise being heard over the general background noise. This in all honesty was to be expected with the two fans especially when fully loaded.

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