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ASUS R9280X-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 2048 Stream Processors
  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0
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R9280X-DC2T-3GD5

 

R9280X-DC2T-3GD5
ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II Gives Hardcore Gamers a New Edge
  • DirectCU II achieves 20% lower temps with direct-contact copper heatpipes, plus 3X quieter and 6X more powerful twin 100mm fan operation.
  • Exclusive CoolTech Fan drives wider airflow to keep critical components cool.
  • Top-selected 1070MHz cores run 70MHz higher than reference for smoother gameplay.
  • DIGI+ VRM with 12-phase Super Alloy Power delivers precise digital power for superior efficiency, reliability, and performance.
  • GPU Tweak helps you modify clock speeds, voltages, fan performance and more, all via an intuitive interface.

 

 
 
 

ASUS Exclusive Innovation

DirectCU II

 

DirectCU II
20% cooler and 3X* quieter
Exclusive DirectCU II thermal design includes a direct-GPU contact 10mm copper heatpipe and 220% larger dissipation area to boost heat removal efficiency. It performs 20% cooler and 3X quieter than reference.
*Equivalent to 14dB and performance varies depending on system configuration

 

CoolTech Fan

 


CoolTech Fan
Proprietary CoolTech fan consists of a hybrid blade and bearing design, with inner radial blower and outer flower-type blades. These provide multi-directional airflow to accelerate heat removal and enable highly stable graphics performance.

 

Top-Selected 1070 MHz core

 


Top-Selected 1070MHz core
1070MHz Engine clock for better performance and outstanding gaming experience

 

DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power

 


DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power
30% Less Power Noise and 2.5X Greater Durability
Acclaimed DIGI+ VRM has been applied via an 8-phase power design that uses digital voltage regulators to minimize power noise by 30%, enhance power efficiency by 15%, widen voltage modulation tolerance, and improve overall stability and longevity by 2.5 times over the reference design.

 

GPU Tweak

 


GPU Tweak
Real-Time Intuitive Graphics Tuning
  • Shows detailed specs and actual card status with GPU-Z.
  • Sync GPU clocks and voltages for easier overclocking.
  • Monitoring widget provides real-time detailed multi-parameter info.
  • 2D/3D switcher locks cards in 3D mode for higher benchmarks.
  • Automatically checks and updates drivers and BIOS versions.
  • Stream on-screen action to the web in full HD.

 

3GB GDDR5 Memory

 


3GB GDDR5 Memory
On-board memory for the best gaming experience and the best resolution.

 

Graphics GPU Features
Powered by AMD Radeon™ R9 280
Powered by AMD Radeon™ R9 280
AMD Eyefinity™Technology
AMD Eyefinity™Technology

Extend the view across up to six displays to immerse yourself in game play and entertainment.

CrossFire X Support
CrossFireX Support

Multi-GPU technology for extreme performance.

AMD HD3D
AMD HD3D

Immerse yourself in stereoscopic 3D gaming and get up close and personal with your favorite stars while watching Blu-ray 3D. AMD HD3D is also designed for professionals who create complex visual effects and detailed data visualizations.

PCI Express 3.0
PCI Express 3.0

Delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe 2.0 for faster GPU-CPU communication.

Microsoft DirectX 11.2 API
Microsoft DirectX 11.2 API

Brings new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and get top-notch performance.

I/O Ports Highlights

 

ports 2 X Native DVI
1 X Native HDMI
1 X Native DisplayPort

 

 

 


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Angela B.
  • 9/20/2014 8:47:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: Bought this card in November of last year to crossfire with an older 7970. Been running trouble free, cards never get above 80 at load. Adds great performance from single gpu.

Cons: Still expensive compared to new releases.

Other Thoughts: Apparently the new batches are having problems, hope they sort it out since it's really a great card.

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  • Michael T.
  • 9/14/2014 5:07:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks good for me

Pros: I must be only person to own this for months and have no issues. It works as promised but at stock speeds, hence the 4 stars.

Cons: When I push it, it can glitch in games. Not a power issue, 1250w PSU

Other Thoughts: I like it.... There have to be more people with positive experiences then me.

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  • Gabriel P.
  • 8/28/2014 3:17:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIf you ARTIFACT PLEASE READ

Pros: Absolutely amazing card! I reviewed this card before 1 week when I owned but now that I have owned it for a few months I wanted to share some information because I too have had the artifacting

Cons: artifacts at stock clocks. Have to adjust, see other thoughts

Other Thoughts: Like the review before me that Brandon pointed out is that you need to make some adjustments using GPU Tweak. One thing to keep in mind about this card is that the manufacturer ships the card to you already overclocked. According to AMD, the stock GPU clock is supposed to 1000mhz and memory clock 1500mhz(6000mhz) If you are experiencing artifacts, in order for your card to run stable you must either underclock your card or up the power limit and voltage. I have been stable at 1070/6400 using 2.25volts and 110% Power limit.

This card is awesome. For anyone buying a high end card like this it would be an assumption that the end user would have some tech knowledge. However I took an egg off because although the issue is easily fixed, Asus shouldn't make a product that is unstable without some tweaking.

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  • Yevgeniy L.
  • 8/23/2014 11:27:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBeastly!

Pros: +Stays cool.
+Stays quiet under load.
+Not plastic.
+Plays all games @ Ultra with AA

Cons: -Random artifacts on screen. Not sure if driver issue. Usually more noticeable with Beta drivers, but still prevalent in the official drivers.

Other Thoughts: Was difficult to install. Black screen until I updated BIOS of my mobo.

System Specs:

i5 2500k @ 4.1 GHz
Noctua NHD-14 Heat-sink
8gb 1600 MHz
120gb SSD

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

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  • Brandon B.
  • 8/8/2014 10:18:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsResolved the Artifacting READ

Pros: Note my other thoughts. The card is fast an works great once it's working right. I fixed the artifact issue... Read the cons. I haven't seen anyone else state this on all of the interwebz.

Cons: All kinds of issues. I'll tell you my fix though...

Update VBIOS, using 14.4 drivers. Overclock the thing. Yes... you're getting artifacts... why? I read that the VRAM chip voltage is rated for 1.5v and can be pushed to 1.6v. I don't recommend. HOWEVER, Instead of underclocking like everyone else is doing... push the voltage to 1.275v and the power target to 110% on the default 1070/6400 settings.

My thought is that the voltage is too low. I haven't seen artifacts in weeks now. ALSO... look into disabling ULPS in your BIOS. Windows/MOBOs are all trying to dynamically adjust your voltages and OC your devices... don't let them.

So, once you determine that your card is stable. Go read an ASUS R9 280X overclocking guide if you're curious and want to push it further.

Other Thoughts: I'd give 3 eggs because of the difficulty of diagnosing issues with this thing. I'm rating 4 to balance out my prior 1 egg review since I can't delete the old one.

Make sure you have wonderful cooling in your case and the 850W power supply they recommend... yeah, that's probably needed.

A bronze certified 850W at the lowest (lets say 80% to simplify) will only output 680W. Do the math on your connected devices at that point. Plus... if you set your power target to 110%, calculate your video card at 330W, not 300W.

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  • STEVEN M.
  • 7/11/2014 6:44:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery nice card

Pros: Runs very nice for the price,
The card comes in a black bag for a reason. You need to use ESD Standard when handling this board. This is the biggest reason for board failures in the field.

Cons: would be nicer with more memory, say 6Gb or even 8Gb

Other Thoughts: Make sure your grounded when touching this board, And it should run just fine for some time.

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  • Brandon B.
  • 7/9/2014 8:55:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsRuns hot

Pros: It's fast. Too hot though and overheats. If you buy this it will require a lot of research and tweaking. I recommend looking into other cooling methods or what I will mention in other thoughts.

Cons: Too hot. Requires a lot of work to run properly. I'm not rating it lower, because I was able to drop the temps. Read below.

Other Thoughts: To cool, I used Sapphire Trixx software to drop the clock to 1000MHz, mem to 1500MHz, and the voltage to 1.125. This helped a lot. I also had to bend the heatsink behind the left fan due to it being too close to the fan (it buzzed at higher speeds). I bumped my fan speed up to 70-80% and it now runs at about 42-46 C. I'm in the process of adding raspberry pi heat sinks to 10 of the VRAM chips. None of those are covered. 2 have pipes in the way. In order to do that you have to sand down the tin with a dremel or cut the metal somehow. Otherwise the VRAM heatsinks will block the GPU heatsink from touching the GPU. I'm hoping to see temps drop even more after that, but I'm not expecting to run at the 1070/1600/1.2v speeds without overheating and artifacting.

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  • DEBORAH O.
  • 5/14/2014 6:01:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Got two of these even though i've only been using one atm. Details after the brake.

Quiet, all the games run perfectly at Ultra settings and on a 1080p setup, easy to overclock, doesn't take a lot of space.

Cons: I have now gone through 3 RMAs of the Asus R9 280x DC2T in just over 2 months. This is not Newegg' fault even though the first RMA was from them and the other 2 straight from Asus. I am just leaving this here in case you're interested in this card, stay away from it for now.

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  • Terry A.
  • 4/1/2014 11:31:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI heart DirectCU II Top

Pros: Incredible overclocking ability,Incredible coolant systems

Cons: At 100% fan output system is extremely and expectedly noisy to the point headphones become a must have.

Other Thoughts: The DirectCU II Top is a work horse and a powerhouse. The card thus far has been an helpful supporter in CrossfireX mode with my Gigabyte 7970 ghz. But I will recommend not buying this card at all if the ASUS ROG MATRIX PLATINUM R9 280X is available for slightly better overclocking purposes alone.

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  • Daniel H.
  • 3/11/2014 6:26:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: slim design, efficient gpu cooling, power led indicators. The price was right in my case as I grabbed one soon after release, which is about 100 less than it is now :-)

Cons: bios locked voltage, the only way around this is to use afterburner to force a lower voltage. I was extremely disappointed when I realized that there is no bios switch so playing around with different bios, or even updating an official one, is not an option because I don't want the risk of bricking a card that is already working.

Other Thoughts: Card has been used quite frequently for mining, and I would be hard pressed to get the hashrate to 700. I haven't taken the time to try and fine tune it as ~670khs is satisfying enough when compared to my 7950. Some say they get 700+, and maybe it's possible, but I backoff when temps get close to 70C. Forcing voltage down to around 1055mv seems to work the best for me, and I can easily run it averaging around 60C.

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