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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

 

 

 


Learn more about the ASUS R9280X-DC2T-3GD5

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Warranty

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


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  • Michael D.
  • 12/21/2014 10:51:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood while it lasted

Pros: FAST! OpenCL support. Fan is reasonably quiet and only throttles up when needed.

Cons: Overclocked from the factory, does not last. Power hungry. Big.

Other Thoughts: I have had this card about a year. Now it black screens once in a while during movie playback. I put in a RMA with ASUS after trying a new BIOS update, updated ATI drivers, and upping the core voltage with GPU tweak. No luck. I figure the hardware is dying slowly.

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  • Tim C.
  • 12/12/2014 9:42:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This card is very nice. I am thinking of purchasing another one. Have not had a problem with it yet.

Cons: It is a little too long.

Other Thoughts: Product is good. Makes some games look very good. Other games would work better with two.

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  • Kevin H.
  • 12/7/2014 8:04:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAusome

Pros: This card works to the spec like a clock.

Cons: I read all the fails of this card. All of the fails talk about hi temps. It is lack of air flow in the owners case. this is a high end card. If you do not own a full ATX case, don't buy one. It will run hot if you do not have the air flow to run it. If this card runs over 65c you have a cooling problem with you case and it needs to be fixed or you will just keep wasting your time trying to get something to work.

Other Thoughts: Mid tower cases just don't work for high end card unless you watercool

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  • Joseph G.
  • 12/7/2014 3:44:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt will do the job.

Pros: It is a good card for the money. With a few drawbacks.

Cons: They didn't bother to put any kind of heatsink on ANY of the vram chips. The lack of clearance to the GPU will disallow installing anything to help with this. Wouldn't recommend getting wild with overclocking and depending on the environment and case ventilation it may need to be dialed back some depending on heat buildup.

Also it is a very large card and clearance issues may arise depending on location of your HDD mount.

Other Thoughts: A case with good ventilation is a MUST.

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  • Benjamin G.
  • 12/5/2014 4:45:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy

Pros: When it does work its great.

Cons: Artifacts CONSTANTLY. It crashes at least once a week if not more. Textures break and QR code thing appears off in the corner. Should have returned this months ago. But I just started really picking up gaming again and the problems are insufferable. Contacted ASUS no response after a week. I've bought monitors and mobos from ASUS in the past because of quality. This is not what I expect from them.

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  • Michael E.
  • 11/27/2014 7:55:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTook a chance with poor results

Pros: Works beautifully if you don't plan on doing any gaming longer than 5 minutes

Cons: Anywhere between a few minutes in and a half hour in, grey screen with vertical lines appears, and computer requires hard shut down. Sending this thing into ASUS for RMA for first time, hopefully they resolve this issue, but based on other reviewers, I remain skeptical.

Other Thoughts: The card really and truly does work beautifully, chugging ultra settings in Far Cry 3 without so much as breaking a sweat, but after a few minutes, that grey screen...
Asus Sabertooth 990fx r2.0
Asus Radeon R9 280X
AMD FX 8370
Cougar A760W
WD 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD

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  • Ben E.
  • 11/27/2014 12:35:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat GPU Till it Dies...

Pros: -Hooked it up and it ran exceptionally well with my PC build

Cons: -After a little over a year it died on me... the screen went black, and my GPU was fried. Really sad cause I loved how well everything was working and mad cause I payed over $300 for this... C'mon Asus :(

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  • Juliann M.
  • 11/6/2014 11:15:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fast video card, huge performance upgrade if you have been using an old card.

See cons below.

Cons: Purchased two of these card and both of them had the exact same fan failure.

Other Thoughts: Plan on spending some extra money to ship these back to asus.

Been a faithful asus customer for over 2 decades.
Product quality is not up to the standards I used to expect from this company.

Will not buy again.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry that you are having issues with both graphics cards. If you have not contacted NewEgg for an RMA exchange already and would like to RMA with ASUS, please refer to the link below to create an RMA. Simply fill out all pertinent info so that we can process your RMA and send you the instructions to have the unit sent in for repair service. Optionally you can contact ASUS support (live chat or phone in) to have them create a case and RMA as well if you have any issues with the form. If you would like to discuss this case further, please contact me through email and include your reference number within the subject line. In addition, please provide me with what troubleshooting steps you had tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Thank you. Cs#N141139794

http://www.service.asus.com/#!b2c/c1h8k
http://www.service.asus.com/#!rma-request/cope
http://www.service.asus.com/#!consumer/csn9

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Daniel W.
  • 11/3/2014 5:42:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood performance

Pros: Good design. Thick heat pipes add extra cooling. Nice overclock features. Performs well in single and even better in crossfire. ASUS is a top performance company. 3gb of gddr5 with a 384bit interface what more could you want.

Cons: Heat. They get hot fast. The are designed to run at 90c. I use a custom cooling setting to increase the fan rpm at a lower temperature than what is set at default. It helps to keep them cooler. The fans can be loud. These are overclocked too much from factory. Factory clock is 6400 MHz for memory. This can cause problems in some applications as others have stated. I reduced the clock to the 6000 MHz of reference design. and it works fine. GPU clock is set to 1100mhz with no problems and runs any benchmark with a breeze. Only real problem is in some games I get a lot of screen tearing and artifacts while in crossfire. If I disable crossfire everything works fine, so it is a problem with the game not the card or its software.

Other Thoughts: Over all I am very pleased with these cards. I upgraded to these from two MSI Twin Frozr 7870's. Big difference.
ASUS Sabertooth R2.0
AMD FX 8350 clocked at 4.8Ghz
2x R9280x ASUS DirectCUII
OCZ Vertex 3 240gb ssd x2
WD Black 1tb
Ultra 1050w PSU
Corsair H105 cooler.
Corsair 750D case.

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  • Jeff b.
  • 10/30/2014 9:15:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsoh how i miss nvidia

Pros: when it works it is great

Cons: 2 RMA coming up right now. Getting bad tearing and ripping. I would give anything for a card that works! 1st card was bad artifacting. It takes Asus so long to reply to you or resolve these issues, i'm not sure if it's worth waiting and constant paying for shipping for something Asus sold defected. ASUS you're better than this, come on!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry to hear that you had a problem with your video card. Did you happen to RMA it already? If not, please let me know and I will be happy to assist you with setting up an RMA. Please include your reference number within the subject line. In addition, please provide me with what troubleshooting steps you have tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Thank you!Cs# N141092514

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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