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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

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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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  • 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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  • Phillip J.
  • 3/25/2014 9:20:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot a Good deal

Pros: When it works it absolutely destroys anything I throw at it. Works well with all games.

Cons: First card had to be returned due to fan noise and servere artifacting. For this second card I am on most of the time I get pretty bad artifacting in games and while sitting on the desktop doing absolutely nothing. When I am not getting artifacts I am getting BSODs which occur anywhere from hours apart to just shortly after starting and playing a game. Resintalling everything doesn't help one bit. Not sure is this a ASUS problem or an AMD problem but I am not convinced the quality control is very high anymore.

Other Thoughts: Runs great when working! Artifacts most of the time.

such glitches wow
many bsod fast
much crash doge dissapoint

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the display card. If I may, I would like to help. Regarding the bluescreen errors, what troubleshooting steps have you tried thus far to remedy the problem? Also, what temperatures were you getting in your computer system (CPU, display card, M/B)? At your earliest convenience, please contact me back through email, including the requested information, and we can figure out a solution to this problem. 3589024.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • David G.
  • 3/20/2014 12:22:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIt was fine, it's strong, but last VBIOS update introduced issue

Pros: I have yet to find a game that stresses this card. The only time I've heard the fans spinning is when I used GPU-Tweak to manually speed them up, because I wasn't sure they were spinning. Never get over 25% in my usage. I'm sure that there are games or applications that can stress it, but I have yet to play them. My original review after building my new PC was a 4.

Cons: IF the fans are at 100%, you'll know it - it becomes rather noticeable in a "Is that a jet flying over?" kind of way. Also, the newer fan design may have some issues at maintaining high speeds - I've heard that the fan blades can damage themselves against the heat sink (and this is usually considered "user caused damage" under warranty).
There was an artifacting problem noted; I never saw it. I did update the VBIOS though (GPU Tweak did, in any case) and this has introduced a visible flicker, top to bottom (or bottom to top) that happens at times. Browsing, on the desktop, watching video, there's just a "twitch" up and down in a fraction of a second.
Also, these things are hard to find because of the cryptocurrency mining rush. Which is silly, you're already too late.

Other Thoughts: I shouldn't have updated the BIOS - I saw no artifacting in any of the games I play. Now the BIOS that fixes the "flicker" problem on a 270x is CAUSING a flicker problem on my 280x. And I can't revert the BIOS. I've already tried different driver revisions, and that hasn't helped.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

Thank you for your review on our product.

I am sorry that you are having issues with the display card. If I may, I would like to help. Regarding the video flicker issue, what troubleshooting steps have you tried thus far to remedy the problem? Also, what temperatures were you getting in your computer system (CPU, display card, M/B)? At your earliest convenience, please contact me back through email, including the requested information, and we can figure out a solution to this problem. 3589222

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Kenneth C.
  • 3/16/2014 10:29:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAsus R9-280X DC2T

Pros: Working cards will run anything you put in front of it. It will run 750 kh/s while crypto-mining with ease.

Cons: It all about luck of the draw on card receive.

Issues to date:
1. Artifacts. this is an issue across all to the 280x's brands not just Asus. This is a sever issue with AMD who really never acknowledge that it exist. --AMD
2. DC2 on this card is all junk for some reason. Card will start making clicking noises like it might be hitting something. Resulting in blades breaking off. There is an issue where the fans completely lock up. Post on ROG to get more details. --Asus
3. All the price gouging due to lack of supply and high demand. --Newegg
4. AMD drivers are just terrible for stability. Why show history change itself. --AMD

Other Thoughts: I pretty much buy Asus brands for every thing for the past 10 years. Almost all of those items came thru Newegg.

I got 1st 280x during the week of Christmas and ordered another the following week. First card had artifacts, so I rma'd back to Newegg right when I got 2nd card. Newegg issued a refund due to no inventory. Second card had no artifacts which was exciting. Watching for inventory for replacement and prices shot to the roof. I ended up grabbing a Sapphire Toxic to give them a try. On the working Asus card around week 6, fan started making clicking noise. Following day notice was quite, found broke blade in bottom of case. New drivers released, reboot the system and both fans are locked up (compress air would not move them). Called Asus and got what I expected. This would be physical damage with broken blade. They can repair and charge me the cost. Since warranty was going to be void, and I been wanting to cool gpu with water, order a block and put on water for faster turn around. Now, last week prices dropped and ordered 2 more Asus. First install and is solid at this time. As soon as I put 2nd in system, clicking noises. I removed and called Newegg. Again, going to rma and there is no inventory now and prices gone up again. Sorry for the long write up.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the display card. At your earliest convenience, please send me an email regarding this case. Within the email, please provide the serial number of the display card. 3541531.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • thomas H.
  • 3/13/2014 1:55:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsboo

Pros: it worked for a while

Cons: bought on 10/28/2013 for my gf's kids christmas. it was a steal for under $300. christmas day came round and artifacts :( its been getting worse since then. finally got an RMA number though and hopefully it gets fixed.

Other Thoughts: almost 50$ for shipping is nuts. and it negates the initial savings

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the display card. At your earliest convenience, please send me an email regarding this case. Within the email, please provide the following information: drivers installed, operating system installed, troubleshooting steps tried, computer part list; and if you are using an ASUS M/B, the BIOS version installed. 3541644.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Darren H.
  • 3/12/2014 1:58:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAsus R9 280

Pros: When working, definately one of the highest performing resolution and quality (antialiasing, effects, etc) of the cards out there. Also, ATI/AMD was selected for both 2013 'nextgen' game consoles (xbox one and ps4).

Cons: Quality seems very sporadic if you get a 'good' card or not.

Other Thoughts: Testimony basis - got the card in Oct 2013, on Windows 8.1 64-bit with a 760 watt PS and high end cooling case (coolmaster HAF XB).

Had issues with 3d games, but waited four months to ensure got mature WHQL certified drivers, still have issues.

Contacted Asus support who provided some make-sense directions to uninstall some software and install their driver. Had issues. Recooked my entire machine with a fresh Windows 8.1 64-bit, only use the Asus provided drivers, still issues.

RMA (without card for 14 days), return, when I got to play it on that weekend, already had issues.

Installation was a single-card installation with both power plugs (you need an 8-pin and a 6-pin with min 450 watt PS, I had 760) using anti-static wristguard. There are no other cards in the computer, and the processor is an i7-4771 with SSD harddrives (i.e. there are no components that would impact the performance of the vid card).

Details:
Lots of sporadic issues with any 3d game (2d graphics are fine, but that is not why you get this card). Pixelation, yellow triangle/line flashing, freezes, 'display driver not responding', and a variety of other random issues in many different old and new A-rated 3d games.

Talking with Asus support a third time (prior RMA USPC421433) to see if we can resolve this. Not a newegg issue, but appears either a quality issue with Asus or with R9 series ATI video cards...could be hardware or driver, but Asus and AMD/ATI are responsible for both.

This information is provided to help educate others on what you may expect. The card itself does provide a good experience *until* it is interrupted with these various problems.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the display card. At your earliest convenience, please send me an email regarding this case. Within the email, please provide the following information: drivers installed, operating system installed, troubleshooting steps tried, computer part list; and if you are using an ASUS M/B, the BIOS version installed. 3541767.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Mark R.
  • 3/11/2014 10:16:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsHeavy Counts

Pros: Great card, you can count on the weight of it to know you are getting the cooling it needs. Asus always makes reliable products. Support is great and the products dont even need it.

Cons: Price. should be %50 lower. maybe next year.

Other Thoughts: You can always count on Asus, call them if you aren't sure

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  • George L.
  • 3/11/2014 6:48:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs2 front fans dead outta 3 cards

Pros: bought 3 of them. Great miners, overclocked the memory out of the box to 1800, left gpu core alone, -20 powertune and undervolted, these cards are beast of miners. Nothing bad to say about them mining.

Cons: 2 of the 3 video cards had fan failures. It was those new super badarse front fans in the video. Pretty shocked considering I buy nothing but Asus products and never once had an issue (motherboards, video cards, wireless adapters, monitors). I just took the fans off since you can take each one off without removing the heatsink and put a 120mm fan in its place. Can't really RMA it since it would give me downtime in mining (and money). I will buy Asus products again, since this is my very first Asus problem in close to 10 years.

Other Thoughts: Asus there is a problem with those new snazzy fans. Fix them!!!!

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the display card. Since you posted this review, has this case been resolved? If not, please let me know through email, including the serial number of the display card, and I will be able to assist you further. 3589272.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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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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  • Ado G.
  • 3/4/2014 12:46:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat card for scrypt mining

Pros: My rating is based on scrypt mining. Specifically using cgminer 3.1.1 for Litecoin mining the video cards are able to do a steady 748kh/s.

cgminer.exe --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://<pool>:<port> -u <username> -p <password> --thread-concurrency 8192 -g 2 -I 13 -w 256 --auto-fan --gpu-fan 40 --temp-cutoff 90 --temp-overheat 90 --gpu-powertune -20

Drivers AMD driver 13.152.0.0
Environment variables
setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1

no other changes to the system or video cards.

Cons: Price is high due to supply and demand.

Other Thoughts: Stable and solid performance at full utilization for over 30 days so far on Windows 7 pro x64.

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