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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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  • 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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  • Corwin D.
  • 9/18/2014 10:26:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsArtifacts and BSOD

Pros: While the card worked, it worked very well.

Cons: When it decided it didn't want to work, I got horrendous artifacts and the BSOD multiple times.

Other Thoughts: Had to switch back to my two HD7770s because the card crapped out on me. The problems happened just long enough for a Newegg RMA to be impossible. I tried to start a case with ASUS once and it turned out that all I did was get a case number assigned to me and I have to try contacting them a second time and give them that case number to actually get some customer service support. Unfortunately, I haven't had the time to do this yet, but if I can get an RMA from ASUS I'll update with how it goes.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Asus Customer,

Sorry to hear about the issue you encountered with your graphics card. We apologize your device did not function as promised. We value all of our customer’s feedback. Should you need further assistance, please email me at CC-Rick@asus.com and place case # N140937621 in the subject line

Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.

Best,

Rick
Asus Customer Loyalty

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/17/2014 5:10:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs***Don't buy this card***

Pros: ....

Cons: If u want an advice, avoid to buy this card. I already tried to reach ASUS reps. always writing comments after each bad reviews and didn't get any answer from them. This card is ridiculously the worse graphic card on the planet. All cards seem to be defectives because of artifacting and asus looks like to hide the problem under the carpet and want us to believe they have good after sale service but they don't do anything about it. Im not the kind of person writing bad reviews after a bad experience before trying everything. I bought this card brand new and the problem appears the same day. Do you want to bet I will get a reply to this bad review from the same reps I tried to reach since a week trying to get an rma and good arrangement....

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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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  • Christopher M.
  • 9/6/2014 4:20:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThe Artifacts of Life: An R9 280x Story

Pros: When the card worked it worked very well, and stayed at about 40 - 45c under load, being of course cooled by liquid.

Cons: Let me count the ways I've been let down...
1. This card artifacts
2. RMA'd it to ASUS, ASUS sent it back to me saying it was fine...
3. This card artifacts... STILL!

These cards are nothing but a waste of time and money and any sensible person would see the reviews stating the same fact that these cards are by design bad, and artifact. I felt as though when talking with ASUS about the "Artifacting Problem" that this was news to them that this was happening! (HOW!) This has been a hassle pulling these cards in and out of my water cooled PC, and wasting the money on water blocks, for what is essentially now a brick.

The 7970's were better made than these cards, I feel as though ASUS is just pushing these cards out for Bitcoin miners, and giving the middle finger to the gamers.

Other Thoughts: Do not buy this card!
Get an R9 290/290x or better!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I do apologize that your video card is not functioning at its full potential. We apologize our service center did not resolve the issue right away. I recommend sending it in to be diagnosed further for additional troubleshooting. I would be more than happy to help assist you with our RMA process. If you are interested please feel free to email me at CC-Rick@asus.com with your serial number. Also, please put case number # N140918227 in the subject line.

Best regards,

Rick
Asus Customer Loyalty

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  • DHRUV P.
  • 9/3/2014 6:16:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible artifacting

Pros: Runs just like a normal GPU until u start playing games on high detail so really no pros..

Cons: Artifacting in games like crazy. If u wanna spend more than $300 to buy a GPU go for Nvidia or some other AMD card.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I do apologize that your video card is not functioning at its full potential. If you need further assistance regarding the warranty service, please email me at CC-Rick@asus.com and write down service # N140918304 in the subject line.

Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.

Regards,

Rick
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Jordan W.
  • 9/1/2014 9:09:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPowerful, but faulty

Pros: This card runs games great - Dirt 3 runs at 73fps at max settings with no overclocking, I honestly haven't found a game it can't handle at a good framerate. The fans are quiet, and the card stays cool under a load.

Cons: The card died a week and a half after purchase. The power LEDs are green, so it's getting the correct power...nonetheless, I've cleared CMOS, updated my bios, uninstalled and reinstalled drivers, and even tried on another computer with a bigger power supply...still nothing. The computer boots and I hear Windows start, but there's absolutely no signal from the card.

Other Thoughts: I guess it's time to see how good the manufacturer support is. It's kind of disappointing to have a $330 card die after a week of non intensive use

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jordan,

I do apologize that your video card is not functioning at its full potential. If you need further assistance regarding the warranty service, please email me at CC-Rick@asus.com and write down service # N140918343 in the subject line.

Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.

Regards,

Rick
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • William U.
  • 8/29/2014 11:00:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: This Card has been great from the moment I installed it, I have read all the One Egg reviews and with so many listed I would expect to see some problems with my card yet it remains perfect. I have everything running at maximum performance and have experienced none of the problems others are claiming. I also make sure that the systems I put these types of cards into will run without problems prior to actually getting the card. I know that anyone who truly understands system builds will be 100% Satisfied with this card.

Cons: none

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  • Jordan A.
  • 8/28/2014 5:39:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsBad Artifacting

Pros: Sleek design, i find the fans pretty quiet, good cooling.

Cons: Just like most others the artifacting is horrendous. If you do not know it seems the vram are overclocked above there recommended levels which causes them to overheat.

Other Thoughts: I have tried 6 different driver versions, underclocking and overclocking, i bought a high quality power supply thinking the cx750m was not enough (i got EVGA Super Nova Gold+ 1000watts). I am currently going to apply some thermal pads on the heat sinks to see if they will help and i will let you know if it works. I bought everything ASUS MOBOs, Monitors, Tablets etc and this is the first time they have let me down it seems they posted a VBIOS on there site but it did not work for me. Hopefully they won;t make this mistake again and they they start to show more concern for there customers.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I do apologize that your video card is not functioning at its full potential. If you need further assistance regarding the warranty service, please email me at CC-Rick@asus.com and write down service # N140918552 in the subject line.

Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.

Regards,

Rick
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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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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