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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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Warranty

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


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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.

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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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  • Gift R.
  • 8/22/2014 3:37:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsgreat card

Pros: I hate when people wright a review and they say they HAVE 4 EGGS FOR TECH KNOWLEDGE,. 1st of all update the driver thats the 1st thing amd says to do

Cons: none

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  • Mike R.
  • 8/22/2014 7:15:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid choice

Pros: *Runs cool
*Very fast
*Very powerful

Cons: *Long card

Other Thoughts: I have had no issues with this card, but I purchased it back in November. It seems a lot of the artifact issues are more common in recent reviews. I am reluctant to buy a second one for crossfire since it seems those issues are becoming more common.

Mine works great and is extremely powerful. I have had 0 issues.

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  • Jason S.
  • 8/21/2014 10:00:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsStay Away!

Pros: -Runs a bit faster than competing cards
-Looks nice
-Relatively quiet

Cons: I have so far RMA'd THREE of these ASUS cards, all due to artifacting (image glitches) at stock settings in game. If you look at other reviews of this product you will see this is a common problem due to faulty memory modules. I have an MSI 280x which works perfectly, so clearly the fault is with the ASUS card. My first card started artifacting within a few days of purchase, so I got a replacement from Newegg. This replacement then had the exact same problem, but in addition, one of the fans rattled significantly at any speed above idle. At this point I was past the Newegg RMA window, so I did an RMA through ASUS. This led to the same card being returned to me, but with a new cooler to fix the fan rattling. The artifacting was still very much present. I then did another RMA, demanding that they give me a replacement after wasting me time and shipping money. I was told that the GPU was fixed, and the exact same card was returned to me AGAIN. Needless to say, I still experience artifacting. I am now out thirty dollars in shipping money, and have an expensive paperweight. ASUS is effectively denying my warranty service, and I would highly recommend staying away from this fraudulent company.

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  • Roger H.
  • 8/18/2014 6:05:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsScreen tearing and Artifacting

Pros: None

Cons: Shortly after i purchased this card, I have had nothing but screen tearing and artifacting. Both Newegg and Asus have done nothing in fixing the problem. Don't purchase this card if you plan on keeping your sanity

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  • Christopher L.
  • 8/13/2014 8:08:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood one

Pros: Good quality , work fine in CrossFire
Card are Slim and fit perfect in Mid ATX Case

Cons: Had no problem with both GPU , all is good

Other Thoughts: I can play Watch Dog and all game in Full HD , i got Asus 144Herz Monitor to complete the Setup.

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  • Simon G.
  • 8/11/2014 7:55:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: None, this card has been a nightmare from the beginning. Even today I just had to restart my pc because the screen glitched like crazy out of nowhere and froze up while I was surfing the web.

Cons: I can't trust ASUS. I was probably sent B-stock cards when I payed $420 each for NEW cards. That stupid bitcoin mining craze was going on when I purchased this card and I'm sure ASUS resold their returns as brand new to save a buck because ALL of my cards have issues. I bought 3 cards from newegg, one I had to return immediately for a refund because the fan was installed at a weird angle and it was stuck. After 4 months the second cards fan seized up completely and it never had good heat specs to begin with (over 90c at full load when the fans were working). Finally the third card has this awful ticking sound the fan makes which makes my quiet pc build basically worthless for my music studio. There are some games I can't even play with this card because it causes them to crash and then the screen glitches out. I have updated the bios and have the latest catalyst driver and it resolved none of these issues. I spent 10 minutes on their site and wasn't able to find out how to rma this item to ASUS. Just goes to show what kind of BEE ESS they're trying to pull even after jacking up the price for that bitcoin mining bubble while all of us gamers and normal pc users just have to eat dog doo and deal with the repercussions of their greed.

Another thing that is absolutely heinous, All heatsinks on these cards are corroded as heck. I have no good things to say about this card or this company. I just recently purchased a 4k monitor from them, brand new and it had over 15 dead pixels. Luckily Newegg is handling that return but unfortunately for the consumer, ASUS has terrible quality control.

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