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ASUS DirectCU II R9280-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon R9 280 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 1792 Stream Processors
  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0
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The Asus DirectCU II R9280-DC2T-3GD5 is powered by a Radeon R9 280, the latest AMD GPU designed to take your gaming to the next level. Based on AMD 28nm GCN architecture and boasting support for DirectX 11.2, the Radeon R9 280 gives you the power to drive today’s hottest games — and tomorrow’s, keeping you in the fight whatever the circumstances. With Ultra Resolution Gaming you can leave HD in the dust by gaming on displays much, much larger. Whether using a 4k monitor or combining multiple HD monitors, you’ll get an expansive experience that’s truly out of sight. A rich set of AMD innovative technologies is included, such as App Acceleration, AMD PowerTune, AMD ZeroCore, and AMD HD3D technology. With these technology advancements, you'll get more than one way to elevate your gaming experience.

This model comes equipped with exclusive DirectCU II and CoolTech fan technologies for cooler, quieter, and faster performance, as well as an exclusive voltage-regulation module (VRM) and super alloy power that ensures less power noise and unmatched durability.

  • newegg TOP-selected edition TOP-selected 980MHz core – 50MHz higher than the reference for smoother gameplay.
  • newegg DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power The acclaimed DIGI+ VRM has been applied via a 12-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 two and a half times over the reference.
  • newegg DirectCU II The 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 three times quieter than the reference. (Equivalent to 14dB and performance varies depending on system configuration)
  • newegg CoolTech Fan The exclusive CoolTech fan consists of a hybrid blade and bearing design, with an inner radial blower and outer flower-type blades. These provide multi-directional airflow to accelerate heat removal and enable highly stable graphics performance.
  • newegg GPU Tweak Streaming GPU Tweak helps you modify clock speeds, voltages, fan performance, and more, all via an intuitive interface. What’s more, a simple online-streaming option function lets you share gameplay live – so people can watch as you play!
  • newegg Mantle There’s optimization, and then there’s Mantle. Games enabled with Mantle speak the language of GCN architecture to unlock revolutionary performance and image quality. (Application support is required.)

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

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  • marc d.
  • 2/27/2015 7:50:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsr9 280

Pros: Nice clocking interface good response time
ok for all arround gaming.

Cons: its just ok not impressed and no regrets.

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  • Gerald C.
  • 2/11/2015 5:50:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGame Code Not Working But the R9280 is great

Pros: Video Card is working well. Plays all games so far on ultra.

Cons: The radeon gold rewards card code is expired. Even now on your site ( you are still pairing them with most of your R9 cards. I feel I should get a working code.

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  • Allen B.
  • 2/10/2015 8:28:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFirst AMD Graphics Card

Pros: Card does what it says it should. Much larger than most cards, better heatsink

Cons: -Not overly impressed with the improvement from my old nvidia 660.
-My First AMD card, died after 3 days. Watching Netflix, image began glitching, pixelated artifacts and such, reboot, checked every connection, re installed software etc.

Had to put nvidia card back in to write this review. Now to figure out how to return the card.

Other Thoughts: I would not mind giving Radeon another chance, i just want a working card, and possibly a bigger upgrade, i simply was not impressed with this particular model.

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  • Zachary A.
  • 1/14/2015 7:08:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsUltimate

Pros: It's quiet, awesome looking, stays cooler than my last graphic card, has plenty of stream processors, is awesome in general. Plays all the games I own on the highest resolution with no issues whatsoever. It's righteous.

Cons: cannot share carnal knowledge with this card

Other Thoughts: I bought this on a well-known internet shopping site used for $180 because this site was out of stock for a good long time. I would definitely buy it for the price listed, though.

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  • michael m.
  • 12/30/2014 4:01:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood value

Pros: Good price, noticable improvement over my HD6870. Heavy and large card but its surprisingly quiet even under load.

Cons: The AMD game selection that came free with it leaves something to be desired. Not really a con but the card required a 750w power supply according to the box it came in. I only have a 650w supply and the power supply does make some buzzing noise under GPU load (ANTEC TP650) so a power supply upgrade will be needed in the near future.

Other Thoughts: My current motherboard only has a pci-e 2.1 slot so it does not take full advantage of this card. I had a very noticable improvement in 3DMARK scores (at least double or more score improvement).

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/28/2014 2:52:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGREAT CARD

Pros: I really love this card. Asus is an amazing brand and they have defiantly brought their "A game" when they made this card. I can run all my games on ultra with no problem (BF4, Tomb Raider, Skyrim, COD, ect.).

Cons: Really the only thing I would change about this card is the fans. Now I know a lot of people might think I'm complaining because they are too loud but in reality they aren't that bad, my cup fan is louder than the dual fans on the card. Just sometimes when you really get the card working it can get a little loud but nothing that will ruin yr gaming experience.

Other Thoughts: My rig is an AMD FX-8350 (8 core @4.0GHz), with ONE Graphics card, 8gb ram (4gb x 2 G.Skill Rip Jaw), stock coolers all around, and all powered by a corsair modular 850watt power supply. My rig has no problems with whatever I throw at it, if that be gaming on Battle Field or rendering 3D stuff in VectorWorks for my engineering work. The graphics card is solid and works amazing. My friend has the identical card made by Sapphire (R9 280) and this Asus card preforms better than that one so I would HIGHLY recommend this graphics card.

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  • Chantal B.
  • 12/26/2014 6:33:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsfor performance, NOT QUALITY!!!!!!

Pros: -very good performance for the price. It BEATS every nvidia card in this price range
-very good looking
-not that noisy

Cons: A-R-T-I-F-A-C-T-S
I read all the reviews and this card seems to be ok regardless of other r9 280s.... BUT from the momment i took it out of the box, i saw artifacting in almost every games I played. I looked to my invoice and noticed that it was not-refundable because of the **** Games that comes with it. If you use it or not, they will take in consideration that you used it and you can not get a refund because you can not give them the games back. So I have to send it to ASUS because it's very annoying to play BF4 with flashing boats and helicopters. It also crashes in some games but more rarely... Artifacting is constant.

Other Thoughts: If you want a cheap card that performs very well, this can be yours ! but, i would rather pay a little bit more to get a Nvidia card that does'nt get those cheap AMD artifacting issues. But if you don't care about that and you are in a very tigh budget and want the best best best performance for your money, this card is for you!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry that you are having issues with your graphics card. 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#N141298042!b2c/c1h8k!rma-request/cope!consumer/csn9


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  • Carol O.
  • 11/28/2014 5:10:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome card!

Pros: Had it for two months...
I'm quite happy with this card! My computer is good for a longer while now.
Switched from hd3870 to this so you can imagine the difference I see.
It's also huge next to the old one.

I can play most of my games near max settings

Cons: I hate mail in rebates, 5 to 7 weeks to receive a stupid prepaid card after they took 2 days to process my mailed information but I knew about it and took it anyway...

Other Thoughts: It is a little bit noisier but not much, I already got used to it.

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  • Dwight D.
  • 11/26/2014 8:28:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsYou won't get the free games promised by AMD

Pros: It works. Just remember you might have to do two molar inputs to a 6 PCI connector. Most power supplies only have 2 6 port PCI
connectors, 3 are required for this card. Then do the the included cable to an 8 port PCI connector. Odd.

Cons: An ASUS card, but AMD makes it so difficult to redeem any games promised, that it is impossible.

Other Thoughts: Apparently many people have this problem

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  • Alec D.
  • 11/20/2014 2:33:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGets the job done!

Pros: The card runs very quite for me and has performed well. The cooling is nice and i like the overall design. Gameplay is excellent. I also like the power led's on the card, let's you know that the card has power and it looks nice.

Cons: No con's to speak of, it is a big card, so be sure your case will fit it.

Other Thoughts: I really like the performance of this card, so much so, that I ordered a second one for crossfire. It has almost doubled the performance of my single card, great scalability.

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