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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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  • leroy w.
  • 9/18/2014 2:33:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality

Pros: Quality of this card is really amazing stays cool under load
Didn't fail when played for 4 hours straight

Cons: My card was damaged during shipping. (broken fan blade) even though it was damaged it still worked great and keep the card
I got a replacement just because of the vibrations coming from the fan with the missing fan blade.

Other Thoughts: i really recommend this card for anyone who wants a quality video card and my 5 stars for Asus and newegg for customer service and quality

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  • Ryan T.
  • 9/16/2014 10:03:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOverall good card

Pros: the card is very powerful for the price and the 3gb of graphics memory allows for higher texture resolutions on some games (ie titanfall). The included software is usefull. It also has great cooling, i've never had any issues with heat even when under load

Cons: The card is huge, even in my full size case I needed to remove a fan to get the thing to fit. It's the same size as a 7970, so it's one of the biggest cards on the market

Other Thoughts: if iitll fit in your case it's a great buy

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  • Michael P.
  • 9/13/2014 11:36:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat performance for the price

Pros: This card is great. ASUS makes great products and the direct cu ii cooler works flawlessly, and its also very quiet. I bought this for 209$ (190$ after rebate). That has to be one of the best price to performance ratios. On unigine heaven 4.0 extreme preset this card only gets 5 less fps than the same card but the 280x version, and 6 less than a gtx 770. Do the math, this card is great for the price.

Cons: No cons so far.

Other Thoughts: This card is great as stated previously. I bought this as a replacement for an RMA'd gtx 770 and i am impressed. It is almost exactly the same performance for way cheaper, about 100$ on average.

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  • John A.
  • 9/12/2014 8:27:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest bang for your buck!

Pros: Fast and comes overclocked and plays all my games very well and high settings and barely gets hot and idles very cool.

Cons: None that I an think of.

Other Thoughts: This graphics card is a great card for the money and is super fast and there isn't a game I can't play with the settings on high at 1600*900 resolution. And this card doesn't go over 70C which is great. Make sure your case can fit this beast because it's huge and barely fit in my HAF 912 mid tower and had to take the center hard drive bay out and remount the drives to fit.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/12/2014 4:48:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis card is amazing.

Pros: It's fast
Great for the price
Stays super cool (under 50C under load)
Insanely quiet
It's kinda large but I had no problems installing

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: Make sure you have room in your case as it is fairly large.

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  • ron v.
  • 9/7/2014 7:10:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsIt is great for 3gbcard

Pros: The card is awesome got it for 179 with rebates.
Had 2 660 sli only using 1 of these now and happy!
Cool(very), quiet, 384 memory bus, fits in my case.
I have top version oc'ed it to 1025 in amd overdrive and it is great.

Cons: None will get another for my first time crossfire x setup.

Other Thoughts: It is long but it seems to fit

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  • Robert H.
  • 9/7/2014 3:29:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic card

Pros: Cools extremely well I use it as my top card in a crossfire setup and it out cools my sapphire 7950 vapor x with better temps and the vrms dont overheat. Overclocks great and I've never had problems with any Asus card.

Cons: Might be a little big for smaller computer cases.

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  • Daniel B.
  • 9/4/2014 12:13:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Workhorse of a Graphics Card

Pros: Amazing speed for a single card at the $200 price range. Runs everything liquid smooth.

Cons: The game selection that AMD offered was a bit lacking. They could improve on this. Regarding the card, I have not found a con yet.

If anyone is looking at this card and does NOT have a full size case, you will need one. This sucker is long, and will be an issue if the buyer is not aware or ill-prepared.

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  • George S.
  • 9/2/2014 9:55:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Buy

Pros: Very happy with the video card.
Quiet

Cons: Very large

Other Thoughts: Barely could get it to fit into my mid-tower. Be sure to make sure you have enough room. My plans were to eventually run 2 of these but my case is to small to fit 2 of them. I will need to upgrade my case for sure before even dreaming about 2 of these.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/31/2014 3:37:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card for the price

Pros: -Very quick for the price, much faster than my hd 6670
-Good cooler, with fans running at 30%, temps never exceed 65 degrees C in my HAF xm
-Did I mention it's fast? will post fps in other thoughts

Cons: fans can be a little loud when they get above 60% but that's to be expected

Other Thoughts: fps: TESV maxxed out with hd textures and additional rendering mods @ 55-70 fps buttery smooth
Grid: Autosport maxxed @ 65+ fps
Minecraft (what the heck, why not) maxxed @ 185+ fps
Theif maxxed @ 60+ fps
My system: i7 4790k, MSI z97 gaming 5, gskill sniper 8gb @ 1866 mhz, 850 watt psu, HAF xm case.
considering this card was 210$ after the rebate, the value seems to be there, considering this is somewhat between a gtx 760 and a 770 both of which cost more.
Awesome card!

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