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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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  • 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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  • Lee Y.
  • 11/19/2014 7:22:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: Runs all my games on ultra.
Frames for my games, (Ultra)
League Of Legends: 90-260
Tomb Raider: 50.5-85
Gmod 80-140
Tera 47-100

Loved the card

Cons: None!

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/19/2014 5:54:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnerdgasm

Pros: Running all games above 60 fps maybe more. Haven't over clocked my whole rig but i know it is a monster. Being able to play rust and infestation with no fps drop and on high specs tells a lot about this video card. Planning to get another one for cross fire.

Cons: Doesn't make a good grilled cheese sandwich.

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  • Nathaniel H.
  • 11/18/2014 8:51:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNon-Functional

Pros: Have yet to experience.

Cons: Large, but that is okay.
Seemed to not allow my computer to boot up and it has not worked since I have got it.

Other Thoughts: I have tried talking to with ASUS help online, but so far nothing I have received has aided in changing the issue.
:'( Cannot refund or get a replacement though since I was too bloody stubborn and wanted to figure it out.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/18/2014 6:51:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsRock Solid

Pros: Quiet
Excellent Cooling
Asus GPU Tweak

Cons: None

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  • Altaf K.
  • 11/10/2014 2:09:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Honestly, great card. Upgraded from a 2x Ati Radeon 5850 setup, and I can honestly say it was the right thing to do. Significant boost in FPS for all the games that I play, and it runs very cool. I usually run during a full load at around 69-70C~

I can run almost all games on high or very high, which makes me happy.

Cons: Not much in all. Only wished I held out a little longer because the new AMD cards are coming out soon.

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a solid card that will do great for a lot of gaming, I'd definitely pick this one up.I think this would could be compared to the ATI Radeon 7950

My setup
Corsair 200R
Corsair CX600M 600W
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P AM3+/AM3 AM
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz
8GB DDR3 1600
SAMSUNG EVO 120 GB SSD and Western Digitial 750GB Black HD
ASUS ATI Radeon R9 280 3GB

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  • John B.
  • 11/10/2014 6:10:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGET IT NOW

Pros: I wasn't really sure when i bought this card but i am completely sold. It can do anything and more than what i ask it to do. You should take into account this is not your top of the line crazy deluxe card but for the price range and the 280 series this is the best one in my opinion. I can run ALL of my games on ultra without a problem and record the game play when i feel like it.

Cons: When the fans boot up to max "cooling power" they get a little louder than one might hope but it doesn't bother me and its not deafeningly loud,

Other Thoughts: I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking at getting a 280 range card, this one beats the rest in my opinion (Beats my friends identical Sapphire one for sure ;) )

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  • Brian T.
  • 11/5/2014 6:55:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSmokin!!

Pros: Easy to install and works great.

Cons: No picture until bios updated.

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