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GIGABYTE GV-R928XOC-3GD Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0
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The GIGABYTE GV-R928XOC-3GD is powered by Radeon R9 280X, 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 280X gives you the power to drive today’s hottest games — and tomorrow’s, keeping you in the fight whatever the circumstances. This model is BIOS-overclocked to 1050/1100 MHz (Ref: 850/1000 MH) for smoother gameplay. 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 are 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.

  • newegg Exclusive "Triangle Cool" Technology GIGABYTE introduces the latest exclusive "Triangle Cool" Technology to reach a better cooling performance. The latest technology combines a fin with a clip module in a special triangle shape. With the original anti-turbulence structure plus the new triangle cooling design, it enhances the efficiency of heat dissipation dramatically by minimizing the flow of turbulence between fans. Therefore, the "Triangle Cool" Technology provides a more efficient air flow for the cooling system.
  • newegg Ultra Durable VGA Powered by the Ultra Durable VGA technology, this card delivers enhanced overall performance you can see and feel in everyday use. The Ultra Durable VGA card doubles the copper inner layer of PCB achieving lower GPU and RAM temperature, reduces voltage ripples in normal and transient state achieving better overclocking capability, and allows more bandwidth for electron passage and reduces circuit impedance for more stable flow of current and improved power efficiency.
  • newegg OC GURU ll Brand-new instinctive user interface, easier to monitoring and adjusting all important settings. Users can set up MONITORING, GPU CLOCK, MEMORY CLOCK, FAN, GPU VOLTAGE, Memory VOLTAGE, OSD, ONLINE SUPPORT and update driver, BIOS directly.
  • 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.)
  • newegg AMD App Acceleration Improve performance of everyday tasks such as Web browsing, office applications, and video rendering.
  • newegg Eyefinity Enjoy the ultimate immersive gaming experience with innovative “wrap around” multi-display capabilities

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


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  • Daniel D.
  • 6/30/2014 9:10:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCrashes Frequently

Pros: It is an OC'd 280X. Other than crashing, it behaves like a 280X.

Cons: - Sags to one side blocking PCI slots
- Crashes

Other Thoughts: I've had this card for almost a year. Since day one, this card randomly crashes pretty frequently when playing BF4, Crysis, or even CS:GO. It also sags heavily on one side which may be the cause of the malfunction. It sags so much it basically blocks my final PCI port. I shouldn't have taken the chance on this card based on other reviews. Now I have a card that can crash at any moment. I've put up with this card for a long time and tried underclocking, increasing voltage, and running fan at 100%. Nothing works so I will be RMA'ing this POC soon.

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  • Matthew H.
  • 5/29/2014 3:48:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBe Careful w/ ASRock

Pros: Had this card for a while and it performs fantastic except on one motherboard.

Cons: Causes 5 beep code on boot when used with both m-dvi connections on ASRock z77 series boards. Tested with other boards and it's fine there are also a few threads unsolved on tomshardware about the issue. So do not buy if you own that board in particular.

Other Thoughts: great performance pushing 2 1080p benqs

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  • Andrew M.
  • 4/17/2014 3:14:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNow a paperweight

Pros: Was running smoothly for a few months until it stopped doing anything right

Cons: Now anything that actually requires the GPU crashes and blue screens

Other Thoughts: Time to RMA this thing. I wonder if Gigabyte will even respond dilligently.

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Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 108904 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Kyle S.
  • 3/14/2014 5:46:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible Service

Pros: it ran great for a while with good stability

Cons: it started off as a game crashing here or there, but went to full blown black screen and causing my whole system to crash. I tried troubleshooting it multiple times and to my dismay, I failed. The card was faulty and I had received the AMD display driver has stopped working MULTIPLE times before giving in and RMAing it.

Other Thoughts: Gigabyte has terrible service. They received my GPU on a friday (confirmed by ups when I paid for shipping) and didn't even say they had it until wednesday of the following week. I was told on the phone that I would be recieving a new card within 5 days of my card being delivered to them. It has been 3 days and now I'm being told they wont be shipping the replacement for at least 4 more days, not to mention the amount of time I'll be forced to wait for delivery unless I pay for rush shipping, after paying 20$ to ship it the first time.

I will not buy from Gigabyte again, there service is atrocious and there customer service reps are unreliable and unfriendly. Not to mention that their website design is awful and difficult to navigate for something as trivial as a phone number.

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  • Andrew H.
  • 2/22/2014 5:45:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFaulty card and abysmal RMA

Pros: When it doesn't crash, it can pretty fast

Cons: Faulty card - would cause system to crash randomly when playing a game. Sent in for an RMA, and they sent the thing right back after a month - no comments, and the problems are STILL THERE. Functions normally otherwise.

Other Thoughts: Pretty useless video card at this level if it can't handle games. What frustrates me the most is the lack of communication on Gigabyte's end. Sending back the same card with no comments on what was wrong / tested / fixed / anything - completely UNPROFESSIONAL.

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  • adam l.
  • 2/17/2014 6:36:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBurnt

Pros: Great card if you get one that works

Cons: everything else

Other Thoughts: I had this card for a few months now, It worked flawlessly untill a few days ago. I started seeing artifacting while playing games or even just cruising the net. Now I'm lucky if my rig will boot with this card in it, if it does it will run for about 5 min before going to a black screen and freezing my rig. Tried 3 other cards and they all ran fine just to make sure it was the Vcard and not something else.

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Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 106269 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Alice C.
  • 1/31/2014 8:12:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty Good

Pros: Well, I bought it when this generation of card was first coming out, so I got it for $300. At that price I would have to say it is a good card. It runs BF4 maxed out at 35-50fps(hopefully this will improve with Mantle), and it has had zero problem with any other game.

Cons: At the $400+ that these cards are selling (at the time of my writing this review) I would not have gotten this card. It is simply too much. One of the major selling points (besides the price at the time) was the Mantle support, but I have yet to see its release.

Other Thoughts: I would go for the 770 given the choice now. Nvidia has much better software features and tend to run cooler and faster.

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  • Mike T.
  • 1/31/2014 12:49:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSwing and a Miss

Pros: Worked great until it didn't.
Price

Cons: This card worked great and then started to flicker. Sent it into Gigabyte for RMA.
Might want to find another manufacturer based on my RMA experience.

Other Thoughts: RMA process with Gigabyte is completely annoying. It took 2 weeks after requesting the RMA to actually get a response from them. I was notified by FEDEX that the package arrived on 1/24. I did not hear from Gigabyte that they had received my package until 1/31. It took a week for them to open the box? Stay away from Gigabyte!

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3 out of 5 eggsI can't believe Gigabyte actually did this...

Pros: -Windforce cooler keeps card cool(60C under full load)
-Relatively quite fans at high RPMs
-Solid out of box overclock
-Better for crossfire than the 7970s
-High Kh/s rate
-Performs decently in most games

Cons: -High power draw
-No performance increase over 7970
-Dumps heat back into case
-Low PPD for Folding@home compared to 7970
-Locked card
-Just like 7970, is not capable of using all 3GB of Video RAM without significant performance hit
-Ludicrous pricing increase(bought mine for 319.99, now as I'm writing this it is $429.99)

Other Thoughts: Gigabyte and MSI have been the cards I have been buying in the past couple of years and they never really let me down. However, they both now lock their cards voltages and leave little to no overclocking room for Benchers, Miners and Folders like myself.

I was very disappointed after plugging these cards into my computer only find out that the reviews claiming the voltage was unlocked was a hoax. I understand the point of a business is to make money, so locking the cards so one can't reach the performance of a card costing more than it makes sense. But lying about a cards abilities is just a huge spit the face of the people who buy and trust your products.

Therefore; I will never buy a Gigabyte card again.

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  • curtis M.
  • 1/23/2014 3:48:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsPrice to performance Monster

Pros: -Price / Performance 10/10 ($300)
-Plays all games extremely well (High/Ultra 1080p)
-Absolutely wonderful cooling
-Great for cryptocurrency mining (700 kh/s + [litecoin])

Cons: -Card has gone up in price, was considering buying another but and increase this big is a dterrrent

Other Thoughts: Upgraded from an asus 6870 because it is literally 2x faster; like if you look at the fps/ kh/s ratios on the 6870 its double. Very Very good for the price, completed my rig for around $750 and it compares to a 1200 rig.

FX 8350 [4.2Ghz], Gigabyte R9 280X, Asus M9A97, 750 w psu, 8Gb ram

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