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MSI R9 280X GAMING 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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Gaming series graphics card

NOW YOU'RE GAMING WITH MSI

A graphics card is the single most important element for more FPS. As gamers, we understand not just any graphics card will do. That's why MSI brings you the best of the best to its gaming series graphics card. The AMD Radeon R9 series GPU brings an array of advanced graphics technologies to elevate your gaming experience. Want more performance without annoying noise and heat? With MSI GAMING series graphics cards you get just that.

 

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Gaming Series Features

GAMING APP

GAMING APP
EASY TUNE, EASY PLAY

OC Mode
  • Tune-up core clock and fan speed to gain a best performance.
Gaming Mode (Default)
  • Provide a stable gaming experience with higher core clock.
Silent Mode
  • The best operating environment with fabulous low noise.
 

ADVANCED TWIN FROZR IV

ADVANCED TWIN FROZR IV

MSI's Twin Frozr has been the industry defining graphics card cooler. The first Twin Frozr kicked off the dual-fan trend and today MSI stays true to its dual-fan dual-slot design where others have to resort to less effective means.

The other part that the Twin Frozr cooler uses is a large Aluminium fin grid array that provides a huge amount of surface area for cooling. Heat from the GPU is transferred to the fin grid array by virtue of heat pipes with MSI's special SuperPipe technology. SuperPipes transfer heat twice as fast as regular heat pipes enabling an MSI GAMING graphics card to stay cooler than the competition.

Futhermore, MSI provide all new Airflow Control technology on Twin Frozr. This new thermal technology is leading airflow to heat pipes by a special deflector on the heatsink, so it can deflect more airflow to heat pipes directly. In addition, this exclusive design is increasing the area of heatsinking which enhances the efficiency of dissipation much more.


MILITARY CLASS COMPONENT

MILITARY CLASS COMPONENT

One of the deciding factors in performance is the quality of the components used. That is why MSI only uses MIL-STD-810G certified components for its gaming cards because only these components have proven to be able to withstand the torturous circumstances of extreme gaming and overclocking.

SOLID CAP

One with their aluminum core design, Solid CAP's have been a staple in high-end mainboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.

SOLID CAP

Hi-C CAP

A Hi-c CAP is a very small, but super-efficient capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing around a CPU socket to install large coolers, it also allows for 93% energy efficiency. Thanks to Hi-c CAP's, MSI mainboards are the most energy-efficient in the market.

Hi-C CAP

NEW SUPER FERRITE CHOKES

New Super Ferrite Chokes use a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Chokes to run at a 35-degree Celsius lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency, and better overclocking power stability.

 

EXPERIENCE - PREDATOR

EXPERIENCE - PREDATOR
SHARE FOR FUN

A built-in screen and video capturing tool named Predator which captures your screen as still images or videos with the push of a button and allows you to capture and record your coolest, goofiest and most awesome gaming moments on your PC!


AFTERBURNER

MSI Afterburner has quickly become the favorite overclocking software for media, overclockers and end-users. Because of its simple interface, it's easy to learn, but it packs a lot of powerful features like an integrated benchmark utility called Kombustor that can check your system performance in benchmarking mode, or run as a stability test.

Don't speak English? No problem: MSI Afterburner is translated in many languages including Russian, Spanish, Chinese and Korean! Not satisfied with the looks? Just change to one of the many different skins or create one yourself with ease!

Even better, you can run Afterburner straight from your smartphone! Download the MSI Afterburner App from Google Play or the Apple store and start overclocking wit.

AFTERBURNER

Radeon R9 GPU Features

GCN Architecture

Primed to enable astonishing performance and breathtaking image quality, making it a top choice for gamers who expect the best.

Ultra Resolution Gaming

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.

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.

AMD Eyefinity Technology

Enjoy the ultimate immersive gaming experience with innovative “wrap around” multidisplay capabilities.

AMD App Acceleration

Improve performance of everyday tasks such as Web browsing, office applications and video rendering.

AMD CrossFire™ Technology

With outstanding performance scaling, a system equipped with AMD CrossFire™ technology keeps you fragging while everyone else is reaching for an upgrade.

AMD PowerTune Technology

Enables intelligent power monitoring to enable higher clock speeds and better performance in your favorite games.

AMD ZeroCore Technology

Allows your AMD Radeon™ GPU to consume virtually no power when in idle state.

AMD HD3D Technology

Play 3D games, watch Blu-ray 3D videos, and edit 3D photos on your 3D monitor, TV or projector.

Comparison

Radeon R9 290X GAMING 4G R9 290 GAMING 4G R9 280X GAMING 6G R9 280X GAMING 3G R9 270X GAMING 4G R9 270X GAMING 2G R9 270 GAMING 2G
Model R9 290X GAMING 4G R9 290 GAMING 4G R9 280X GAMING 6G R9 280X GAMING 3G R9 270X GAMING 4G R9 270X GAMING 2G R9 270 GAMING 2G
GPU AMD Radeon™ R9 290X AMD Radeon™ R9 290 AMD Radeon™ R9 280X AMD Radeon™ R9 280X AMD Radeon™ R9 270X AMD Radeon™ R9 270X AMD Radeon™ R9 270
DirectX 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2
Core Clock (MHz) Base:1000 Base:947 Base:1000; Boost:1050 Base:1000; Boost:1050 Base:1030; Boost:1120 Base:1030; Boost:1120 Base:900; Boost:975
Memory Clock (MHz)     6000 6000 5600 5600 5600
Memory Size (MB) 4096 4096 6144 3072 4096 2048 2048
Memory Type GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory Interface 512 bits 512 bits 384 bits 384 bits 256 bits 256 bits 256 bits
Slot Height Dual Slot Dual Slot Dual Slot Dual Slot Dual Slot Dual Slot Dual Slot
Cooling Twin Frozr IV Twin Frozr IV Twin Frozr IV Twin Frozr IV Twin Frozr IV Twin Frozr IV Twin Frozr IV
Fans 2x 10cm 2x 10cm 2x 10cm 2x 10cm 2x 10cm 2x 10cm 2x 10cm
DVI 2x 2x 1x 1x 2x 2x 2x
HDMI 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x
Display Port 1x 1x Mini display port 2x Mini display port 2x 1x 1x 1x
Power Connector 6-pins + 8-pins 6-pins + 8-pins 2x 6-pins 6-pins + 8-pins 2x 6-pins 2x 8-pins 6-pins
Afterburner Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Learn more about the MSI R9 280X GAMING 3G

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Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the MSI R9 280X GAMING 3G

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  • Christopher L.
  • 11/28/2014 3:37:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat for a Year!!

Pros: Let me play games, up until it stopped working.

Cons: When got it the card worked fine the coil whine was annoying but other people had this problem too, it wasn't up until a week ago when the card started not being able to play games with out them artifacting or freezing. As people have reported the card only lasted a little less than a year before the card started to act up (I got lucky mine lasted a bit longer than others here). I'm in the process of RMA'ing the card right now so I hope I get a better one. But from reading the other reviews here I'm afraid I wont be getting a MSI card whenever I upgrade to a new one next year. If by any chance you are thinking of buying this card i'd say think again and get ANY other card but this one.

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  • Russell T.
  • 10/23/2014 12:02:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsThis Card cost me over 800 dollars!!!

Pros: Card was great until it wasn't

Cons: Maybe a fluke and may happen with Nvidia cards as well though after about two months of ownership it shorted out and not only fried my motherboard but also fried my processor as well. I was upstairs and when I came back down to the computer room where I live my computer was powered off. I tried powering it back on and nothing but the cases fans would come on. I assumed the power supply was gone right?? Wrong, ordered a new power supply to find that it was the same outcome. Thought maybe hey the motherboard took a nose dive on me right?? So I change over the memory and the power supply and the new system powered up with a new motherboard and processor no issues and then I installed the MSI video card mentioned here and it displayed and got about halfway through the windows installation and then it made a loud frying noise that some of us have heard before and then nothing. So I have two burnt up motherboards and two burnt of processor and all MSI would offer was to take a look at the video card!!! They must have found something because they promptly sent me another one but didnt even tell me in any kind of documentation what the issue was or whether they had fixed the card or not??? I had to call a MSI tech give him my RMA number for him to tell me that they indeed sent me a new card. I cant say great customer service because they offered no reimbursement of any kind for my loss though they did replace the card. I will NEVER buy another MSI product for myself or for any client I do business with or for going forward. Not trying to make a decision here for you just giving you a heads up as to the quality of these cards.

Other Thoughts: could have built a whole system for what this one card has cost me!!!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Please do not hesitate to contact us directly by email at ususersupport@msi.com or by phone at 626.271.1004 M-F, 6AM to 6PM PST. Provide us with your question or concern you’re have with our video card and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • James B.
  • 10/22/2014 7:47:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Runs most games on High and ultra depending on ur set up.Quiet even when fans are running max.Not a bad card from amd.

Cons: Did have coil when when I first got it.But fixed problem tweaking the voltage in bios.A little big but made it fit in my InWin case.Watch out if u downloaded the new amd drivers it locks u out fan control on msi afterburner.Not a big deal i just use catalyst manger now for speed control on card.

Other Thoughts: Had to use a amd card on mine Micro Atx Msi a88-xm gaming board.It does not like gtx cards.Even did a bios update on board,but no luck.But works with no problems so far with amd card

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  • June L.
  • 10/15/2014 1:53:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot as powerful as I could have hoped.

Pros: Runs great in certain games
Doesn't sound like a vacuum cleaner
Doesn't burn up my room

Cons: Low FPS in many games, sometimes lower than my old card (this may be a bottleneck on my end, but it can get really low in games that I once had almost twice the framerate in using a 650 Ti)
When it gets going, this sucker can draw some serious power

Other Thoughts: Make sure your processor can handle the card.
Don't buy this for anything more than $299, I payed $320 and regret that
If it works for you, great, but mine simply doesn't perform as well as everybody said it would.

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  • Mary H.
  • 10/14/2014 12:04:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHad to RMA twice already

Pros: Runs most games maxed out.

Cons: Lasted about 7-8 months before I had to RMA the card and have had it back for 3 months and now I have to RMA again..Really getting exspensive buying packaging material and the shipping back to MSI is 25$ each time, so i am out about 60 dollars on top of the price of the card in 1 year.

Other Thoughts: There used to be a lot more reviews on Newegg for this card but now it's not showing any on my end.I have searched around online and it seems that this card from MSI has QC problems.

My first MSI product and I think it will be my last.

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  • Robert M.
  • 10/6/2014 8:18:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY!!!!!

Pros: A DVI-VGA Dongle
Decnet price for the card

Cons: Artifacts way too much. I have only had this card for about a month and when playing the games on my computer I am getting massive artifacting. I would rather put the extra $40 bucks in and get the GTX 970.

Other Thoughts: It seemed like a nice deal at the time, after using it though I would not recommend it to anyone

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPRW2).
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. If possible verify another video card on your board or verify our video card on another system to check.
4. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Dennis P.
  • 10/4/2014 11:15:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsShould have listened to the reviews

Pros: Works well when working
Decent - high FPS
Runs pretty cool
Quiet

Cons: Doesn't work anymore. I bought this card about 2 months ago in spite of all of the bad reviews thinking "screw it, I'm sure it will be fine". I was mistaken. Two months into it's operation (never overclocked, taken good care of) I'm getting tons of artifacts during game play and flashing white screens with colored lines. Not to mention all the BSOD's this card has caused me mid-game. Would not recommend, try a different manufacturer like ASUS or Gigabyte. Will be calling MSI ASAP to get this thing RMA'd. May add another egg, depending on how that process goes.

Other Thoughts: Listen to the reviews if you are hesitant, and buy a different card. Not worth the trouble.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPRW2).
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. If possible verify the MSI video card on another working system or another working video card on your motherboard to check.
4. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Trey S.
  • 8/13/2014 11:05:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsMSI R9 280x is Hit and Miss

Pros: I initially chose this card because of its small size in comparison to the other brands that manufactured the r9 280x. It functioned fairly well and could play most games at max settings- 60 FPS. I also didn't experience the "coil whine" that many claim to be experiencing.

Cons: Recently it began crashing to a solid colored screen with black vertical lines. (this is a common issue with the r9 280x's as I've seen plenty of posts about this issue on multiple forums) This would be less of an issue if it wouldn't have occurred less than 10 months after purchasing and installing the card.

I am in the process of RMA-ing the card and depending on the service provided there, I may add another egg to the rating.

Other Thoughts: I would stay away from this card, and if I had the choice again I would most definitely go purchase another EVGA-Nvidia card instead. Save yourself the hassle and at the very least purchase the 280x from a different manufacturer.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product. Please keep us posted on your RMA process.

If you wish, feel free to contact our tech support team for assistance at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Time.


Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/29/2014 12:19:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood, but slightly disappointed

Pros: Runs everything I throw at it with good fps. Not a huge burn on my systems power. Fit decently in my case.

Cons: Somewhat lacking in performance based on benchmarks of the same card and acts a little glitch sometimes. Also the fan is loud when its hot.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product. Please ensure you have update driver for the video card for best result. If you have not go through troubleshooting yet, then feel free to contact our tech support team for assistance at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Time.

Tech Support Email: usreview@msi.com

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  • Lance S.
  • 7/28/2014 6:49:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsUnsatisfied

Pros: none so far, havent got it operational.

Cons: Im thinking this card may be DOA i installed it as per the intruction manuals 3 step and very unspecific instalation process. it does nothing, and my system has no onboard graphics so atm im still stuck with the card i was trying to upgrade from. again, not sure if im doing something wrong or their might be something else i have to hook to it..
the instalation guide is a real joke. it says nothing about any of the accessory ports, dosent even say what they are or do, just says jam the card in place, boot up, and run the disk.

Other Thoughts: Gave it 2 Eggs because the card is a real beauty, and looks like it could blow my games out of the water, if it worked.
card is long for my tower, i have literally a half inch of space between the end of it and disk drive bay platforms.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

If you have not go through troubleshooting yet, then feel free to contact our tech support team for assistance at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Time.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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