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MSI R9 280X GAMING 6GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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The MSI R9 280X GAMING 6GB is powered by Radeon R9 280X, the latest AMD GPU designed to take your gaming to the next level. Based on the 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 up to 1050 MHz (Ref: 1000 MH) boost clock 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 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 MSI Gaming Series comes with an array of performance- and reliability-enhancing technologies, as well as a gigantic 6GB video memory, making it the ultimate choice for Ultra HD gaming.

  • newegg ADVANCED TWIN FROZR IV MSI's Twin Frozr IV offers dual-fan dual-slot design for voluminous airflow. The other part that the Twin Frozr cooler uses is a large aluminum 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. Furthermore, MSI provides all-new Airflow Control technology on Twin Frozr. This new thermal technology leads the airflow to the heat pipe by a special deflector on the heatsink, so it can deflect more airflow to the heat pipes directly. In addition, the exclusive heatsink design increases the area of heatsink to enhance the efficiency of dissipation much more.
  • newegg MILITARY CLASS COMPONENTS This graphics card is constructed with MIL-STD-810G certified components to withstand the torturous circumstances of extreme gaming and overclocking. Solid CAPs with an aluminum core design have been a staple in high-end design mainboard designs, and provide a lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as a lifespan of over 10 years. A Hi-c CAP is a very small, but super-efficient, capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing, it also allows for 93% energy efficiency. New Super Ferrite Chokes use a Ferrite core that is super-permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Chokes to run at a 35°C lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity – a 20% improvement in power efficiency – and better overclocking power stability.
  • newegg GAMING APP A lightweight, easy-to-use OC tool, the Gaming App allows you to switch between OC Mode, Gaming Mode, and Silent Mode with one press of a button. Each mode has individual pre-defined Base Clock and Boost Clock to meet different play scenarios.
  • newegg EXPERIENCE - PREDATOR A built-in screen and video capturing tool called Predator captures your screen as still images or videos with the push of a button. So you can capture and record your coolest, goofiest, and most awesome gaming moments on your PC!
  • newegg AFTERBURNER MSI Afterburner offers a simple interface, is easy to learn, and 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.
  • 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. It’s a game-changing innovation developed by AMD.

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  • Jamie S.
  • 8/1/2014 12:34:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt's nice but... I have issues with DVI

Pros: LOTSA MEMORY! Does it work? Can we ever really be sure?
Grid Autosport and BF4 in eyefinity is just awesome!

Cons: So, I haven't seen anyone write about this, and forum searching has been few and far between with what I have experienced.

I am running three asus 144hz monitors set at 120 connected via the two mini-display ports and the dvi (hdmi does not run 120hz).

I have an issue where the DVI port will not maintain 120hz signal consistently. Whenever I have to reboot, or if the system crashes, the DVI always ALWAYS sets itself to 60hz. There is no other refresh available. The Mini-DPs maintain 120 no problem (and still show the full range up to 144).

I literally have to unplug the mini-DPs and reboot the system. DVI now shows 120 as well as the full range up to 144. Plug the mini-DPs back in and everything is 120 across the board. Then and only then can I set an eyefinity array at 120hz.
Needless to say this is extremely frustrating.

I have since tried the EVGA display port hub. I am now on my second one of those.
This gets me by, but the hub comes with it's own set of problems like the screens just going black for a few seconds at a time. REALLY sucks when you're in the middle of a game.

Other Thoughts: Not a fanboy, but have a love hate relationship with eyefinity. So awesome when it works, but it can be a chore getting there. Especially at 120.

AMD 8320
MSi 990FXA-GD80V2
2x R9 280x
OCZ SSD 250GB
WD 1 TB HDD
16 GB Crucial ballistix tracer (blue of course) :)
1000 W Corsair PS
wrapped in a white Corsair 600T

Really wish they would put a card out with three Display Ports. They used to have cards with ONLY display ports; where did they go???!!! This would alleviate much frustration.

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  • Scott W.
  • 7/21/2014 7:41:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent!

Pros: This thing is an animal! This thing easily ate through Skyrim on Ultra settings running ENB mods right out of the box without any tweeking.

Cons: It's big. This dude needs to be in a full tower. Not saying that it wouldn't fit in a smaller case, but it would be exhausting to try and make it work.

Other Thoughts: Keep it cool.

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  • BRANDON S.
  • 5/18/2014 11:49:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReady for the Rift now

Pros: - Runs current gen games at ULTRA settings at a constant 60fps with Vsync enabled (including 16x filtering and all post processing and effects maxed)

- Average of 40-47 fps when playing games in Sterescopic 3D (Skyrim with graphics mods installed)

- Quiet card so far

Cons: - Adds a lot of heat to the room when used to play long sessions, although some of that might be my TV too. Together they added about 10 degrees to the room.

- Getting the right driver was a lesson in trial and error and many BSODs (Be sure to uninstall EVERYTHING from the previous video card and then uninstall the base drivers that came with this one before installing the latest ATI drivers)

- Massive card -- needs lots of room to the right where cables usually are left hanging, it is also high profile vertically, so just make sure to have a big enough case.

- Plastic dust covers over the ports at the back were a pain to get off (nitpicky but it really ticked me off)

Other Thoughts: I upgraded to this from my 1gb 560 TI and there is a huge difference in framerate stability and benchmarking. I mostly did this to get ready for the use of the Occulus RIft and if regular 3Dtv gaming is indication so far it will handle that device just fine [3D games tested were: "Skyrim" (using TriDef3D), "Trackmania Canyon", Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2 and "Thief"].

This card is more than ready for the near future of PC gaming but even with its beefy 6GB of RAM it is unfortunately not DX12 ready. It is just the 3GB original with double the memory. So it shouid be thought of more as a between upgrade until the next gen of gfx cards arrive (this isn't for 4x gaming for instance).

I have not tried overclocking with Afterburner yet because I want to see how far I can push this thing with base frequency.

MY OTHER SPECS:
- i7 2700 3.5 ghz base (overclocked to "gaming" mode)
- E3D420VX 3Dtv (used as main monitor, 3D games output at 1080p)

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  • Peter B.
  • 5/1/2014 12:20:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAMD R9 Graphics Flicker

Pros: Run 3d like a champ

Cons: I purchased this card a few weeks ago and everything went fine with the installation. Then I started to notice graphical static flicker when browsing internet, watching videos or using 2d apps. I tried updating drivers and bios, anything I could do to alleviate the issue with no luck. So I RMA'd the card and the new card arrived and displays the same issues.

I've researched the internet far and wide for solutions. Apparently this issue is occurring with multiple different R9 cards from multiple different manufacturers. There is as of yet no solution to this issue that I could find.

All users don't have this issue so I imagine there are other hardware factors that make this issue bubble to the surface. Ultimately if you buy this card you are taking a risk that you will have this issue.

Other Thoughts: I did contact MSI about the issue and they simply recommended the RMA so I don't think they are interested in investigating any hardware incompatibility that could be causing this. I'm going to contact AMD next to see what they have to say.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

If you have any questions, please kindly get in touch with our tech support team directly at 626.271.1004 for assistance during regular business hours from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time, or you can email us at usreview@msi.com.
When contacting us, please kindly include your product info, thank you.

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

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  • Manuel O.
  • 4/22/2014 4:45:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice over all

Pros: Only use it for mining. Doesnt seem to get any higher rates than the cheaper 280xs I own. But the fans are a bit bigger and a lot quieter.

Cons: Price.

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  • David G.
  • 4/2/2014 6:34:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty insane card.

Pros: I guess it's just from the tweaks but I love this card even at default. I wanted to see how far I can bring up the clocks without it going 10c higher but at least enough to see results. I was actually surprised.

I got the card to 1200 core clock and 1600 memory clock. Voltage wouldn't let me keep it at +5 or less and stuck at +6. Thank you msi afterburner.

It runs, that's all I'm going to be able to describe it. It just runs.

Upgrading from a 7850 1gb and yea, there is a huge difference. Loaded up Tomb raider,Bioshock with dlc, Dead Space, Battlefield, and Goat simulator for fun and it just runs +60 fps with/without v-sync as well. Beautiful construction and A FREAKIN BACKPLATE, whatttt?

6gb push this card to construct and render anything in Maya or 3d max without small hiccups. Of course that was expected and I wasn't let down.

What else .... it runs 2 monitors at at 35c idle? Fine temps for me.

Cons: Only con would have to be .... the software I guess (afterburner)? Can't be a big negative but to unlock the voltage for the card you need msi afterburner 3.0.0 beat 19 and it doesn't update from the version the disk is in. You need to go to the MSI Afterburner site and download it from there. Or else you'll get a 404 error updating from the software in the disk. Das about it.

Other Thoughts: Specs:

-Corsair 350D

-asus gene z87

-i7 4770k

-16 gb g.skill sniper

-280X 6gb MSI Gaming

-700 watt NZXT V2

-2 corsair 140AF 2 corsair 140AF Red LED 1 corsair 120AF

-CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus

- 120gb Samsung EVO

-1tb WD Black

-A lot of time looking at my case in awe.

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  • Justin A.
  • 3/25/2014 6:57:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsMSI r9 280x OC edition

Pros: So far so good, ive even overclocked it to 1100mhz with msi afterburner. Love afterburner by the way, i thought it was just my computer or powersupply but when I OC my GPU using amd overdrive with my old 7850 and the new r9 i would crash with grey screen but im doin good with MSI's AB. the card Runs pretty cold imo. its around 140F underload which is good. Im running everything maxed of course with decent frames. playing the new bioshock dlc's and they are just gorgeous on max in 60fps. great card great buy. i did get mine off am a zon for the cheaper price though.

Cons: None so far im constantly watching it and checking temps and fan speeds. i heard of the fans slowing down and or leaking fluids from the bearings. I was told that it only happend on the older models and that its been fixed since so im just being a little cautious of it for the future.

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  • Veronica L.
  • 3/14/2014 11:39:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice GPU

Pros: im not a professional when it comes to computer, but this GPU "FOR ME" is GOOD!! i bought this for my alienware Aurora r2, for me able to play Battlefield 4 on Ultra. because my 2x 5670 cant do it. so Far im happy with my choice im having a stable FPS of 60-minimum and 80+ max. any maps with 64 players on Preset ULTRA..

Cons: Price. but for me its worth the price. :D

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  • Jimmy H.
  • 3/14/2014 1:42:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTHe Devil 13 is Back!!

Pros: This card runs 3d benchmark like a dream. I use afterburner to up the fan speed but that's all. I've ran 3d benchmark a lot over the years with different cards and man this card is true beast!!!! MSI has a wonderful card here and its a lot shorter than my old card. Been kick around about buying a second one to run in SLI mode but I will see in time how well this one card does first given time. Truly awesome video card though!!! BF4 is the game I play. Screen name is sand1spider.

Cons: The only con I can think of is trying out different drives to find one that works well with this new card. I am running the beta 14.2 right now. Its very stable and works well with this card.

Other Thoughts: Finding the money to buy a second card!!!

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