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MSI R9 280 GAMING 3G 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16
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R9 280 GAMING 3G

R9 280 GAMING 3G

Overview

Now You're Gaming with MSI

R9 280 GAMING 3G

A graphics card is the single most important element for more FPS. As gamers, we understand that not just any graphics card "will do." That's why we bring you the best of the best. We don't want to bug you with noise and heat, but we DO want to give you more performance. With MSI GAMING series graphics cards, you get just that.

R9 280 GAMING 3G
R9 280 GAMING 3G

Pre Overclocked
Performance

Most MSI Gaming graphics cards come pre-overclocked from the factory. This simply means you get more performance out of your card without spending any time on checking for maximum clocks and stability. Pre-overclocked graphics cards simply give more performance and you don't have to worry about damaging your card, it is completely covered by our warranty!

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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.
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Advanced Twin Frozr IV

MSI's Twin Frozr has been the industry defining graphics card cooler. The first Twin Frozr kicked of 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 provides all new Airflow Control technology on the Twin Frozr. This new thermal technology leads airflow to the heat pipe by a special deflector on the heatsink, so it can increase the flow of air directly. In addition, this exclusive heatsink design increases the area of the heatsink to enhance dissipation even more.

Military Class Components

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 able to withstand the torturous circumstances of extreme gaming and overclocking.

Solid Caps

With their aluminum core design, solid caps have been a staple in high-end mainboard designs and provide lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as an over-10-year lifespan.

R9 280 GAMING 3G

Hi-C Caps

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 Caps, MSI's mainboards are the most energy efficient in the market.

R9 280 GAMING 3G

Solid State Choke

It's a new generation, form-in-one choke, which doesn't generate vibration noise under heavy loads & provides 37.5% higher current output comparing with traditional ring chokes. This is very important when your GPU is overclocked or under high loads, since it requires even more electricity.

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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.

R9 280 GAMING 3G
Specifications
Graphics Engine AMD Radeon™ R9 280
Bus Standard PCI Express x16 3.0
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size (MB) 3072
Memory Interface 384 bits
Core Clock Speed (MHz) 933MHz Core (Boost Clock: 1000MHz) (OC mode)
933MHz Core (Boost Clock: 972MHz) (Gaming mode)
933MHz Core (Boost Clock: 933MHz) (Silent mode)
Memory Clock Speed (MHz) 5000
DVI Output
1 (Dual-link DVI-I)
HDMI-Output 1 (version 1.4a)
Mini DisplayPort 2
HDCP Support Y
HDMI Support Y
Dual-link DVI Y
Display Output (Max. Resolution) 2560 x 1600
RAMDACs 400
DirectX Version Support 11.2
OpenGL Version Support
4.3
CrossFire Support Y
Card Dimension 10.6 x 5 x 1.5 inches (269 x 128 x 37mm)
Weight 1.8lbs (849g)

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Warranty

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


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  • Anonymous
  • 2/22/2015 11:22:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat card

Pros: Amazing graphics card was debating nvidia but glad i decided on amd, 3 gigs vram, overclocking, plays skyrim far cry 4 crysis 3 at max settings. At or close to 60 frames. Keeps cool no matter the clock

Cons: None

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  • Omar O.
  • 2/21/2015 11:10:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAmazing for the price

Pros: Real good- runs almost all games at max settings with no problem.
In Warframe, it runs at 200fps, TF2 it runs at 300fps.

Cons: Needs a 8pin AND a 6pin power pin.

Other Thoughts: I would definitely buy again. XFX and MSI FTW!

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/12/2015 2:21:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood product bad rebate

Pros: Upgraded from 4870hd graphic to this R9 270 was well worth the money. Graphic is great on my hp 32" monitor 2540x1600. Font is smooth and no longer fuzzy.

Cons: Submit my rebate form. Then they came back saying I'm missing a UPC barcode. When I went to the rebate website and check for all my submitted documents (which is kindna nice that they scan and post on the site), it looks like the UPC barcode had been torn and more than half label is missing. What left is just the serial number and some evidence that the barcode was there. Amazing thing is the barcode is "a sticker" peeling of from the box, stick nicely on rebate form. And I am 110% sure it was a complete barcode and not the half label that I sticked onto the form ( I do have a few pictures which I provided to them for proof). Anyhow, How could it be missing in a flat envelope? Anyhow, I gave them a call for 30minutes. Still can't resolve. At the end, they said wait 3-4 more days to review. So... still waiting for the review... (frustrated...)

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  • scott l.
  • 2/10/2015 7:11:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWell worth the purchase

Pros: I'd like this card for the price i got it for 189.99 which is a pretty good deal. It's mostly definitely an upgrade to my previous graphics card which was an amd sapphire 2gb 6950.

Cons: No cons so far pretty please with my purchase

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  • sam l.
  • 2/8/2015 2:05:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHighly Recommend.

Pros: - The card was easy to install.
- Came with all the wires and accessories that it said that it would, witch gave me the 8-pin wire that I needed.
- Not hard at all to run the drivers installer, but could do without some of the, "software, and the offers" that are available on the disk.
- Run's almost anything on max settings, but GTA 4.
- Overclocking is easy, and it gets pretty good speeds even on default, when you get it out of the box.
- The card could probably do better if I wasn't running on a Intel i3.

Cons: - None, like all the MSI stuff I buy, there's never a problem. I'm always a happy customer.

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  • Greg S.
  • 2/7/2015 1:28:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat performance for the price

Pros: Performs very well, maxing out games
3gb of VRAM
Not very loud
3 free games

Cons: Fairly large
Temperatures sometimes will get high if you don't have good airflow

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  • Milan N.
  • 2/6/2015 9:26:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat!

Pros: -Great preformance
-Good packing (ie. High density foam)
-Oodles of accessories
-Quiet!

Cons: -High heat output

Other Thoughts: I haven't tried OCing this yet for the fear that my stock CPU cooler will blow up and my computer will start sounding like a jet engine. Great performance at a fair price, All 100 games in my Steam library run on ultra with temps peaking at 70c (Core 1000 case, stock case fan x1).

Make sure you have a 6+2 and a 6 Pin power connector. The min. power requirement is 500w. Be careful...

Upgraded from GT620 so anything is better. :D

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  • Bryan C.
  • 2/6/2015 7:39:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAs good as advertised

Pros: Very good looking gpu, so far so good

Cons: none yet

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  • Tyler F.
  • 2/3/2015 8:21:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUser error is huge

Pros: So good. got it specifically for use with intense minecraft shaders, and did not dissapoint

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: tricky install. Maybe its just me, coming from an OLD card (9800 GT) but you need to make sure both 6 and 8 pins are provided power on top or you will get black screen.

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  • Matthew R.
  • 2/1/2015 9:02:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Gaming GPU for the money

Pros: Easily OC's to 1200MHz, stays relatively cool, runs ALL my games on Ultra settings. Looks pretty cool in my case. Best Gaming graphics card for the money!

Cons: MSI Afterburner doesn't work with windows 10 Technical Preview build 9926. Other than that it is perfect.

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