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VisionTek Radeon R9 280X DirectX 11.2 900652 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card

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  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 850 MHz
  • Boost Clock 1000MHz
  • 1 x DVI-I 1 x HDMI 2 x Mini DisplayPort
  • PCI Express 3.0

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With 6Gbps throughput and 4.1 Teraflops, you may just want to use seat belts when you fire up the VisionTek Radeon R9 280X. It enables you to take advantage of 1440p high resolution displays and run the latest games without any performance lag. It’s the fastest high performance card at its price point, offering a 3DMark Fire Strike score exceeding 6,800. With support for the DIRECTX® 11.2 graphics standard, you’ll elevate your gaming experience with stunning 3D visual effects, realistic lighting, and lifelike imagery.

RADEON R9 280X Side View

With 5GB of 384-bit DDR5 memory, engine clock speed of 850MHz, award-winning Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, and DVI-I / HDMI / 2 x mini DisplayPort outputs, the VisionTek Radeon R9 280X can run today’s most popular games at 1440p resolution up to 39% faster than other brand GPU powered graphics cards. For peace of mind ownership, it comes backed by an industry leading lifetime warranty and free lifetime US-based technical support.

Like A Supercharger For Your Gaming Rig

GCN Architecture A new design for AMD’s unified graphics processing and compute cores that allows them to achieve higher utilization for improved performance and efficiency.

AMD Eyefinty Technology Run multiple displays from a single graphics board and expand your gaming field of view across all displays.

AMD App Acceleration AMD App Accelerator creates a "co-processing" environment in which the compute processing potential in your AMD Radeon™ Graphics processor works together with the system central processor, to accelerate enabled applications.

AMD HD3D Technology Supports the latest stereoscopic 3D content and display technologies. Play 3D games, watch Blu-ray 3D videos, and edit 3D photos on your 3D Monitors, TV, or projector.

AMD CrossFire™ Technology Multi-GPU support offers superior scalability. Increase your gaming performance up to 2x with AMD CrossFire™ technology, 2.75x for TriFire configurations, or 3.75x with QuadFire configs.

Microsoft DirextX® 11.2 Get intense gaming performance and unrivalled image quality with stunning 3D visual effects, realistic lighting and lifelike imagery.

AMD HD Media Accelerator Assumes rendering responsibility for HD encode (VCE) / decode (MPEG-4 ASP, H.264. MVC, MPEG2, etc.) and conclusively enable superior video playback quality with advanced hardware post-processing algorithms.

AMD PowerPlay™ Technology AMD PowerPlay™ Technology dynamically adjusts clockspeeds in response to GPU load, saving power for just when you need it.

AMD PowerTune Technology Maximizes performance under load conditions by dynamically increasing the GPU engine clock to take advantage of unused TDP headroom. Also allows users to configure their own TDP limit, within a provided range, for even higher performance or more power efficiency.

Advanced GDDR5 Memory Technology GDDR5 memory provides the highest available memory bandwidth of any memory technology today, enabling higher GPU performance.

Intelligent Overclocking Control AMD latest Boost State technology automatically allows Radeon Graphic to run higher than the base core speed if it’s operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits.

Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ Support of content protected, high bandwidth, 7.1 channels of surround sound over HDMDI and DisplayPort.

3D Mark Fire Strike: Greater Than 6800 3DMark Fire Strike is the world’s most popular dedicated gaming benchmarking tool used by millions of gamers, top hardware review sites, and many of the world's leading manufacturers to measure PC gaming performance.

RADEON R9 280X Top View
RADEON R9 280X - What's in the Box

Radeon™ R9 280X Specs
  • Graphics Engine: RADEON R9 280X
  • Video Memory: 3GB GDDR5
  • Memory Interface: 384-bit
  • DirectX® Support: 11.2
  • Bus Standard: PCI Express 3.0
  • Core Speed: 850MHz (1000Mhz boost)
  • Memory Speed: 1500MHz x 4 (6Gbps)
  • VGA Output: (using DVI to VGA adapter)
  • DVI Output: DL DVI-I
  • HDMI Output: HDMI (video/audio)
  • DisplayPort Output: 2 x mini DisplayPort
  • UEFI Ready: Support
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Radeon™ R9 280X System Requirements
  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • 750W (or greater) power supply with one 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connector and one 75W 6-pin PCI express power connector recommended. 800W power supply (or greater) with two 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connectors and two 75W 6-pin PCI express power connectors recommended.
  • Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to for a list of Certified products
  • Minimum 4GB of system memory. 8GB (or more) of system memory recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology.
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive, a keyboard, a mouse, and a display.
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive and a DVD.
  • Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive and a Blu-ray disc.
  • For an AMD CrossFire™ system, a second AMD Radeon™ R9 280X GPU, an AMD CrossFire™ Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFire™ Bridge Interconnect cable is required.
  • Use of three or more displays with AMD Eyefinity technology requires a DisplayPort-capable panel or an AMD Eyefinity validated dongle. See for a list of validated DisplayPort dongles.
  • 64-Bit operating system highly recommended

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime
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  • Amanda M.
  • 12/22/2015 4:46:43 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat buy for the money!

Pros: Upgraded from GTX 750ti to this card, I was impresses that it arrived in 2 days from purchase and only payed standard $3.99 shipping.
Huge upgrade from the 750ti. ( e.g.Battlefield 4 750ti maxed out 35-45, R9 280x maxed out 80-95)
Better software compaired to nvidia
Huge copper pipes for cooling

Cons: Noticable louder than previous 750ti
Needed bigger power supply
Runs hotter but never more than 81*c under extreme testing

Other Thoughts: If my mother board supported it I would buy another to run sli but sadly It doesn't. I would recommend this to anyone looking to upgrade,

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  • ART S.
  • 8/19/2014 11:52:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggssomething is wrong

Pros: none so far

Cons: my computer does not boot with the visiontek r9 280x.i have 2 and none work.i tried different pci e ports and nothing.debug screen on motherboard tells me error code 97. i plug in my xfx 7870 and it boots up perfectly.

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4 out of 5 eggsNice card, ok cooler

Pros: the video card itself
it has a backplate!

Cons: the cooler looks, design, and execution

Other Thoughts: The card itself is awesome! I started my pc with a hd 4870 and have progressed up the AMD ladder of video cards to this one, and I have to say, amazing! I can't wait to get my hands on a 290x or a 295x! this card runs flawlessly on ultra with pretty much every game i have run with it. Skyrim with heavy graphics mods will get it to run 100% occasionally, and only stutters when it gets pegged out at 100%. I haven't watched fps numbers with this one yet, but this card is definitely a great one. The only caveat I've found with the visiontek black cooler model is the heat pipes don't actually contact the die. They go into a copper block, which is better than an aluminum block with no heatpipes or the stock blower-style, but its less efficient and would work much better if the block wasn't there or supported the heatpipes like the hyper 212+ instead of blocking them. The copper block itself also has the worst finish on it i have seen on any cpu or gpu cooler. looks like it was milled with an 80-grit die grinder. No polish to it at all. I intend to lap it myself, which will probably help it some. Despite all that, the card doesn't seem to run too hot with regular use, but don't plan to run a gpu burn-in test on this one for very long. Mine hit 80C after only about 5 mins with no overclock and was still climbing steadily... However, it never exceeds 60C under normal gaming conditions with a mild overclock. I also think the design of the fan shroud looks very cheap and is done better by every other company I've seen except maybe XFX. The fact that they put a backplate on this version is worth throwing in there. i can't attest to its additional cooling ability, but i definitely feel better having it on there either way. No bowing on this card!
Bottom line: if you want a great video card at a great price with a cooler thats a little better than reference, and can deal with the way it looks, this is the card for you. If you want a killer overclocking beast with an amazing cooler, don't waste your time. I would buy this again and would recommend it to those who just want the hardware.

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  • Michael S.
  • 5/20/2014 7:10:29 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsR9 280x VisionTek

Pros: Seems capable of handling any game at 1920x1080 with minimal anti aliasing and maximum detail settings.

Cons: Card gets very hot, system crashes often, games crash often. I have tried underclocking it, running the fan at 100%, undervoltage, everything and this card will not run most games for more than a few minutes at the most. Others sometimes you can get a good 45 minutes in.

Other Thoughts: Once I get this replaced, through visiontek, which includes me having to send the card to them and wait a while. Sort of agravating, I have tried everything troubleshooting this card, including buying a 1000W power supply because I thought my 750W was possibly not enough. My HD6850 has ran well for over 2 years, I hate when you buy something so expensive and are impatient to use it and it is faulty.

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5 out of 5 eggsRobert M. Round 2

Pros: $310
7970 GHz on the cheap!
Lifetime Warranty
Included Backplate
Huge heatpipes
Heatsink works very well
Heatsink is very quiet
1195/1725 Overclock

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I had originally listed the fact of no RAM heatsinks as a con. However, after testing the card and getting it to 6900MHz RAM speed, I don't think it needs the sinks.

Elpida 6GHz RAM chips overclocked to 6.9GHz

Heatsink really surprised me.

Even when running at 1195/1725 +200mV in Trixx, the core and VRMs were well under specification. At 100% load during FFXIV Benchmark neither component exceeded 75C.

What is even better is the cooler is astoundingly quiet at 80% fan speed.

Will be installing a Kraken G10 with Corsair H55 and adding RAM sinks to see if we can push the card further.

Will be back with more information regarding the AIO water cooler install.

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5 out of 5 eggsBetter than I thought!

Pros: 690-710 khash OOB with CGMiner on Win 8 Pro 64bit.
Plays games well, although it is not usually being used for that. For the price it is difficult to beat!

Cons: Pretty big card. Barely fits in my Cooler Master Centurion 534, Also, the PCI mount was bent when I opened the box. I just used a money wrench to straighten it back up.

Other Thoughts: I would probably buy it again, given the price/performance ratio. I would note that this is my second review, as the first one I received was DOA.

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  • Nate D.
  • 4/9/2014 10:40:57 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsTriple use card

Pros: Just going to throw some positive light behind this card. I use it for three things:

Games - which it does well and obviously outclassed my 1035T which was recently replaced. This visiontek hasn't been benchmarked with the new rig yet but it did admirably with 1035T slowness and would likely do much better with the new haswell.

Miner - it does a very solid 740 Kh/s in BAMT 1.6.2 with only minor tweaking. I modified the bios to 1.106 volts and it'll run @ GPU:1050 & Mem:1360 (anything higher yielded nothing). At this setting it runs at 66 degrees and 50% fan. I've only briefly tinkered beyond these settings but backed off lowering voltage or bumping gpu/mem speeds. For more details it's sitting at 8193 concurrency, 2 threads and x-intensity 4.

A heater during winter months - fairly obvious, as a miner it puts out heat. Once the weather turns moderate enough to sustain indoor living temp or I need to turn on the air, the card will be decommissioned as a miner and go strictly back to gaming. So, I'm either getting free coins while paying to heat my living space or paying to get coins while getting some free heat. Either way, win-win during the winter.

another pro - warranty

Cons: The cooler had a small bead of flux on it total PIA to get off with anything other then a torch. This had the temps running waaay too hot. 90 degrees at 100% fan. Just normal computer use had the fans spinning at about 70% constantly. Removing the flux...yeah, it helped a ton.
Paste was uber caked on by the manufacture too. It was so thick it covered a few surrounding chips on the gpu.
So, cons are definitly the shoddy cooler/paste quality control for me.

Other Thoughts: newegg customer service requiring you to call to get sorted out and wait so long you can't wait any more and give up. /bangs head

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2 out of 5 eggs#1 DOA

Pros: I don't know of any as it arrived DOA. Newegg Premier paid for return shipping, which is +1 Egg

Cons: Arrived DOA

Other Thoughts: I will update this when the RMA comes through. Working on building a small mining rig at work.

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1 out of 5 eggsA dud 2 pc's can't find it.

Pros: I have the premier membership so return shipping is free.

Cons: Tried this in an asus maximus gene VI an Asrock itx-e and a gigabyte h77 mobo. tried all 7 pcie slots on the 3 mobos. I purchased hoping to use it on Thur. oh well.

Other Thoughts: My fourth visiontek card ever owned. My first dud.

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  • Thad W.
  • 2/5/2014 7:41:29 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLooking pretty good

Pros: Relatively inexpensive. Looks well built

Cons: Still pretty expensive due to the mining craze

Other Thoughts: Nicholas T. Would you mind sharing the settings you used to get that hash rate please?

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