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PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 280X DirectX 11.2 AXR9 280X 3GBD5-T2DHV2E/OC 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ATX OC V2 Video Card

  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 880 MHz
  • Boost Clock 1030 MHz
  • 1 x DL DVI-I 1 x HDMI 2 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 2048 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 3.0

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Kayetan C.
  • 9/14/2015 10:13:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: - Great performance for the price
- Easily overclockable
- Aesthetically pleasing design, love the red and black

Cons: - Generally hot, but manageable: not enough for me to take an egg off

Other Thoughts: Make sure you have enough room for this card in your case. It barely fit in my mid-tower case.

Don't take the negative reviews too seriously, as if there is a problem someone will write a bad review addressing it, but many people who are satisfied do not care to write a positive one.

When looking to upgrade from my HD 7750, I was considering a Gigabyte R9 380 or this R9 280X. I chose this card, and I am very pleased with my purchase. What an improvement from the 7750! For a gamer on a budget, this is a very good buy.

Overall, I would recommend this card to anyone looking for a mid-range graphics card that has such a good price-to-performance ratio.

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  • Mario I.
  • 9/1/2015 1:08:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsCustomer Service is a JOKE

Pros: Decent powered for price

Cons: When your powercolor GPU dies, and it will I assure you, be prepared for the absolute worst customer service you've ever experienced. I was laughably sent ANOTHER broken GPU, made to pay for shipping both times, and have been waiting 3 months for this entire process.

The process they use to test GPU's before sending them to you is inadequate. They simply use a rendering program to "benchmark" the gpu, which is how they sent me another broken GPU...

Other Thoughts: Do not purchase this card period.

Manufacturer Response:


We apologize regarding your experience with the video card.

When we test our GPUs, at the very least, we will always include a benchmark test such as Heaven for gpu and driver performance and a stress test such as Furmark to check its stability, performance, and temperature. Depending on the situation and issue that we receive for each individual model, we will perform further tests to ensure that the card is 100% stable and working before we send it out.

Also all of our VGA cards are covered with a 2 year warranty. If you are still unsatisfied with your current video card, please email and our technician will help with the RMA process.

Thank you,
PowerColor Support

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/25/2015 9:18:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest value out there and great for mining.

Pros: These cards perform -- period.

PowerColor has managed to deliver a solid card that will fulfill any end user's needs.

I bought 4 of these for cryptocurrency mining and they all arrived with unlocked voltages and undervolt easily, allowing them to consume much less power and to stay cooler.

When appropriately undervolted, these cards consume between 150-170 watts at full load. Those numbers were measured with a Kill-A-Watt by taking a baseline reading with CPU and GPU at idle and then adding a 2nd card and re-measuring with GPU0 at idle and GPU1 and 100%.

I am comfortably running 2 of these PowerColor R9 280X's along with a R9 270 and an AMD Athlon X2 340 Trinity Dual-Core 3.2GHz Socket FM2 65W on a 850W PSU with room to spare.

When inspecting the bioses, the 4 cards that I received are identical in terms of the actual bios as well as installed VRAM. This was not the case for a competitor who is shipping "identical" cards with different brands and versions of VRAM installed, thus affecting their cards' (in)ability to be undervolted (depending on which VRAM you receive), which is useless for the purposes of cryptocurrency mining.

The physical build quality on these PowerColor cards is solid. They come with a thermal dissipation plate on the backside and two fans on the front that adequately move air out and away from the card. The competitor that I spoke of above, is also shipping cards with no thermal dissipation plate on the backside of their cards.

Like many other vendors, PowerColor also provides the 1-2 switch for the bios. This is a nice insurance feature to have if you need to flash your bios. Again, the previously mentioned competitor has omitted this feature.

Ultimately, I am 100% confident that these cards will perform well for any desktop and gaming applications, as I have been running them 24/7 at 100% with general purpose GPU computing (which is generally more computationally intense) since I received them.

My advice to PowerColor -- keep doing what you've been doing and thank you for delivering a solid and trouble-free product.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Michael B.
  • 7/24/2015 12:07:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggswow

Pros: Does every thing I need.

Cons: it went up $50

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  • Dan S.
  • 7/15/2015 5:40:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsOK Card

Pros: Runs my games well world of tanks @ 54FPS full mods and max settings. World of warships full mods, Max settings @65 Fps.

Cons: I bought two cards, They run insanely HOT! single card runs around 80c with fans at 100%, put it into cross fire and my computer case ambient temp is 80F as soon as i start putting a load on it,it jumps to 100F and cards run an insane 92c. also changed thermal paste to arctic silver and it dropped it 2 degrees.So if you plan on running two of these cards in a small case make sure you have a ton of air flow.

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  • Colin D.
  • 5/11/2015 8:38:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Solidly built, is not too loud, looks awesome


Other Thoughts: I bought mine on an auction site...(can't say the name), new but for less $$$. This card is huge compared to my last card, a Sapphire 7850. I would not recommend this card is a mid tower, I just barely managed to squeeze mine in. The card is sitting inside of my CD bay in my mid-tower, and my tower is large for a mid-tower. I have not seen any artifacts like a lot of reviews are saying...remember a lot of reviews come from the people who are dissatisfied and the happy people don't usually bother. I did have some trouble at first, but this was because of my monitor, had nothing to do with the card.

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  • McKinzie .
  • 3/18/2015 10:38:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsPowerful! but starting to age

Pros: This guy will take on any challenge I throw at it. It handles new games on high graphics with 30+ fps (60 if the game supports it)

very cooperative with crossfire (except diamond cards, but thats the diamonds fault)

quiet and the price has dropped fairly well.

Cons: not too much to say here. However as games become more power hungry the card is starting to get into its higher range. I feel by the end of this generation of games It may be under powered for ultra/high graphics.

Other Thoughts: love this card. worth it overall

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  • 1/1/2015 9:44:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat "budget" videocard

Pros: This card is considerably cheaper in price than many of the other cards of this level (Low price, but extremely high value). The design is pretty heavy duty, everything is made out of pretty hard materials and will not crack or bend unless you really try.

Cons: There is minor coil whine which I have gotten used to. Some people report the electronic "buzz" but I head more "clicks". I know these aren't the fans or anything like that, it's just the voice of this specific card and its electronics.

Other Thoughts: My original CPU+GPU combo was an FX-4100 (4.4GHz) and a 1GB nVidia GTX 650 Ti GC Boost. After the upgrade my gaming capacity has gone through the roof regardless of my "bottleneck" CPU.

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  • 12/23/2014 4:46:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsModerately good card and brand

Pros: -Works per specs
-good build, not fragile
-good value
-working well since purchase

Cons: -Fair amount of heat, while the large cooper coil pipes surround the card help a lot, poor twin fans with no front ventilation intake (for aesthetic reasons I guess) allow the card to run hot under low. NOT real hot but temps 70-80c which is still fine under almost any usage.
-Minor coil whine under load, that is not related to Mobo/PSU
-Poor documentation related to translation, but also just a simple spec sheet would be nice, do not need a lot of paper, just the important things.

Other Thoughts: There really is very little to criticize GPUs - at this point most all cards are designed under strict specs and the information published (new-egg) will be spot on. Most OC is already known, including ranges or have been pre-OC.
Reliability is the most important part of buying a GPU- after 6+ months of heavy use the card is doing fine.
Mantle support is very nice for gaming.
Good case ventilation is imperative, I have a 120mm pushing fresh intake air toward front and fan side. Water cool, upto to you but I would spend it on a better video card.
You will not get any more performance then what would normally come with a r9 280x, and the r9 200 series drivers are universal. Little room for OC since this is a pre OC card.

It does its job well, a better brand will use a better ventilation, but really not give any better performance. I am running it OC 1120-1150 and 1545ram stable, it can OC more but with little problems and heat. Least that is how much this particular gpu card will OC.

Games- works very well with everything I have thrown at it, but that is AMD side.

DO NOT underfeed this card power wise, 650-750 with single independent rail is mandatory, follow specs.
Any changes I will update.

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  • Ovidiu G.
  • 12/4/2014 1:11:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMultiple faults

Pros: It was cheaper that the rest of 280x

Cons: It has no temperature sensor. At least not a working one.
The fans are ridiculously noisy and yes the run in full speed all the time.
I got it for a three monitor setup but while monitor on display port is mandatory not display port cable.
It says that the frequency should reach 1030. It does for 3-4 seconds then falls into thermal throtling.
After driver update it burnt my PCI-expres slot on the motherboard. So listen carefully : at driver update after reboot my computer was not POST-ing anymore. I had to move the card into another PCI-e slot.
I do not now if is AMD or the producer but it has too many electrical faults.

Other Thoughts: I do not trust this manufacturer and the reviews about it. When read "good quality cooler" is a lie. It has 3 heat pipes but the machining is horible.

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