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PowerColor TurboDuo AXR9 280X 3GBD5-T2DHE/OC Radeon R9 280X 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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The PowerColor TurboDuo AXR9 280X 3GBD5-T2DHE/OC is powered by Radeon R9 280X, the latest AMD GPU designed to take your gaming to the next level. Based on 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 up to 1030 MHz (Ref: 1000 MH) 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.

  • newegg Microsoft DirextX 11.2 Get intense gaming performance and unrivalled image quality with stunning 3D visual effects, realistic lighting, and lifelike imagery.
  • 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. (Application support is required.)
  • newegg AMD Eyefinty Technology Run multiple displays from a single graphics board and expand your gaming field of view across all displays.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg 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 monitor, TV, or projector.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

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  • Jamie F.
  • 4/3/2014 7:35:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTHIS CARD IS AMAZING

Pros: Sturdy metal construction
Runs very cool
Very quiet
Does everything I could have hoped for
Zero coil whine!!

Cons: HEAVY, we're talking a couple pounds.

Other Thoughts: This thing is built like a tank. It is the heaviest video card I have ever owned, the entire cooler assembly is made out of metal. The cooler is high quality compared to XFX units I've owned, even the double dissipation models. The bigger 90mm fans allow the card to cool more effectively while utilizing lower RPMs which means less noise for you. Out of curiousity I used speedfan to run the speed of the cards fans up to 100%, with the threshold for noticible sound coming in at over 70%. I'm not kidding, even at full blast it's really not that bad. Take that with a pinch of salt though - -because I do have a somewhat noisy fish tank running in my bedroom. The other thing that I am very grateful for is the complete absence of coil whine. I had a Club3d brand 280x that had the worst coil whine I'd ever heard, so I was astonished that this Powercolor has none!

Overall I couldn't be happier. I had to RMA that Club3d junk and Newegg took care of me and held their end of the bargain. I had to wait awhile, but I got what I paid for in the end and couldn't be happier. Buy this card!!

Manufacturer Response:


This is Raymond from Powercolor. We are happy that you like the quality and build of our cards.

Best Regards,

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  • Nicholas K.
  • 3/30/2014 4:01:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsno complaints

Pros: Undervolts well for mining. Good resolution and FPS for gaming. Core is overclocked just a little.

Cons: still way over the intended MSRP

Other Thoughts: The altcoin market drove the price of these cards up. I hope it's a hot summer.

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  • Todd R.
  • 3/28/2014 2:37:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood value

Pros: Great value for the price! Cooling package works quite well.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Purchased as coin miners. They hash about the same as any other 280X, but cost less. Power Color has continued to impress me with their value.

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  • Brandon C.
  • 3/28/2014 8:34:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheapest 280x = Best Quality?

Pros: I use these for mining. This is the least expensive and best looking and best performing 280x. I get ~745kh/s with these general settings: -I 13 --thread-concurrency 8192 ---worksize 256 --gpu-threads 2 gpu-engine 1090 --memclock 1500 powertune 5
This card's cooler is very efficient and quiet. If you ask me, the card's design, with it's sleek backplate, is dam sexy.

Cons: I ordered another one of these cards and it was defective, but if you ask me it is kind of worth the lottery, because this is a very good card, and newegg has been great with the exchange process.

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  • gary w.
  • 3/23/2014 9:56:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice

Pros: I dont game that much but i do donate gpu time to seti for computations... this card has super exceded my expectations! WOW... This card has sped up my computer so much.... youtube vids load in hd instantly as fast as i can click,,,,programs load faster and boot time is faster.. this card is also used as a htpc and my movies look awsome crystal clear! For all the stat peeps this card runs at 500mhz 106 degree F at low load then ramps up to 880mhz 140 degree F for med to high load and goes to 1030mhz 160 degree F (fan at 36%) for gameing thats just the presets from factory...i have no dought if you can keep it cool you could go much higher. I had no trouble with drivers and would recomend this card.... my comp stats... 8350 cpu ocz vertex ssd. 750psu.zalman z9 case.corsair vengence 8g

Cons: none so far

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  • Matthew M.
  • 3/19/2014 7:49:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWon't POST

Pros: Wouldn't know

Cons: Wouldn't know

Other Thoughts: Won't post on Biostar 990FX board. Is it a DOA? That seems so unlikely. Reseating makes no difference..Need another brand then ..Sorry powercolor, wish you worked out of the box like everything else.

Manufacturer Response:


This is Raymond from PowerColor. Often times, the reason why a computer will not boot is due to a out of date motherboard bios. This can cause compatibility issue with your graphic card. Please feel free to email me at and we can figure out a solution for you.

Best Regards,

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  • Brian H.
  • 3/19/2014 2:01:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mining card

Pros: Good price for a 280x and with settings posted in another review here on Newegg getting 730- 740kh/s consistently on 3 cards. The fans are also quieter than I thought they would be, so using in a gaming PC that would be a nice benefit.

Cons: None I can think of, at least none yet.

Other Thoughts: I was hesitant to go with Powercolor since I never used one of their cards but it worked out great.

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  • Christopher C.
  • 3/19/2014 12:49:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent performance

Pros: Excellent cooling design. I don't know why people are reviewing the cooling design poorly, but it comes OC'd out of the box and I was able to further OC the core clock 7-8% and keep my temps at or below 80c. This isn't my first AMD GPU purchase, but is my first Power Color purchase and I'm very happy.
The price point is great ($360 at time of purchase) and the performance/cooling is just icing on the cake. Would definitely recommend.

Cons: The card is... ugly. It had a nice looking interior before I upgraded to this card and it's not pretty to look at, especially from the top down.
It's large like any card of its caliber but the pipes on the top may make it difficult to fit into a mid-size tower. Make sure you have room between the card and the side panel enclosure. You really want to have 1.5 inches of room to be safe.

Other Thoughts: I would whole heartily recommend this card to anyone looking to jump into the current gen. It's price/performance ratio is perfect for the enthusiast crowd. This is the ideal purchase if you're looking at AMD for your GPU solutions as all other cards don't really make sense on the Price/Performance ratio. The cooling and out of the box Overclocked stats is just a nice bonus.

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  • Japa M.
  • 2/26/2014 11:57:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome card if you can get it cheap

Pros: Amazing cooler. I have a PowerColor R9 290 with a stock cooler and that sounds like a jet engine at 70% fan speed. I can crank this R9 280x up to 85% and I can barely hear the fan, and it runs super super super cool.

Cons: Technologically no flaws.
The only Con is that it is in very high demand due to cryptocurrency mining and that the price is inflated. I picked one up for 420 dollars and that was still a bit high. No way I'd pay more than that for this card.

The other con kinda goes with the first one, and that at this price point, unfortunately the nVidia cards are a better value if you are ONLY going to be gaming.

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  • Nannette P.
  • 2/8/2014 6:18:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMine mine mine!

Pros: Okay im giving it 5 eggs, im sure you all want to know why? Well for being the cheapest card, running at 72c being able to undervolt and run 720khash imo is amazing.

Cons: Cons, Im pretty sure that the heatsink they used could have been better, also the thermal compound also could have been way better placed. temps will drop severely if thermal compound is replaced on card. almost 5c

Other Thoughts: All together i give the card 5 eggs, it does what its supposed to, it undervolts, it take a tad oc as well. Also it hits 720-730khash and for 390 im pleased. Thermal paste could have been better heatsink could be better quality but thats what you pay for.

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