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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

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  • 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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Learn more about the PowerColor AXR9 280X 3GBD5-T2DHV2E/OC

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Customer Reviews of the PowerColor AXR9 280X 3GBD5-T2DHV2E/OC

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  • Scott C.
  • 5/16/2016 11:43:55 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPowerful, decently designed.

Pros: This is a great card (bought two of them) they are attractive and the construction doesn't seem flimsy.

Cons: The problem I have with it is the decision to put the power connectors on the top of the card instead of the end. I understand in smaller cases it can be difficult to get the clearance you need to plug them in. but as is putting them on the top made unplugging them a problem because once plugged in the 8pin connector touches the heatpipe. so you have to pry the card apart slightly to get it unplugged. a minor redesign could fix this problem.

-edit 5/16/2016 looking back over my review after having had this card for a long time i'm dropping some points I had a hell of a time getting crossfire to work. when it did the drivers were ridiculously old. It eventually caused me to switch to nvidia. much easier SLi setup. They always work with every new driver set.

Other Thoughts: It's a great set of cards I just hesitate to put any force on my brand new graphics cards just to get the power unplugged.

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  • Tony K.
  • 2/28/2016 1:31:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHell of a Messup with newegg not putting the 1st order in and after 36 hours finnaly letting me know PayPal declined payment.( PayPal said they never recieved anything from Newegg)

Pros: Card seems to perform OK Just barely OK

Cons: If my particular card reaches 71c You can not stand the static that generates from the speakers. Done everything short of swapping a PSU, but the jist is, Runing Games or even furmark, if it reaches 71 Static. Cant focus on gaming like that.

Other Thoughts: After reading almost every R9 280x outthere runs great w/o any issue, I am considering asking for an RMA as it does not seem rite at all, to have any issue with this card under 85c.

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  • Brian M.
  • 2/24/2016 6:20:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWas a good deal

Pros: Card was priced to sell. Ordered card and received it quickly.

Cons: Card never worked right. Simply running a YouTube video would crash the card. World of Warcraft would have been the main usage of the card, at first it would at least log into the game, maybe get 30 seconds to a minute before it would crash. With in a half hour or so, just login in would crash. Attempted to run furmark, immediately crashed. Got to the point the PC would not boot with this card installed.

Other Thoughts: Newegg was great at issuing a RMA, but I was supposed to receive another card. Instead I was credited for most of the purchase price. I'm somewhat grateful not to be stuck with this card, but I feel like not getting a replacement as promised and paying a restocking fee on a card that increased in price by $70 was a little shady.

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  • Robert V.
  • 2/20/2016 2:07:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPower Color R9 280X

Pros: See the = to a GTX780 with lower cost

Cons: Needed to put new paste on gpu cooler to lower temps(a must do) Had to secure all hold down screws of fans to heat sink (again a must)

Other Thoughts: Used mostly for Flight Sim FSX. Once tweaked via AMD Radeon settings...runs as well a nVida GTX780 card but again @ a much lower cost.

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  • Adam H.
  • 1/8/2016 8:48:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood perfomer for price

Pros: Does what it should for a mid range card. My first Powercolor and not disappointed inn decision.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Finally upgrading the rest of my rig to max this card over a year later

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/29/2015 10:20:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs6 months n good

Pros: had this card bout half yr now performing great

Cons: none except the shipping 1hich is always my problem ;p

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/22/2015 10:21:09 AM

4 out of 5 eggsThe card handles games well but...

Pros: The card is solid for the price, playing new games at 60fps on medium settings.

Cons: A TON of coil whine, the manufacturer is saying "this is normal with high end cards". This is not true, I also own a 980 and 980ti, not a peep of whine at all.
My first card I bought had to be RMA'd. which took 2 weeks.

Other Thoughts: Be weary when buying - honestly go with a different brand because half of powercolor's cards need to be RMA'd. Just save yourself the time and shipping money.

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  • Kayetan C.
  • 9/14/2015 10:13:06 PM
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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