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XFX Double D R9-280X-TDFD Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 CrossFireX Support Video Card

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime


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  • Matt T.
  • 8/20/2014 7:38:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSome minor issues, but all-around amazing card

Pros: Extremely high performance. Obliterates every game I throw at it. Plays Battlefield 4 on ultra settings and banks approximately 100 to 150 fps even after many hours of gaming on a hot summer day.

Cons: Super long and won't fit in some mid-sized cases, including mine

Annoying flicker issues (which XFX resolved for me quickly and easily)

AMD driver mess

Other Thoughts: This card was initially a headache for me. I had the same horrible video flicker others reported. But contacting XFX was quick, and the solution they gave me was easy as heck and had me functional in a matter of minutes. The AMD Catalyst drivers are still nightmarish, but this card makes it all worth it. I haven't found a game yet that this thing doesn't lay waste to. It runs cool even fully loaded, unlike my old card, and the ability to upgrade to 4k resolution (if I can ever afford a 4K monitor of course) is pretty rad too. It was a MAJOR step up from my old Sapphire OC edition HD 6950, and pound for pound this might be the best video card on the market right now. XFX made a fan-boy out of me with this card! Hoepfully I'm still using this card in three years, but a few months in, I couldn't be happier.

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  • Katie W.
  • 8/18/2014 2:02:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Gaming quality is excellent, it doesn't sound like a helicopter when I run it under extreme conditions, looks lovely

Cons: Experiencing some coil whine for the first time ever in my 10 years of owning AMD cards and I'm pretty upset about that.

Other Thoughts: Don't try to squeeze this card into a mid-size case, definitely get a full size tower!

Manufacturer Response:

Coil whine that is noticeable is definately covered under warranty. You may want to consider getting it replaced under warranty if the sound persists.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Richard W.
  • 8/15/2014 10:49:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPlease avoid

Pros: Despite the stupid glitchy beta drivers, it worked well after using older drivers on my monitor for a couple weeks.

Cons: The fact it came in which a whole slew of problems, including disconnecting from my HDTV randomly.
Now when i decided to connect a second monitor, I find out that the second DVI port is broken (computer cannot detect my second screen from the DVI port) .

Other Thoughts: Driver support is so poor, I had to find the solution from other users with the same problem, and support from AMD and XFX did not help. I'm sending in for a replacement through XFX (since newegg 30 day ran out) . I really wanted this GPU to be good, and hopefully the next one they send me doesn't blow.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, We're sorry you had issues with your card. We're sorry you had issues with your 2nd dvi port. This 2nd port you are referring may be the DVI-D port which doesnt support VGA adapters.

If you ever have any questions, please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

Thank you

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  • Ryan M.
  • 8/15/2014 12:40:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorkhorse Card

Pros: Fantastic card. I love the looks in my case. Overclocked and upped the voltage and can maintain 60 fps in most games.

Cons: This card does not vent much air out the back of the case, it pumps the case full of hot air. Not a big deal if you have good cooling throughout the case though.

Manufacturer Response:

Excellent. We are happy everything is working as expected.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • lingzhi w.
  • 8/6/2014 12:41:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood Card for the first 2 weeks.

Pros: Good card, great aesthetics, ran Battlefield 4 maxed out at 1080p 60fps. Good temps too. Looked amazing when I got it, this was my first PC build. It ran really well, was a bit loud, but that's to be expected. Overall, I loved this card when I first got it.

Cons: After 2 weeks, the card started crashing on me after I tried overclocking it. Raised the power limits on MSI Afterburner to +20, and tried to get the most stable clock speed without overvoltage. Got to 1170 core/1650 mem before it started artifacting in Uniengine Heaven, so I backed down to 1150. Really great overclock for this card too. Burned it on MSI Kombustor for 4-5 hours at the thermal throttling limit of 75C it seems, because the card clock speed would drop to stay at 75. Solid all the way through. Played Crysis 3, Battlefield 4 for 6-8 hours the next day. The day after that, my PC restarted in the middle of a game of Dota 2. It did that consistently for 3 or 4 games, and I decided to run Kombustor and Crysis 3 again to test stability once more. It didn't last 5 minutes in Crysis before a lockup occured and I had to hard restart. In Kombustor, it reached 70C before my PC suddenly restarted. I backed down to 1100Mhz core/1600 mem, retested, still crashed. Backed down more to 1050Mhz core/ 1550 mem, still crashed, albeit infrequently. Backed down all the way to stock clocks at 1000Mhz core/ 1500 mem. Ran MSI Kombustor, 70C, then PC restarted. I plan on RMA-ing this card immediately. Before I bought this card, there were some forum posts and reviews I read on the notorious unreliability of XFX products. I decided to take a chance with this card, and although it operated excellently in the first few weeks, it crashed and still crashes far too often for me to trust in its reliability and stability, even at stock clock speeds. I love the card, I love the aesthetics, and even though this card may have been faulty, I hope that once my new card arrives, I can adjust my perceptions towards it.

Other Thoughts: I really love the card. Even though it was faulty, I will RMA it and hope that my next card will work well.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We're sorry you had issues with this card. If you have any questions, please contact us to let us know.

neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

Thank you

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  • Mr. A.
  • 7/27/2014 8:51:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsStable and runs like a charm

Pros: Excellent frame rates. Runs quiet and cool. IDLE at 35C and did not exceed 50C during the most demanding game. Love it.

Cons: None so far

Manufacturer Response:

Excellent. We are happy everything is going as expected.

If you have any questions, please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

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  • Kimahri Y.
  • 7/23/2014 5:38:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsIncompatibility issue with UEFI/Secure Boot

Pros: I was drawn to the XFX brand because:

1) It is the only graphics card manufacturer that offers lifetime warranty.

2) They make the nicest-looking cards - their newest generation Double Dissipation coolers are particularly beautiful. I like that they don't cater to the hideous "gamer aesthetics" which every other GPU board makers use.

The card(s) runs great on my wife's computer, but encountered some issues on mine (read below for info)

Cons: I purchased two of these - the first was a regular edition, which refused to work in my PC. So I purchased a second, Black Edition card, in the hopes that it might make a difference. It still didn't work.

The card powers on fine, but simply does not get detected by Windows. My motherboard does see it, but displays it with PCIE ratio of 0x. The card does not output any signal to the monitor and I am forced to tinker with the BIOS through onboard graphics.

Initially, I thought it was a PSU issue (I had a Raidmax 700W PSU), so I upgraded to a better PSU (EVGA SuperNova 2 750W) hoping it would resolve the issue. It did not.

I performed extensive research into the issue, and noticed that a lot of users experiencing the same problem were able to resolve it by setting their motherboard's CSM (compatibility module) to "Legacy ROM Only"). This is not limited to XFX cards - apparently, a lot of R9-series GPU's have compatibility issues with the UEFI/Secure Boot feature of Windows 8.

Unfortunately, in my case setting CSM to Legacy and turning off Secure Boot did not make any difference. My motherboard (an Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe) simply refuses to work with this card. I have tried every PCIE slot and tinkered with all the relevant settings in the BIOS; I even tried all the older versions of the BIOs for my motherboard. Nothing worked.

I contacted both XFX and Asus tech support regarding the issue, and both companies suggested doing what I was already doing - which is setting CSM to Legacy mode and turning off Secure Boot (XFX also did confirm that their firmware does NOT support UEFI/Support Boot. I think Sapphire's boards have confirmed support for this)

This is a real bummer and my absolute first time encountering this sort of issue with a GPU.

Other Thoughts: I have a feeling the majority of people who left a negative review for this card due to DOA (especially "repeated" DOA) was actually experiencing my issue, and didn't do their research on the matter. Their cards were likely fine; they should have tested it on another platform or taken it to a local store for testing.

Both of the cards that refuse to work on my motherboard worked perfectly fine on my wife's board (an older AMD platform, Asus Sabertooth 990FX). There would appear to be a very specific incompatibility issue between the XFX R9 280X cards and the Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe motherboard (I think I read some people with the XFX 280X working fine on lower tiers of the P8Z77 board, so I don't know what it is)

In any case, I let my wife keep the Black Edition card but I was forced to return the other card to the seller. :( A true bummer, because I care a lot about the looks of my hardware and the XFX cards simply look the best out of all the brands.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

This is the first i've heard of a compatibility issue with this card. From my experience with compatibility issues, its usually a faulty piece of hardware and not a compatibility issue.

Id try a different pci.e 3.0 card in that mobo or try a windows 7 OS on it. We'd be happy to help either way.

Please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

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  • Michael P.
  • 7/17/2014 7:25:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNice light show

Pros: For the first seven/eight months of having this card I really liked it. The performance was what I expected, temps were good, especially idle temps, and it was quiet.

At 1080p it maxed out most games I threw at it.

Also, it came with Battlefield 4, which is why I choose this over the three slot Asus 280x.

Cons: It's long and heavy. There is a fear that the board will bend after certain amount of time.

Oh yeah, one more, it's a biggie.

The other day I loaded up battlefield 4 (computer was on about 10-15 minutes before this) then alt-tabbed out, and then my PC shutdown and restarted. My case has a window so I was able to see a little flame shootout of my card, near the crossfire connector. I instantly pulled the plug and removed the card to check for damage.

There was a burnt electronics smell coming from it, and looking closely and carefully with a flashlight (it was very hard checking because of the cooler) it appeared the a resistor was sticking up as if it had popped or exploded out.

Other Thoughts: I was going to wait on the review, but a little surprised at response about RMA from XFX. They told me to contact my reseller for RMA (it's been almost 8 months), and that if I did it through them they would take 1 -2 months to send it back. It seemed like most are getting theirs back after 1 - 2 weeks according to forum posts.

If you interested I has this hooked up to a Super Fower Golden King 650w 80 Plus platinum PSU, and placed on an Asrock H87 performance motherboard. Never overclocked the card or any component in my case, an Antec Eleven Hundred.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, We're sorry for the confusion.

You are from Central or South America, which is why we referred you back to your retailer. The retailer in South America, Europe, Asia, and basically everywhere other than North America, handles the warranty claims, or atleast the first year. In North America, the First 30 days is handled by the retailer, the next period is handled by the manufacturer.

RMA'ing from Brazil to the (California) USA takes 4-8 weeks depending on shipping and customs.

Rmaing from Texas to California takes 2-3 weeks.

The RMA process only takes 48 hours, however the shipping time is unique for every customer based on their proximity to XFX North America.

Sorry for the confusion.

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  • Brian C.
  • 7/15/2014 1:37:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: It's a good card, plays nearly everything on max with 60+ FPS

Cons: None really, other than it gets extremely loud under load.

Other Thoughts: It's a pretty big card, make sure you have enough room in your case

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review, we appreciate the positive feedback.

If you have any questions, please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

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  • jonathon n.
  • 7/13/2014 12:36:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsImpressive Card for the Price

Pros: -Great performance, its been able to tackle everything that I've thrown at it
-Very cool, even under load it doesn't break a sweat (hasn't touched 60c
-Love the way it looked and build quality is good

Cons: Doesn't make bacon

Other Thoughts: For the price and out performs the GTX770 you can't beat it
Know what you're buying kiddos, you need a good psu with 6pin and 8pin vga connection
The card is also VERY large, pretty tall and long make sure you have room

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review, we appreciate the positive feedback.

If you have any questions, please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

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