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XFX Radeon R9 280X R9-280X-TDFD 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Double Dissipation Edition Video Card

  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 850MHz
  • Boost Clock 1000MHz

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Key Features

  • 2048 Stream Processors
  • 850MHz Core Clock
  • 3GB 384-Bit DDR5
  • 6000MHz Effective Memory Clock
  • PCI Express 3.0

For gamers who demand the very best, AMD Radeon R9 280X graphics shatters ordinary GPU performance. Groundbreaking GCN Architecture pushes your performance to insane levels while AMD TrueAudio technology and ultra-resolution gaming take you even deeper into the action.


XFX Ghost Thermal 2.0 Technology

The New and Improved Floating Heatsink Design of XFX Graphics Cards Provides the Ultimate Cooling Solution

XFX's exclusive ghost thermal 2.0 design creates a floating heatsink with open airflow between the PCB and the cover so that air can quickly ventilate off the card while simultaneously cooling the core process and the components. We've also made major advances from our first generation which includes a heat tested light weight plastic to create an overall lighter thermal which reduces the physical strain on your GPU.


Up to 13dB Quieter and 45°F (7°C) Cooler Than Our Competitors

The Exclusive XFX Double Dissipation Design is Cooler and Quieter than Others

XFX's exclusive dual fan double dissipation design utilizes two larger fans which run at slower RPM than comparable single fan solutions which must run at much higher RPMs just to barely achieve the same cooling needs. Because of this design, XFX is able to achieve up to 13dB lower noise than the competitor while simultaneously increasing the overall cooling by 45°F (7°C).


3GB GDDR Video Memory

Enhance Your Gaming Experience and Drastically Improve Your Gaming Graphics

Video Memory improves your gaming experience by storing more 3D vector data, textures, overlays, and GPU programs, allowing for faster load times, sharper graphics and higher resolutions.


4K Ready Ultra Resolution Gaming

Experience Resolutions Up to Four Times Higher than HD and See Everything Your Opponent Throws at You – Without Sacrificing a Single Detail

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.


AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture & 32-Bit Ultrawide Bandwidth

Primed to Enable Astonishing Performance and Breathtaking Image Quality, Making it a Top Choice for Gamers who Expect the Best

Designed to push not only the boundaries of DirectX® 11 gaming, the GCN Architecture is also AMD's first design specifically engineered for general computing. Representing the cutting edge of AMD's graphics expertise, GCN GPUs are more than capable of handling workloads-and programming languages-traditionally exclusive to the main processor. Coupled with the dramatic rise of GPU-aware programming languages like C++ AMP and OpenCL™, the GCN Architecture is the right architecture at the right time.


AMD Power Tune 2.0 Smart Performance Tuning

Fixed Clocks Speeds are a Thing of the Past – Power Tune Dynamic Performance Scaling Determines the Best Clock Speed in Real Time

AMD PowerTune technology is a significant leap forward to better ensure that performance is optimized for TDP-constrained GPUs. AMD PowerTune technology helps deliver higher performance that is optimized to the thermal limits of the GPU by dynamically adjusting the clock during runtime based on an internally calculated GPU power assessment. AMD PowerTune technology can dynamically adjust the performance profile in real time to fit within the TDP envelope.


True Visual Stereoscopic HD3D Ready

The Third Dimension is Here, Thanks to AMD

AMD HD3D Technology is supported by an advanced and open ecosystem that, in conjunction with specific AMD hardware and software technologies, enables 3D display capabilities for many PC applications and experiences.


AMD Eyefinity 6 Display Technology

Multidisplay Technology for Gaming, Productivity and Entertainment

We are taking you beyond the boundaries of traditional PC displays. XFX Multi Display technology expands the traditional limits of desktop computing by multiplying your screen area. With multiple monitors, games become more immersive, workstations become more useful and you become more productive (an average of 42% more productive according to one study).


XFX Duratec Professional Grade Components

XFX Graphics Cards are Made from the Highest Quality Components to Maximize Your Performance

When it comes to keeping your graphics card cool, we don't miss any details. Our high quality components which may include the capacitors, ferrite cores, MOSFET, fans, brackets and PCB material are built to last in addition to providing you with better performance and increased lifespan for your product.


AMD Dual Graphics Ready

AMD Discrete Graphics Cards when Paired with AMD APU-Based Motherboards Give You an Extra Boost in Graphics Performance

Get the power of two when you purchase an AMD A-Series Accelerated Processor (APU) based PC with an AMD Radeon™ DirectX® 11.2-capable discrete graphics card. Only AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics combines two powerful Radeon™ DirectX 11.2-enabled graphics processors to provide the ultimate gaming performance boost when you need it.


Improved Multi Sample Anti-Aliasing MSAA Technology

Smooth Lines Make All the Difference Between Itty-Bitty Low-Quality Graphics Versus Smooth, Realistic Graphics

MSAA smooths out the jagged edges of a curved object. A black curved line on a white background displayed on a computer screen will have some jaggedness along its edges due to the inherent limitations of using discrete pixels to display the image. Anti-aliasing smooths out this jaggedness by filling in the white spaces between the jagged edges with varying shades of gray which gives you the smooth soft shadows, crisp sharp lines of buildings, and crisp tiny details in clothing that make your experience truly realistic.


Bullet Physics Engine Technology

Get the Most Out of Your Gaming Experience with Real 3D Physics

Take advantage of the 3D Physics capabilities of some of today's newest titles which include completely destructible objects, walls and buildings collapsing from gun fire, real particle effects such as fire that react to the environment and realistic details such as moving hair, water and much more.


Compatible with the newest Direct X Technology

Meets the Standards of the Newest Games with the Latest Direct X Driver Compatibility

With every new generation of Direct X, major improvements are made which greatly advance the graphics capabilities of games. That's why it is essential to ensure that you are using a graphics card with the newest Direct X driver compatibility so that you'll get the most out of your gaming experience. See the difference for yourself.


6X Tesselation Technology

The Details of Tesselations can Make the Difference Between a Flat, Dull Surface and a Realistic Bumpy Surface

XFX graphics cards offer the highest tesselation capabilities while still maintaining the higest performance. We don't sacrifice one for the other so you can expect to get the riches detail in your games without slowing down your gaming experience. See bumpy roads, textured fabrics and realistic rippling waters with high tesselated graphics from XFX.



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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime
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  • Jeffrey Z.
  • 8/14/2015 5:14:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Price-Efficient 1080p Gaming Card

Pros: Maxes out a lot of games at 1080p 60fps
Runs relatively quietly
Keeps itself cool (60 degrees on high load)
Better price-to-performance ratio than the GTX 960
Crossfire Support
Installation was very easy

Cons: Nothing yet

Other Thoughts: AMD, XFX, and Newegg have made my first PC building experience easy and enjoyable. This card is an excellent performer for its price. The dissipation cooling system also helps keep the inside of my case cooler. I'm hoping it will last me the next three years or so.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review Jeffrey. We appreciate the notice to our efforts.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Mark at XFX
XFX Support

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  • Gabe C.
  • 8/7/2015 12:16:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot performing correctly

Pros: none right now

Cons: Doesnt give me proper performance

Other Thoughts: My year old gtx 750 ti gives me about 30 fps higher than the brand new xfx card, I dont know if it is a defective one or what, however i refuse to give more than 1 star until something is worked out.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the review Gabe, we're sorry you are having issues.

I would like to offer you a driver tutorial to resolve this issue or have it replaced under warranty, please contact me.

XFX Support

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  • Brendan L.
  • 7/19/2015 1:10:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsIt's not as bad as it could be...

Pros: It's faster than most of the benchmarks let on - I haven't found a game yet that gets under 60FPS maxed out with this card. That is, when the drivers work...

Cons: AMD's drivers are, and generally have been, pretty much garbage. I had countless driver issues with my HD6670, and upgrading to this mitigated a large amount of them. However, with the most recent update to 15.7, I get constant blue screens when doing things as basic as browsing the internet. When it wasn't blue screening, it just wouldn't run things right. Battlefield 4 had unplayable audio glitches that weren't present before the update. I've since rolled back to 14.12 Omega, and all of the problems are gone.

This card also runs hot, it's sitting at 45C idle with just Chrome open. Gaming ramps it up to 75-80C.

Other Thoughts: If you're getting this card for gaming, it'll run most games pretty much flawlessly. Mantle support is nice, for the few games that use it (Thief and BF4 run notably better with Mantle). But if you're a serious user or you plan to stick with whatever you buy for a while, definitely spend the extra money to get a GTX970. The driver issues and heat make a great card pretty mediocre.
inb4 "970 has 3.5GB": This card has 3GB VRAM, which I've never saturated playing games maxed out in 1080p. If you're buying either card for anything more than 1080p, you're better off buying more expensive cards. You won't saturate 3GB, you won't saturate 4GB either.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Brendan,

We're glad everything is working as intended. If you have any questions, please let us knpw.

XFX Support

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  • Arend S.
  • 7/14/2015 9:30:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA. Mazing.

Pros: This card is very high performing and is good power to price performance. The 3gb of vram makes gaming at 1080p smooth and looking great. I occasionally upscaled up to 1440p for some games to enjoy better textures and this card tanked it like a boss. This card also boasts a life time warranty.

Cons: This card runs HOT. I never felt heat really push out of my system until installing this card and when I had decided to upgrade my CPU a few weeks ago I began to have the need to put a fan on my desk to cool me off on hot summer days. (Winter couldn't come any sooner!). As mentioned to this card requires a lot of CPU power. I had this card running on a Phenom x4 clocked at 3.8ghz and I had a huge bottle neck. Only after upgrading to the FX-8350 (x8 4.2ghz turbo), did I realize the strength of this card and boy am I impressed!

Other Thoughts: Frame rates on: AMD FX-8350 turboed to 4.2ghz, 8gb of 1600mhz of ram, and this GPU.

1080p Ultra settings only, recorded w/ fraps benchmarks (min and max fps):
League of Legends: 120-304fps
Black Ops 2: 122-336
Advanced Warfare: 77-
Path of Exile: 77-336
GTA V (no advanced settings): 44-103

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

XFX Support

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  • Kenneth H.
  • 7/1/2015 3:21:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCursed card

Pros: Has a pleasing weight. Only destroyed one motherboard!

Cons: It was completely nonfunctional. Installation instructions are somewhat hazy, also.

Other Thoughts: The installation instructions are very vague, making the connection process to the PSU confusing. It killed my motherboard somehow during the first boot up cycle. I recklessly installed a new motherboard and, thinking it was a power issue, I replaced the PSU. It was not, however, and the computer still did not boot up. Researching this problem online indicated that it is a common issue and the manufacturer is unwilling to deal with it in any meaningful way.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Kenneth,

We're sorry you are having issues with your cards. If you are still having trouble getting warranty servicing, please let me know.

XFX Support

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  • Phillip W.
  • 6/24/2015 4:52:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card for the price

Pros: Was looking to update my wife's computer so we can play games together and this was the answer at a good price.
Fans are only loud when pushing their settings.
We are playing games like Witcher 3, DayZ, and Elite Dangerous. This card is performing at highest settings no overclocking and good framerates, That's all we asked for lol

Cons: No issues as of right now.

Other Thoughts: I went to install this on my wife's computer. Sadly I forgot to order a new PSU to support it lol.
So I wanted to test and make sure it worked and threw it in my computer. Updated drivers and all works very smooth. doesn't overheat.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello and thank you for the great review. We appreciate your time and kind words.

If you have any issues, please let us know.

XFX Support

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  • Jeff W.
  • 6/24/2015 1:07:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBe aware

Pros: Very quiet. Very powerful. Well-made. Easy installation.

Cons: Doesn't support games that use the Physx adapter.

Other Thoughts: This is a great card so long as you're not expecting to be able to play any of the games that really thrive in the Physx space. Examples include: Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed, Skyrim, Shadow of Mordor, and Crysis 3. There are others. This is a great card- if you're aware of when it is limited. I sold mine to buy an Nvidia card so I can take advantage of the games I love.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Jeff,

Physx is an Nvidia feature that can be replaced by simply using Direct X 11. You can also run an nvidia card as a 2ndary to dedicate the physx features too if you want it running. Most people would never notice it though.

XFX Support

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  • arthur b.
  • 6/18/2015 9:40:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsoverall ok card

Pros: works great for most of the games that i play all the new ones i get are on high setting overall a good card

Cons: I've had 2 problems with the card since i got it. first problem was when ever i got into something graphicaly heavy or pixel heavy i guess the whole computer would restart. i was running a 525 watt power supply upgraded to a 1000 watt and dont have that problem any more. second problem is like the first but instead of the computer just restarting the monitor cuts out and the sound stalls and goes away. ive tryed to plug other monitors in and they dont even turn on. if there is something im doing wrong with my computer it would be nice to know

Manufacturer Response:

Hey Arthur,

We're sorry you are having issues. Is it producing any signal at all anymore?

Please contact me for support and warranty service.

XFX Support

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  • Frank B.
  • 6/15/2015 7:32:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsReasonably Dissatisfied

Pros: Owned since Nov 2013. Outputs 2560x1440 very well, fairly good FPS. When it is not Artifacting and hard crashing my computer. XFX has GREAT customer support.

Cons: I artifact and crash on any/every game DAILY for 2 years now. I spent another $90 (I couldn't afford) to upgrade to a 750w. Still artifacting/hard crashing repeatedly. Its unreliable and I cannot afford to RMA a 2nd time. I don't even like giving this bad review, but 2 entire years of PC use and CONSTANT crashing/artifacting for $300 I paid (what is ALOT to me w/ bills/child etc) and got a lemon.

Other Thoughts: I've wanted to give this card a good review. I went XFX because I believe their customer support is good, and value their warranty (previous xfx 9800gtx black owner). After buying a $300 card, I expected it to perform as such reliably. I artifact and crash on any/every game DAILY for 2 years now. I paid $300 and have honestly only received grief. I paid for an RMA (which came back clean) Even upgraded PSU (on the recommendation that my 650w was too low) I spent another $90 (which I could barely do) to upgrade to a 750w. Still artifacting/hard crashing repeatedly, I feel ripped off- years of virtual distess. XFX has GREAT customer support, but my card is causing me such grief hardcrashing my PC daily. Its unreliable and I cannot afford to RMA a 2nd time. I don't even like giving this bad review, but 2 entire years of PC use and CONSTANT crashing/artifacting for $300 i'm ashamed. I don't even want another r9 280x, 2 years of constant unreliability, how can you make up for that? I paid for a good card =/ sorry XFX. $405 (GPU/PSU/RMA shipping) and nothing to show for it.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey Frank,

We're sorry you are having issues with your 280x and we appreciate the kind words to our support.

Have you started an RMA? please contact me to get that moving forward.

XFX Support

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  • Justin S.
  • 6/6/2015 2:19:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing!

Pros: Nice feel to it very good looking runs pretty cool my friend told me to get an XFX over Sapphire not because sapphire is bad or anything.. anyway this thing performs amazingly only games like dayz or arma do i lag but im pretty sure thats my cpu. i can handle all my other games 60 fps + on ultra or max settings.

Cons: None yet!

Other Thoughts: 10/10 would reccomend

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review, we appreciate your kind words.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

XFX Support

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