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XFX R9-280X-TDFD Radeon R9 280X 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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850

Core Clock (MHz)

2048

Stream Processors

384

Bit Memory

6000

Memory Clock (MHz)
 

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.

 
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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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  • David C.
  • 3/23/2015 7:10:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Card

Pros: Able to handle everything. Bought this card in March of 2015 and this thing can run all current games on ultra/very high settings. No issues with noisy fans on this unit. Extremely satisfied with this card. The games are beautiful.

Cons: Very large card, had to remove a hard drive bay to get it to fit. Make sure you have a high end power supply for this beast, it needs 2 connections.

Other Thoughts: Beautiful card at an unbelievable cost. A must buy for intermediate to kinda high end builds.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

Thank you for taking your time to write this review. We really apperciate your input. Thank you

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

Kindly,

Mark - XFX Support

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/17/2015 3:02:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGreat, bad monitor support

Pros: This is a great card, it has now given me three months of good use so far.

Cons: I tried to hook up a third monitor and it just did not work. I have my current two plugged into the two DVI ports. I tried to plug this last one into the HDMI port and windows recognized it but said it was unavailable. I know the monitor works.

Other Thoughts: Maybe they could specify if only two monitors work

Manufacturer Response:

Hello TheEnm,

To enable the 3rd monitor, you need a Displayport monitor OR an Active displayport adapter to HDMI/DVI/VGA. Without this, only 2 screens will work. If you had 2 adapters, this would support up to 4.

If you have any questions, let me know.

Mark
Neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • richard t.
  • 3/8/2015 1:41:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggseverything you need

Pros: great card help for a successful first test boot havent even ramped up yeah tie the mobas and games that i play

Cons: didnt get the lifetime warrenty card i guess or the radeon game rewards so that sucks tring to find in all the packaging but nothing

Other Thoughts: get this card even if i am having some problems with the packaging the card is solid

Manufacturer Response:

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

If you have any questions, please let us know.

XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Richard D.
  • 3/7/2015 8:42:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Video Card

Pros: I use this card for GPU mining and it is very fast. With certain less memory intensive algorithms this card produces the same hash rate as most of my R9 290s running at the same clock speeds - AND, I can down-volt it to save power.

Most importantly, it is very stable, unlike the R9 290s which are often very picky about power supplies, motherboards and drivers.

Its also a good looking card that runs much cooler than the reference cards. Running full throttle and overclocked to 1100/1500 in a closed case it stays under 70C with the fans running about about 80%. It makes a little noise at 80% but it is still more quiet than a XBOX 360.

Cons: I don't know if this is really a con but I have noticed that when this card is overclocked it uses more Watts than an R9 290 overclocked. Like I said I can down-volt this card by about 15% and its still stable but its odd that it uses so much power to obtain an equal to lesser result - so I don't overclock it much.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for a backup GPU for my mining rigs but when I had a chance to use it I was shocked at its performance and stability so I left it installed. Overall, these AMD GPUs can be problematic but not this one. Any driver on any motherboard with any of my PSUs and it is as solid as a rock. I love this card and I am thinking about buying another one.

Manufacturer Response:

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

If you have any questions, please let us know.

XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Daniel A.
  • 3/2/2015 9:03:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Card, Heatsink needs redesign.

Pros: Great performance, can max out most newer games and not drop below 40 (Evolve runs at a solid 60fps Maxed, Far Cry 3 hovers in the 50s). has no issues running multiple monitors.

Cons: firstly, maybe it's just my Monitor, but the HDMI port wouldn't work with it. it worked fine when plugged in to a different HDMI monitor, but my TV worked with my old card, so I'm not sure who to point the finger at.

Secondly, the Cooler this card comes with needs a redesign. badly. the way it sits now, it's almost impossible to get a crossfire cable attached without bending the cable at a 90 degree angle.

Other Thoughts: It doesn't light up like the 290x.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Dan,

Thank you for the great review. The Xfire bridge provided is designed to slide around the cooler, if you dont have a toothless bridge included, please let me know. Admittedly, it can be difficult.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Also, the 290 DD LED cooler fits the 280x model, the dye sits differently, but we've confirmed it works roughly 1% better.

XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • John W.
  • 2/25/2015 6:10:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot compatible with ASUS M5A99F Prov v2.0 mobo

Pros: 384-bit
3gb GDDR5 ram
Dual-Fans
Up to 6 monitor support

Cons: Very long card (11")
Not compatible with ASUS M5A99FX Pro v2.0 mobo

Other Thoughts: With my brand new, overpowered system, this video card is not compatible with it even after I RMA'd the first one and received the same results with the 2nd one. Here's what happened.
I received my first XFX video card about 3 weeks or so back. It replaced a EVGA NVidia Geforce 560ti card that was working fine with my 2 monitors (Hannspree HF237 and Dell E176FP). Incidently I have a 700watt power supply.
Installation was fine but when it came time for the XFX card to detect both monitors (which previously both worked fine on my EVGA video card) it did not detect both monitors. The Hannspree was on port 1 (black port) and the Dell on the 2nd port (red port) . It only detected the Hannspree monitor (black port).

I powered down, switched the DVI ports so the Dell was now on the black port & the Hannspree was on the red port. I powered up. The Dell now worked but the Hannspree did not. I powered down again and switched them back again. Powered on...Hannspree worked, Dell did not. I'm sure you can see now my monitors work fine and I troubleshot this extensively.

I powered down again, removed the XFX card, put the EVGA card back into the exact same slot that it was in before (and which the XFX card was just previously in) and plugged in my monitors. I powered up. Both monitors worked. At this point I have determined this particular PCIe slot works fine.

I powered down, removed the EVGA card, put the XFX card in the OTHER PCIe slot (blue). Made all my connections, powered up and again, only the black port worked. I again powered down and switched DVI ports. Powered up. And what ever is plugged into the black port is the working monitor. Nothing works on the red port at all.

I thought the card was bad so I RMA'd it. I just received my new card, did the exact same procedures as I did above and had the same results as I did with my first card. This is when I have determined the card to be incompatible with my current configuration.
And as a side note...I updated the drivers and am current on those and I am on Windows 7 Professional.

I have emailed XFX support via NewEggSupport & hope to hear back on what I need to do to return this for another card. Preferably one that will work with my ASUS motherboard.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Cowski,

We're sorry you are having issues iwth your 280x. This issue occured because you were trying to use 2 DVI-VGA adapters on your monitors, where this card only supports VGA adapters in the DVI-I port, not both DVI ports.

Necessary Amendments:
This card natively supports up to 4 monitors, 6 if you add an MST HUB

Since we have already spoke, You know how to contact me.

Thanks!

XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Emanuel S.
  • 2/25/2015 6:42:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMixed Yay

Pros: Runs cool
Works right out of the box

Cons: Instruction manual could use some fleshing out. Simply put, you will need an 8 pin and 6 pin PCI-e from the PSU to the GPU.

Other Thoughts: More importantly, the card I received was warped at the location of the PCI-e inputs. I sent the card back to see if newegg would replace. This made it a tight fight for the PCI-e pins. Just be careful and patient, this very minor issue should not affect performance (I hope).

*Customer Service*
Customer service was helpful, however apparently if the serial number falls off for any reason (weather included) it does void the warranty. The whole process of sending it back to newegg and getting the card back was long. It took nearly 3 weeks to sort out, thus I was concerned about the 30-day warranty, due to my warranty being in void status.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for taking the time to write the review. Our warranty void stickers are not designed to be removed. If you are still having issues, I can help resolve this by restoring the serial # sticker. Please contact me.

XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/13/2015 3:04:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsI can't reccommend

Pros: Picked it up on sale for $220 so price to power ratio is great.
Great frame rates on all my games at max Settings:
Evil Within
Dota 2
Starcraft 2

Cons: This graphics card is one huge headache on Windows 7. The drivers are atrocious and I would stay away from any R9 card. I have all the updated windows / video drivers and these issues continue to occur:

The first is a monitor refresh rate problem. As the mouse moves around, or your scrolling through a browser, the taskbar at the bottom of the screen glitches constantly. This can be "kind of" fixed by using the 59hertz setting over the 60hertz but I still get glitches pretty often, and Windows generally defaults back to 60hertz without telling me. So I am constantly messing with this setting.

2. Running multiple monitors sucks, there is a sleep mode glitch that whenever coming back from sleep status your monitors don't wake up. To fix you need to restart, or unplug and replug one of the connections into your video card to refresh the thing. Super annoying, and I haven't found any reliable fix for this.

2. This card struggles with multiple monitors. To support 3 monitors you need to run 1 through the display port which will probably require and adaptor. It makes no sense that you cant just use the hdmi, DVI, vga connections.

Other Thoughts: This will probably be my last Radeon card.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We're sorry you are having issues with your 280x. This flickering issue occurs on motherboards that are not compatible with the new Low/Idle power state features of the R9 Series. We have a bios modification to disable this for you

Please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

XFX Support

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  • James M.
  • 2/4/2015 6:57:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast + Quiet

Pros: Fast
Cool
Quiet

Cons: It is hyoooooge. It wasn't a big deal at first as my Home PC is in a NZXT Phantom (equally hyooge case) Now I'm considering traveling for work, and hauling a 50 lb desktop to the airport seems unappealing for some reason. This severely limits my selection of Mini-itx cases. I have seen people fit this card into an EVGA Hadron Air Case, so I may very well have a portable gaming PC option.

Other Thoughts: Running at stock w/ a i5-750@4ghz and 4gb of ddr3, I'm maxing most anything I throw at it, minus a bit of SSAA in games like Metro: Last Light. It Idles at around 26 Celcius, and hits around 60 Celcius at 100% load.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review!

If you ever have any issues, please let us know.

XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Richard S.
  • 2/3/2015 4:40:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo thank you.

Pros: It fits into the PCI-Express slot.

Cons: Card #1 - DoA
Card #2 - DoA
"Item is non-refundable"
Just avoid XFX.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We're sorry you are having issues with your purchase. Getting 2 cards back-to-back that are DOA is exceptionally.

Please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxorce.com to help investigate this for you, just to be sure.

XFX Support

Thank you

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