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XFX Radeon R9 280X DirectX 11.2 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 850 MHz
  • Boost Clock 1000 MHz
  • 1 x DL-DVI-I
  • 1 x SL-DVI-D 1 x HDMI 2 x Mini DisplayPort 1.2
  • 2048 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16

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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 (labor): Lifetime
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  • jose r.
  • 2/5/2016 6:45:38 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFan's broke

Pros: It worked beautifully, 2 years after I bought it, it still played most games on ultra with highest antialiasing at 50-70fps depending on the game, area, and traffic of server for game.

Broken fans keep my room hot in winter.

Cons: Biggest problem is that one of the fans broke and fell off after the first year or so. At first this wasnt that big of deal. It just ran a bit hotter and started making the most annoying noise clicking noise. The same noise that old computers in the 90's would make when they were buffering. It was still bearable though because I need my pc for everything since its my only form of entertainment and I am a university student and broke AF. I just had to deal with it running games at about 90C. Now after the second year, the second fan is mostly broke. It spins slow and doesnt get enough cooling to the gpu system. I can't play most games. I cant even surf the internet without me having to keep my case open. When gaming it gets to about 105C and auto shutdowns almost as soon as I start a game. This has also resulted in me being in low priority hell in Dota2. My gpu idols at 82C when not gaming or doing anything, which is still hot. As listed above, its a great heater for winter, but doesnt work for its intended purposes anymore.

Other Thoughts: I try to hope a product lasts 5+ years. I try to give a rating point for every year it lasts on most purchases and websites.

It lasted about 1 year before encountering structural problems and it has lasted 2 years and 2 months before becoming completely unbearable.

I am guessing it only has a 1 year warranty and I don't have the privilege of either buying a new gpu or sending it back and hoping for a replacement during a single weekend, so I am stuck with it til I can get some cash.

Worked pretty amazingly while it lasted though.

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  • Justin R.
  • 1/13/2016 10:52:13 AM

5 out of 5 eggsCool, quiet, runs anything.

Pros: Runs Witcher 3 on ultra above 40 fps! (w/ FX-8320 @4.5GHz)
Very quiet. I only hear the fans slightly when they're at 100%
Stays below 70C even under extreme load.

Cons: Was a little wiggly when I first installed. That ended up being operator error, though.

Other Thoughts: Looks very sleek, a little disappointed it didnt have an LED logo.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review! Unfortunately only the 290 and 390 DD models had the LED Glowgo

If you have any questions for us here at XFX, please visit or email us at


Mark at XFX

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/8/2016 8:19:35 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGOOD product Worth the money

Pros: I bought 2 of these and tested them as one and then in crossfire and i pulled atleast 57.5 frames a second out of unigine heaven benchmark on one graphics card and then dual cards i easily hit 111.7 frames per second on everything ultra on both test now this is easily the most impressive results i have ever gotten out of dual cards whether that be sli or crossfire. i proceed to move onto a different benchmark test which is called unigine valley on a single card everything ultra i got a FPS of 38.6 and with firecross enabled i got easily 74.8. now keep in mind neither of these graphics cards were overclocked at all all standard straight out of the box. absoultly the best performance to money ratio i have ever seen. :) very satisfied

the case looks beautiful
the performance is stunning and can easily run modern games at 1080p @ 60fps easy
wether that be crysis 3 i got 60fps to 80 ish fps at some points in the game everything ultra
awesome performance good price.
Games it runs well on ultra 1080p everything:
Crysis 3= 60fps to 80ish in most fights
Starwars battlefront = 68 and 94 fps easily
battlefield hardline was not a problem at 73 to 98 fps was a joy to play.
the forest = 64fps to 55 fps not a very good optimized game
Fallout 4 easy 78 plus fps

these graphics will be test on witcher 3 soon :)
Well done XFX you done me proud
also i have heard customer service is very good with XFX products so well done to you guys aswell

Cons: altho it doesnt come without its cons like all cards tho keep in mind :P
-the cooling is a bit under par during some of the benchmarks the temps climb to 80 degrees celcuis on the top card but the bottom card stayed at 65 which was so weird
- No waterblocks!!!! ( oh no man i was looking forward to watercooling my first ever Crossfire setup) yeah i know should have checked before hand but if XFX have a custom water block for me that would be great (i will defiantly buy one (or a similar soultion to cool VRam effectively) :P
- there is a slight coil whined i think i might need a new shroud already XFX and its only been 2 weeks im sorry it might have taken a fall in the postage but i dont know if thats how its suppose to sound. if you can get in contact and send me out a new shroud and fans that would be stunning i need two.

Other Thoughts: I would defiantly recommend this to anybody who wants to run some decent games on ultra settings
i would love to know if there is indeed a actually waterblock that would fit this card :) thank you guys

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review! We are happy you are pleased.

If you have any questions for us here at XFX, please visit or email us at


Mark at XFX

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/1/2016 6:19:17 PM

3 out of 5 eggsGreat product but not without a downfall...

Pros: -Amazing for the price
-Good amount of power for the price
-Looks great on the eyes

Cons: -Came with a dead fan
-Very large compared to other cards
-Minor coil whine but not a big deal to me because I play with a sound proof headset
-Fans seem like they're made cheaply

Other Thoughts: Bought it brand new and it came with a dead fan and apparently it wasn't just bad luck. I've read around on many, many websites/forums that abunch of the XFX 280's fans were made faulty and they haven't done anything about it... I went with XFX because I saw somewhere that they had great customer service plus at the time it was cheaper than other 280x. I guess now I know why. The fact is, they have some of the WORST customer service out there. It seems like their "system" wasn't well thought out at all. They said they would be a few months before I received a new card so I said screw it and just stuck with this one. I don't want to deal with the hassle plus I don't have another $300 card just sitting around.

TLDR : XFX has terrible customer service and their products seem like a lot are faulty and they aren't doing anything about it. Don't believe me, do some research on the 280's made by XFX.

Also, just because your XFX 280 came out fine doesn't mean others will have the same luck!

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  • August P.
  • 12/14/2015 9:29:32 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsStill working after 8Mo

Pros: It does what it is supposed to, I play Star Citizen which is quite demanding and there is no complaint on the graphics side. This card is the reason my computer kicks *behind (the other components help too)

Cons: It almost didn't fit in my computer case, though that's mostly my fault since I didn't realize how big it was when I purchased it but everything is good.

Other Thoughts: It seems that most reviews I read say that it quits after about 6-8Mo. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review! We are happy you are pleased.

If you have any questions for us here at XFX, please visit or email us at


Mark at XFX

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  • Eric Z.
  • 12/12/2015 9:18:42 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid XFX - Terrible Customer Support

Pros: If the card works, it is a good card. Mine worked well for a year.

Cons: I bought two of these, one for my wife and one for me. My wife's card had to be RMA'ed 2 times (which I posted a review over), taking about 3-4 weeks each time. The fans on my card have now died, but XFX takes forever to respond to support tickets. The customer service is slow as could be and I can't use my computer without the GPU overheating. Avoid buying XFX products and their customer service.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Eric,

We're sorry for the delays in the help desk, please use the ticket system at, not the email channel.

If you still need a replacement fan, we ship them out free of charge. please contact us at and reference your ticket #. Thank you

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  • HIEN V.
  • 12/8/2015 9:38:28 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat card for first few months but not after

Pros: Nice price. Tt works perfect for first 7 months, I really like it at the beginning

Cons: I bought my XFX Radeon R9 280X 8 months ago. Everything was fine until 2 weeks ago. Sometimes, my computer boots without my graphic card (asking for graphic driver which I already installed and up to date), sometimes my motherboard beeps Graphic card error 1 long beep and 3 short beep (gigabyte motherboard) and sometimes it shows some artifacts on my screen and make my computer freezes while I was surfing web. So, I understood that there is something wrong with my computer, then I decided to test components in my computer (PSU, Motherboard, GPU) by replace all of them one by one. So, I notice that everything was OK except my XFX Radeon R9 280X graphic card. I changed my old card (Geforce GT 8800) into my computer and all of that errors never happen again (5 days from using GT 8800).

Other Thoughts: My computer's specs:
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z97 HD3
CPU: Intel Xeon E1231 V3

Manufacturer Response:


We're sorry you are having issues. Please visit and request a support ticket so we can get it replaced under warranty. Thank you

XFX Support

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  • Timothy K.
  • 12/6/2015 12:06:15 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill driving two 24 in monitors after 1.5 years

Pros: Still kicking.
Able to play games with no problem. I usually have a guide or something else on the 2nd monitor.

I was able to get triple monitor portrait working on this for Titanfall, but it was a slide show. Think you will need to Crossfire to get acceptable frames at that resolution (3600x1920)

Cons: None so far, knock on wood

Other Thoughts: Dual 24 inch 1920x1200 Dells.
I highly recommend 1920x1200 vs 1080 resolution

Core i5-3570K

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write it.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

XFX Support

Mark at XFX

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  • Johnathan T.
  • 12/1/2015 5:19:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWell then...

Pros: Runs great, high quality video card that allows smooth gameplay on highest graphics settings.

Good Bang for your buck.

Cons: after 8 months of owning my whole computer, the whole thing just shut off and wouldnt turn on anymore, after troubleshooting and diagnosing, apparently the video card fried on me and that by itself is keeping the computer from turning on at all, this without overclocking it at all.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello John,

We're sorry you are having trouble with your 280x. If you haven't started warranty servicing yet, please visit

XFX Support

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  • joey y.
  • 11/22/2015 12:45:36 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCheap and effective room heater

Pros: -One card will run most games very well.
-It's got Cross Fire, so if you wana get a second one later to close the requirement / recommended gap with games, it's a cheap option.
-Tried it with a ASUS mother board and GIGABYTE board, and it worked and fit great on both. (the GIGABYTE board said it could handle cross fire like set ups, but this card seems a little too big for the board.)

Cons: -This is really REALLY hot. Not like attractive hot, like temp hot. It will heat up not only just your case, but your whole room.
-Overclocking is a joke. You can force higher settings, but something happens with the card's system. I'm not sure if it is just from overheating, or a cycle of errors in the AMD program, but I do know the card will crash, and restart your computer if you push it (even just a little) for more than 5 minuets.

Other Thoughts: -Powering it shouldn't be a problem. Most power sources are able to plug into this card.
-I am not a fan of AMD patches to the driver. Even after a patch, some games will not work, even if they used to before.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Joey,

We're sorry you are having crashing issues. its possibly just a basic driver issue and we would be happy to help resolve that. Please email us at for further support.

Also, Video cards do work. Lots of work. Work = Energy output, and energy output is heat... Unfortunately, a 280x, no matter the manufacturer, will put out the same heat. its a constant for work done.

XFX Support

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