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XFX Black Edition Double D Radeon R9 280 R9-280A-TDBD 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 1000MHz
  • 1 x DVI-D
  • 1 x DVI-I 1 x HDMI 2 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1792 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 3.0

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Key Features

Radeon Rewards Gold
  • 1792 Stream Processors
  • 1000MHz Core Clock
  • 3GB 384-Bit DDR5
  • 5200MHz Effective Memory Clock
  • PCI Express 3.0

For gamers who demand the very best, AMD Radeon R9 280 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 Black Edition With GPU Edging

The Black Edition Graphics Card Represents Our Highest Achievement in GPUs

XFX's exclusive Black Edition graphics cards are the most rigorously tested. They are pre-overclocked to the maximum core clock achievable and come from the highest quality yield GPUs which make up the top 1% of those produced in the world. In addition, we pair it with the highest quality components to ensure there are no bottle necks so you can be certain you are getting the best graphics card possible on the market today.


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 RPMs 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, GPU programs which allows 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.


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.


Six Times the 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 highest 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.

Learn more about the XFX R9-280A-TDBD

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime
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Customer Reviews of the XFX R9-280A-TDBD

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  • Charles B.
  • 8/25/2015 4:46:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat card...but it's HUGE!

Pros: This is a great budget card if you can get it on sale. I don't game on the PC anymore, but my kids do. I slapped this bad boy in the box and they were able to max out the settings on all their games, including Witcher 3.

Cons: It's HUGE. I had to remove the drive cage and move the hard drives to another location just to fit this thing in the case. I also had to replace my sata cables with ones that had right angle's really that big. I have another gaming rig that I used to use that I'm rebuilding for my other son. Not sure I'll go with this card for that one although I have plenty of room in that case. Maybe if the price is right...

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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  • Vadim P.
  • 8/22/2015 12:17:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWARNING! Requires two PCI express power cables.

Pros: none that I see

Cons: Incompatible with my PC, which has a PCIe 16 slot, but no PCIe power. Neither the website nor the box mentions that two PCIe power cables are required. Newegg refuses to take the item back (even with a restocking fee), so I feel cheated.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Vadim,

We're sorry for the confusion. If you look under the Specifications, it will state that i requires 2 6pin power connectors.

If the card is not compatible with your system, or you prefer to not upgrade your PSU, please open a ticket with Newegg and they should be able to accept it back. Or did you already claim the rebate?


XFX Support

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  • Tito C.
  • 8/21/2015 3:46:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA/ Patient Consumer

Pros: Nice looking card though very huge!

Cons: DOA card very disappointed! I've tried all PCI-E slots on the motherboard will not detect card VGA will not work. Fans spin and powers up but no display. Even sent the board back but the main culprit is the card. I got the new board and tried the slot with it still nothing. So I used a different card works and works fine. I hope to get this issue resolved soon because I really like the card! It will receive 5 eggs when i get another one the works. XFX is a good company nobody's perfect.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey Tito,

Getting two cards back to back doa is probably not a coincidence. If you have the power requirements met, you may be using a dvi-vga adapter in the wrong port, or simply your motherboard needs a bios update. Please contact me for a quick troubleshooting reference and i'm sure we can solve this in minutes.

Mark at XFX

XFX Support

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  • Joshua K.
  • 8/14/2015 9:28:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Didn't work on arrival

Cons: Did not work on arrival, low quality part

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Josh,

We're sorry you are having issues.

Have you tried plugging in the 6pin and other 8pin power connector?
Are you using any adapters?
Has it ever worked?
Have you tried any other video cards?
Have you tried it in any other computers?
What model PC or motherboard do you have?

please email me the answers and we should be able to solve this quickly.

Mark at XFX

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  • Gregory S.
  • 8/12/2015 9:08:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead on other problems

Pros: None. Dead product. Install CD didn't work either - though you can download what you need from the web...

Cons: Card was dead on arrival. Unfortunately, it was a birthday gift for my son I ordered a few months a head of time, so by the time I found out, my 30 days with Newegg was past. Given that the warranty is with a company out of Hong Kong, not too optimistic that this ends well.

Stay away from this product. I tried installing it on several machines - not only did the card not work - but the install CD didn't work on any of the machines either (both Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines). Total bad experience.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey Greg,

We're sorry you are having issues with your 280. Please contact me at 800 880 3225 or

XFX US is based out of Southern California. All of our Sales and servie is right here and i will personally handle your rma and replacement.

Mark at XFX

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  • Rebecca B.
  • 8/1/2015 9:28:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsupdated review

Pros: **This is an updated review**
Second card I have received(First was an RMA).
This card is absolutely the best card I have owned. I have always been an ATI/AMD fan and this one doesn't disappoint.
Card runs quiet, cool(45-50 C at load.)
I couldn't be happier with this replacement card.

Cons: None

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review!

We're happy you are pleased. If you have any questions, please email us and let us know.

XFX Support

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  • Allen T.
  • 7/23/2015 9:37:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsXFX REBATE DENIED

Pros: So far so good

Cons: Horrible rebate program, I moved offices and now my rebate has been denied. Not that great of a deal any more

Other Thoughts: Only if XFX stopped doing horrible rebates with horrible policies would this pain a pain free experience. Instead I have to dispute and they have an upset customer due to a waste of everyones time.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Allen,

We're sorry you have experienced troubles with the rebate. Please forward me the rebate tracking # and immediately overturn the rebate decision.

XFX Support

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  • Nicolas S.
  • 7/22/2015 9:38:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggshow I made it work

Pros: Runs Witcher 3 everything on ultra w/o hairworks at 1440p resolution ~30fps.

It took me awhile to get this to work and I didn't see a fix anywhere.

I have a GS600 power supply. It is more than ample to handle it. I used a PGI-E 6 and a PGI-E 6+2 to power it. Corsair said the and the 6 would have worked too. I've never had any power issues.

I loaded the drivers from the disk. I'm running windows vista x64 FWIW. Loaded up witcher 3. Amazing. But the game would crash every 15 minutes or so. The computer wouldn't crash, just the game. Corsair said if only the game crashes it is likely a driver issue, not a PS supply issue and were right.

Though it said my drivers were updated I decided to download the Catalyst control center. I downloaded Catalyst software suite version 13.12. The problems went away and the game doesn't shut off anymore. I see tons of people being sent on "wild hunts" (hahaha) for this problem when at least for me the fix was very simple.

Cons: Its huge. I don't have a gaming rig. Just a nice somewhat nice HP computer from 2008. I had to move my hard disk and DVD-ROM from the SATA 0 and 1 to other SATA ports to make room for this behemoth. Even then, fitting it into the case was an ordeal. I managed to do it and it works great though. I made sure to upgrade my RAM before installing this thing because literally there is like 1mm clearence between this and the place the RAM is installed. You can't even move the clips 5mm to open it to install new ram. That said somehow it is the coolest part of my rig and operates at 40-50 degrees C, peaking a bit below 70 degrees C under heavy load. I just have stock fans and no water cool or anything.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Nicolas,

Thank you for the great review. We're happy everything is going as planned and working as intended.

That hairworks lag can be a monster if you are unaware, right?

Okay, if you have any questions, please let us know

XFX Support

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  • Man Y.
  • 7/17/2015 3:41:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsInconsistent Product

Pros: Good Price
Worked fine when it worked it at all.
Limited lifetime warranty

Cons: First RMA item in 4 years. Cuts signal to monitor.
Received replacement, didn't give signal to monitor when PC fully functions (boots, login with keyboard, and shuts down).

Switched monitors, DVI cables, Ram, and isolated the problem to be the xfx 280 when I switch it with a xfx 260x and worked consistently. And yes, I do have a EVGA 750W PSU.

It came down the either the Mobo or V card, and when my old 260x worked flawlessly, then it became obvious.

I paid for this card a month a ago, spent 2 weeks without using a brand new build due to the RMA, another 2 days troubleshooting and isolating the problem with the first card and its replacement.

Other Thoughts: This is a hit or miss card.

I have used xfx V card on 4 different builds. 2x HD 7770, a 260x, and this one. All the other ones worked fine, so I was so sure that I just got a dud this time. When I received my replacement, I immediately cut the UPC for rebate, only to find out that newegg won't rma without a UPC even though I have the invoice and s/n.

And I have to pay shipping on my warranty for XFX.

I am very disappointed in both Newegg and XFX, for their inflexibility. As newegg blames XFX for not willing to take returns without a UPC. If that's the case, then Newegg should keep temporary records of UPCs or put it on the invoice. This is costing me time, money, and adding frustration.

I have been with Newegg for many years and is willing to overlook this mistake, but if this reoccurs, then I will find another retailer.

I have never given anything one star, ever. Even when this first card was a dud, I sat on the review. I hate doing this, but I hope someone will read this and fix something, so that people won't have to share my frustration in the future.

I would like to update this to a more positive review if my warranty works out effortlessly.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey Man,

We're sorry you had issues with your 280a. Since the other card you tested has less power requirements, i would test that as well.

As far as returns to newegg.. They dont accept it without the UPC because its the best deterent to rebate claim mistakes.

If it fails during the Newegg return period, we will provide a prepaid shipping label directly to XFX, please let us know

XFX Support

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  • Willett H.
  • 7/14/2015 12:29:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect Mid-Level Card

Pros: Low Price, High Performance. Running BF4 on Ultra settings between 70-115FPS, depending on the map I'm playing. Love it! Overclocked GPU and it reliably performs at 1100MHz on my system.

I'm probably going to buy a second one to CrossFire.

Cons: A bit large - Had to remove lower drive mounting caddy in my Cooler Master HAF 932 case

Fans can be a little noisy. (Who Cares though!?)

Other Thoughts: Make sure your case is big enough!

My Rig-
*CPU - AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz, overclocked to 4GHz (Turbo disabled)
*16GB GSkill DDR3 (1333 MHz)
*Video Card - OC'd to 1100MHz
*850w EVGA Bronze PS

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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