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Item#: N82E16814150706

XFX Double D R9-280A-TDFD Radeon R9 280 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 1792 Stream Processors
  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0
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933

Boost Core Clock (MHz)

1792

Stream Processors

384

Bit Memory

5000

Memory Clock (MHz)

Key Features

Radeon Rewards Gold
  • 1792 Stream Processors
  • 933MHz Core Clock
  • 3GB 384-Bit DDR5
  • 5000MHz 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.

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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 you gaming experience by storing more 3D vector data, textures, overlays, GPU programs which allows 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 destructable 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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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.



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Warranty

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


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  • Brian B.
  • 12/16/2014 3:24:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFried after six months

Pros: Good graphics and performance while it worked

Cons: Completely fried after less than six months of usage. It started when I tried to use two monitors w/ the card this led to random black screens that required a hard reset which increased in frequency until it just wouldn't give me anything BUT a black screen. Popped out the card and put in a 5 year old GPU I had lying around, and "Presto!" everything worked again.

Other Thoughts: I absolutely cannot recommend this product at all. Mine is a brick at this point and I am thoroughly disappointed.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback.

If you are having issues, please contact us and let us know so it can be resolved quickly.

XFX Support.
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

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  • Brandon S.
  • 12/15/2014 10:45:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat card!

Pros: I got this card because most reviews said it would be able to run most games at maximum settings, and so far, it hasn't disappointed! My two standards to go by is Skyrim and Battlefield 3. I can play any game without any lag. Only time I notice a dip in frame rate is during really intense fights in Battlefield 3, and even then the frame rate hasn't dropped lower than 50 fps.

Cons: The fan rubs against its own housing when running at high speeds, this causes a very annoying "clicking" sound. I'm worried that it may eventually break the fan, but I don't want to be without a video card for such a long time to get it repaired/replaced. Minus 1 egg for that.

Other Thoughts: Happy with the card, I just hope it has a long life span!

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback.

If you have any issues, please contact us and let us know so it can be resolved quickly. If the fan sounds like its rubbing, please inspect it to see what is actually causing the sound. its likely a piece of debris that got sucked in. If the fans bearing is failing, we replace them free of charge.

XFX Support.
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

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  • TRENTON C.
  • 12/2/2014 10:07:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Great card, very cool temps, never over 55C during gaming.

Came with mousepad and 3 free games, WHILE it was on sale.

Cons: Very long, 294mm long.
If length is an issue for you (mATX/mITX) Get a different brand.

Other Thoughts: Havent found anything I cant max out, and havent even overclocked it yet. Great budget card.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review! We really appreciate your positive feedback.

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XFX Support.

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  • Carli K.
  • 11/18/2014 12:03:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat bang for buck!

Pros: -Runs every game I have on ultra, including games like Batman arkham series games, tomb raider, theif, metro last light (with aa cranked down), outlast, skyrim with mods, and many more!
-Love the way it looks, simple yet cool design!
-very easy to overclock pretty much just maxed out all of my sliders without even touching the voltage!
-XFX lifetime warranty ftw!!

Cons: The one and only con I'll give is this card is BIG! I've had it for maybe 4 and a half months and I'm starting to see a little bendgate action on it! lol, but that happens! I'm not worried about it too much!

Other Thoughts: Overall great card! I'd certainly recommend it for someone just starting out in pc gaming or looking for a much needed upgrade (like from a gtx 660 or amds 5000 or 6000 series)

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review. We appreciate you sharing with others.

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

-XFX SUPPORT

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  • Eric A.
  • 11/17/2014 11:09:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo not Buy

Pros: It kinda works between black flashes every 20 seconds.

Cons: Just Google "xfx r9 280x flickering" if you want to see the truth about this card. It's junk you need to troubleshoot out of the box. The flashing is constant, and just when you think it is solved, it comes back.

Going to try a few more things then it is getting returned.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, We're sorry you are having troubles with this 280A.

As you stated, this is a 280A, not a 280X, the flickering issue with 280X's was resolved with a bios flash and only occured in specific revisions of some chipsets/motherboards.

If you are having issues with this card, the major factors would be the card itself, the PSU, and the signal cable. Can you exchange out any of those components with ease?

Please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com for more support.

Thank you

XFX Support

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/14/2014 3:14:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat card for the price

Pros: Great card pretty much runs almost every game on ultra such as wow, cod ghost, gw2, tomb raider, the only game that I had to turn down to high was cod advanced warfighter but than again the game isn't even a week old and still waiting on driver updates

Cons: Huge card lol make sure you have a big case

Manufacturer Response:

Excellent.

Thank you for the great review.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Dave K.
  • 10/20/2014 8:56:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLOL

Pros: Upgraded from a Radeon 5870. About doubled my GPU power.
Quiet.
Pretty card.
The nice price.
Plugged right in, had to reboot once, and I was up & running.

Cons: I literally laughed when I pulled the card out of the box when I saw how big it is. You can't tell by the pictures until you see it in person. It's big & heavy. Granted, not *that* much bigger than the 5870 it replaced, but for sure bigger.

Other Thoughts: I can't wait until computer components get *smaller* as well as faster. Pretty soon our household computers are going to start looking like they're from the 1960's again haha

Manufacturer Response:

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

If you have any questions, please contact us and let us know.

neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

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  • Eric S.
  • 10/16/2014 10:23:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCould have been great

Pros: Has great value for the price. The improvement since my last card is amazing, and the card is much quieter and cooler too.

Cons: The HDMI port is NOT HDCP compatible! I did some research and this is a problem with both the XFX 280 and the XFX 280X lines.
How this got past QA is beyond me.

Other Thoughts: I was very happy with this card until I ran into the HDCP problem. The only solution is to use an adapter and one of the other ports on the card. Even the DVI port is HDCP compatible, but the one that set the standard, HDMI, is not.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We're sorry you are having issues with your GPU. The mini DP should support HDCP, we can send an adapter or replace the entire unit.

Please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com for support and help resolving this issue.

Thank you

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  • Matthew T.
  • 9/29/2014 2:35:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent card w/ a well-designed and effective cooler

Pros: Provides a lot of graphics firepower in an elegant, and relatively quiet package.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: This will definitely satisfy anyone looking for an R9-280.

The mail-in rebate process is exactly as annoying as you'd expect it to be.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, Thank you for the great review, we appreciate it!

If you have any questions, please let us know.

-XFX Support.

neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • gene. p.
  • 9/28/2014 3:15:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsjunk

Pros: looks nice

Cons: large, shuts down my computer while playing Company of Heroes, lots of fun.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Bucktail,

We're sorry you are having issues with your card. Have you tried testing it with a different computer or a different PSU?

Please contact us for further support or if you have any questions, Thank you

-XFX Support

neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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