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SAPPHIRE 100363TXSR Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 2048 Stream Processors
  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16
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Supercharge your gaming with the great power of the Sapphire 100363TXSR Radeon R9 280X video card. This card is based on the cutting-edge 28nm GCN architecture with the new Microsoft DirectX 11.2 support, and built around 2048 Stream Processors and 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 memory. It delivers a significant performance boost in your favorite games and daily applications. Moreover, games enabled with the optimized Mantle speak the language of GCN architecture to unlock revolutionary performance and image quality. This card enables ultra resolution (four times higher than HD) gaming with rich details. Three aerofoil fans and 10mm heatpipes ensure efficient airflow and provide the coolest and quietest performance. Double sided chokes and solid capacitors make the graphics more reliable for a longer product life. An array of cutting-edge graphics technology, such as AMD HD 3D, AMD Eyefinity technology, AMD App Acceleration, AMD PowerTune technology, and AMD CrossFire, are built right in, offering you more than one way to elevate your gaming experience. With its compact design, this graphics card is perfect for standard ATX systems.

  • newegg MICROSOFT DIRECTX 11.2 SUPPORT AMD Radeon R9 280X video card supports the new DIRECTX 11.2 which brings a host of new features to improve performance in your games and graphics app. The DIRECTX 11.2 offers HLSL shader linking, Inbox HLSL compiler, GPU overlay support, DirectX tiled resources, and more. Bring new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and get top-notch performance.
  • newegg EYEFINITY The next generation of AMD Eyefinity technology features all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations, bringing you ultimate panoramic computing experience.
  • newegg AMD HD3D TECHNOLOGY 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.
  • newegg AMD POWERTUNE TECHNOLOGY Designed with the most advanced power management features, the AMD Radeon HD graphics card is equipped with the intelligence to convert unused power headroom into extra performance by dynamically controlling clock speeds, allowing gamers advanced performance inside of the power envelope they specify.
  • newegg AMD POWERPLAY AND AMD ZEROCORE TECHNOLOGY AMD PowerPlay power management technology automatically manages power consumption according to actual GPU loading. AMD ZeroCore Power technology enables lower idle power than any other currently available graphics card. With support for AMD CrossFire technology, AMD ZeroCore Power eliminates wasted power, as well as additional heat and noise from extra cards when you are not using them.
  • newegg AMD APP ACCELERATION Powered by a set of innovative hardware and software technologies working in concert behind the scenes, AMD App Acceleration gives you enhanced speed and performance beyond traditional graphics and video processing.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 8/17/2014 5:34:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: This card is great with its high clock speeds it can soar through the game requirements. Stays relatively cool on most games and has 3gb of ram for multi monitor set up.

Cons: Fans can get quite noisy so be aware but I have headphones so I don't really notice it.

Other Thoughts: This card has great price to performance. People have been worried about artifacting but I think they fixed that so it's not a problem.

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  • Chandler C.
  • 7/5/2014 8:50:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsVery Fast, Not Expected

Pros: I love the design of the card, it looks amazing in a windowed case. The power of the card was what I expected, It is a complete monster for what I paid. I have not received any coil whine, like some reviewers have.

Cons: This is where I am disappointed, the card at stock clocks got all the way up to 83 Celsius while the fan speeds are running at around 80%. From what I read in the comments I expected so much better. Sapphire has a great reputation from myself with cooling. My HD7950 ran games with 40 to 20 frames less but stayed at a cool 63 Celsius, not to mention while staying very quiet. I don't know why my card runs so hot, everyone else seems to have their fans at 30%-50% and getting under 70.

Other Thoughts: To achieve a decent temperature, and I mean around 70 Celsius. I under clocked using TrixX to a whole whopping 1000 MHz and 1400 on the memory speed. With the fans running around 70% under load, I am not pleased with how this card has run so far. I will probably wait a few more days and update my review, seeing if it will break in, but from the looks of it, it doesn't seem possible.

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  • Chandler C.
  • 7/4/2014 5:39:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRunning Very Hot!

Pros: Very powerful card that is the best in its class and is still priced appropriately. The card just looks awesome, the LED sapphire logo is very cool in a windowed case.

Cons: My card is running extremely hot, at least compared to the other people who have reviewed this product. I'm starting to think my card might be faulty, and see what I can do if I RMA. Currently I can play Metro Last Light on High settings, and it runs like a dream. Though the temps are just WAY to high for my taste. reached a peak of 83 Celsius, where my HD 7950 also ran Metro but at 63 Celsius max. I don't understand why this card is running so hot, its very bothersome, I can't play 5 minutes without getting out to check my temps and giving the card a break. Not to mention it runs pretty loud, with these temps I have TrixX running the fan speeds at 80% while playing.

Other Thoughts: My airflow is certainly not the problem I just upgraded to a Corsair 750D, and I noticed maybe 5 Celsius of a difference on my old card which ran quiet, cool, and fast.

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  • Christopher D.
  • 6/26/2014 9:25:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad Batch

Pros: Great Cooling. Good Speed.

Cons: I started to run a low intensive game (Hearthstone) and my screen would just tear and then go black or gray. This caused a hard reboot of the computer. This problem started after the latest driver update so I am hopeful this problem will be fixed. But as of right now I am either looking at initiating an RMA or doing an in depth analysis of every single system component to see if there is something that went wrong.

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  • Nathaniel M.
  • 4/27/2014 5:33:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat the doctor prescribed

Pros: This card is built solid as Valyrian steel. The back-plate is perfect for adding rigidity to this 2.5 pound card, and the cooler/shroud itself is very sturdy(Sometimes I find that the shroud itself is tacky and feels weak.) Structure quality, overall, is outstanding.

Performance on this card is unbeatable. It's benchmarks come close if not neck and neck with the GTX 770 from Nvidia for a cheaper cost, and an extra gig of VRAM. I play BF4, Thief, Skyrim with mods out the wazoo, Rome 2, and Bioshock Infinite all maxed out at 1080p without any hickups. So for 1080p gaming, this card is perfect. Maybe even overkill, in some cases. The card itself stays very cool for the amount of factory OC it has. Idle is 35c in my case, gaming it rarely goes above 69c. That's impressive, seeing how hot the stock R9 cards can get. The added 3 game Never Settle bundle worth $130 was a nice touch, and I love that the deal happened right around the time I was looking to buy a card. I cannot recommend this card enough.

As for the problems in earlier reviews that many people have been having, they have all been fixed as far as my knowledge. AMD/Sapphire pulled the broken batches of cards, and rebuilt them, fixing the problems. I wouldn't worry too much about them at this point. I have had no problems with my card.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: System Specs:
Fx-8150 at 4.1Ghz
R9 280X Toxic
8gb Corsair Vengeance Ram
Corsair 750w PSU
120gb Samsung EVO SSD
1tb WD Black(revised edition)
1tb Hitachi Desktar
Asus M5A97 Mobo
x2 Asus 23' 1080p monitors

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/18/2014 5:15:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSapphire nerfed this card

Pros: - Great HSF design with three fans as opposed to two on most cards. Under load, this card runs around 5c degrees cooler than a Diamond r9 280x at 10% less fan speed.

- Metal backplate gives this card a sturdy feel, helps with flex as this is a LONG card.

- VRMs have individual little ridged heatsinks on the back of card. Allows for excellent heat dissipation.

Cons: - Sapphire has revised this card for the worse, a.k.a. they nerfed it. The memory is Elpida and not the Hynix memory that came with the cards originally. Unlike with original versions with Hynix, this version only runs good around the 1030/1500 core/mem clock area, overclocking will reduce performance.

- No way to monitor VRM temp, this one is a bug. VRM temps read as 0c via latest version of Sapphire Trixx utility and GPU-Z. ASIC quality according to GPU-Z is 51%, which is abysmal for supposedly the best R9. Workaround is to use an app called HWiNFO64, not ideal because it polls temps in realtime and probably takes up resources.

- Unable to turn off Sapphire logo light and three small lights. This lights up my bedroom at night.

- For miners, expect low 700s and nothing more. Work utility 650-ish. Pushing the clock past 1040 will reduce performance, which is due to Elpida memory. Nearly identical performance to my Diamond r9 280x boost, but with lower temps at a lower fan speed. The diamond scored 11% higher in ASIC quality according to GPU-Z.

Other Thoughts: AMD should force manufacturers to specify what kind of memory the cards come with. Reviews are utterly pointless with the R9 generation of cards. Manufacturers are playing a game where the first gen cards are stellar, with optimized timings using best available Hynix memory. The reviewers benchmark them and they score high. Then they launch the card and a few months down the road without changing the name or model they swap out the memory with something cheaper which ruins the timing and thus performance.

I hope Maxwell puts an end to this little game.

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  • Chuck E.
  • 2/14/2014 11:35:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsupdate from 1st review

Pros: This card worked great when I first installed it. Then it began to artifact in BF4 and only this game. This card is great looking though and the 3 cooling fans keep this sucker cool with no issues.

Cons: Card is now artifacting only in BF4. Not O/C in any way. Going back and forth with different drivers same result. I have since purchased an SSD drive and did a brand new install and tried out the mantel drivers which did nothing but crash BF4 because of a mantel dll module went bad. I just want every to be aware of this issue and I hope with the next batch that are manufactured, the vram chips are not corrupted or defective . Can't tell you how disappointed I am. You spend close to 500 bucks and expect to get a good product. I am working on the RMA process but I just don't want to wait two months to get a possible refurbished card. Still can't decide if I'll do the RMA and wait the two months or hold off till new ones show up and then RMA it. I can play BF4 with the latest non beta drivers and will for a bit before deciding what to do.

Other Thoughts: I have read that the vram chips on the R9-280X series cards is flawed or corrupted in some way to create this condition. It sucks because now they are out of stock and one user is waiting two months for his RMA to be returned.

Manufacturer Response:

We are very sorry that you have had problems with your graphics card.

We do hope that your return with Newegg goes smoothly

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  • Belinda R.
  • 1/29/2014 1:39:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStable, fairly cool

Pros: Card runs very stable and cool. I had a 290x and traded down to a 280x because of high issues. These are best bang for the buck. Sapphire + AMD = Happy geeks.

Cons: Wish it was cheaper. Cyrpto changing the world as we know it!

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  • Adam R.
  • 1/23/2014 6:02:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSigh....

Pros: So its a nice card good clocks and really nice design. Stayed at 70c in crossfire with my 7970 vapor-x

Cons: Artifacting like you wouldnt believe.. as I am writing this review my web browser has black squares popping up and it crashes while playing bf4. Checked GPUz and it has an asic score of 57.4%. Such a let down think I will RMA once and if not switch to another card.

Other Thoughts: Good thing I still have a 7970 Vapor-x

Manufacturer Response:

We are very sorry that you have had problems with your graphics card.

Crossfiring the HD 7970 and R9 280X is not supported. The HD 7970 will be set to higher limits than is supported which will cause artifacting as it is running out of spec.

Please be aware that the ASIC quality score in GPU-Z is not an actual quality check of the ASIC. It only checks the voltage/speed of the ASIC and compares it to the reference design. An overclocked card will always get a low "ASIC score" but will almost always outperform a card with a high score.

We do hope that your return with Newegg goes smoothly

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  • Remi C.
  • 1/7/2014 12:17:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWow

Pros: great card
run bf4 at ultra
almost made me a sandwich

Cons: big (might not fit in all mid tower case)
price is still a bit high

Other Thoughts: I took the nzxt source 210 and it fits nice.paired with fx8320 and you are set.

This card is the best looking card i've seen in a case, it,s just beautiful

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