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SAPPHIRE DUAL-X 100373L Radeon R9 280 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 850MHz
  • 940MHz
  • 1 x DVI-D 1 x DVI-I DVI 1 x HDMI HDMI 1 x DisplayPort DisplayPort
  • 1792 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 3.0
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The SAPPHIRE DUAL-X Radeon R9 280 is powered by the latest AMD GPU to take your gaming to the next level. Based on AMD 28nm GCN architecture and boasting support for DirectX 11.2, the Radeon R9 280 VPU gives you the power to drive today’s hottest games — and tomorrow’s, keeping you in the fight whatever the circumstances. 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. A rich set of AMD innovative technologies is included, such as App Acceleration, AMD PowerTune, AMD ZeroCore, and AMD HD3D technology. With these technology advancements, you'll get more than one way to elevate your gaming experience.

  • newegg SAPPHIRE Dual-X Cooling Technology Dual-X is a highly efficient multi-heatpipe cooler with dual fans that provide quiet and very cool operation during normal operating conditions, and superb cooling performance even under extreme loads.
  • newegg Mantle There’s optimization, and then there’s Mantle. Games enabled with Mantle speak the language of GCN architecture to unlock revolutionary performance and image quality. It’s a game-changing innovation developed by AMD.
  • newegg AMD PowerTune Technology AMD PowerTune is a breakthrough technology that sets an entirely new direction for maximum performance at TDP. It allows the GPU to be designed with higher engine clock speeds which can be applied on the broad set of applications that have thermal headroom.
  • newegg AMD Stream Technology Accelerate the most demanding applications with AMD Stream technology and do more with your PC. AMD Stream Technology allows you to use the teraflops of compute power locked up in your graphics processer on tasks other than traditional graphics such as video encoding, at which the graphics processor is many, many times faster than using the CPU alone.
  • newegg AMD HD3D Technology Enjoy the most immersive experience possible with full support for High Definition Stereoscopic 3D, a technique that presents 2D images (movies, games, photos) in a format that creates the illusion of three-dimensional depth when using compatible 3D displays/glasses/software.

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


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  • Anonymous
  • 7/1/2015 10:23:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: Installation was easy and it has been running without issue.

Cons: none.

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  • SHAWN M.
  • 6/27/2015 8:24:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe Penultimate Budget Card

Pros: The temps are relatively low-- only 31-35 degrees C while idle, no higher than 60-65 under max load.

Gaming performance is excellent-- quite a few modern releases can be cranked up to max settings at 1080p, and if you don't mind medium, the 3GB of VRAM will give you solid 1440p gaming.

Max settings, 60 FPS! Alan Wake, Battlefield, Red Faction Guerilla, and more... only the latest Gameworks titles will give you trouble, and that's because of Nvidia's shady behavior. The card itself is amazing.

No coil whine whatsoever. The only noise is its fans, and even that's not a big deal.

Cons: Vastly Outweighed by the Pros:

It gets loud under load. The fans ramp up to about 49%, and when the game goes silent (AKA because I'm bad at games and lose a lot), you can hear it. I recommend using headphones, but for the most part, speakers won't be too much of a hassle. Keep in mind, the noise is a bit louder for me since I have my card open-air cooled rather than in your typical case.

The TDP is nothing small, and AMD jokes aside, the room does get a bit hot after about an hour of using this card.

Just a bit outdated-- let me tell you, I got a bit worried when I opened the box and saw a Crossfire bridge... on an AMD card.

Other Thoughts: I can't take away an egg for these small inconveniences, because everything else about the card has been perfect. Nvidia would have charged you around $300 for a good 1080p/1440p card, and here I am getting almost the same experience for $180. My only regret was picking the free "Super Eggsaver" shipping that made delivery take a week, as this card has passed every test I've thrown at it with flying colors.

AMD has made me their fanboy, and I won't object to it.

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  • Jordan M.
  • 6/22/2015 7:15:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid

Pros: Runs well, fits with my blue theme, runs most of the games I play on max or really high. super quiet. My pc actually puts out colder air than what went in.

Cons: Can't run the newest games on max, but running two in crossfire can.

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  • ken h.
  • 6/19/2015 6:32:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSAPPHIRE DUAL-X 100373L Radeon R9 280

Pros: No Issues with this card.. Just what I needed. Running a three monitor setup. Use one for browser, one for HD (1080P) Security cams, And play a DVD at same time!! No hesitation,Skipping,ect... Played with Iracing some and perfect there also.. AWESOME

Cons: NOT REALLY A CON BUT...Make sure to get the active display port cable for three monitor setup

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  • Jonathan M.
  • 6/18/2015 6:40:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsKilled my PSU

Pros: The pro for this card is works as well, for the 15 minutes I was able to use it before it killed my 550W power supply.

Cons: The 500W power supply requirement is not accurate. I had a 550W bronze certified Thermaltake PSU, and within 15 minutes of using the card for gaming, the power supply was fried.

Other Thoughts: If you have at least a 600W power supply, this is a pretty good card. But, do not use it with anything lower.

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  • Caleb H.
  • 6/18/2015 2:30:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice and Quiet

Pros: Doesn't seem to burn hot and the loudest it gets is a slight hum.

Cons: None yet

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  • Scott D.
  • 6/5/2015 7:57:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTwo steps forward one step back.

Pros: Affordable and powerful 3GB card for a good price.

Unlike the 7950 w/Boost, this card has solved the problem of the core clock being unstable and now properly sustains its boost.

Cons: The cooler isn't as nice as previous Dual-X models.

The stock fan profile is not aggressive enough.

Lack of VRM temperature sensors makes overclocking a little more challenging.

Other Thoughts: I got this card to crossfire with my 7950 boost. Both are Dual-X models and are very similar. The 100373L has a few less heatpipes and a less aggressive fan curve making it run hotter.

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  • Blake O.
  • 5/28/2015 6:59:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat price/performance ratio

Pros: Runs cooler than lots of other cards in the same price range.

Overclocks well.

Surprisingly powerful.

Provides some of the best performance per dollar that I have found.

Almost silent when not under load.

Cons: Can't run new games at max settings and still maintain 60fps.

Other Thoughts: I was a little worried when I bought this card that it may not have the power to run the games that I enjoy. I can say that I have been pleasantly surprised by it. The card overclocks well, runs very quiet when it's not under load, and plays most games at high or max settings. However, don't expect to play anything like Witcher 3 or Shadow of Mordor at max settings think that you're going to get anywhere near 60 fps.

Overall, I would recommend this card to anyone who is looking for the most bang for their buck in a budget build.

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  • Richard O.
  • 5/25/2015 5:44:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWow

Pros: Has breathed a lot of new life into an old system.

Cons: Large format for a small case. Required a PSU upgrade.

Other Thoughts: I got this GPU to run DirectX 11 games on an old Athlon II X2 280, 16 GB PC2-6400 RAM, Win 7 HP, 120GB SSD, MCP61P Chipset, Thermotake SP-550 PSU, and added cooling fans. Between the PSU and the GPU upgrades, the old eMachine has become quite the DirectX 11 gaming machine. Running on highest resolution without a hiccup. I am impressed that the old CPU can keep up.

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  • Francesco M.
  • 5/21/2015 7:45:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing price, best of Upper-Mid level

Pros: Great software comes with card to manage any settings, especially makes using more than one screen an easy setup and you can tweak a lot of different settings to your liking.

I've never found this card to run terribly hot but if it does you can OC the fan to 100% easily for games like Witcher 3.

It's never once failed me on any game and rarely, as I said before, runs hot.

Cons: Like all R9s (minus the 285) it is pretty bad at tessellation.

Also it is completely unable to run "Hairworks" from nVidia for W3. Not a deal breaker but something to think about if you are going for games that use nVidia software and/or tessellation.

Other Thoughts: As tessellating is becoming the new wave in graphical prowess for games, and relatively fast too, I suspect that this card will not last me much longer if I want to run new games on 720p.

I will definitely be upgrading to the R9 285 since it has a vast improvement in tessellation and I suggest many high-end rig gamers do the same.

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