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SAPPHIRE DUAL-X 100373L 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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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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  • Joel T.
  • 4/17/2015 11:50:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Card for the price!

Pros: Runs cool and quiet when idle
Runs cooler than the stock 280 with reference cooler.
Can be overclocked

Cons: Is a rebranded Radeon HD 7950
Needs 200W of power
Isn't an R9 280X

Other Thoughts: I am currently overclocking this card right now, and I can honestly say that it runs just as good, if not better than a similar card from nVidia. If you have not upgraded your Power Supply Unit in a while, I would recommend doing so when purchasing this card because this card uses a LOT of power. You'll need at least a 500W power supply with at least an 80 Plus Bronze rating.

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  • Steve E.
  • 4/8/2015 7:10:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIncredible Overclocker

Pros: This thing overclocked to 1175Mhz core and 1500(6000)Mhz vram without going above 70c or 50% fan speed. 25% increase in core clock and 20% increase in vram clock without a single artifact, almost no increase in heat, and not a drop of extra voltage. All for $165 after rebate!

Cons: A little power hungry, but a 500w-600w PSU of decent quality should handle her just fine.

Other Thoughts: I don't think I'll buy GPUs from anybody except Sapphire ever again.

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  • McKenzie W.
  • 4/6/2015 4:05:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRuns well, good price.

Pros: Great card. I like the way it looks and it performs great. It runs most games on medium/high at a constant framerate at about 60 fps. Some big games like Arma run only decent on most computers. This card will hold it out at 30fps on good settings.

Cons: Coil whine. Coil whine. Coil whine. I absolutely hate it, and it's super obvious with this card. It happens between 37%-52% fan speed. I've set the TriXXX Sapphire Tweak Utility to just skip that entire fan range. It has gotten rid of it, but now my fan jumps in speed the whole time I'm playing games. The coil whine happens exactly where my card wants to rest its fan speed.

Other Thoughts: It was cheaper than the direct comparison Nvidia card. But after the coil whine and infrequent driver updates, I'll probably go back to Nvidia with my next card.

I bought the card back in July, and it cost about $224 back then and came with three free games.

This card is essentially a Radeon 7950.

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  • Joshua D.
  • 3/24/2015 10:56:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBig and Bulky but BADA$$!

Pros: I've played every game I own on SUPER HIGH graphics and without exaggerating I have not returned to lower ANY settings. You can throw any game at this GPU and it will outperform any expectation you may have. Minecraft (Amplified), BioShock Infinite, Battlefield 4, Quake Live, TF2, Super Monday Night Combat, etc. Be sure to use an HDMI TV or Monitor for best performance.

Cons: There are really no cons to speak of. I thought the card looked sexy but while adding it to the motherboard I was weary of pressing too hard as the case around the GPU seemed a bit flimsy. I was able to mount the card without any problems though! Make sure you have at least a 600watt 80+ Gold power supply for this thing. 3GB means you're future-proofing yourself and you'll be able to use this card for a long time in the future.

Other Thoughts: Product came with a cool little sticker I gladly stuck onto my case. Thanks Sapphire!

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  • Justin D.
  • 3/23/2015 1:04:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat 1080p card

Pros: -Maxes games at 1080p at high frame rates.
-Runs cool and quiet (very suprised)
-3Gb of VRAM for a little more future proofing with games using a decent amount of VRAM nowadays.

Cons: -kinda ugly with the blue pcb and copper heatpipes adorning the black and silver heatsink.
-packaging is pretty much an afterthought

Other Thoughts: Bought this card for a friend for his first gaming rig and its running beautifully. He hasn't had any driver issues and the card happily hums along churning out top notch 1080p gameplay at high frame rates. I'll be honest and say im an Nvidia fanboy but this AMD card runs great and have no regrets suggesting this card to my friend

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  • Jacob G.
  • 3/17/2015 12:40:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsHappy with the results

Pros: The card isn't too big and still packs a punch. I'm running Tomb Raider, Far Cry 3, and Dragon Age: Inquisition all on ultra. My biggest concern was Dragon Age, but the benchmarks are 32.8-38 @ 1080p so, game play seems higher though because it's very smooth where as some cut scenes can be choppy in bits. The card is also very quite.

Cons: The only con I really have is that I went with a 290 to CrossFire those at a later date. I'm concerned that I will already have to CrossFire this one sooner, but, as for now, I'm very happy with it's performance.

Other Thoughts: Tomb Raider min fps was 59.1 and I haven't checked Far Cry 3, but I never had a hiccup in it.

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  • Farhaad A.
  • 3/11/2015 10:43:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorst Tech Support

Pros: Works in Windows fine

Cons: Unable to get proprietary drivers installed in Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. Contacted Sapphire support via email, they only have email support! The support staff simply said : "Sapphire does not provide Linux drivers, all drivers are offer through AMD, so you might want to check with them for help on Linux systems." Are you kidding me? Last Sapphire product I will buy and I manage an IT company.

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  • Scott H.
  • 3/8/2015 5:34:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworth

Pros: Nice and cool, runs everything i play very nice and smooth. handles over clocking very well and again does not over heat. And price, the price is perfect for this card and for the little things i dont like only cost a egg so over all worth what i paid.

Cons: these are more cosmetic then anything else other than the fact it takes a few weeks for the card to be broken in I guess. the first day i used the card it crashed playing league of legends, but after about 2 weeks I'm playing Far Cry 4 at ultra with 56 PFS average. (1 egg for that) and the blue PCB. have a black red and whit build and the fact the PCB was blue made me kinda sad i mean they could have made it black and it would look nicer. but this is small and not really worth an egg or even half an egg, the card just does not look as nice with a blue PCB

Other Thoughts: Blue PCB?

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  • Daniel F.
  • 3/6/2015 6:46:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLooks Nice but DOA

Pros: Not a lot of bright lights on it.

Cons: DOA

Other Thoughts: Was really excited to get this card and try it out since I've been limping along on a 9800gtx since my 480 died. Got everything ready to go and a black screen is all I got. The OS doesn't show new hardware. When installing drivers it tells me that I don't have a video card installed.

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  • PHIL P.
  • 3/2/2015 6:29:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Card

Pros: Very good card for its price. Can play games at 1080p with no issues.

Cons: Can get a little hot sometimes.

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