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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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  • Michael L.
  • 11/21/2014 1:45:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMore than enough

Pros: Well, I bought it for 199.99 at the time, and that's a super pro considering it out performs the GTX 760 in 90% of games.

Stays relatively cool in a hot environment

Not loud

Cons: None really, kind of wish it had another DVI-I instead of DVI-D but that's not really a big deal.

Other Thoughts: Great card price to performance ratio is pretty amazing. +Recommend

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  • Joseph H.
  • 11/18/2014 9:24:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent GPU for Price

Pros: Excellent GPU performance for the price. For 164 after rebate, I was very happy. This GPU can max most games at 1080p. It also has 3gb of ram which will help it age a little better than a 760 with newer games. I was pleased with my card as it didn't have any coil whine and came with hynix memory.

Cons: There are two Sapphire 280s listed on newegg and one was cheaper. Newegg did not price match it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/15/2014 7:31:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood card but Defective

Pros: Runs well in most games.
Can handle 1080p 50fps (I like when games run 25 for some reason)
Runs cool most of the time

Cons: My card was defective when I got it. Constant crashes, text was messed up, and wasn't being detected.

Other Thoughts: Sent back to sapphire to get fixed. Don't use support tickets. Just email them directly. Process was easy. Will update when I receive the card

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  • Yoshe V.
  • 11/7/2014 12:39:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery satisfied

Pros: Run all my games on ultra

Cons: I experience some screen tearing with windows 7 but once i installed windows 8.1 they where gone

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/1/2014 4:50:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBad experience; Good card

Pros: I bought this card in August and it's a great video card. It can handle all of the latest games with ease on the highest settings. I do however have multiple issues with it and the company.

Cons: I've been so busy lately but when I was cleaning I remembered I had never received my rebate from them. It showed as received and processed but I never got it. I would rather you just take the $20 off at the time of purchase because if I can even get my refund then I just gave a 3 month 0% interest loan.

After a quick Google search I came across popular tech forums and learned that many people experienced a higher amount of issues with the rebate when it came to Sapphire than other companies. I was surprised because I have never had this issue before.

Besides this , the fans on the card make a substantial amount of noise at seemingly random intervals. It is not the spinning of them specifically but it appears to be some kind of a defect in the way that they spin at times due to the speed. It must be a known design flaw because others on YouTube have noted it as well if you search. It's very annoying.

All in all it's a powerful card but I kind of wish I did not venture away from the brands I was familiar with like EVGA.

Other Thoughts: I would probably not buy from Sapphire again because there are substitutes for their products.

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  • Sandeep R.
  • 10/29/2014 3:11:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't Buy for OpenGL games

Pros: None for me

Cons: Xplane (OpenGL flight sim) performance is worse than my EVGA GTX 560Ti on Linux and Windows 8.1 with latest drivers. 18fps on the 280 vs 25fps for 560Ti which is a 4 generation old card on a AMD 8350fx with 8GB ram.

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  • Dorenda E.
  • 10/28/2014 2:19:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card For the Price

Pros: This Card can run most of my games at high-ultra settings.
It runs at about 30 degrees Celsius and is very silent. Shipping came withing 2-3 days and came with 3 free games (:

Cons: None that i can think of

Other Thoughts: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/13/2014 10:34:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card. Price makes it an excellent buy

Pros: Yes, this card really is a rebadged HD 7950 running an updated BIOS. However this isn't a bad thing, and just like the 7950, this card overclocks astoundingly well. From the stock 940 MHz (Sapphire stock that is, AMD reference stock is 850 Mhz) i was able to lift the core frequency into the 1100+ MHz range with only a slight voltage increase, and the memory frequency could be pushed into the 1600+ Mhz range with no visual artifacts appearing on the screen. Now i don't recommend overclocking if you're new to this and have no idea how to go about it as it is risky to push extra voltage into the core, or hike the frequencies past certain ranges; this paragraph is aimed at the person who wishes to squeeze even more performance out if this card. With a decent overclock, you can have a card that is on par with its big brother, the R9 280X and big bro's main rival over at the green camp, the GTX 770. While my overclocks are decent (and while i also don't recommend the overclocks in the next sentence since those people had to push their voltages to unsafely high amounts), i've seen some people manage to get their core into the 1250 MHz+ zone, and their memory clocks rocketed into the stratospheric 1700+ MHz range, so take this as a loose guide of what to expect when OCing this card.


As for gaming, it runs all my games at highest settings at pleasant frame rates, and the only time i noticed hiccuping when i ran Unigine Heaven simultaneously on two 1920 x 1080 monitors, but even then the lowest i saw during that grueling test was 25 FPS. The R9 280's opponent seems to be the GTX 760, and as most benchmarks have shown, the R9 280 comes out ahead in most non-Physx dependent games.

Cons: I guess the only thing i can whine about is that i found the exterior styling to be too bland and conservative for me, especially when compared to what the HIS, MSI, and Asus 280's look like, but for the price, getting the Sapphire made sense. And seriously, i won't care that much about something that will spend most of its time inside my computer case.

Also, this is a somewhat audible card, so don't expect ninja-silent gaming.

Other Thoughts: It's a 10.5 inch card. It fit easily into my microATX case, but it's always wise to measure the amount of space you have ahead of your PCIe x16 port before buying a video card.

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  • Michael L.
  • 10/4/2014 1:17:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsMagnificent

Pros: Beautiful card especially for the price! (got mine for around 200 right after the coin mining boom died down) Plays Shadow of Mordor maxed out at 1080p at well over 60fps (didn't bench it), Install the punishing HD texture pack and with a couple tweaks and it still runs great on ultra/1080p. Fans are whisper quiet, I've never managed to hear them. And the heatsink is so well designed I went to dust it after 5 months and to my surprise it barely accumated any! Compare that to my CPU fan which gets a fur coat every 2 months. Low maintenance, Low Noise, Serious power. AMD has won back my business from the green team!

Cons: Power consumption is high, over 200 watts actual draw during peak performance. It's basically a re-badged 7950, which isn't much of a con since the 7950 was also an amazing card

Other Thoughts: Too bad the 3 free game downloads were lousy choices...

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  • Forest F.
  • 9/27/2014 2:55:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Good

Pros: Very good card, easy to install and can handle any game i can throw at it.

Cons: None so far.

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