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MSI R9 280 GAMING 3G 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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R9 280 GAMING 3G

R9 280 GAMING 3G

Overview

Now You're Gaming with MSI

R9 280 GAMING 3G

A graphics card is the single most important element for more FPS. As gamers, we understand that not just any graphics card "will do." That's why we bring you the best of the best. We don't want to bug you with noise and heat, but we DO want to give you more performance. With MSI GAMING series graphics cards, you get just that.

R9 280 GAMING 3G
R9 280 GAMING 3G

Pre Overclocked
Performance

Most MSI Gaming graphics cards come pre-overclocked from the factory. This simply means you get more performance out of your card without spending any time on checking for maximum clocks and stability. Pre-overclocked graphics cards simply give more performance and you don't have to worry about damaging your card, it is completely covered by our warranty!

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Gaming App

Easy Tune, Easy Play

OC Mode

Tune up core clock and fan speed to gain a best performance.

Gaming Mode (Default)

Provide a stable gaming experience with higher core clock.

Silent Mode

The best operating environment with fabulous low noise.
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Advanced Twin Frozr IV

MSI's Twin Frozr has been the industry defining graphics card cooler. The first Twin Frozr kicked of the dual-fan trend and today MSI stays true to its dual-fan dual-slot design where others have to resort to less effective means.

The other part that the Twin Frozr cooler uses is a large Aluminium fin grid array that provides a huge amount of surface area for cooling. Heat from the GPU is transferred to the fin grid array by virtue of heat pipes with MSI's special SuperPipe technology. SuperPipes transfer heat twice as fast as regular heat pipes enabling an MSI GAMING graphics card to stay cooler than the competition.

Futhermore, MSI provides all new Airflow Control technology on the Twin Frozr. This new thermal technology leads airflow to the heat pipe by a special deflector on the heatsink, so it can increase the flow of air directly. In addition, this exclusive heatsink design increases the area of the heatsink to enhance dissipation even more.

Military Class Components

One of the deciding factors in performance is the quality of the components used. That is why MSI only uses MIL-STD-810G certified components for its Gaming cards because only these components have proven able to withstand the torturous circumstances of extreme gaming and overclocking.

Solid Caps

With their aluminum core design, solid caps have been a staple in high-end mainboard designs and provide lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as an over-10-year lifespan.

R9 280 GAMING 3G

Hi-C Caps

A Hi-C Cap is a very small, but super-efficient capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing around a CPU socket to install large coolers, it also allows for 93% energy efficiency. Thanks to Hi-C Caps, MSI's mainboards are the most energy efficient in the market.

R9 280 GAMING 3G

Solid State Choke

It's a new generation, form-in-one choke, which doesn't generate vibration noise under heavy loads & provides 37.5% higher current output comparing with traditional ring chokes. This is very important when your GPU is overclocked or under high loads, since it requires even more electricity.

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Experience - Predator

Share for Fun

A built-in screen and video capturing tool named Predator which captures your screen as still images or videos with the push of a button and allows you to capture and record your coolest, goofiest, and most awesome gaming moments on your PC!

Afterburner

MSI Afterburner has quickly become the favorite overclocking software for media, overclockers and end-users. Because of its simple interface, it's easy to learn, but it packs a lot of powerful features like an integrated benchmark utility - called Kombustor - that can check your system performance in benchmarking mode, or run as a stability test.

Don't speak English? No problem: MSI Afterburner is translated in many languages including Russian, Spanish, Chinese and Korean! Not satisfied with the looks? Just change to one of the many different skins or create one yourself with ease!

Even better, you can run Afterburner straight from your smartphone! Download the MSI Afterburner App from Google Play or the Apple store and start overclocking.

R9 280 GAMING 3G
Specifications
Graphics Engine AMD Radeon™ R9 280
Bus Standard PCI Express x16 3.0
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size (MB) 3072
Memory Interface 384 bits
Core Clock Speed (MHz) 933MHz Core (Boost Clock: 1000MHz) (OC mode)
933MHz Core (Boost Clock: 972MHz) (Gaming mode)
933MHz Core (Boost Clock: 933MHz) (Silent mode)
Memory Clock Speed (MHz) 5000
DVI Output
1 (Dual-link DVI-I)
HDMI-Output 1 (version 1.4a)
Mini DisplayPort 2
HDCP Support Y
HDMI Support Y
Dual-link DVI Y
Display Output (Max. Resolution) 2560 x 1600
RAMDACs 400
DirectX Version Support 11.2
OpenGL Version Support
4.3
CrossFire Support Y
Card Dimension 10.6 x 5 x 1.5 inches (269 x 128 x 37mm)
Weight 1.8lbs (849g)

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
lasted four years

Pros: remained cool and quiet. I didn't goof with the fan setting much. I ran the clocks at whatever the default setting was at 950/1200. Decreased my load times quite a bit. Most noticeable in Bioshock: Infinite.

Cons: The length of the thing. I practice bad cable management. Trying to dock this thing is like taking a stroll through Jumanji.

Other Thoughts: Started crashing during my gameplay. Complete gray or black out. I have to hold the reset button down. Took a look at the card while it was running. One of the fans was twitching. Who knows how long? I cleaned it which revived the fan. Still seems to spin a smidge slower. Crashes are still there.. Started noticing artifacts about a year ago.. I should of hit up MSI..

I never overclocked it. Operated way below oem recommended temps. I expected more life out of this product.

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Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI product! If you ever require technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
I wouldn't suggest this product

Pros: It lasted over a year.

Cons: Bought in April 2015 and it went out September 2016

Other Thoughts: none

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Jason,
We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

If you have not go through troubleshooting yet, then feel free to contact our tech support team for assistance at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Time.
If you have gone through troubleshooting and confirmed the symptom, then please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA for warranty service.
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Once your information and warranty are verified by the system then you will get a RMA# immediately.
You will receive a RMA email which indicates the turn-around time as well as ship-to address.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product or special requests, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to call us or email us directly and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.
Tech Support Line: 626-271-1004 (M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Time)
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5

Pros: Have not had any issues with the card in the 2 years that I have owned it. Still able to play many games in 1080p. Games run perfect under 720p.

Cons: it's a very long and thick card. I'd make sure there's enough clearance in a case for it. I personally have a full tower atx so I haven't experienced any clearance issues, but in my friends mid-tower atx; it barely fits in there.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excellent Video Card for the money

Pros: This card will handle most games in ultra, however Battlefield 4 is limited to high at 1080p. Also when it is pushed it remains cool at under 50° C.

Cons: I don't have any cons to report on this card.

Other Thoughts: This card has been reliable for nearly 1 year and if it were still available I would recommend it to others.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
When will more be in stock?

Pros: No problems, Yet. It's a very nice high end graphics card for it's price

Cons: out of stock

Other Thoughts: please restock!

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
great card

Pros: it is the card that I put in a 600$ component budget build (not OS) mind you I paired it with an fx 6300 and (i haven't given this card a hard over clock only a slight one). the combo of those 2 has allowed this game to run far cry 4 at ultra at about 45 to 50. it maxes MMO'S. maxes BF4 at about 70. skyrim maxes.

Cons: CAUTION DO NOT RUN ON 4K. if you do run on the lowest settings work up from there in my experience it jumped up to 100% fan speed and was at 85 degrees Celsius

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
great gpu

Pros: ok lets start off with the overclocking i got this card to 1220 and 1430 to the memory this is some crazyyyyy overclock.stable............this card is a really good card, here is my temps 140f and overclock 154.not bad at all lol.allso this card is a little loud if u ramp it up pass 70% fan speed.

Cons: i wish there was a backplate.all so this card is voltage locked so dont even try lol.all so there was some odd things with this card.every now and then i would ge a odd black and white lines across the tscreen.odd right.all so i look into the card and there is not a direct contact to the main cooler and vram.so i would get some odd artifacting in games.but this is still a great card this is my asic quality 54% but this card still overclocked like a beast.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
VERY NICE

Pros: I'd used it ten months. It work nice with E3-1220 V3 and play games so good.

Cons: N/A

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