For gamers who demand the very best, AMD Radeon R9 280X graphics shatters ordinary GPU performance. Groundbreaking GCN Architecture pushes your performance to insane levels while AMD TrueAudio technology and ultra-resolution gaming take you even deeper into the action.
- 2048 Stream Processors
- 1080 MHz Core Clock
- 3GB 384-Bit DDR5
- 6200 MHz Effective Memory Clock
- PCI Express 3.0
AMD Radeon Graphics
Never settle for anything less than AMD Radeon™ R Series graphics.
Gamers Come First. We’ve been on the front lines of gaming innovation for years, backing developers’ creative genius with the technology and firepower to put you in the heart of the action.
Newest AMD Technologies
Powered by Mantle technology and AMD TrueAudio technology.
There’s optimization, and then there’s Mantle technology. Games enabled with Mantle speak the language of Graphics Core Next to unlock revolutionary performance and image quality. Also AMD TrueAudio Technology puts the magic of surround sound into every headset and helps give sound engineers the freedom to innovate in ways they’ve never had before. This is what the future of PC gaming sounds like.
XFX Black Edition With GPU Edging
The Black Edition graphics card represent our highest achievement in GPUs
XFX's exclusive Black Edition graphics card are the most rigorously tested graphics card. They are pre-overclocked to the maximum core clock achievable and come from the highest quality yield GPUs which make up the top 1% of those produced in the world. In addition, we pair it with the highest quality components to ensure there are no bottle necks so you can be certain you are getting the best graphics card possible on the market today.
XFX Ghost Thermal 2.0 Technology
The new and improved floating heatsink design of XFX graphics cards provides the ultimate cooling solution.
XFX's exclusive ghost thermal 2.0 design creates a floating heatsink with open airflow between the PCB and the cover so that air can quickly ventilate off the card while simultaneously cooling the core process and the components. We've also made major advances from our first generation which includes a heat tested light weight plastic to create an overall lighter thermal which reduces the physical strain on your gpu.
Up to 13db Quieter and 7°C Cooler Than Our Competitors
The exclusive XFX Double Dissipation design is cooler and quieter than others.
XFX's exclusive dual fan double dissipation design utilizes two larger fans which run at slower RPM than comparable single fan soltuions which must run at much higer RPMs just to barely achieve the same cooling needs. Because of this design, XFX is able to achieve up to 13db lower noise than the competitor while simultaneously increasing the overall cooling by 7°C.
3 GB GDDR Video Memory
Enhance your gaming experience and drastically improve your gaming graphics.
Video Memory improves you gaming experience by storing more 3D vector data, textures, overlays, GPU programs which allows for faster load times, sharper graphics and higher resolutions.
4K Ready Ultra Resolution Gaming
Experience resolutions up to four times higher than HD and see everything your opponent throws at you — without sacrificing a single detail.
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.
AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture & 32-bit Ultrawide Bandwidth
Primed to enable astonishing performance and breathtaking image quality, making it a top choice for gamers who expect the best.
Designed to push not only the boundaries of DirectX® 11 gaming, the GCN Architecture is also AMD's first design specifically engineered for general computing. Representing the cutting edge of AMD’s graphics expertise, GCN GPUs are more than capable of handling workloads-and programming languages-traditionally exclusive to the main processor. Coupled with the dramatic rise of GPU-aware programming languages like C++ AMP and OpenCL™, the GCN Architecture is the right architecture at the right time.
AMD Power Tune 2.0 Smart Performance Tuning
Fixed clocks speeds are a thing of the past, Power Tune dynamic performance scaling determines the best clock speed in real time.
AMD PowerTune technology is a significant leap forward to better ensure that performance is optimized for TDP-constrained GPUs. AMD PowerTune technology helps deliver higher performance that is optimized to the thermal limits of the GPU by dynamically adjusting the clock during runtime based on an internally calculated GPU power assessment. AMD PowerTune technology can dynamically adjust the performance profile in real time to fit within the TDP envelope.
True Visual Stereoscopic HD3D Ready
The 3rd dimension is here thanks to AMD
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.
AMD Eyefinity 6 Display Technology
Multidisplay technology for gaming, productivity and entertainment.
We are taking you beyond the boundaries of traditional PC displays. XFX Multi Display technology expands the traditional limits of desktop computing by multiplying your screen area. With multiple monitors, games become more immersive, workstations become more useful and you become more productive (an average of 42% more productive according to one study).
XFX Duratec Professional Grade Components
XFX graphics cards are made from the highest quality components to maximize your performance.
When it comes to keeping your graphics card cool, we don't miss any details. Our high quality components which may include the capacitors, ferrite cores, mosfet, fans, brackets and PCB material are built to last in addition to providing you with better performance and increased lifespan for your product.
Improved Multi Sample Anti-Aliasing MSAA Technology
Smooth lines is the difference between bitty low quality graphics to a smooth realistic graphics.
MSAA smoothes out the jagged edges of a curved object. A black curved line on a white background displayed on a computer screen will have some jaggedness along its edges due to the inherent limitations of using discrete pixels to display the image. Anti-aliasing smoothes out this jaggedness by filling in the white spaces between the jagged edges with varying shades of grey which gives you the smooth soft shadows, crisp sharp lines of buildings, and crisp tiny details in clothing that make your experience truely realistic.
Bullet Physics Engine Technology
Get the most out of your gaming experience with real 3D Physics.
Take advantage of the 3D Physics capabilities of some of today's newest titles which include completely destructable objects, walls and buildings collapsing from gun fire, real particle effects such as fire that react to the environment and realistic details such as moving hair, water and much more.
Compatible with the newest Direct X Technology
Meets the standards of the newest games with the latest Direct X driver compatibility.
With every new generation of Direct X, major improvements are made which greatly advance the graphics capabilities of games. That's why it is essential to ensure that you are using a graphics card with the newest Direct X driver compatibility so that you'll get the most out of your gaming experience. See the difference for yourself.
6X Tesselation Technology
The details of tesselations can make the difference between a flat dull surface and a realistic bumpy surface.
XFX graphics cards offer the highest tesselation capabilities while still maintaining the higest performance. We don't sacrifice one for the other so you can expect to get the riches detail in your games without slowing down your gaming experience. See bumpy roads, textured fabrics and realistic rippling waters with high tesselated graphics from XFX.
Radeon is faster. Radeon is immersive. Radeon is gaming.
For gamers who demand the very best, AMD Radeon R9 280X graphics shatter ordinary GPU performance. Groundbreaking GCN Architecture pushes your performance to insane levels while AMD TrueAudio technology and ultra-resolution gaming take you even deeper into the action.
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.
With AMD TrueAudio technology, you get the most revolutionary, realistic and breathtaking sound we've ever put in a GPU Mantle gives game developers the power to speak directly to the GPU core.
With such a direct connection to your hardware, game developers are discovering a whole new world of immersion and performance made possible by AMD graphics leadership.
- 3GB GDDR5 Memory
- GCN Architecture
- PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface
- DirectX® 11.2-capable graphics
- 9th generation programmable hardware tessellation units
- Shader Model 5.0
- DirectCompute 11
- Accelerated multi-threading
- HDR texture compression
- Order-independent transparency
- Tiled Resources Support
- OpenGL 4.2 support
- Partially Resident Textures (PRT)
- Ultra-high resolution texture streaming technology
- Image quality enhancement technology
- Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
- Adaptive anti-aliasing
- Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA)
- 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
- 128-bit floating point HDR rendering
- AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology1
- Up to 6 displays supported with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport
- Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
- Display grouping
- Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
- AMD App Acceleration2
- OpenCL 1.2 Support
- Microsoft C++ AMP
- DirectCompute 11
- Double Precision Floating Point
- AMD HD Media Accelerator
- Unified Video Decoder (UVD)
- MPEG-2 (SD & HD)
- MVC (Blu-ray 3D)
- MPEG-4 Part 2 (DivX/Xvid)
- Adobe Flash
- DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
- Video Codec Engine (VCE)
- Multi-stream hardware H.264 encoder
- Full-fixed mode: 1080p @ 60 FPS encoding
- Hybrid mode: Stream Processor-assisted encoding
- Enhanced Video Quality features
- Advanced post-processing and scaling
- Automatic deinterlacing
- Mosquito noise reduction
- Edge enhancement
- 3:2 pulldown detection
- Advanced video color correction
- Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch)
- Independent video gamma control
- Flesh tone correction
- Color vibrance control
- Dynamic contrast
- Dynamic video range control
- AMD HD3D technology4
- Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support
- Blu-ray 3D support
- Stereoscopic 3D gaming
- 3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
- Dual-link DVI with HDCP
- Max resolution: 2560x1600
- Max resolution: 2048x1536
- Integrated HD audio controller
- Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
- AMD CrossFire™ multi-GPU technology5
- Dual, triple or quad-GPU scaling
- Cutting-edge integrated display support
- DisplayPort 1.2 HBR2
- Max resolution: 4096x2160 per display
- Multi-Stream Transport
- 21.6 Gbps bandwidth
- High bit-rate audio
- Quad HD/4k video support
- HDMI® (With 4K, 3D, x.v.Color™ and Deep Color)
- Max resolution: 4096x2160
- 1080p60 Stereoscopic 3D
- Quad HD/4k video support
- Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
- AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology3
- Automatic power management with low power idle states
- AMD PowerTune technology3
- Intelligent TDP management technology
- Dynamic clockspeed/performance enhancement for games
- AMD ZeroCore Power technology3
- Ultra-low idle power when the system’s display is off
- Efficient low power mode for desktop work
- Secondary GPUs in an AMD CrossFire™ technology configuration power down when unneeded
- AMD Catalyst™ graphics and HD video configuration software
- Software support for Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- AMD Catalyst™ Control Center - AMD Catalyst™ software application and user interface for setup, configuration, and accessing features of AMD Radeon products.
- Unified Graphics display driver
Product Description : BLACK DD RADEON R9 280X 1080M 3GB D5 2XmDP HDMI 2XDVI
UPC Number : 778656065253
Processor & Bus
Bus Type : PCI-E 3.0
Chipset version : Tahiti XTL
GPU Bus (bit) : 384
GPU Clock : 1080MHz
Performance Category : Performance
Stream Processors : 2048
Memory Bus : 384 bit
Memory Clock : 6.2 GHz
Memory Size : 3 GB
Memory Type : DDR5
AMD HD3D Technology : Y
AMD Hybrid Graphics Technology : Y
AMD PowerPlay Technology : Y
AMD Stream Technology : Y
RoHS : Y
Display Port ready : 1.2
HDMI Ready : 1.4a
Max Supported Resolution (ANALOG) : 2048 x 1536
Max Supported Resolution (DIGITAL) : 2560 x 1600(DVI);4096 x 2160(HDMI;DP)
Output - DL-DVI-I : 1
Output - HDMI : 1
Output - mini DP : 2
Output - SL-DVI-D : 1
Card Profile : Dual
Thermal Solution : DD Fansink
Thermal Type : Dual
Card Dimension (cm) : 29.5 x 14.3 x 4.2
Card Dimension (inch) : 11.61 x 5.63 x 1.65
Master Carton Dimensions (cm) : 51.5 x 33.7 x 37.1
Master Carton Dimensions (inch) : 20.28 x 13.27 x 14.61
Master Carton Weight (Kg) : 15.39 est.
Master Carton Weight (lb) : 33.93 est.
Package Dimensions (cm) : 16 x 33.6 x 9.8
Package Dimensions (inch) : 6.3 x 13.23 x 3.86
Package Weight (Kg) : 1.44 est.
Package Weight (lb) : 3.17 est.
Units/Carton : 10
6-pin to 4-pin power cable : 1
8-pin to 6-pin power cable : 1
Cross Fire Bridge : 1
Installation CD with Multi-Language User Guide :1
Promotional Bundles : PSU Cross Marketing Insert
Quick Installation Guide : 1
XFX Serial Number Card : 1
External Power - 6-pins : 1
External Power - 8-pins : 1
Minimum Power Supply Requirement : 750 watt
XFX Recommended Power Supply : XFX 850W PSU
TweakTown Must-Have Editors Choice Award
As for the performance of the card, XFX has put together a really nice card. Out of the box the performance is good as XFX has really given us a nice overclock. The fact that they have also chosen to increase the memory clock speed alongside the core is really nice. Increasing the memory clock is something we see few companies do these days and, if they do, it's because they have increased the core an extremely small amount. Today, though, we can see that XFX has given us a decent core bump along with the memory clock speed increase.
The cooler looks simple and elegant; the good news, though, is that it doesn't only look great, but it performs exceptionally well with noise and temperature as well. If you're after an R9 280X 3GB that hits at a really strong price point, the model that XFX has shown here today is one you should be looking at.
Adreanaline Gold Award
“The XFX did a great job with your version Black Edition Double Dissipation of R9 Radeon 280x , to offer the market a very elegant and dashing product without sacrificing performance efficiency. The board, therefore, breaks the "dictatorship" of the plates for gamers with vision beyond "bold" with garish colors and designs with more like futuristic ships, sometimes to be tacky.”
“The turbine factory clocks, and the presence of an efficient and refined cooling system and components to a high standard, are differences that make the XFX Radeon R9 280x Black Edition one of the most attractive options on the market, priced just above $ 10 value of a R9 280x AMD reference, even DirectCU II TOP value of the Asus we reviewed a few weeks ago.”
“The plate showed breath more than enough to run most heavy games in the market for high quality and very fluid gameplay.”
“In terms of technology, the XFX Black Edition R9 280x brings everything that we do best on the market, such as Mantle and DirectX 11.2, plus robust support Tessellation.”
“The XFX Radeon R9 280x Black Edition Double Dissipation proves that a VGA can be bold and high performance while maintaining enough sleek and beautiful design. This is one of the most attractive options in the market.”
Hardware-360 Approved Award
“The Double-D heatsink has finally come into it’s own. The first generation design was good but we typically found it could be outperformed by other manufacturer heatsinks. This time around XFX has gone all out by using an over-sized thermal solution with dual 100mm fans capable of cooling the Tahiti XT graphics processor with ease.”
“In our testing, the XFX Radeon R9 280x DD was able to run every game we tested above or close to the 60FPS mark. In games that require substantial memory bandwidth, the 3GB frame buffer boosted the performance to levels that at times were 20% higher than the GTX 770. ”
“The Double Dissipation thermal solution has also been improved greatly over the previous design. First off, the new look is in a word “sexy”. The black heatsink cover with the silver accents and rounded design easily make this one of the better looking graphics cards we have seen. The design though doesn’t simply stop at the looks, as the massive heatsink and dual fans kept the core temperature in the low 60°c range which is typical of a mid-range card but not the norm for high-end cards pushing 250W. The included 100mm fans were also extremely quiet under load conditions; there wasn’t a time during our testing when the fans were louder than our case fans.”
“This graphics card has excellent performance, looks great and is relatively affordable for a high-end graphics card. It also comes with a lifetime warranty and a free copy of Battlefield 4 making it even more enticing.”