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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.

Key Features

  • 2048 Stream Processors
  • 850 MHz Core Clock
  • 3GB 384-Bit DDR5
  • 6000 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 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)
  • H.264
  • VC-1
  • 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
  • Deblocking
  • Denoising
  • 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
  • VGA
  • 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

General

Product Description : DD RADEON R9 280X 1000M BOOST 3GB D5 2XmDP HDMI 2XDVI

UPC Number : 778656065062

 

Processor & Bus

Bus Type : PCI-E 3.0

Chipset version : Tahiti XTL

GPU Boost Clock : 1000MHz

GPU Bus (bit) : 384

GPU Clock : 850MHz

Performance Category : Standard

Stream Processors : 2048

 

Memory

Memory Bus : 384 bit

Memory Clock : 6.0 GHz

Memory Size : 3 GB

Memory Type : DDR5

 

Feature Technologies

AMD HD3D Technology : Y

AMD Hybrid Graphics Technology : Y

AMD PowerPlay Technology : Y

AMD Stream Technology : Y

 

Environmental

RoHS : Y

 

Display Output

Display Port ready : 1.2

Dual link Support : Y

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

 

Physical

Card Profile : Dual

Thermal Solution : DD Fansink

Thermal Type : Dual Slot

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 13.2 x 3.9

Package Weight (Kg) : 1.44 est.

Package Weight (lb) : 3.17 est.

Units/Carton : 10

 

Includes

6-pin to 4-pin power cable : 1

8-pin to 6-pin power cable : 1

Crossfire Bridge : 1

Driver Disk Installation Guide : 1

Installation DVD : 1

Promotional Bundles : PSU Cross Marketing Insert

Quick Installation Guide : 1

XFX Serial Number Card : 1

 

Requirements

External Power - 6-pins : 1

External Power - 8-pins : 1

Minimum Power Supply Requirement : 750 watt

XFX Recommended Power Supply : XFX 850W PSU

 

HardwareCanucks Dam Good Value 

“The sleek, futuristic black shroud looks phenomenal”

 

“The XFX card we are testing comes with their newly improved Double Dissipation heatsink and the results are nothing short of spectacular. If other board partners are able to achieve temperatures like these, overclocking shouldn’t be held back by heat buildup until insanely high clock speeds are achieved. ”

 

“This heatsink just keeps on giving. Not only does it have the capability to deliver incredible cooling but it does so without making one iota of perceptible noise above the typical case fans.”

 

“Power consumption for our sample was quite good, obviously beating out the GHz Edition due to the R9 280X’s lower core clocks and likely a mature 28nm manufacturing process.”

 

“For the time being, the R9 280X is the most appealing card in AMD’s refreshed lineup. Not only is it affordable but it provides performance metrics that were previously unheard of within the $299 price bracket, adding some much-needed value to a segment that will be in high demand as new games are released over the Christmas season.”

 

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LegitReviews Recommended Award

“The XFX Radeon R9 280X Double Dissipation Edition card is one of the coolest cards that we have ever tested at load!”

 

“At the end of the day the real winner here would be gamers. You’ve never been able to get so much performance for $299!  It is rather amazing that you can pick up a $299 video card and play your favorite game titles at 1080P, 1440P and 1600P.”

 

“If you are a serious gamers and have $299 to spend, the AMD Radeon R9 280X is hard to ignore. We would easily recommend any of these cards.”

 

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Overclockers Approved

“The R9 280X that AMD sent us is an XFX model, and it’s a great looking card. It’s a bit fat, extending well past the PCIe bracket, but that’s because of the massive cooler and equally massive 100 mm fans.”

 

“Have a look around, you should be pleased. XFX did a great job making this card look great.”

 

“As mentioned before, the cooler has two 100 mm fans. I like coolers with larger fans such as this one; they tend to be quieter than coolers with smaller fans, and indeed this cooler is nice and quiet. Even at full blast, you hear a quiet whoooosh of air, no other noise.”

 

“The cooler on this GPU is huge and does a good job keeping things cool. We let the stock BIOS control fans when doing temperature testing and it kept the fans very close to silent, while keeping the GPU at very reasonable temperatures.”

 

“The kicker here is that it is doing a solid job keeping up with the more expensive GTX 770 even with the 280X at stock.”

 

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