Radeon R9 280X DirectCUII TOP 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

  • Core Boost: 1070MHz
  • Memory: 3072MB 6400MHz GDDR5
  • Stream Processors: 2048
  • DirectX 11.2 Support
  • ATI CrossFireX Ready
  • ATI Eyefinity
  • ATI Stream
  • ATI Avivo HD
  • ATI HD3D Technology
  • 3 Year Warranty.
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Stock Code: GX-323-AS

EAN: 4716659601067

MPN: 90YV0500-M0NA00

Manufacturer: Asus

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Radeon R9 280X DirectCUII TOP 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

The next generation Asus R9 280X DC2T graphics card has arrived, fitted with a 28nm GPU that packs 4.3bn transistors and is combined with 3GB GDDR5 Memory, it provides users with the speed for smoother gaming. Supporting full DirectX 11, AMD CrossFireX and AMD HD3D, the GPU includes an exclusive tweak utility which allows users to tune the performance of up to four graphics cards and check card status via an intuitive interface.

This GPU Tweak function links the GPU clock frequency to the voltage, so as you scale the GPU clock the voltage automatically follows; a useful tool for inexperienced Overclockers, It also enables users to select between 2D and 3D mode by providing the ability to change the respective clock speeds, voltages and fan speeds of either. Disabling the 2D mode also forces the faster 3D mode, stabilising overclocking and benchmarking results.

Embedded with GPU-Z to access accurate graphics card information, the card also contains a live update driver and BIOS benefiting users with the ability to keep their card in the best condition. Widget monitoring provides the choice to display the most needed information including a full widget, light widget or real time monitoring.

Furthermore, new PCI Express 3.0 delivers improved encoding and twice the performance of the previous PCI Express 2.0 and vision horizons can be expanded across six displays with AMD Eyefinity technology. This technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience.

- Litecoin Hash Rate: 550-750
- PCI-E 3.0 Ready: Delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe GEN2 for faster GPU- CPU
- Hugely overclockable
- Core Clock Speed: 1070MHz
- Shader Architecture: GCN
- Stream Processors: 32 CU / 2048 ALU
- Texture Units: 128
- ROPS / Z-Stencil: 32 / 128
- Frame Buffer / Memory: 3GB GDDR5
- Memory Width / Speed: 384 bit / 6400MHz
- Load / Idle Board Power: <300W / <3W
- Power Connectors: 8-pin + 6-pin
- Display Outputs: 2x DVI + 1x DP + 1x HDMI
- Power: 250W TDP
- 3yr Warranty

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good upgrade from 5870

upgraded from a well used hd5870 and its way way better, very happy.
so far its quiet and running a few degrees warmer than my 5870 did at idle but i did have a zalman vf3000 cooler on that and i currently have it at defaults so it could run much cooler ..... but even then its only got to 68c under load so far.(heaven benchmark)
and with the offer of 3 free games (picked hitman absolution, payday 2 and star citizen (yet to be released)
and an asus echelon laser gaming mouse (didnt come with weights though) its not a bad deal(the mouse retails for



Great card with wicked performance for the money especially compared to the nvidia equivalent. i have not experienced any issues with artefacts or flickering with this card but it might just be a lucky dip. extremely fun to over clock, running mine at 1225mhz and memory at 6600mhz and doesnt go over 72 Celsius even when stress testing. Awesome card.


WOW !!!!

Just put this into my new rig this morning and my god is it good !! good stable temps good FPS and touch wood no issues so far. may have to get another for crossfire !


Great card for gaming

i got this card for gaming , being a huge bf3 fan i wanted an edge ! see at least 2.5km with the 12x scope .. and one shot kill .. this ticks all the boxes .. i run it on ultra settings and reaches temps of 70-72 was 80-84 before i installed the intergalactic fans in my case to cool it .. but not disappointed in the slightest ... although one BUG bare !! Direct X issues when i first installed the card would not run any BF game :( i had to lower the clock speed this sorted it ..

hope this helps people ..

BF3 Gamer JaMsT4r


Great card at an affordable cost

Let me just start by addressing the high temperature and texture flickering/corruption. First off, this card comes pre-overclocked, and as such when playing demanding games or playing at a high resolution, sometimes the card will attempt to draw more power than it is programmed for, as such the card will throttle clocks to maintain it's programmed power limit. To fix this is very simple. Go into your Catalyst Control Manager and go to AMD overdrive and raise the power limit to 10% or higher, if you wish. Please note that under heavy loads this can increase temperatures, but if you have adequate case cooling this should not be a problem.

Now, to address the temperature issue. There is no problem. It's as simple as that. 80 degrees is perfectly safe for top end GPU's. In fact, come to think of it, it's safe for pretty much any GPU I can think off. I once had a laptop that I had overclocked the GPU on and when gaming it reaches into the 80's, and that laptop is still soldiering on today. Please don't just take my word for it, google is your friend. These GPU's can reach well above 80 degrees so there is nothing to worry about. I will say, however, that if you are in the 90's or higher when gaming, you really need to check your case cooling, as this GPU should never get to that temperature under normal gaming environments due to it's aggressive cooling method.

The only time this GPU should reach into the 90's is under stress testing using a program like FURKMARK.

Now, onto my review. It's pretty short because, well... I only wrote this review to bring out those two points because they seemed to be coming up quite often.

In short, this is a great performing card at a very competitive price. If you game at 1080p, there is nothing you can throw at this card (yet) that will bring it to it's knees. If you game at higher resolutions, the card still preforms admirably in the majority of games at high settings. It's 3GB video memory really helps it in this regard.

Don't even get me started on what cross-firing this beast is like. I have an ASUS Matrix Platinum cross-fired with one of these cards and I game at 1600p... I haven't yet run into a game I cannot max out. They are really that powerful.

For just over



Obviously I compare these to the sapphire 280x vapor. Used both for games and both for mining.

-Sapphire - 745 kh/s basicc tweaks.
-Asus - 735-745 kh/s basic tweaks.

- Asus runs MUCH cooler than the sapphire vapor, running at 80 or below in SLI config in case, the vapors ran at around 84 to autoswitch off at 88. Asus run around 76 degrees lifted half a foot from motherboard on coin rig.

- Both performed about as well as each in game didn't notice any difference.

- The asus cards are considerably thinner, not sure if this is simply down to not having a back plate attatched like the vapors, the fans looks weak and flimsy but if protected and not faulty like mine seem to be, they are just incredible at cooling.

Good buy so far.


Does what it says on the tin (a Top Gpu)

Bought this a couple of months ago. It was easy to install and is nicely built. The Asus software is not too intrusive and works well.
Runs my games at full detail settings at 1440p.
Job done and well recommended if you don't want to push to


Very quiet, very powerful

This card has ticked all the boxes for me. I've recently returned a 7970 matrix platinum because I was getting horrendous graphical problems. But this meets the performance of that card and does it without any issues at all.

The only problems I've had have been with bf4 suffering a few texture issues which are down to the game itself, not the card. It runs hotter than my old 6970 but I'm led to believe this is normal, and it is a hell of a lot quieter. I've played bioshock infinite, bf3 and bf4 all on ultra at 2560x1080 and haven't heard a sound from the card.

I was going to water cool this but I can't see any reason to. It overclocks fine and runs silently on the stock cooler. My faith is restored. Just don't buy the matrix platinum version.


Not as good as i first thought...

This is a follow up to my previous review... I've been using the card a bit more now and all of a sudden i'm reaching temps of up to 83c when gaming!! This is not good and nothing else in my system has changed since installing the card. The card also went through a phase of glitching in games (texture corruption and flickering etc.) when it hit around 78-80c. After some googling it seems i'm not alone when it comes to flaky R9 280X cards from Asus.

It's still fast and quiet, which are the only good things i can say right now. I intend on returning the card as i'm not satisfied with it.



Great card, every game maxed out even crysis 3 at 50 fps+. cool temps and ideal for overclocking. great next day delivery too from overclockers. a must buy


Fast AND Quiet!

This is definitely an upgrade to my older Radeon 7950 no matter what some people might say!

Popped the card in and it booted first time and drivers were easily installed with no messing around (paired with an i7 3770k). This card is very quiet (even under load) and i've yet to see the GPU temp go above 73C and the VRM temps go above 69C... The GPU temp usually hovers around 69C and VRM temps around 64C most of the time when gaming.

It's my first Asus branded graphics card and it's brilliant! There's one minor thing which may or may not affect the card in the long run... The memory chips don't have heatsinks and are not in contact with the main cooler either (they're exposed). Might not be a major thing unless you plan on pushing the memory further.

Great service from OcUK too :).


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