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MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming 3GB
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MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming 3GB

R9 280X GAMING 3G, AMD Radeon R9 280X, DirectX 11.2, PCI-Express 3.0 x16, 1050 MHz, 3072 MB

MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming 3GB
GPU
AMD Radeon R9 280X
DirectX version
DirectX 11.2
Memory amount
3,072 MB

Hardware.Info reviews 2 reviews


5x AMD Radeon R9 280X review: ASUS, MSI, Sapphire and XFX

June 6, 2014 - 12:59 AM
As the "New" AMD Radeon R9 280X is based on the Radeon HD 7970, manufactorers were able to release their own models straight off the mark. We compare 280X cards sent to us by ASUS, MSI, Sapphire and XFX.

AMD Radeon R9 280X / R9 270X from ASUS and MSI review: R9 in practice

October 10, 2013 - 12:00 AM
Two days ago AMD introduced the new Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X graphics cards. Granted, the main 'new' thing about the cards were their names, considering the R9 280X is a different version of the Radeon HD 7970, the R9 270X is an updated ve...

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MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming 3GB specifications

General
  Brand MSI
  Product name Radeon R9 280X Gaming 3GB
  Product code R9 280X GAMING 3G, V277-053R
  EAN code 4719072314026, 0824142015995
  Tested on Wednesday October 9, 2013

Specifications Search for products based on specifications
  GPU AMD Radeon R9 280X
  Graphics card series AMD Radeon R9
  GPU brand AMD
  DirectX version DirectX 11.2
  Interface PCI-Express 3.0 x16
  Graphics clock frequency 1,050 MHz
  Clock frequency - Turbo 1,050 MHz

GPU cooling

GPU cooling Active (2x)
  Extra power connector Ja
  Power connector type PEG6+PEG8
  nVidia SLI compatible Nee
  AMD Crossfire compatible Ja

HDCP compatible

HDCP compatible Ja

Audio through HDMI

Audio through HDMI Ja
  Number of slots 2
  Length 26.7 cm
  Low profile Nee

Memory Search for products based on specifications
  Memory amount 3,072 MB
  Memory clock frequency 1,500 MHz
  Memory type GDDR5
  Memory cooling Ja

Connectors Search for products based on specifications
  D-Sub output Nee
  D-Sub output (amount) 0
  DVI connector Ja
  DVI output (amount) 1
  HDMI output Ja
  DisplayPort connector Ja
  Number of DisplayPort connectors 2

Included Search for products based on specifications
  DVI -> D-Sub convertor Ja
  DVI -> HDMI plug Nee
  HDMI -> DVI plug Nee
  Remote control Nee

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MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming 3GB test results

Overclocking test Show charts of test results
  Clock frequency - Chip (Max. OC) 1,140 MHz

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Clock frequency - Memory (Max. OC) 1,700 MHz

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  3DMark Vantage Performance 45,395

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Clock frequency - Chip (3DMark Vantage) 1,135 MHz

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Clock frequency - Memory (3DMark Vantage) 1,700 MHz

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  3DMark 11 Performance 13,350

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Clock frequency - Chip (3DMark 11) 1,140 MHz

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Clock frequency - Memory (3DMark 11) 1,700 MHz

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  3DMark - Fire Strike 9,060

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Klokfrequentie - Chip (3DMark - Fire Strike) 1,135 MHz

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Klokfrequentie - Geheugen (3DMark - Fire Strike) 1,700 MHz

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64


Benchmarks (Windows 7 x64 - Core i7 3960X) Show charts of test results
  Driver version Catalyst 13.11 Beta 1

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  3DMark Vantage Performance 38,267

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  3DMark11 Performance 10,594

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  3DMark Fire Strike 7,578

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Metro 2033 - Medium - 1920x1080 76 fps

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Metro 2033 - Very High - 1920x1080 42 fps

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Batman Arkham City - Medium - 1920x1080 124 fps

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Batman Arkham City - Very High 4x AA - 1920x1080 108 fps

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Battlefield 3 - Medium - DoF 90 - 1920x1080 160.8 fps

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Battlefield 3 - Ultra 4x AA - DoF 90 - 1920x1080 77.5 fps

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Crysis 2 DX11 - Very high - Hi-res Edge AA - 1920x1080 74.6 fps

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Crysis 2 DX11 - Ultra - Hi-res Edge AA - 1920x1080 71 fps

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Crysis 3 - 1920x1080 - Medium 86.2 fps

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Crysis 3 - 1920x1080 - Very High 4x AA 35 fps

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Max. temperature (Metro 2033 after 2 runs) - acc. to measure 55 °C

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Max. temperature (Metro 2033 after 2 runs) - acc. to driver 60 °C

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Noise level - Idle (10 cm.) 27.9 dB(A)

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Noise level - Load (10 cm.) 46.8 dB(A)

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Power consumption (system) - idle (avg. 5 min.) 79 W

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

  Power consumption (system) - Metro LL (1920x1080 VH, avg.) 318 W

Test configuration

Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB DDR3-1600, Asus P7X79 Pro, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Windows 7 x64

MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming 3GB reviews 2 reviews


5x AMD Radeon R9 280X review: ASUS, MSI, Sapphire and XFX

June 6, 2014 - 12:59 AM
As the "New" AMD Radeon R9 280X is based on the Radeon HD 7970, manufactorers were able to release their own models straight off the mark. We compare 280X cards sent to us by ASUS, MSI, Sapphire and XFX.

AMD Radeon R9 280X / R9 270X from ASUS and MSI review: R9 in practice

October 10, 2013 - 12:00 AM
Two days ago AMD introduced the new Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X graphics cards. Granted, the main 'new' thing about the cards were their names, considering the R9 280X is a different version of the Radeon HD 7970, the R9 270X is an updated ve...


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