XFX AMD Radeon R9 280X OC Review & Specs

XFX AMD Radeon R9 280X OC Black Edition 3GB DDR5 R9-280X-TDBD

XFX AMD Radeon R9 280X OC Black Edition 3GB DDR5 R9-280X-TDBD

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  • Features XFX Enhanced Double Dissipation Cooling
  • Factory Overclocked and Tested
  • XFX Lifetime Warranty - Registration within 30 days of purchase required
  • 3GB DDR5 Memory

Specifications Overview

Model R9-280X-TDBD
Release Date July 2014

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
GPU Interface PCIe x16
GPU Chipset Radeon R9 280X
GPU Memory Size 3GB
GPU Memory Type GDDR5
GPU Clock Rate 1080MHz
GPU Boost Clock Rate -
TDP 250W
Length 294mm
Cooling Type 2 Fans
Power Connectors 1 PCIe 8-pin + 1 PCIe 6-pin
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
DVI-D (Dual Link) 0
DVI-I (Dual Link) 2
DisplayPort 0
G-SYNC Support
FreeSync Support
Expansion slots required 2


  • Factory overclock
  • Voltage unlocked


  • Not so solid card
  • High temperatures

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Product Description : BLACK DD RADEON R9 280X 1080M 3GB D5 2XmDP HDMI 2XDVI


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


Feature Technologies

AMD HD3D Technology : Y

AMD Hybrid Graphics Technology : Y

AMD PowerPlay Technology : Y

AMD Stream Technology : Y



RoHS : Y


Display Output

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

Critic Reviews


The Radeon R9 280X is effectively a rebrand of the existing 7970 Ghz edition card, with some tweaks to the outputs in order to enable three-screen output via HDMI/DVI. In a world where differentiation between different brands of cards is slight to say...

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for me, as the card has performed as expected, looks the part, and overclocks reasonably well. I want to like it a lot (and do), but I can't help thinking that the R9 290X is where the buyers money should be spent! I've spent quite a bit of time with...

pcGameware UK

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Now that the Tahiti core has been around for a while, higher yields mean more solid GPUs. That means factory overclocks can safely and stably attain higher levels, thus giving your typical Tahiti based card a better level of performance. That is...

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