Reviews and Problems with VisionTek Radeon R9 280 3 GB GDDR5
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great card/ has quirks.
MICHAEL C., Newegg
28 January 2016
Summary: In crossfire I am able to game at 4k when all AA type enhancements are turned off, with high setting, and get 30- 75 frames in current gen games, and 60-190 frames in older but still resource demanding games.
Pros: powerful backplate displayport 1.2 x2 can overclock it a little and remain stable @ 1100mhz core clock.
Cons: hdmi 1.4 super loud when fans set past %60 needed a TON of troubleshooting to get to work w/o artifacting in certain titles, and even more troubleshooting when i threw another one in crossfire
Summary: If my mother board supported it I would buy another to run sli but sadly It doesn't. I would recommend this to anyone looking to upgrade,
Pros: Upgraded from GTX 750ti to this card, I was impresses that it arrived in 2 days from purchase and only payed standard $3.99 shipping. Huge upgrade from the 750ti. ( e.g.Battlefield 4 750ti maxed out 35-45, R9 280x maxed out 80-95) Better software compaired to nvidia Huge copper pipes for cooling
Cons: Noticable louder than previous 750ti Needed bigger power supply Runs hotter but never more than 81*c under extreme testing
Cons: my computer does not boot with the visiontek r9 280x.i have 2 and none work.i tried different pci e ports and nothing.debug screen on motherboard tells me error code 97. i plug in my xfx 7870 and it boots up perfectly.
Summary: The card itself is awesome! I started my pc with a hd 4870 and have progressed up the AMD ladder of video cards to this one, and I have to say, amazing! I can't wait to get my hands on a 290x or a 295x! this card runs flawlessly on ultra with pretty much every game i have run with it.
Summary: Once I get this replaced, through visiontek, which includes me having to send the card to them and wait a while. Sort of agravating, I have tried everything troubleshooting this card, including buying a 1000W power supply because I thought my 750W was possibly not enough.
Pros: Seems capable of handling any game at 1920x1080 with minimal anti aliasing and maximum detail settings.
Cons: Card gets very hot, system crashes often, games crash often. I have tried underclocking it, running the fan at 100%, undervoltage, everything and this card will not run most games for more than a few minutes at the most. Others sometimes you can get a good 45 minutes in.
Summary: I had originally listed the fact of no RAM heatsinks as a con. However, after testing the card and getting it to 6900MHz RAM speed, I don't think it needs the sinks. Elpida 6GHz RAM chips overclocked to 6.9GHz Heatsink really surprised me.
Pros: $310 7970 GHz on the cheap! Lifetime Warranty Included Backplate Huge heatpipes Heatsink works very well Heatsink is very quiet 1195/1725 Overclock