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Overall 8

Stable, cool, overclockable GPU, but voltage-locked

Matt J., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Pros: No problems installing or running. Boosted core clocks from 1080 MHz to 1180 MHz and memory clocks to 1700 MHz using MSI Afterburner. Temps still in the mid 60's C°
  • Cons: Voltage locked at 1.2v Cannot boost voltage for further overclocking (and can't undervoltage, either).
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Overall 6

Good enough.

Caleb R., Newegg
13 December 2015
  • Summary: The card is actually very good since it runs any game thrown at it. just a lot of screen tearing and screen freezing.
  • Pros: The graphics card is overall great. Runs virtually any video game. Looks very sexy.
  • Cons: A lot of glitchy screen tearing and freezing.(probably the drivers) Very loud fans. Gets pretty hot in a small environment.
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Overall 8

XFX R9 280x

CHAD P., Newegg
27 November 2015
  • Pros: Works well solo so far..
  • Cons: A little loud, but hasn't overheated so far
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Overall 10

User Review

Eric A., Newegg
25 November 2015
  • Summary: Bought to replace my ancient HD5850 purchased in 2009. So far, I'm thrilled. It was a huge pain to install, but now that it's done, I hopefully won't have to mess with it for another 5-6 years.
  • Pros: - Plays Fallout 4 on ultra settings at 50-60 FPS - Quiet enough. I saw some reviews that mentioned coil whine and other noise, but I hear nothing of the sort. - Cheap
  • Cons: - Too big. Had to swap cases and remove a drive bay just to make it fit. I saw other reviews that mentioned the size, and thought I would be OK. Nope, it's just too long. If you have mid-tower sized case with non-removable drive bays, be prepared to do some cutting. - Runs a tad warm, 70-80C when...
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Overall 10

Great card

Christopher C., Newegg
7 November 2015
  • Summary: For the price, you cant beat this performance. It's a little more than the standard Double dissipation, but that extra speed is nice.
  • Pros: Looks great, works great, and was one of the best priced graphics cards for the ADM 280X
  • Cons: if you are looking for a smaller card, this is not the card for you. It also was probably my case, but the screw holes on the card did not line up very well with the holes on my case to hold it in place.
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Overall 10

Great Card!

Taylor M., Newegg
25 October 2015
  • Pros: I have owned this card for about a year now. I have the Noctis 450 Case and asrock 990x killer motherboard. This Card paired with my FX-8320 is Great!! I can play any game I throw at it at high or ultra settings! Around Idle Temps it gets to about 35C. And under load the max ive seen is 60C Temp....
  • Cons: NONE
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Overall 4

Great card, Horrible coil whine

Alissa M., Newegg
22 October 2015
  • Summary: Really wish it didn't have coilwhine and that crossfire with a 7950 wasn't a jittery mess so that the purchase is actually worth it, because at this point I wish I didn't buy this card
  • Pros: Framerates are as good as I could expect with just one card running, good sleek compact profile
  • Cons: in crossfire with my old 7950 it was a jittery mess on actual videogames where as benchmarks showed promising gains, and there is an extremely loud CoilWhine... I RMA'd the card and got another one with equal amounts of coilwhine and I'm extremely displeased about that
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Overall 10

Awesome Video Card

Nicklaus P., Newegg
16 October 2015
  • Pros: Card runs very cool due to the large heat sink. Frame rates definitely increased after installing this card. I bought this card to start my update from my three HD 7970's that were performing well until the release of the R Series video cards and drivers. I currently run one of these cards crossf...
  • Cons: None that I can think of. Card has performed flawlessly. Looking to buy another one shortly.
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Overall 10

A really great card for the price.

Travis C., Newegg
4 October 2015
  • Summary: Keep in mind that this 280x is an iteration of the 7970. However it is overclocked and the RAM runs faster too. It runs very nicely. Windows calls it a 7000/R200 series, but the correct 280x will show up if you use current version of GPU-Z.
  • Pros: - It is very quiet, generally - it keeps low temperatures - it has nice clean aesthetics - huge heatsink assembly - its overclocked already without using Overdrive - 3GB RAM - Lots of output options (2 DVI, 1 HDMI, 2 DP)
  • Cons: - Sticks about an inch and a half off the end of an ASUS Sabertooth M-board. Can be a tight fit. - Fan bearings/shafts/mounts/sleeves could be a little better. They get noisy (in a clicky way, not an airflow sound way) when they spool up to full. - Draws a lot of watts when going balls to the wall.
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Overall 2

Do Not Buy this card or any XFX card.

Matthew J., Newegg
27 September 2015
  • Summary: The lifetime warranty is a gimic. Support will just tell you its your fault or you have a setting wrong on your computer. Thats if they respond, as they have stopped responding to me.
  • Pros: Works fairly decent in games at 1080.
  • Cons: -The card would not let me use my mobo audio when I install graphics card drivers. -The card drops so many frames when streaming video such as utube, wshh, etc. Videos are unwatchable.
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