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Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card

( 4.9 Average / 24 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Sapphire

Part #

100373L

Interface

PCI-Express x16

Chipset

Radeon R9 280

Memory Size

3GB

Memory Type

GDDR5

Core Clock

850MHz

TDP

200 Watts

Fan

Yes

SLI Support

No

CrossFire Support

4-way CrossFire

Length

10.31" (262mm)

DVI-D Dual-Link

1

DVI-I Dual-Link

1

DisplayPort

1

HDMI

1

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Reviews

bradenfontaine 26 points 20 months ago
from completed build The Facebook and YouTube thingy

Best bang for the buck, love it

djharris 5 points 19 months ago

One of the Best Budget cards ever made. It's tricky to give game FPS because i have a low end CPU which impacts the performance but with my setup it can run AAA games Medium-High settings 40-60FPS depending if the game is well optimized. I would like it to have a bit more power considering its price point however sacrifices need to be made to get that sweet sweet 3GB DDR5. It runs extremely quiet at lowest fan speeds (25%) and can also be turned completely off when idle with MSI Afterburner. The only complaint i have is the AMD Raptr software not recognizing that this card is a 280 and cant run all games Max settings, and it also recommends, no matter what setting you choose, it still recommends you play at 720p? WTF AMD i thought this was 2015 not 2007. Anyway you can still choose to completely ignore the optimizer and play most games realty well.

cosmicchris5 16 points 18 months ago
from completed build The Challenger!

I wish I could add more stars to this review. This is the most bang-for-your-buck card you can get. Paired with the FX 6300 it is able to get a stable 60fps at 1440x900 in most games.

RKG1998 13 points 16 months ago
from completed build First PC Build

Definitely worth the price.

hawtsauze 12 points 13 months ago
from completed build Budget gaming done right

Could not ask for a better performance/dollar ratio

wgehring 18 points 9 months ago
from completed build Virgil

In a GPU market that marches relentlessly onward to newer and faster cards it's pretty impressive that I would strongly consider purchasing this card again even a year and a half later. The R9 280 is a real sweetheart of a card and is standing the test of time very well despite having been outmoded by two successive models since. Sapphire's cooler is quiet and effective - I almost never notice the fan noise.