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Sapphire - Radeon R9 280 3 GB Dual-X Video Card

( 4.9 Average / 24 Ratings )




Part #



Black / Silver


PCI-Express x16


Radeon R9 280

Memory Size

3 GB

Memory Type


Core Clock

850 MHz

Boost Clock

940 MHz


200 W



SLI Support


CrossFire Support

4-way CrossFire


262 mm / 10.315"

DVI-D Dual-Link


DVI-I Dual-Link






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bradenfontaine 31 points 49 months ago
from completed build The Facebook and YouTube thingy

Best bang for the buck, love it

djharris 5 points 47 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 46 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 12 points 44 months ago
from completed build First PC Build

Definitely worth the price.

hawtsauze 13 points 41 months ago
from completed build Budget gaming done right

Could not ask for a better performance/dollar ratio

wgehring 19 points 37 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.