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Video Card

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3 GB Dual-X Video Card

(25 Ratings, 4.8 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Sapphire

Part #

100373L

Manufacturer

Sapphire

Chipset

Radeon R9 280

Memory

3 GB

Memory Type

GDDR5

Core Clock

850 MHz

Boost Clock

940 MHz

Effective Memory Clock

5000 MHz

Interface

PCIe x16

Color

Black / Silver

SLI/CrossFire

  • 4-way CrossFire Capable
  • 3-way CrossFire Capable
  • 2-way CrossFire Capable

Frame Sync

None

Length

262 mm

TDP

200 W

DVI Ports

2

HDMI Ports

1

Mini-HDMI Ports

0

DisplayPort Ports

1

Mini-DisplayPort Ports

0

Expansion Slot Width

2

Cooling

2 Fans

External Power

2 PCIe 6-pin

DVI-D Dual-Link

1

DVI-I Dual-Link

1

DisplayPort

1

HDMI

1

Price History

    Reviews

    bradenfontaine
    • 31 points
    • 60 months ago

    from completed build The Facebook and YouTube thingy

    Best bang for the buck, love it

    wgehring
    • 19 points
    • 49 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.

    cosmicchris5
    • 15 points
    • 58 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.

    hawtsauze
    • 13 points
    • 52 months ago

    from completed build Budget gaming done right

    Could not ask for a better performance/dollar ratio

    RKG1998
    • 12 points
    • 56 months ago

    from completed build First PC Build

    Definitely worth the price.

    djharris
    • 5 points
    • 58 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.

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