Radeon_R9_280X_MSI_Gaming_3GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition run games
This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games.

DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

This low performing GPU is unable to play any of the most demanding games available today.

How many years will the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition in your PC? Its upgrade time for the Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

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The Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition is released on the 08 Oct 2013
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Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XTL
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
134 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
34 GPixel/s
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2048
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072 MB
Memory Speed
1500 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
288GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
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DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1050 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 38 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
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Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "Twin Frozr", which reduces the card's temperature under load, significantly and comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that was increased from 850MHz to 1000MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1050MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a modest 3% performance boost over the standard edition and so a GeForce GTX 770 is still more powerful.


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Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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is this card good for battlfield 1 + 8gb am + core i3 4th generation because i want to upgrade to . the question is can i play battlefiedl 1 ?fps?

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Had this GPU for a couple of weeks. I have managed to OC it to 1200MHz using MSI afterburner. Core voltage has gone to 100% (1.28 volts). Memory remains at 1500MHz. This gives me a score of 7990 on MSI Fire Strike. GPU temps remain under 80C. Also remains stable In Unigine Valley Extreme HD for hours on end. ASIC 52%!

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this gpu should run easy high-ultra settings on 1080p its even a bit better then r9 380x

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Yes, there's not much that it can't run on high-ultra at 1080p. I was going to get an R9 380x but I'm really pleased that I didn't because the 380x just seems to be a power optimized version of the same card?!

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there is maybi 3% difference in fps but yeah r9 380x is alot more power efficient and tesalation performance is better on 380x

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After further benchmarking using Furmark I have had to revise my initial findings. Everything remains stable, and under full load, at 1175MHz and 1.234 volts (+50). I used Furmarks 15 minute 1920HD BURN-IN test, which really does push your card to the limits! Also makes more sense of my cards low ASIC figure.

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Is Gtx 770 better for Bo3 or r9 280x or Gtx 960?Which gpu should i buy actualy im getting r9 280x very cheap thats while i changed my rig to r9 280x not sure what gpu shud i buy which is best for bo3 that can run bo3 at high 60fps constant?

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Is my CPU bottle neck for this card (R9 280x MSI) ? If yes, what upgrade should i consider?

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Will my CPU bottle neck this card?

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Of course not, AS you OC'ed your CPU you'll get very smooth performances with this card :D Don't worry

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Could someone help me with my problem? I bought this card about 3 months ago and it was fine until recently. When I play games the graphics look awful even on high/ultra and it can never go to 60 fps in some games even while playing on low.

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what driver version you have?

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Version 15.5.

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That's a Beta driver. You could try installing the latest 15.7 driver. I've had this card for well over a year now and never have had any issues that a simple driver reinstalltion didn't fix.

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People, I have an i3-4160, 8gb ddr3 and a corsair cx500 for psu and I want to know if:
A)This is a good replacement for my GTX 750
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Your PSU should be able to handle it, and I'd say it's a good replacement for your current 750, but I'd wait for AMD's next series (Rx 3xx) coming next month.

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The thing is, I live in Brazil, and its already pricey over here so I'm having it shipped from the U.K. through a friend that's coming over for like 400 reals less (100ish pounds or something along those lines)…

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But I'm waiting till AMD Rx 3xx series comes out so prices drop in the U.K. as I am going to buy this if it drops in price.

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Shold I remove my gpu and dont risk? I dont want my cpu
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Change your motherboard! Your current one cannot handle the power consumption of a 9590. Other than that, removing your gpu wouldn't help your cpu at all.

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There's a really big problem with this card. IT WILL FRY your motherboard and CPU. Mine went after only 2 months and ive seen other people report the problem. DO NOT RISK IT

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I've had this card for over a year now, and placed it in two motherboards, neither of which has been fried. In a Google search, I found plenty of reports of a 280X dying quickly or causing problems right from the get-go, mostly from overheating. But I have never heard anyone mention this card frying a Mobo or CPU. I would also be interested in the circumstances of the issue.

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So. I was having a normal pc gaming day when i heard a frying noise (like french fries) and my pc instantly turned off. i opened up my pc and i didnt see anything different but i could smell burning plastic.

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I unplugged everything and and removed everything from my case. again everything looked normal. so naturaly i assumed my psu went so i replaced it and tried too boot it up. didnt work. so i decided to sent it for a check up.

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They called me about a week later to say that my pc fried itself. They told me that my gpu was the one too blame and that that wasnt the first time they saw this happen before.

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well thats why u have to watch temps and make an good airflow. When i play gta 4 or lol then my gpu is at 55 C , CPU is 59C and CPU socket is 62-63C

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yeah but it didnt overheat. GPU stored too much electricity and just released it all at once

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Why would a GPU store too much electricity under normal conditions, i.e. no overclocking or overvolting? Perhaps the board itself was broken, or the people affected used wrong PSUs.

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I honestly dont care anymore. It was a great card, didnt overheat or anything but it broke my heart when it destroyed everything.

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Will my CPU bottle neck this?

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No it will not. :)

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Thanks for responding so fast.

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no problems :)

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