Reviewed: ASUS ROG Matrix R9 280X Platinum 3GB GDDR5

Reviewed: ASUS ROG Matrix R9 280X Platinum 3GB GDDR5

7.0

The ASUS ROG Matrix R9 280X Platinum is a top-end card from the ROG series, featuring the new AMD R9 280X GPU. With enthusiast features like its 20-phase power delivery system, VGA Hotwire connectors and TweakIt, an onboard voltage adjustment system, read on to find out if the card impressed us.

MSI R9 280X Gaming 3G - A Decent Choice

MSI R9 280X Gaming 3G - A Decent Choice

8.5

The MSI R9 280X Gaming is the first graphics card from the company's Gaming series to be based on the new series of AMD GPUs. The card features a slightly overclocked core at 1020MHz, but has an OC mode to get it up to 1050MHz. Find out how this card fared in our trials.

ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB GDDR5 - Overclocking Required

ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB GDDR5 - Overclocking Required

8.0

The ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB GDDR5 is the first card from the company to feature the new AMD Radeon R9 280X GPU. Besides boasting of improved GPU features, ASUS has as usual overclocked it (though not enough) and outfitted it with its own design and cooler technologies. We find out if the combination makes it outshine NVIDIA's offerings.

AMD Radeon R9 and R7 Graphics Unleashed

AMD Radeon R9 and R7 Graphics Unleashed

AMD's new Radeon R9 and R7 graphics card series launch today with a big nod towards gamers. Will it work out to AMD's expectations? It's early days yet, but step this way to find out what's changed under the hood in this walkthrough.

AMD Announces New R9 and R7 Radeon Graphics Cards (Updated)

AMD Announces New R9 and R7 Radeon Graphics Cards (Updated)

AMD will be replacing most of the their GPU line-up really soon, so step right this way to find out more about the new AMD Radeon "Hawaii" graphics cards that will be made available next month.

AMD Previews "Hawaii" GPU-based Graphics Card

AMD Previews "Hawaii" GPU-based Graphics Card

AMD teased us with a reference unit of the top of the line "Hawaii" GPU based graphics card. So step right in and take a quick look at what you might be purchasing soon.

AMD Kabini APU Preview - Combating a Changing Computing Landscape

AMD Kabini APU Preview - Combating a Changing Computing Landscape

Superseding the Brazos platform, AMD's new Kabini APUs are touted as the industry's first quad-core SoCs and are AMD's answer to a fast changing computing landscape. We check out the A4-5000 mobile APU to see how it performs.

Sapphire Edge VS8 (SSD) - Upgraded and Revisited

Sapphire Edge VS8 (SSD) - Upgraded and Revisited

7.0

We upgraded the earlier reviewed Sapphire Edge VS8 with a high-end SSD to investigate how much it can improve the system's performance or if the platform is still underpowered. Find out in our follow-up review of the this mini system and if it's worthwhile to do so.

AMD Radeon HD 7790 Duel - ASUS vs Sapphire

AMD Radeon HD 7790 Duel - ASUS vs Sapphire

AMD's new Radeon HD 7790 plugs the mid-range gap between the S$180-200 Radeon HD 7770 and $255-335 Radeon HD 7850 cards. The Radeon HD 7790 utilizes a completely new GCN (Graphics Core Next) 28nm GPU, codenamed Bonaire. We take a look at it as well as two custom models from ASUS and Sapphire.

Sapphire Edge VS8 - A Trinity Mini-PC

Sapphire Edge VS8 - A Trinity Mini-PC

7.0

The Sapphire Edge VS8 Mini-PC is powered by AMD's new Trinity A8 APU and comes with everything you need minus the OS. We check it out to see how it fares against Intel's NUC Mini-PC kit.

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