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MSI R9 280X Gaming 3G
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Launch SRP S$479
Latest Price From S$449

MSI R9 280X Gaming 3G


Overall rating 8.5/10

The MSI R9 280X Gaming 3G is the first AMD R9 280X graphics card from its Gaming series. It sports Miltary Class IV components and the Twin Frozr IV cooling system.


Performance:
8.5
Features:
8.5
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Good cooling system
Rather attractive price point
Strong overclocking performance
THE BAD
Conservative factory overclock; video memory not overclocked

Product Specification

Core Code R9 280X
GPU Transistor Count 4.3 billion
Manufacturing Process 28nm
Core Clock
  • Gaming Mode: 1000MHz (Boost: 1020MHz)
  • OC Mode: 1000MHz (Boost: 1050MHz)
  • Silent Mode: 1000MHz (Boost: 1000MHz)
Stream Processors 2048
Stream Processor Clock 1000MHz
Texture Mapping Units (TMUs) 128
Raster Operator units (ROP) 32
Memory Clock (DDR) 6000MHz
Memory Bus width 384-bit
Memory Bandwidth 288GB/s
PCI Express Interface PCIe v3.0 x16
Power Connectors 1 x 6-pin power cable; 1 x 8-pin power cable
Multi GPU Technology CrossFireX
DVI Outputs 1
HDMI Outputs 1
DisplayPort Outputs 2 x mini DisplayPort
HDCP Output Support Yes