ASUS Radeon R9 280X Review

Test Setup, Overclocking and Temps

ASUS Radeon R9 280X Review

Test Setup

ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.6GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair Dominator Platinum
Corsair AX1200i
Corsair Neutron GTX
Corsair H100i
Windows 7 x64  


If anyone doubted that this is really just a renamed HD7970 then GPUz tells the full story. The ASUS DirectCU II cooler does an excellent job of allowing us plenty of headroom to overclock, with a good increase on the GPU core of 80MHz, and a serious boost on the memory, up by 800MHz effective.

ASUS Radeon R9 280X Review


The DirectCU II cooler performs well, keeping the 280X nice and cool even under our most stressful tests.


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Most Recent Comments

08-10-2013, 00:16:57

For someone needing to update this card will kick some serious ass can't wait to see the review of the R9-290XQuote

08-10-2013, 01:41:51

How do we CFX it when the cooler blocks them? Well i guess you can use the bendy ones.Quote

08-10-2013, 04:48:47

It would be nice when the 290X comes out if you could weave in there somehow, how fantastic these cards are at folding.Quote

08-10-2013, 05:26:28

As someone thats just updated there rig, i like the asus new card over there old version, this card is 2 slot and not 3 slot, and on a side note, sapphire R8 280X cards, now have uefi support, sweeet Quote

08-10-2013, 05:44:54

Is it just me or were there a few benchmarks where thee 7970 out performed the 280 x. I found that really unusual/confusing

As for the now confirmed pricing I can see how that bumped it up to gold award because you can essential crossfire 280x for just over the price of a single 7970 when they were releasedQuote

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