ASUS Radeon R9 280X Review
Test Setup, Overclocking and Temps
Published: 8th October 2013 | Source: ASUS | Price: £274.99 |
ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.6GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair Dominator Platinum
Corsair Neutron GTX
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.
The DirectCU II cooler performs well, keeping the 280X nice and cool even under our most stressful tests.
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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