Perhaps fortunately, AMD's reference Radeon R9 280X is a bit of a phantom outside our own labs. If you're shopping for one of these Tahiti-based boards, you're looking at third-party solutions. We round up seven models and show what makes them different.
Consider this your reference for Radeon R9 280X comparisons. We’re deliberately not including a group picture in the introduction because, as we receive more third-party boards, we'll update today's piece with them, making comparisons easier. To this end, the benchmark and measurement results are split into different categories and mostly presented as tables.
We're also taking your feedback into account and including specifications that don't appear in every manufacturer's technical specifications, but still matter for installation, and might consequently be an important factor in your buying decision. The videos are back too, in addition to fan speed and temperature diagrams as well.
A run-down of each card's differentiators, including BIOS tweaks and a picture gallery of each board, round out this new story format. For the first time, we’re combining a round-up, single-card reviews, and picture galleries into one handy, continually updated package.
Graphics Cards Overview
DirectCU II OC
WindForce 3X OC
- Seven Radeon R9 280X Cards, Rounded-Up
- Technical Specifications And GPU-Z Screens
- Dimensions And Weight
- Noise And Fan RPM
- Noise Comparison Videos
- Asus R9 280X DirectCU II OC
- Club3D R9 280X royalKing OC
- Gigabyte R9 280X WindForce 3X OC
- HIS R9 280X IceQ X² Turbo
- MSI R9 280X Gaming OC
- Sapphire R9 280X Toxic OC
- Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X OC