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PowerColor Reveals R9 280X TurboDuo OC Graphics Card

PowerColor has announced its TurboDuo Radeon R9 280X graphics card, which is a factory overclocked graphics card with a fancy cooler.

The graphics card's GPU runs at a base speed of 880 MHz, while it can reach speeds of up to 1030 MHz under Boost. The memory runs at an effective speed of 6.0 GHz.

PowerColor has also fitted the card with its Gold Power Kit, which expands the VRM phases, uses DirectFETs and a Digital PWM system.

The cooler on the graphics card features a number of copper heat pipes, two 90 mm fans, as well as a large aluminum fin array. The shroud is made of a metal material.

There was no word on pricing or availability.

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Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • rauelius
    Nice to see the Turbo Duo return to the gaming war.
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  • shinkueagle
    I though the term "TURBO DUO" meant that it would have TWO GPU's on one board... Just a thought, but it would be a pretty cool card if it had them, especially if it was priced at around $400 or less!! Hey, everyone is allowed to dream right? :D
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  • xomm
    12113235 said:
    I though the term "TURBO DUO" meant that it would have TWO GPU's on one board... Just a thought, but it would be a pretty cool card if it had them, especially if it was priced at around $400 or less!! Hey, everyone is allowed to dream right? :D

    That would just be a 7990, which were at minimum $650 when they were still around, and had terrible heat (and semi-formerly, frame-pacing) problems.

    I'd dream bigger. :P
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  • wussupi83
    I'm tired of graphic card companies using DUAL or DUO or some other word for two in their graphic card names. It sounds retarded and misleading that it's an actual improvement to the GPU. When in reality it means it has two fans (big whoop). Give your cooling solution a 'cool' name and quit being quacks.

    Also, these specs don't seem very impressive, 1030mhz? My voltage locked 7970 does better than this. All these years of binning these chips for only a 1030mhz boost? Sad
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  • gsxrme
    oh gee, so lucky a 7970 GHZ card, *fart*
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  • mynith
    Does a 880 MHz base clock mean it's slower than a 7970 GHz edition? Because the 280X is supposed to be a rebrand of that.
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