Asus Radeon R9 280X DirectCU 2 TOP 3GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • Asus Radeon R9 280X DirectCU 2 TOP 3GB GDDR5 PCIe
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Based on 14 scores, 39 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Factory overclocked.
  • DirectCU II cooling system.
  • GPU Tweak software included.

Cons:

  • Hard to find in stock.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

Radeon R9 280X Roundup: Although all five custom Radeon R9 280X cards are much the same in gaming and cooling performance, they still have subtle variations that make some better than others -- and one better than the rest in our opinion.

By uk.hardware.info on 90

The standard ASUS card will cost you around £ 20 more than the MSI, but it is faster and can be clocked higher, as well as being quieter than the MSI. The Sapphire card we can not recommend as it is just to noisy when in use and not much faster than the standard ASUS card. The XFX card is a solid performer all round, but does not really stand out in any category.

By Maximum PC on 90

At any given time, we have one GPU in our inventory that holds the title of “loudest card in the office.” The current title-holder is the PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 Vortex, which sounds like a jet engine. That's just how the Radeon 7970 GHz cards are;...

By Pureoverclock on 100

If you're looking for an upper tier graphics card, the ASUS R9 280X DirectCU II TOP is an excellent choice, showcasing an impressive combination of sleek styling, low temperatures and noise levels, and great...

By ThinkComputers on 90

There are many different choices when it comes to choosing a Radeon R9 280X, so would the ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP Video Card be one of our top choices? I would have to say most definitely! Let's start out with the basics that most people are...

By TweakTown on 91

As you'd expect, the ASUS R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB video card carries with it a price premium. What you probably don't expect is for that premium to be only $10 over the standard $299.99 price tag. Hitting at $309.99, it really does hit at a slightly...

By Tom's Hardware on

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....

By HardOCP on

On October 8th, 2013 AMD announced its R7 and R9 series of graphics cards. The R7 and R9 series are mainly comprised of re-branded Radeon HD 7000 series video cards, except for two models which have not been released yet. To learn all about the new...

By uk.hardware.info on

Two days ago AMD introduced the new Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X graphics cards (you can find our review here ). Granted, the main 'new' thing about the cards were their names, considering the R9 280X is a different version of the Radeon HD...

By Ocaholic on 80

Since the AMD Radeon R9 280X is roughly speaking nothing else than a renamed Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, AMD's partners are launching custom designs right from the beginning. ASUS, for example, is offering no less than six cards two Matrix, two DirectCU...

By goldfries.com on

Will the R9 280X be a good card? I believe so. It's not entirely a HD 7970 because the R9 280X also comes with Mantle support, AMD's new API for games. You can read more about it at Anandtech . At the time of this article, sources say that the R9...

By HardwareHeaven on

Good Evening AMD, I've been expecting you… but little did I know that the overly complex launch arrangements of previous products were just a trial run for the R9/R7 series.It is fair to say that in the past we have struggled to get our head around some...

By HardOCP on

For our evaluation today we are reviewing the new ASUS R9 280X DirectCU II TOP video card. If you are not yet familiar with what has been announced from AMD today, on October 8th, please read our " AMD Radeon R7 and R9 Series Introduction " article...

International Review By Tweak.dk on 85

Så er det endnu en gang ved at være tid til at konkludere på, hvad vi har fundet ud af. ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB er, som du kan se, en rigtig god arbejdshest, og det yder hverken bedre eller værre end forventet, så det kan man jo...

International Review By overbr.com.br on 98

O Cooler ASUS DirectCU II refrigera muito bem e é silencioso, durante os testes realizados, a temperatura da placa não ultrapassou 70°C no calor do interior da Bahia, nem foi necessário utilizar o cooler na rotação máxima, deixamos o controle automático...

International Review By modding.fr on

Visuellement la R9 280X DC2T d'Asus est superbe, le carénage métallique du refroidissement DirectCu II est très esthétique. Moins mastoc que les premières, elle gagne en fluidité dans ses lignes, de plus la position des inserts colorés (pour ne pas dire...

International Review By chip.co.id on

Setelah lama tidak merilis graphics card untuk desktop, AMD kembali hadir dengan Radeon seri Rx 200. AMD Radeon R9 280X merupakan graphics card high-end dari Radeon seri Rx 200. Berbeda dengan desain reference yang sudah ditentukan AMD, ASUS...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

Doordat de ‘nieuwe' AMD Radeon R9 280X gebaseerd is op de Radeon HD 7970, konden fabrikanten vrijwel direct eigen modellen op de markt brengen. De afgelopen twee maanden kregen we verschillende 280X modellen toegestuurd: hoog tijd om de exemplaren...

International Review By Hardwareluxx on

Der DirectCU-II-Kühler wusste schon auf den höherklassigen Grafikkarten der "Hawaii"-Reihe zu gefallen. Trotz einer sehr geringen Geräuschkulisse hielt er die hitzigen Grafikchips stets auf einem niedrigen Temperatur-Level. Gleiches gilt für die ASUS...

International Review By HardwareMX on 93

ASUS nos sorprende con un par de mejoras a su ya popular sistema de enfriamiento DirectCU II el cual lleva un rediseño de su carcasa con un look más sobrio pero sin dejar de llamar la atención con unos detalles en rojo, hablando de cuestiones de...