Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X OC Edition Video Card Review

One of the best things when a new graphics card is released is waiting for custom versions of the card to come out. Many of these cards offer factory overclocks and custom cooling solutions. Not only will this give you better performance, but also quieter and more efficient cooling. Today we are taking a look at an R9 280X from Gigabyte (GV-R928XOC-3GD) which features a factory overclock of 1000 MHz core and 1100 MHz boost. Gigabyte has also installed their own custom WindForce 3X cooler, which should keep things nice and cool. Is the the R9 280X for you? Read on as we take a look…

Chipset: Radeon R9 280X
Digital max resolution: 4096 X 2160(via a single HDMI connector and not supported with two DVI connectors)
Analog max resolution: 2048 x 1536
Process Technology: 28 nm
Core Clock: Base / Boost clock:1000 / 1100 MHz
Memory Clock: 6000 MHz
Memory Size: 3072 MB
Memory Bus: 384 bit
Card Bus: PCI-E 3.0
Memory Type: GDDR5
DirectX: 11.2
OpenGL: 4.3
Multi-view: 3
I/O: DVI-I / mini DisplayPort*2 / HDMI*1
Card size: L=285mm W=126mm H=38mm
Power requirement: 600W(with one 6-pin and one 8-pin external power connectors)

The Gigabyte R9 280X comes in Gigabyte’s typical video card retail packaging. On the front of the box it lets us know that this is the overclocked version of the card, it comes with Gigabyte’s OC Guru II software and that it make use of the WindForce 3X cooler. The back of the box goes into more detail.

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Opening the other box up there is another box that houses the card and all of your accessories. Getting it all out you have the Gigabyte R9 280X graphics card, CrossFire bridge, mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, PCI-Express power connectors, driver CD and user’s guide.

Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X OC Edition Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X OC Edition Video Card

For a full video unboxing and overview of the card be sure to check out the video below.

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