R9 280X GAMING 3G BF4

Core/Memory 

1000MHz Core (Boost Clock:1050MHz) (OC mode)
1000MHz Core (Boost Clock:1020MHz) (Gaming mode)
1000MHz Core (Boost Clock:1000MHz) (Silent mode)
3072 GDDR5 6000MHz Memory


Video Output Function

Dual-link DVI-I x 1
HDMI x 1 (version 1.4a)

Mini DisplayPort x 2
 

  • HDMI_vga

 

 

 

NOW YOU'RE GAMING WITH MSI

 

A graphics card is the single most important element for more FPS. As gamers, we understand that not just any graphics card "will do". That's why we bring you the best of the best. We don't want to bug you with noise and heat, but we DO want to give you more performance. With MSI GAMING series graphics cards you get just that.

 

 
 

 

 

 

PRE OVERCLOCKED
 

PERFORMANCE



 

 

 

Most MSI Gaming graphics cards come pre-overclocked out of the factory. This simply means you get more performance out of your card, without spending any time on checking for maximum clocks and stability. Pre-overclocked graphics cards simply give more performance and you don't have to worry about damaging your card, it is completely covered by our warranty! 

 

 

 

 

GAMING APP
 

EASY TUNE, EASY PLAY


OC Mode

Tune up core clock and fan speed to gain a best performance.
 
Gaming Mode (Default)
Provide a stable gaming experience with higher core clock.

Silent Mode
The best operating environment with fabulous low noise.
Cool Down
Fan Duty will be up to 100% to cool down the GPU. In 5 minute intervals, the function could be activated for 40 seconds by one click.

 

 


ADVANCED TWIN FROZR IV                   

 


MSI's Twin Frozr has been the industry defining graphics card cooler. The first Twin Frozr kicked off the dual-fan trend and today MSI stays true to its dual-fan dual-slot design where others have to resort to less effective means.




The other part that the Twin Frozr cooler uses is a large Aluminium fin grid array that provides a huge amount of surface area for cooling. Heat from the GPU is transferred to the fin grid array by virtue of heat pipes with MSI's special SuperPipe technology. SuperPipes transfer heat twice as fast as regular heat pipes enabling an MSI GAMING graphics card to stay cooler than the competition.





Futhermore, MSI provide all new Airflow Control technology on Twin Frozr. This new thermal tech. is leading airflow to heat pipe by spcial deflector on heatsink, so it can deflect more airflow to heat pipes directly. In addtion,This exclusive heatsink design is increasing the area of heatsink so that enhancing the efficiency of dissipation much more.
 

 

 




 

 





MILITARY CLASS COMPONENT



One of the deciding factors in performance is the quality of the components used. That is why MSI only uses MIL-STD-810G certified components for its Gaming cards because only these components have proven to be able to withstand the torturous circumstances of extreme gaming and overclocking.




SOLID CAP


One With their aluminum core design, Solid CAP's have been a staple in high-end design mainboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.

 


 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 


Hi-C CAP


A Hi-c CAP is a very small, but super-efficient capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing around a CPU socket to install large coolers, it also allows for 93% energy efficiency. Thanks to Hi-c CAP's MSI mainboards are the most energy efficient in the market.





 


SOLID STATE CHOKE


It’s a new generation, form-in-one choke, which doesn’t generate vibration noise under heavy loading & provide 37,5% higher current output comparing with traditional ring chock. It’s very important when GPU is overclocked or under high loading, since it requires even more amount of electricity which can be provided through this component.

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE - PREDATOR


SHARE FOR FUN


A built-in screen and video capturing tool named Predator whichcaptures your screen as still images or videos with the push of a button and allows you to capture and record your coolest, goofiest and most awesome gaming moments on your PC!
 

 

 

AFTERBURNER

 

 

MSI Afterburner has quickly become the favorite overclocking software for media, overclockers and end-users. Because of its simple interface, it's easy to learn, but it packs a lot of powerful features like an integrated benchmark utility called Kombustor that can check your system performance in benchmarking mode, or run as a stability test.
 



Don't speak English? No problem: MSI Afterburner is translated in many languages including Russian, Spanish, Chinese and Korean! Not satisfied with the looks? Just change to one of the many different skins or create one yourself with ease!

 
 

Even better, you can run Afterburner straight from your smartphone! Download the MSI Afterburner App from Google Play or the Apple store and start overclocking wit

 

 

 

 

 

 


  1. 1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific specification with your local dealers.
  2. 2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

Top-Product R9 280 GAMING
2014-08
Germany
“You have several options with the MSI 's R9 280 Gaming: Either you use the card with the BIOS default setting, or install the Gaming App and select between the presets "Silent "( 933 MHz core clock ), "Gaming"( standard with 972 MHz ) and "OC "(1000 MHz ...
9923
Editor's Choice
2014-07
Chile
“MSI chose Twin Frozr IV which is much stronger than other R9 290 models. There’s no doubt that it’s because of the frightening GPU Hawaii and its temperature level.„
9917
Recommended Product
2014-07
Chile
“MSI chose Twin Frozr IV which is much stronger than other R9 290 models. There’s no doubt that it’s because of the frightening GPU Hawaii and its temperature level.„
9918
Editor's choice
2014-07
Greece
“A key advantage of the card compared with others, is the one the backplate and the other excellent friendly overclocking app. - See more at: http://www.enternity.gr/Article/Gadgets/Reviews/MSI-R9-290X-Gaming/24854.html„
9851
4 stars
2014-07
France
““Length of the card is also a positive point for the compact case!”„ ““This version of MSI is on a par with that of HIS, choose according to the price of the bundle„ “(promotion at the time of purchase) or just your preference. In both cases, you will ...
9852
4 stars
2014-07
France
“"Anyway, these results provide first place in the category of R9 290x before his rival that are Asus and XFX.”„
9853
Editor's choice
2014-07
Greece
A key advantage of the card compared with others, is the one the backplate and the other excellent friendly overclocking app.
9919
Silver award
2014-07
Netherlands
“Under load, the card is clearly more economical than the cards from Gigabyte, MSI and ASUS„
9920
Platinum
2014-07
Netherlands
“Thermal Design favors MSI since it's cooler and more silent than the other card. Also the overclocking potential on MSI's card was awesome.„ “MSI's R9 280X seems to be a little faster than our Club3D card„
9848
Design
2014-07
UK
“In conclusion, anyone looking to spend around the £300-£320 mark on a graphics card would do well to take a serious look at this offering from MSI.„
9818
Performance
2014-07
UK
“In conclusion, anyone looking to spend around the £300-£320 mark on a graphics card would do well to take a serious look at this offering from MSI.„
9819
Gold
2014-07
UK
“In conclusion, anyone looking to spend around the £300-£320 mark on a graphics card would do well to take a serious look at this offering from MSI.„
9820
Rubber Stamp Of Approval
2014-06
Australia
“Excellent performance at a great price” “Very good cooler design” “Throw in support for AMD’s Mantle, which brings a happy free performance increase in Battlefield 4 and all Frostbite 3-powered games, and MSI’s R9 290 offers incredible value fo...
9776
Editor's Choice 9,0/10
2014-06
Greece
“The MSI R9 290X Gaming 4G has at its disposal a good cooling system for the leading core of AMD, in Hawaii, which is the response of the company regarding the High-performance GPUs.„ “It is the combination Gaming and R9 290X definition of "Gaming GPU"lo...
9784
Performance Award
2014-06
Greece
“The MSI R9 290X Gaming 4G has at its disposal a good cooling system for the leading core of AMD, in Hawaii, which is the response of the company regarding the High-performance GPUs.„ “It is the combination Gaming and R9 290X definition of "Gaming GPU"lo...
9785
DDWorld.cz Recommended Award
2014-06
Czech Republic
“Cooling cards very solid impression. Big liabilities, thick heatpipe and all that two 100 mm fans. Certainly we have no worries about its performance, or noise.„ “Cooling - In a word, great. MSI R9 280 GAMING 3G has excellent heat sink. Not only that re...
9814
DDWorld.cz Good Performance ratio AWARD
2014-06
Czech Republic
“Cooling cards very solid impression. Big liabilities, thick heatpipe and all that two 100 mm fans. Certainly we have no worries about its performance, or noise.„ “Cooling - In a word, great. MSI R9 280 GAMING 3G has excellent heat sink. Not only that re...
9815
Good
2014-06
Hungary
“The price is around 100K HUF of this R9 290, which is the stupid version of AMD's high-card, where Hawaii GPU has only 2560 shaders instead of 2816.„ “Memory sub-system is 4GB connected to 512 bit bus. at GPU clocks, MSI did some factory overclocking an...
9772
Must Have
2014-06
UK
“With recent price drops, for around £185 this looks like the card to beat.„
9759
Silver award
2014-05
Netherlands
“How do they get it done remains a mystery, but the MSI Radeon R9 290 Gaming and MSI Radeon 290x Gaming R9 are the cheapest 290 and 290x cards of the 11 pieces that we have tested.„
9769
Recommended
2014-04
UK
“Solid mid-high end card which continues on the good build quality/components and adds a decent factory overclock but more importantly, low noise high performance cooler.„
9750
4 gold stars
2014-04
France
“Unsurprisingly she uses the proprietary heatsink namely the TwinFrozr Advanced IV which must face a GPU difficult to cool because of its intrinsic consumption over a relatively small area chip. (…)„
9765
4 gold stars
2014-04
France
“So in the end we give 4 stars to this MSI Gaming R9 290 OC for a very solid performance overall, a decrease of thirty euros would make it even more interesting.„
9929
Rubber Stamp of Approval
2014-04
Australia
“Excellent performance at a great price” “Very good cooler design” “Throw in support for AMD’s Mantle, which brings a happy free performance increase in Battlefield 4 and all Frostbite 3-powered games, and MSI’s R9 290 offers incredible value for mo...
9661
Safe Buy
2014-04
Denmark
“You rarely find a graphic card that feels as rock solid as MSI cards„
9826
Best Performance
2014-04
Indonesia
MSI first R9 280X gaming series has the coldest temperature and lowest power consuming during the test. For the ability to overclock, this graphics card offers the best performance among competitors. Friendly price also makes it a winner in this time of t...
9635
RECOMMENDED!
2014-03
Hungary
“MSI R9 290 has extraordinary performance, and if we consider that from reference card we can even get 290X, this is one of the best price/performance VGA on the market.„ “Combined in CrossFire X, if we have 2 pcs of R9 290, we don't need to worry in fol...
9628
Best Features
2014-03
Australia
“The highlight of the model, though, is the cooler more than anything, and the Twin Frozr IV Advanced cooler is wonderful.” “The MSI R9 290X 4GB Twin Frozr Gaming OC is very attractive option for anyone looking for a fast video card.”
9596
Excellent
2014-03
Hungary
“There are several products marked with "Gaming" which are not really for for Games, this is NOT THE CASE with MSI R9 290 GAMING VGA card, we will not be disappointed with it.„ “On the second strongest one GPU Radeon not only the GPU is strong, but the m...
9563
Editors' choice
2014-03
Netherlands
“The MSI R9 280X is the fastest card in our test.„ “The MSI 280X Gaming R9 3G performance is excellent, especially if we consider that the card is available for about 275 euros.„
9564
Recommended
2014-03
Hungary
“MSI R9 290X is made exklusivelly for gamers, it's from "GAMING" series. Even from the box we can see, that it's an "OC" version with Twin Frozr cooling„ “MSI changed AMD's reference model even in PCB, not only the cooling system. Power supply in this ca...
9578
Must Have
2014-02
UK
“One of the best deals right now if you want a custom R9 290. Quiet, fast, cost effective with loads of overclocking headroom available on the core.„
9576
Multi-test Best Performance Award
2014-02
Philippines
Quote from original article “The first R9 280X card from the MSI Gaming series ran the coolest, and drew the least power under load. Despite sitting behind in most of our benchmarks, the margin was relatively thin. In its overclocked state, however, the ...
9551
Gold
2014-02
UK
“So it looks fantastic, at a relatively small price tag of £360 it's quiet, capable of some good overclocking, and when overclocked is the equivalent of a R9 290X. „ “There is almost nothing not to like about the MSI R9 290 Gaming, and for that it wins o...
9542
Silver award
2014-02
Netherlands
“Given the low price you can almost not ignore the MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming: the price is very sharp, the card performs well, is economical and very quiet.„
9528
Platinum
2014-01
Italy
• Very high performance • Good preparation overclocking
9533
Recommended
2013-12
Spain
“If you were expecting a bit more performance by perhaps too high expectations that we had placed in this chart, it has proved a powerful tool for running the latest games on the market with all graphics settings maxed and full HD resolution. The graph is...
9401
Platinum
2013-12
Spain
“If you were expecting a bit more performance by perhaps too high expectations that we had placed in this chart, it has proved a powerful tool for running the latest games on the market with all graphics settings maxed and full HD resolution. The graph is...
9402
Thumb up
2013-12
Czech Republic
“Affordable graphics for demanding players who except power want also silent operation.„
9424
Good Award (4/5)
2013-12
Netherlands
“A retest with a correct MSI R9 280X showed that the cooling is actually very well and we adjusted the score. The MSI performs very well in the test.„
9527
Silver
2013-11
UK
“… an impressive amount of Gaming performance for your money„
9411
The choice of gamers
2013-11
Ukraine
“MSI R9 280X GAMING 3G has worthy showed itself from all the sides. It is characterized by relatively compact size occupying only two expansion slots and having a short length. Quality Military Class 4 сomponents will increase the lifetime of MSI R9 280X ...
9386
The choice of overclockers
2013-11
Ukraine
“MSI R9 280X GAMING 3G has worthy showed itself from all the sides. It is characterized by relatively compact size occupying only two expansion slots and having a short length. Quality Military Class 4 сomponents will increase the lifetime of MSI R9 280X ...
9387
Highly Recommended
2013-11
Serbia
“When you consider the great performance of this card, great acoustic and thermal characteristics of cooler, free version of one of the currently most popular AAA titles, and above all a fantastic price and it is clear that this is a graphic chart that ha...
9425
Recommended
2013-11
Hungary
“MSI's card is also pretty quiet one, hardly making more noise than the competitors card. In clock speeds it is more conservative, but there is no huge difference, not as in equipment. MSI R9 280X GAMING equipment is much better. Pricing is rather favorab...
9243
Recommended Hardware
2013-11
Germany
“In the case of the MSI Radeon R9 280X you receive the same Tahiti-XT GPU and the same performance but in addition you get a new better cooler and all this ata better price.„ “Concerning performance, the card is at the same level with the GTX 770 and it ...
9234
Best Buy Award
2013-11
Germany
“In the case of the MSI Radeon R9 280X you receive the same Tahiti-XT GPU and the same performance but in addition you get a new better cooler and all this ata better price.„ “Concerning performance, the card is at the same level with the GTX 770 and it ...
9233
Excellent
2013-11
Hungary
“We can call AMD Tahiti a new generation or to call it prehistorical, but the fact is that the cards based on it with agressively low pricing with serious 3D performance and still very good services, all this together with MSI extras is just icing on the ...
9221
Pure PC 4.5 fires
2013-11
Poland
“Cooling System TwinFrozr IV is characterized by a remarkably quiet operation, although it has been paid for by the high temperatures of the core. In terms of overclocking MSI Radeon 280x Gaming R9 falls fairly decent reaching 1175/6800 MHz„
9346
PurePC Recommendation
2013-11
Poland
“Cooling System TwinFrozr IV is characterized by a remarkably quiet operation, although it has been paid for by the high temperatures of the core. In terms of overclocking MSI Radeon 280x Gaming R9 falls fairly decent reaching 1175/6800 MHz„
9347
PurePC Profitability
2013-11
Poland
“Cooling System TwinFrozr IV is characterized by a remarkably quiet operation, although it has been paid for by the high temperatures of the core. In terms of overclocking MSI Radeon 280x Gaming R9 falls fairly decent reaching 1175/6800 MHz„
9349
Gold
2013-11
Egypt
“There is no doubt that MSI and its products have become very popular in the hardware market, and people buy MSI products including motherboards and graphic cards more and more also proved that MSI products have high efficiency with unique technology and ...
9341
Value
2013-11
Egypt
“MSI R9 280X Gaming graphic card is equipped with 4th generation cooling system – TWIN FROZR which is the best cooling system that we have ever seen. MSI Gaming series provides gamers to break the GPU frequency or memory frequency for increasing FPS when ...
9342
Recommended
2013-10
Philippines
“The MSI R9 280X Gaming 3G turned in an impressive performance during our overclocking exercise. This can be greatly attributed to the Military Class IV components used in its power delivery system. We managed to overclocked its GPU core to 1225MHz, up fr...
9343
Good choice
2013-10
Spain
“If what is sought is a silent and powerful card as R9 is a 280X, we believe this is an excellent alternative, so we give the award to the good choice.„
9400
Recommended
2013-10
Russia
“Graphics card performed well„
9515
Editor's Choice: Best quality
2013-10
Ukraine
“The graphics card is based on a reference design Radeon HD 7970 combined with the latest version of powerful cooling system Twin Frozr. Factory overclocking provides a slight advantage over the reference. The graphics card is in the nominal value very qu...
9209
Good product
2013-10
Sweden
“When MSI brings the Gaming series of graphics cards to AMD it is done with the Twin Frozr IV Advanced as a weapon, and just as usual the cooler is outstanding.„
9222
Argent
2013-10
France
“You see, we were right to invite you to continue the test with us. Frustration evacuated, we find a card that does not lack charm. This is largely due to MSI, which through its Gaming range offers truly exceptional products. The design is the appointment...
9237
Approved
2013-10
UK
“Although a little larger than some, the cooler is well built and runs cool and quiet, even when the card is overclocked and under load.„
9238
Good product
2013-10
Poland
“The manufacturer gave his card a unique look, as indeed you can see in the pictures. The parameters of the slightly overclocked - graphics core clock is ticking 1050 MHz ( 1000 MHz by default ).„
9226
Super Performance
2013-10
Poland
“The manufacturer gave his card a unique look, as indeed you can see in the pictures. The parameters of the slightly overclocked - graphics core clock is ticking 1050 MHz ( 1000 MHz by default ).„
9227
Best Performance
2013-10
Thailand
“It’s silent, the noise is very low at 27.9db only.” “MSI R9 280 X Gaming performed very well, and you can play games smoothly. The performance of overclocking can reach Core 1200Mhz Memory 1661 Mhz which is very stable throughout the experiment.” “It’...
9339
Best Innovation
2013-10
Thailand
“It’s silent, the noise is very low at 27.9db only.” “MSI R9 280 X Gaming performed very well, and you can play games smoothly. The performance of overclocking can reach Core 1200Mhz Memory 1661 Mhz which is very stable throughout the experiment.” “It’...
9340
Pure PC 4 fires
2013-10
Poland
“R9 Radeon 280x Gaming is representative of a new product line MSI, which together with motherboards that producer a platform dedicated players. Black metal grill with a red stripe at the top, it's a tasteful combination, and the quality does not raise an...
9344
it is spinning
2013-10
Poland
“R9 Radeon 280x Gaming is representative of a new product line MSI, which together with motherboards that producer a platform dedicated players. Black metal grill with a red stripe at the top, it's a tasteful combination, and the quality does not raise an...
9345
  • Graphics Processing Unit
    AMD Radeon™ R9 280X
  • Interface
    PCI Express x16 3.0
  • Core Clock Speed (MHz)
    1000MHz Core (Boost Clock:1050MHz) (OC mode)
    1000MHz Core (Boost Clock:1020MHz) (Gaming mode)
    1000MHz Core (Boost Clock:1000MHz) (Silent mode)
  • Memory Size (MB)
    3072
  • Memory Type
    GDDR5
  • Memory Interface
    384 bits
  • Memory Clock Speed (MHz)
    6000
  • DVI Connectors
    1 (Dual-link DVI-I)
  • HDMI Connectors
    1 (version 1.4a), Max Resolution: 4096x2160@24 Hz
  • Mini DisplayPort
    2
  • Maximum Displays
    Up to 6 displays with the use of a DP MST Hub
  • HDCP Support
    Y
  • RAMDAC speed (MHz)
    400
  • DirectX Version Support
    11.2
  • OpenGL Version Support
    4.3
  • Card Dimension(mm)
    269x128x34 mm
  • Card Weight (g)
    849

 

  1. 1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific specification with your local dealers.
  2. 2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

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