Radeon™
R9 280X GAMING 3G

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

Current promotions with this product

 

 

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. All images and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Product specification, function, and appearance may vary based on different CPU and chipset. For detailed specifications, please consult the product specifications page.
Must Have
2014-09
USA
Overall, I am completely satisfied with the MSI R9 280X and I have, in the past recommended it and will continue to do so for those gamers that are looking to boost graphics performance without breaking the bank.
1
Platinum
2014-07
Belgium
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.
2
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„
3
Editor's Choice (9/10)
2014-05
USA
“The Twin Frozr IV cooler on the MSI R9 280X 3GB Twin Frozr Gaming OC is strong.” “A chance to see what CrossFire is capable of on the new card though, is really impressive. ” “If you want to spend around the $600 mark and you’re after a pair of cards that carry a great cooler, these are a great option.”
4
Recommended
2014-04
United Kingdom
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.
5
Recommended
2014-04
United Kingdom
“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.„
6
Best Performance
2014-03
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 testing.
7
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.„
8
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 card offered the best performance gains over the rest. Attractively priced at PhP 16,950, this card’s excellent value makes it a clear winner in this shootout.”
9
Editors' choice
2014-02
Netherlands
De R9 280X van MSI is de snelste kaart uit onze test.
10
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.„
11
Editor's Choice
2014-02
USA
The R9 280X Gaming 3G is equipped with two DVI ports, an HDMI port, and a DisplayPort connection, but we want to note that there are a great many retail cards with different configuration options. Multiple cards carry one to two mini DisplayPort connectors, as well as the brace of DVI ports; AMD appears to be giving board partners considerable freedom to mix and match what kind of connection options they want to offer. But these are fairly modest changes obscure the R9 280X's greatest single feature: a whopping price cut.
12
Silver award
2014-01
Netherlands
Gezien de lage prijs kun je bijna niet om de MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming heen: de prijs is zeer scherp, de kaart presteert prima, is zuinig en ook lekker stil.
13
Platinum
2014-01
Italy
14
Platinum
2014-01
Italy
• Very high performance • Good preparation overclocking
15
Thumb up
2013-12
Czech Republic
“Affordable graphics for demanding players who except power want also silent operation.„
16
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 fairly fresh thanks to MSI Twin Frozr heatsink, and is very, very quiet, which is that it is much appreciated considering that the reference models equipped with blower -type coolers are extremely noisy.„
17
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 fairly fresh thanks to MSI Twin Frozr heatsink, and is very, very quiet, which is that it is much appreciated considering that the reference models equipped with blower -type coolers are extremely noisy.„
18
Good Award (4/5)
2013-12
Netherlands
Na een hertest met een correcte R9 280X van MSI bleek dat de koeling juist erg goed uit de test komt en daarop is de score aangepast. De MSI komt hierdoor heel goed uit de test.
19
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.„
20
Platinum
2013-12
Spain
Si esperábamos un poco más de rendimiento por las quizás demasiado altas expectativas que teníamos puestas en esta gráfica, ha resultado ser una potente herramienta para ejecutar los últimos juegos del mercado con todos los ajustes gráficos al máximo y en resolución Full HD. La gráfica se mantiene bastante fresca gracias al disipador Twin Frozr de MSI, y además es muy, muy silenciosa, cosa es que es muy de agradecer teniendo en cuenta que los modelos de referencia equipados con disipadores tipo blower son extremadamente ruidosos.
21
Recommended
2013-12
Spain
Si esperábamos un poco más de rendimiento por las quizás demasiado altas expectativas que teníamos puestas en esta gráfica, ha resultado ser una potente herramienta para ejecutar los últimos juegos del mercado con todos los ajustes gráficos al máximo y en resolución Full HD. La gráfica se mantiene bastante fresca gracias al disipador Twin Frozr de MSI, y además es muy, muy silenciosa, cosa es que es muy de agradecer teniendo en cuenta que los modelos de referencia equipados con disipadores tipo blower son extremadamente ruidosos.
22
Silver
2013-11
United Kingdom
“… an impressive amount of Gaming performance for your money„
23
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 GAMING 3G, as well as ensure its stable operation even during extreme overclocking.„
24
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 GAMING 3G, as well as ensure its stable operation even during extreme overclocking.„
25
highly recommended
2013-11
Serbia
Kada se uzmu u obzir odlične performanse karte, sjajne akustične i termalne karakteristike kulera, besplatna verzija jednog od trenutno najaktuelnijih AAA naslova, a povrh svega i fantastična cena jasno je da se radi o grafičkoj karti koja ima sve
26
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 have it all.„
27
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 favorable, with it's 81k HUF price it's Recommended!„
28
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 turns out a real price performance candidate. Those looking for a card on this price level with good performance for the newest games whereas not putting too much emphasize on the power consumption cannot get around the R9 280X.„ “Eventhough the GPU technology of the Radeon R9 280X is around 2 years old, MSI presents a real tough competitor for GTX 760 and GTX 770 at a real good price.„
29
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 turns out a real price performance candidate. Those looking for a card on this price level with good performance for the newest games whereas not putting too much emphasize on the power consumption cannot get around the R9 280X.„ “Eventhough the GPU technology of the Radeon R9 280X is around 2 years old, MSI presents a real tough competitor for GTX 760 and GTX 770 at a real good price.„
30
Thumb up
2013-11
Czech Republic
Výhodná grafika pro náročné hráče, kteří kromě výkonu chtějí také tichý chod.
31
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 cake!„
32
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„
33
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„
34
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„
35
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 they are playing; also solved the high temperature and noise problems with the TWIN FROZR technology which efficiently succeed to reduce the temperature and noise as much as possible even after overclocking.” “TWIN FROZR IV is the best cooling system that uses 2 unique design fans, 5 heat aluminum pipes and good quality components to help dissipation the heat. The unique of MSI design than other companies’ is the system gives the best effect but the size is much smaller.” “MSI R9 280X GAMING has a good material and quality. The dissipation of this card is better than other brands. The superpipes that MSI uses are good quality material as well, and this is the reason why this card can have longer life than others. the unique design o
36
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 better than other companies’ products. MSI announces R9 280X GAMING graphic card to join their gaming family. This card has all the gaming features specially made for gamers and provides gamers high performance when they are playing.” “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 they are playing; also solved the high temperature and noise problems with the TWIN FROZR technology which efficiently succeed to reduce the temperature and noise as much as possible even after overclocking.” “TWIN FROZR IV is the best cooling system th
37
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 from its factory overclocked rate of 1050MHz. As a note to our readers, the temperature of the MSI card's GPU core hovered at around 60 degrees Celsius during our overclocking exercise”
38
Good choice
2013-10
Spain
Si lo que se busca es una tarjeta silenciosa y potente como es una R9 280X, creemos que ésta es una excelente alternativa, por lo que le otorgamos el premio a la buena elección.
39
Recommended Buy by Always More Digital
2013-10
Russia
Карта получилась хорошая
40
Recommended
2013-10
Russia
“Graphics card performed well„
41
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.„
42
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 quiet at fairly low temperatures. It is a good quality card, that will fully justify the cost.„
43
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.„
44
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 and performance.„ “Although this R9 280X Gaming takes the characteristics of some HD 7970 GHz Edition, we can observe that this map is overshadowing a GTX 770 for a softer rate. Indeed, this Gaming has recommended price € 299, against € 334 for a GTX 770. Compared with HD 7970 GHz Edition, the same type of product that our R9 280X Gaming with custom cooling, is a little over € 300. The consumer is not harmed by this rebadgage and could even be a winner in the operation. This R9 280X Gaming deserves a Cowcot money.„
45
Approved
2013-10
United Kingdom
“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.„
46
Recommended award
2013-10
Croatia
MSI-eva je kartica zaslužila pohvale kada je riječ o tišini rada, a nauštrb nešto više radne temperature grafičkog procesora. Overclocking potencijal, tvornički već overclockirane kartice nije loš i zabilježili smo povećanje performansi od 6%. Kartica je kvalitetno napravljena, ne zauzima puno mjesta te ne troši puno električne energije - barem ne u odnosu na performanse kakve pruža. Stoga vjerujemo kako će biti čest izbor gamera koji žele zakoračiti u 1440p svijet gdje će također pružiti adekvatne performanse zbog dovoljno velikog video buffera.
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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’s an extremely powerful graphic card in the new series ever again.”
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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’s an extremely powerful graphic card in the new series ever again.”
49
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 any objections„
50
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 any objections„
51
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 ).„
52
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 ).„
53
Highly recommended
2013-10
USA
“…the card runs fine and could be a good choice if you are out to maximize what you get for your budget..”
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  • Graphics Processing Unit
    AMD Radeon™ R9 280X
  • Interface
    PCI Express x16 3.0
  • Boost / Base Core Clock
    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
  • Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)
    288
  • DVI Connectors
    DL-DVI-I x1
    Max Resolution:2560 x 1600 @60 Hz
  • HDMI Connectors
    1 (version 1.4a)
    Max Resolution: 3840x2160 @30 Hz
    4096x2160 @24 Hz
  • Mini DisplayPort
    2 (version 1.2)
    Max Resolution: 4096x2160 @ 50 Hz
  • Maximum Displays
    Up to 6 displays with the use of a DP MST Hub
  • HDCP Support
    Y
  • RAMDAC speed (MHz)
    400
  • DirectX Version Support
    12 API
  • OpenGL Version Support
    4.3
  • Multi-GPU Technology
    CrossFire
  • Card Dimension(mm)
    269x128x34 mm
  • Card Weight (g)
    849
  • Power consumption (W)
    250
  • Recommended PSU (W)
    500
  • Power Connectors
    1x6-Pin, 1x8-Pin
  • Accessories
    DVI to D-Sub Dongle, Mini-DP to DP Dongle, Cross Bridge

 

  1. All images and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Product specification, function, and appearance may vary based on different CPU and chipset. For detailed specifications, please consult the product specifications page.

 

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