Friday, September 27th 2013

XFX Radeon R9 280X Double Dissipation Pictured

Although Radeon R9 280X has a lot in common with Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, AMD's AIB partners are expected to come up with entirely new board designs. A case in point is the XFX Double Dissipation card, pictured below. While we don't know if XFX is recycling PCB designs over from the HD 7970 GHz Edition, the cooler certainly looks new, with its tall and chunky aluminium fin heatsink that's fed by copper heat-pipes, and a pair of 100 mm fans. Its box speaks of an "unlocked voltage" feature.

Based on the 28 nm "Tahiti XTL" silicon, Radeon R9 280X features 2,048 GCN stream processors, 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 3 GB of memory. The GPU is expected to be clocked a notch above 1.00 GHz on XFX' card, and the memory around 6.40 GHz. Slated for October 3rd, the card is expected to be priced anywhere between $299 and $329.

Source: VideoCardz
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55 Comments on XFX Radeon R9 280X Double Dissipation Pictured

#1
buildzoid
I hope that the cooler isn't as crap as the coolers on the HD 79** because it looks absolutely stunning
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#2
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
by: buildzoid
I hope that the cooler isn't as crap as the coolers on the HD 79** because it looks absolutely stunning
Seconded, never buying XFX again until I see a review of that fabled cooler that actually cools VRM's.
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#3
Mombasa69
Looks like a fine GPU

I may go for 2 of these cards, they do look and sound impressive.:)
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#4
Sempron Guy
Nice try XFX, I know what's behind those sexy curves :laugh:
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#5
Mombasa69
by: Sempron Guy
Nice try XFX, I know what's behind those sexy curves :laugh:
Something that's only around 20% slower than a Titan (is unlocked and can be clocked up far more) for a 3rd of the price of a Titan only a shade slower than a 780 and DX11.2 support, which the Titan and 780 doesn't have...
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#6
Sempron Guy
by: Mombasa69
Something that's only around 20% slower than a Titan (is unlocked and can be clocked up far more) for a 3rd of the price of a Titan only a shade slower than a 780 and DX11.2 support, which the Titan and 780 doesn't have...
The Double Dissipation cooler implemented on the HD7xxx series sux bells that's what I meant :laugh: So anything XFX with a nice looking "double dissipation design" cooler, I'd think thrice :laugh:
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#7
radrok
by: Mombasa69
is unlocked and can be clocked up far more
My Titans currently run at 1400 MHz, how much more unlocked do you want? ;)

For the price, well I do agree, let's bring GPU prices to earth please.
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#8
Mombasa69
by: Sempron Guy
The Double Dissipation cooler implemented on the HD7xxx series sux bells that's what I meant :laugh: So anything XFX with a nice looking "double dissipation design" cooler, I'd think thrice :laugh:
GCN RADEON Architecture that ALL new consoles use, oh I wonder what type of hardware game developers are programming for that will be ported over to PC's, oh Nvidia, I think not... :nutkick:
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#9
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
by: Mombasa69
GCN RADEON Architecture that ALL new consoles use, oh I wonder what type of hardware game developers are programming for that will be ported over to PC's, oh Nvidia, I think not... :nutkick:
We're knocking the cooler, not the actual amd chip underneath said cooler.
Read carefully before you post abbrasive replies.
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#10
Mombasa69
by: RCoon
We're knocking the cooler, not the actual amd chip underneath said cooler.
Read carefully before you post abbrasive replies.
Fair enough, but I quite like the cooler myself, very similar to the cooler styles on various Nvidia cards I've owned, always been with Nvidia, but I'll be replacing my 3 570's with 2 of these, sorry Nvidia it's been good, but it's time to move on to a GPU that has the same architecture as the new consoles.
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#11
EarthDog
Its the performance of the cooler, not the look of it... are we speaking English? LOL!

I wouldn't be so hyped up on console ports to the PC personally. We will see what this generation brings, but most people just straight dislike port's as they tend to not look as good as something 'made' for the PC.
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#12
The Von Matrices
I'm not going to buy an XFX card until the company stops voiding the warranty just for removing the heatsink (to clean it or to replace it with another heatsink or a water block).
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#13
NeoXF
...anyway.

That's gotta be the most awesome looking video card I've ever seen... Too bad XFX is one of the brands that are very hard to get a hold of in my country... and that it's XFX...

Either way, reviews and customer feedback will be the dealmaker...
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#15
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: RCoon
Seconded, never buying XFX again until I see a review of that fabled cooler that actually cools VRM's.
Im never buying XFX again because you need to RMA the card if you wish to take the cooler off to clean it better and removing the cooler voids warranty.

Why would i need to RMA a perfectly good card Just for the sake of being able to dust it off a little better?

Waste of time and money to ship it there and back
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#16
AsRock
TPU addict
by: FreedomEclipse
Im never buying XFX again because you need to RMA the card if you wish to take the cooler off to clean it better and removing the cooler voids warranty.

Why would i need to RMA a perfectly good card Just for the sake of being able to dust it off a little better?

Waste of time and money to ship it there and back
It's a shame they do that when you don't live in the US.


by: Sempron Guy
Nice try XFX, I know what's behind those sexy curves :laugh:
me to, probably a double lifetime warranty unlike anyone else.

It does sound like they learned from the 7k range issue lets hope so as they always treated very well. And for what we can see it does look likee they put much more effert in the cooler well except those fans.. But being in the US it's a none issue just unscrew shroud and fans and put my own on lol.
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#17
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: AsRock
It's a shame they do that when you don't live in the US
There was a time when XFX was fine with you removing the cooler, even for Euro customers. They have decent cards but their euro support is lacking.

the thermal paste they use on their GPUs isnt very good quality either, I wanted to remove the coolers off one of my 6970s because 80'c+ under load is too hot IMO even though its within the cards safe operating temps. So they asked me to RMA it.... to which of course i said no.
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#18
Casecutter
by: AsRock
me to, probably a double lifetime warranty unlike anyone else.
Not sure what your statement is indicating... This might be able to get the lifetime but the double lifetime I believe is gone?

"If you register any of the specified products noted above online within 30 days of purchase, your limited warranty will be EXTENDED for the duration of your life. Registration within 30 days of the date of purchase is a condition precedent to receiving the lifetime warranty."
http://xfxforce.com/en-us/Help/Support/WarrantyInformation.aspx

You should know that as you wrote a post on this article.
http://www.techpowerup.com/159346/xfx-discontinues-double-lifetime-warranty-with-new-radeon-graphics-cards.html

The limited hardware warranty for selected Graphics Cards may only be transferred to one owner after the original owner. The following Graphics Cards are eligible: ALL XFX Radeon HD 6000, HD 5000, HD 4000 Series Graphics Cards.


Today I'd buy an HIS... over XFX. :cool:
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#19
urza26
Why do AIB partners bother with custom cooling when they know that it is going to be a bad performing cooler?
If I remember w1zz's review of an EVGA card with ACX cooler correctly, he was quite unimpressed by that one as well.
From what I gathered TwinFrozr/Vapor-X/DirectCU still hold the crown.
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#20
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: urza26
Why do AIB partners bother with custom cooling when they know that it is going to be a bad performing cooler?
If I remember w1zz's review of an EVGA card with ACX cooler correctly, he was quite unimpressed by that one as well.
From what I gathered TwinFrozr/Vapor-X/DirectCU still hold the crown.
For the sake of brand marketing and identity. For all other arguments theres always the reference card with a stock reference cooler instead of a fancier one.

I hear you about MSI's TwinFrozr though and I couldnt agree more.
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#21
Patriot
by: radrok
My Titans currently run at 1400 MHz, how much more unlocked do you want? ;)

For the price, well I do agree, let's bring GPU prices to earth please.
-.-
1400MHz those are no stock titans...
They tend to blow VRM gaskets at 1200-1300MHz...

Either you are plain lucky or are running some very trixy stuff.
That is zombie mod frequency.
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#22
haswrong
yumm, the xfx design is reeeally lovely. too bad its on a very very outdated hardware.. :nutkick:
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#23
The Von Matrices
by: urza26
Why do AIB partners bother with custom cooling when they know that it is going to be a bad performing cooler
There are two reasons for this:

  1. Product Differentiation
  2. Cost Savings
XFX apparently prioritizes the latter, and it must be because of that that they generally have among the least expensive cards in the U.S. market. If you want to run the card at stock speeds, I see nothing wrong with XFX's reduced price coolers.
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#24
Slomo4shO
by: The Von Matrices
XFX apparently prioritizes the latter, and it must be because of that that they generally have among the least expensive cards in the U.S. market. If you want to run the card at stock speeds, I see nothing wrong with XFX's reduced price coolers.
XFX used to have quality cards years back but they have continually deteriorated the quality of their product lineup. After buying over a half dozen different XFX cards, I will no longer purchase any GPU from them until I see a real improvement in quality. Their lifetime warranty is meaningless as it becomes a standard warranty after the first RMA :banghead: (which is inevitable if you plan on overclocking their cards:nutkick:). To top it off, their coolers are about the worst of the lot and the cards have limited overclock capacity when compared to other manufacturers. At least their Seasonic constructed PSUs are still worthwhile :toast:
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#25
haswrong
by: Casecutter
Today I'd buy an HIS... over XFX. :cool:
id prefer HIS too if the new radeon is actually even worth considering. we know big nothing yet. my last HIS is Radeon X1950Pro IceQ3 Turbo 2x Dual Link DVI (HDCP) 512MB GDDR3 (256-bit).
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