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
Boilerhog
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by: FreedomEclipse
you obviously didnt look carefully - Look at the second pic again, some of the heatpipes and fins from the heatsink are exposed and you can see them, My guess is its the same for the otherside too.
Well I looked very carefully at these pics,also my pair of DCUII 670's,and my asus GTX 480's.Both the latter of which have very exposed heatpipes,i can count them on both.(i'm not posting pics ,they are everywhere)I don't consider these pipes exposed .bnut maybe they work,REVIEWS PLEASE !
The second pic you made reference too,is the motherboard side of the card at the pci-e slot , not exactly where I would put the heatpipes to allow produced heat to trickle up ward along the board to other components .cpu,memory ,other chips ,etc..neither you nor I ,can see whats exposed on the other side.we can guess for now..


by: EarthDog
The 800D has terrible airflow. I wouldn't remotely call that thing well vented with technically one intake.
Going by the cases I have (CM 832 stacker,Thermaltake Kandalf,Antec 1200) and have worked with,(too many too list) the obsidian 800D is roomy and vented as well as most ,with the exception of the antec's,the 600 the 900 and the 1200 are the better vented ,closed cases..largely because of the huge fans up top.but are dirty because of the negative case preasure they creat.they suck dust in every where..i try to find a low positive preasure.on all systems I build so only the fan areas draw air.think of it as a big ol nasty Power House Boiler,:banghead: lol,that was almost as painful to type as it was to read..
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Boilerhog
:laugh:

Well I looked very carefully at these pics,also my pair of DCUII 670's,and my asus GTX 480's.Both the latter of which have very exposed heatpipes,i can count them on both.(i'm not posting pics ,they are everywhere)I don't consider these pipes exposed .bnut maybe they work,REVIEWS PLEASE !
The second pic you made reference too,is the motherboard side of the card at the pci-e slot , not exactly where I would put the heatpipes to allow produced heat to trickle up ward along the board to other components .cpu,memory ,other chips ,etc..neither you nor I ,can see whats exposed on the other side.we can guess for now..
If you look carefully at the first pic just along to the right hand side of the XFX logo you can see a little hint of the heatsink.

Due to the direction the fins on the heatsink run, it would be unwise to block off the sides where the heat can disperse and leave the card. If you compare that to an MSI Twin FrozR though the fins run vertically so air gets channeled out at the front and the back of the card while some may flow out of the sides. They would have to leave the sides of the card exposed otherwise there would be no where for the hot air to go
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Boilerhog
by: FreedomEclipse
If you look carefully at the first pic just along to the right hand side of the XFX logo you can see a little hint of the heatsink.
yeah like my 9800 GX2's,you can barely see a heatsink in there ,but you can sure feel the HEAT !


by: Mombasa69
DX11.2 support, which the Titan and 780 doesn't have...
Exactly, what program ,game ,os, is using DX11.2, that makes it such a must have..got any screen shots too compare the 11.1 and 11.2..we'll be waiting..
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#4
Norton
WCG-TPU Team Captain
by: AsRock
Well this is not a 79xx dissipation cooler is it now, actually looks like they put more effort in it i guess time will tell just remember though there is a lot of people who don't have good cooling in their cases and think they can just put in their system and every thing be ok.

And looks like it might be made some thing like the scythe musashi which was awesome cooler. How ever this one looks like it's split in to so might work even better,

Scythe USA SCVMS-1000 Sleeve VGA Cooler - Newegg.c...
Not exactly like the Scythe but similar:


Cooler performance isn't as good as a Vapor X Toxic but certainly expected to be better than the POS XFX used on the 7950/7970.

Review link:
http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/xfx-r9-280x-black-oc-edition-review/
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#5
AsRock
TPU addict
With some real fans on it i bet it works even better :), Get some nice 120mm fans on it.

Nice thin fins too and i see they have joined them all together too so they don't get bent up as easy.
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