Tuesday, March 4th 2014

MSI Announces Radeon R9 280X Gaming 6 GB

MSI announced the only Radeon R9 280X graphics card out there, with double its standard memory amount. The R9 280 Gaming 6G features 6 GB of GDDR5 memory across the GPU's 384-bit wide memory interface, and clock speeds of 1000 MHz core, 1050 MHz boost, and 6.00 GHz memory. The card features a custom-design PCB with memory chips on both its sides, and the company's Twin Frozr IV cooling solution in its signature Gaming Series livery. The company didn't release pricing or availability details.
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10 Comments on MSI Announces Radeon R9 280X Gaming 6 GB

#1
Ahhzz
That's what I'm looking for! A 280, with 6Gb :) Now, hopefully, the miners will stay away...
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#3
Aderbas
if you gamer: Artefacts
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#5
Prima.Vera
by: Ahhzz
That's what I'm looking for! A 280, with 6Gb :) Now, hopefully, the miners will stay away...
Your card wont use 6GB of VRAM even if you "play" (slideshow) on dual 4K monitors with 8xMSAA and 1k textures... ;)
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#6
xorbe
by: dwade
No DX12 doe.
DX12 pre-announcement 2 weeks in advance at msdn blog. Immediate whining about lack of DX12 support months before any DX12 titles actually sell. Internet delivers!
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#7
Ahhzz
by: Prima.Vera
Your card wont use 6GB of VRAM even if you "play" (slideshow) on dual 4K monitors with 8xMSAA and 1k textures... ;)
you haven't seen what Star Citizen will look like upon release ;) And since I was able to peg the 2Gb on my 6950s pretty easily with Skyrim, I'm betting we'll clear 2Gb pretty handily, 3Gb without much effort, and push the 4Gb. So, a 280 with more than 3Gb tickles me :toast:
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SetsunaFZero
by: Ahhzz
you haven't seen what Star Citizen will look like upon release ;) And since I was able to peg the 2Gb on my 6950s pretty easily with Skyrim, I'm betting we'll clear 2Gb pretty handily, 3Gb without much effort, and push the 4Gb. So, a 280 with more than 3Gb tickles me :toast:
^+, Hitman Absolution used on my 7950 at 1920x1080, max setting, no AA ~2.5GB VRam
but 6GB hmmm.... maybe it would be usefull for mining
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Ahhzz
by: SetsunaFZero
^+, Hitman Absolution used on my 7950 at 1920x1080, max setting, no AA ~2.5GB VRam
but 6GB hmmm.... maybe it would be usefull for mining
remind me to smack you.....
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#10
Idonno
What everyone seems to be missing is the fact that many people buy AMD cards for running 3 to 6 monitors in Eyefinity.

I run 3 @ 5760 x 1080. I can certainly see where using more than 4GB vram would be optimal and this only becomes more true with more monitors and higher resolutions.

I am glad to see another 6GB card and I am hoping to see more in the future. A 6GB 290 or 290x would be great as I am badly in need of an upgrade.
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