Wednesday, March 5th 2014
XFX launched the sole Radeon R9 280 graphics card model in its lineup, the R9 280 Double Dissipation. The card is available in two variants, a base variant which sticks to AMD reference clock speeds, and a factory-overclocked Black Edition variant. The base variant is clocked at 827 MHz core, 933 MHz boost, and 5.00 GHz memory; while the Black Edition offers 1000 MHz GPU clock (no boost), and 5.20 GHz memory. The two feature XFX' signature Double Dissipation cooling solution that's featured on a number of its R9 280 series and R9 290 series models. Based on the 28 nm "Tahiti" silicon, the Radeon R9 280 offers 1,792 stream processors, 112 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 3 GB of memory. Expect the two to be priced between $280 and $300.