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MSI Radeon R9 280X Overclocked 3G 3072MB PCIe 3.0 Video Card

Get DiRT Rally free PLUS exclusive AMD in-game race car liveries

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Your gaming is not the same with the MSI R9 280X GAMING Graphics Card. Based on the AMD Radeon R9 280X GPU, this card is built around 2048 stream processors, with 3GB/384bit GDDR5 memory clocked at an incredible 6000MHz effective memory frequency. With the new Microsoft DirectX 11.2 support, it produces amazingly beautiful graphics and lifelike environmental interaction in your games. Moreover, games enabled with the optimized Mantle speak the language of GCN architecture to unlock revolutionary performance and image quality. The MSI-exclusive Afterburner utility enables you to extract more performance by tuning vital GPU parameters. Military class components, with an advanced Twin Froza IV thermal design, allow you to game with full confidence. An array of advanced AMD technology including AMD Eyefinity, AMD HD3D, and AMD CrossFire offers you more than one way to elevate your gaming experience.

Throw some DiRT with AMD FX and RadeonTM R9.

With an AMD FX processor and Radeon™ R9 Series graphics, racing fans will feel every inch of the road. Can you remain in control as you hurtle along dangerous roads at breakneck speed, knowing a single crash could be the end? Racing is brought to new levels of immersive reality in Dirt Rally™. The future of DiRT starts here.

AMD brings speed and expertise to the track—Dirt Rally gets real with advanced features like Forward+ Lighting, Contact Hardening Shadows, HDAO+ and amazing GPU Particle Effects—as well as support for AMD Eyefinity and AMD CrossFire™ technologies. AMD’s FX-8000 Series processor ignites one of the most advanced gaming experiences available with up to eight unlocked cores of PC power and lower wattage options.1 Radeon graphics get your heart racing with AMD’s Eyefinity, CrossFire, and AMD FreeSync™ technologies.2, 3, 4, 5 4K Gaming. Blast through the DiRT on a 4K panel or with Virtual Super Resolution2 Eyefinity. Leave HD in the dust when you play larger than life with multiple monitors5 AMD FreeSync. No matter how rough the track, your monitor stays stutter-free3

Get your own copy of Dirt Rally and unlock two exclusive in-game race car liveries when you purchase select AMD video cards and processors.* Offer good through December 31, 2015 or while supplies last.

*Terms and conditions apply, see amd.com/dirtrally for more information.


Product Information
Mfr Part#
Form Factor
GPU Manufacturer
GPU Chipset
Radeon R9 280X
Core Clock Speed
Boost Core Clock Speed
RAMDAC Clock Speed
Shader Clock
Stream Processors
Texture Fill Rate
Max Monitors Supported
Maximum Refresh Rate
Memory Type
Memory Clock Speed
3004MHz (6008MHz Effective)
Video Memory
Memory Bus
Memory Bandwidth
OpenGL Support
OpenGL 4.3
DirectX Support
DirectX 11.2
Shader Model Support
Multi-GPU Support
AMD CrossFire
ATI CrossFire Support
AMD CrossFireX
HDCP Support
3D Ready
AMD Eyefinity Technology; AMD App Acceleration; AMD HD3D Technology;
Audio Playback
7.1 Channel Surround Sound (through HDMI connector)
Audio Input for HDMI
1 x Dual-Link DVI-I
1 x HDMI
2 x mini-DisplayPort
System Requirements
Supported Windows Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
PCIe 3.0 x16
Thermal & Power
Power Supply Requirements
500 Watt Power Supply (with 36A on the +12V Rail)
Power Connectors
(1) PCI-E 8-pin; (1) PCI-E 6-pin
Physical Specifications
Dual Slot
Package Contents
What's in the Box
MSI R9 280X Gaming Video Card
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year
1 Year

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