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Sapphire Radeon R9 280X VAPOR-X Video Card Reviews

tabascosauz

An excellent, albeit power-hungry choice for 1080p.

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Pros: - Very, very solidly built. Overclocks well. Good board design (VRM). Backplate. Nice LED. Sapphire is a nice AIB.

Cons: - Loud. Heavy. 2.5 slot card. Not incredibly efficient. Did I mention loud?

This was, and still is a bit of an odd card. It's clearly superior to the lower-end R9 280X Dual-X, being a rebranded HD 7970 Vapor-X; yet, it is easily eclipsed by the beefier 3-fan 280X cards such as the Vapor-X (2nd gen) and Tri-X, which incorporate many lessons learned from this very card.   In terms of performance, there are no surprises. Tahiti XT has been around for a very long time. It breezes through everything at 1080P; there's not much else to say except that if you play at 1080p, the 280X is much more than enough. This card is no different, except that it's quite a bit above the baseline 280X clocks, at 1070 core / 1550 mem default. The reference clocks for the R9 280X...
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Switchblade1969

Great Gaming Performance Beast For The Price

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Pros: Overclocks real easy, Quiet humming fans, Reasonably cold on full load

Cons: Loud @Full Load

This is my first AMD Gaming GPU and I am very satisfied at how well it performs inside gaming and outside with multitasking on two screens. Every game I play at the highest setting @1080p it holds it's ground with no lag. Examples are: - Crysis 3 - Dark Souls (with a HD texture pack and DSfix) - Saint's Row IV (Artifacts are present tho..) - Ghost Recon Future Solider - NFS Most Wanted 2012 I have been able to overclock with real ease using Sapphire Trixx and I have also used MSI Afterburner and have had no problems. I would recommend this GPU to any first time PC Gamers!
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