SAPPHIRE Radeon™ GRAPHICS CARD

Dual-X R9 280X 3G D5

The SAPPHIRE R9 280X Dual-X model is the most cost effective member of the family and yet is still overclocked compared with the reference design to give users the best possible value for money in this performance class.
 

Dual BIOS

This product supports both Legacy and UEFI BIOS. By factory default, the card itself is under Legacy mode. By pressing the button with SAPPHIRE logo, UEFI mode will be easily enabled.

 

  • Secure boot

    Sapphire product with “Dual Firmware Support” function equips the UEFI firmware that is digitally signed and approved by Microsoft for Secure Boot. With Windows8’s secured boot architecture and its establishment of a root of trust, the customer is protected from malicious code executing in the boot path by ensuring that only signed, certified “known good” code and boot loaders can execute before the opening system itself loads.
  • Faster boot and resume times

    When compare to the legacy BIOS, system with UEFI has a much faster boot and resume time to the OS.

DirectX® 12

DirectX® 12 is a new, “console-like” graphics API from Microsoft® that empowers game developers with more direct and obvious control of PC hardware. This direct or “explicit” control better exposes the hardware resources of AMD Radeon™ GPUs to yield higher hardware throughput and, ultimately, more performance for users. To put it simply: much more efficient hardware through smarter software! At the discretion of a game developer, this superior efficiency can be spent on higher framerates, lower latency (VR), lower power consumption, better image quality, or some calculated balance of all four. In any scenario, gamers stand to benefit greatly from choosing AMD hardware to run their favorite DirectX® 12 game.


AMD Eyefinity Technology

Multidisplay technology for gaming, productivity and entertainment

We are taking you beyond the boundaries of traditional PC displays. AMD Eyefinity technology expands the traditional limits of desktop computing by multiplying your screen area. With multiple monitors, games become more immersive, workstations become more useful and you become more productive (an average of 42% more productive according to one study).

Take your PC games to the next level of reality and immersion. Most modern games look great on three screens, and only AMD Radeon™ graphics offer you the ability to play across five screens for an eye-popping gaming experience. Other combinations and configurations with up to six screens work too.1 Create your dream display.


AMD Crossfire™  

Harness the power of multiple GPUs

AMD CrossFire™ technology is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Unlocking game-dominating power, AMD CrossFire™ harnesses the power of two or more discrete graphics cards working in parallel to dramatically improve gaming performance.1 AMD CrossFire™ technology ready graphics cards fit practically every budget. With the flexibility to combine two, three or four GPUs, AMD CrossFire™ technology is the perfect solution for those who demand extreme performance.


AMD TrueAudio

Your games now sound as good as they look

The expectations of gamers have never been higher. Graphics quality and processing speed have advanced rapidly, and the games of today are light years ahead of those from just a few years ago. But advancements in game audio have been more sporadic and less widely adopted.

Sound is a critically important part of the immersive experience for gamers and sound engineers are eager to advance their art, but they haven’t enjoyed the same kind of attention that continually drives graphics improvements. Until now.

What it means for gamers

By leveraging AMD TrueAudio technology, game developers now have the ability to recreate acoustic environments with incredible fidelity, and to bring them to every gamer. With AMD technology inside all the most popular “next-generation” gaming platforms, including the PC, gamers across the entire industry will finally enjoy the best audio today’s technology can offer.


Enhanced Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD 3)

Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies or other HD content at full 1080p (and beyond !) display resolution. Enjoy a feature rich video experience with enhanced Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD 3), offloading the bulk of the video decoding tasks from the CPU to the GPU allowing for a cooler, quieter and more balanced system.


GPU 2048 Stream Processors
28 nm
Graphics Core Next (GCN)
870 MHz  Engine Clock
1020 MHz Boost Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 384 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
6000 MHz, Effective
3 GB Size
BIOS Support Legacy BIOS
UEFI BIOS
Displays Maximum 3 Outputs
Output 1 x DVI-I
1 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
Resolution 4096X2160 Pixel DisplayPort Resolution
2560x1600 Pixel Dual Link DVI Resolution
4096X3112 HDMI Resolution
API OpenGL® 4.3
OpenCL 1.2
DirectX® 12
Shader Model 5.0
Feature AMD CrossFire
AMD PowerTune
AMD ZeroCore Power Technology
AMD Eyefinity
Quad HD Display (4K*2K Support)
AMD HD3D Technology
Dual BIOS
AMD Tress FX Technology
AMD Virtual Super Resolution(VSR)
Cooling Dual-X fans
Form Factor 2 Part Slot Occupied
Power Consumption <300W
OS Windows 10 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 7 Windows Vista 
System Requirement 500 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software
PCI Express® 2.0 or higher version based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard in order for the card to be compatible with.
  • Specifications provided here are for guidance only. Please check with your regional distributor or dealer for latest specifications.
  • Colors of PCB or other components may differ from those illustrated.
  • SAPPHIRE reserves the right to update or revise specifications without prior notice.
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AMD Official Radeon Driver

Obtain the Latest AMD Radeon Official Driver Utility Latest Version
Recommend for the systems running Microsoft Windows to obtain the latest official driver for AMD Graphics product. Click on the Download ​link and a web browser prompt should appear. Select Run from the prompt.

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Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8/8.1 Windows 10

AMD Radeon Software

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit​ 17.50.27.01
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONADRENALIN-18.3.1

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 Highlights

Support For

    • Final Fantasy® XV
    • Warhammer®: Vermintide II
    • DOTA®2
      • Up to 6% faster FPS using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 at 3840x2160 (1440p).RS-218

Fixed Issues

    • Radeon Chill hotkey may fail to reset when Radeon Settings is restored to defaults.
    • Sea of Thieves™ may experience an intermittent application hang or crash during gameplay.
    • Middle-earth™: Shadow of War may experience texture flickering on trees or hills when using multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • World of Tanks™ may experience color corruption when changing some game settings in multi GPU enabled system configurations.

Known Issues

    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU's for compute workloads.
    • Destiny 2™ may experience an application hang in the mission "Heist" on some Radeon GCN1.0 products.
    • Destiny 2™ may experience long load times when the application has been open for long periods of time.
    • Radeon Overlay may intermittently fail to enable when toggled in some games.
    • FFmpeg application may experience corrupted output for H264 video streams.
    • Resizing Radeon Settings may cause the window to intermittently stutter.
    • Final Fantasy® XV may experience minor stutter during some particle effects. A workaround is to disable the "Geomapping" setting in game.

Footnotes

    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of March 1st, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700K CPU (4.2GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With Ultra settings on Dota 2 at 3840x2160, the Radeon RX 580 scored 95.9 FPS with Radeon Software 18.3.1 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 90.8 FPS with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.3.1 has 6% faster performance in Dota 2. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-218

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File Size: 337MB

Windows 10 (64-bit)
Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 Driver for Windows® 10 32-bit​ 17.50.27.01
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONADRENALIN-18.3.1

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 Highlights

Support For

    • Final Fantasy® XV
    • Warhammer®: Vermintide II
    • DOTA®2
      • Up to 6% faster FPS using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 at 3840x2160 (1440p).RS-218

Fixed Issues

    • Radeon Chill hotkey may fail to reset when Radeon Settings is restored to defaults.
    • Sea of Thieves™ may experience an intermittent application hang or crash during gameplay.
    • Middle-earth™: Shadow of War may experience texture flickering on trees or hills when using multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • World of Tanks™ may experience color corruption when changing some game settings in multi GPU enabled system configurations.

Known Issues

    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU's for compute workloads.
    • Destiny 2™ may experience an application hang in the mission "Heist" on some Radeon GCN1.0 products.
    • Destiny 2™ may experience long load times when the application has been open for long periods of time.
    • Radeon Overlay may intermittently fail to enable when toggled in some games.
    • FFmpeg application may experience corrupted output for H264 video streams.
    • Resizing Radeon Settings may cause the window to intermittently stutter.
    • Final Fantasy® XV may experience minor stutter during some particle effects. A workaround is to disable the "Geomapping" setting in game.

Footnotes

    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of March 1st, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700K CPU (4.2GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With Ultra settings on Dota 2 at 3840x2160, the Radeon RX 580 scored 95.9 FPS with Radeon Software 18.3.1 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 90.8 FPS with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.3.1 has 6% faster performance in Dota 2. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-218

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File Size: 251MB

Windows 10 (32-bit)
Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 Driver for Windows® 7 64-bit 17.50.27.01
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONADRENALIN-18.3.1

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 Highlights

Support For

    • Final Fantasy® XV
    • Warhammer®: Vermintide II
    • DOTA®2
      • Up to 6% faster FPS using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 at 3840x2160 (1440p).RS-218

Fixed Issues

    • Radeon Chill hotkey may fail to reset when Radeon Settings is restored to defaults.
    • Sea of Thieves™ may experience an intermittent application hang or crash during gameplay.
    • Middle-earth™: Shadow of War may experience texture flickering on trees or hills when using multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • World of Tanks™ may experience color corruption when changing some game settings in multi GPU enabled system configurations.

Known Issues

    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU's for compute workloads.
    • Destiny 2™ may experience an application hang in the mission "Heist" on some Radeon GCN1.0 products.
    • Destiny 2™ may experience long load times when the application has been open for long periods of time.
    • Radeon Overlay may intermittently fail to enable when toggled in some games.
    • FFmpeg application may experience corrupted output for H264 video streams.
    • Resizing Radeon Settings may cause the window to intermittently stutter.
    • Final Fantasy® XV may experience minor stutter during some particle effects. A workaround is to disable the "Geomapping" setting in game.

Footnotes

    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of March 1st, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700K CPU (4.2GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With Ultra settings on Dota 2 at 3840x2160, the Radeon RX 580 scored 95.9 FPS with Radeon Software 18.3.1 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 90.8 FPS with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.3.1 has 6% faster performance in Dota 2. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-218

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File Size: 461MB

Windows 7 (64-bit)
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Utility

TriXX OC Utility v5.2.1

TriXX is regularly updated to provide support for new releases of graphics cards and GPU families as well as enhancements to the tool.

New features:

  • New look and interface
  • Now supports over-volting on Radeon R300 series
  • Now supports HBM memory overclock on FURY cards
  • Now supports over-volt on FURY cards
  • Minimise TriXX to task bar

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Windows 7 (32-bit) Windows 7 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (32-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Windows 10 (32-bit) Windows 10 (64-bit)
TriXX OC Utility V5.0.0

SAPPHIRE TriXX is the optimal overclocking utility for your AMD RADEON™ R200 , R300 and FURY series. The features include

  • Performance Tune Memory and GPU Clock Speeds
  • Over and Under Voltage adjustment
  • Save configurations
  • Graphical H/W Monitor
  • H/W log file
  • Feedback option

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File Size: 1MB

Windows 7 (32-bit) Windows 7 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (32-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
TriXX OC Utility V4.9.1

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File Size: 3MB

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SAPPHIRE R9-280X DUAL-X REVIEW

Once again a very impressive card from Sapphire, taking a couple of steps up over the 260X reviewed a few weeks ago, the Sapphire R9-280X Dual-X is a card that has brilliant performance. It chewed through the benchmark tests as well as any game I played outside of these tests. So for those stuck with 1080p screens who want all the eye candy this card is a great choice.