MSI Gaming R9 280X OC Edition Review

Published by Hiwa Pouri on 03.02.14
Page:
« 1 2 3 4 (5) 6 7 »

Temperatures / Noise levels

Fan Speed

Auto Auto 50% 70% 100%
ASUS Radeon HD 7970 Matrix Platinum 1'100 2'180 2'780 3'000
ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II Top 1'020 1'860 2'620 3'000
ASUS Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 1'050 2'090 2'900 3'200
ASUS GeForce GTX 780 DirectCU II OC 1'129 1'493 2'078 3'023
ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Poseidon Platinum 1'040 1'910 2'650 3'770
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 GHz Edition 780 2'180 3'100 4'380
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 OC V2 780 2'180 3'100 4'380
MSI Twin Frozr Gaming GTX 780 1'040 1'450 2'000 2'900
MSI Twin Frozr Gaming R9 280X OC Edition 1'035 2'045 2'470 3'040
PowerColor R9 280X TurboDuo OC 995 2'000 2'740 3'520
NVIDIA Reference 1'250 2'060 n/A 4'240
More is better


Noise Level

Auto Auto 50% 70% 100%
ASUS Radeon HD 7970 Matrix Platinum 34.1 40.7 49.4 51.9
ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II Top 33.4 36.3 50.5 54.0
ASUS Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 33.5 37.1 43.3 49.5
ASUS GeForce GTX 780 DirectCU II OC 33.2 37.1 43.0 51.4
ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Poseidon Platinum 32.0 36.6 42.7 51.2
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 GHz Edition 32.0 37.1 44.4 52.3
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 OC V2 32.0 37.1 44.4 52.3
MSI Twin Frozr Gaming GTX 780 32.0 34.3 40.2 50.0
MSI Twin Frozr Gaming R9 280X OC Edition 32.0 36.6 44.0 49.0
PowerColor R9 280X TurboDuo OC 32.3 34.0 43.3 49.5
NVIDIA Reference 33.2 39.8 n/A 56.2
More is better


For the noise level results, we measured the noise level using a decibel meter (Voltcraft SL-200) located at 1 meter away from the graphics card.

Idle Temperature

Temperature Auto 50% 70% 100%
ASUS Radeon HD 7970 Matrix Platinum 28 28 28 27
ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II Top 30 30 29 29
ASUS Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 30 30 29 29
ASUS GeForce GTX 780 DirectCU II OC 30 29 28 28
ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Poseidon Platinum 32 31 30 29
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 GHz Edition 29 27 26 26
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 OC V2 30 29 28 28
MSI Twin Frozr Gaming GTX 780 30 29 29 27
MSI Twin Frozr Gaming R9 280X OC Edition 32 31 30 29
PowerColor R9 280X TurboDuo OC 32 32 31 30
NVIDIA Reference 32 30 29 29
More is better


Idle, temperature is taken after 15 minutes @ lowest, 40 %, 50 %, 70 % and 100 % fan speed.
Room Temperature: 25°C

Temperature under Furmark

Temperature Auto 50% 70% 100%
ASUS Radeon HD 7970 Matrix Platinum 76 70 69 69
ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II Top 90 71 64 63
ASUS Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 77 73 71 70
ASUS GeForce GTX 780 DirectCU II OC 83 71 63 56
ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Poseidon Platinum 90 81 72 62
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 GHz Edition 90 80 73 58
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 OC V2 90 83 75 63
MSI Twin Frozr Gaming GTX 780 73 71 63 56
MSI Twin Frozr Gaming R9 280X OC Edition 80 77 72 69
PowerColor R9 280X TurboDuo OC n/A n/A 74 68
NVIDIA Reference 90 83 76 68
More is better


For FurMark, temperature is taken after 15 minutes of GPU Burn test at lowest, 40 %, 50 %, 70 % and 100 % fan speed.
We stopped the test when the GPU temperature hit 90°C.
Room Temperature: 25°C

Temperature and fan speed under BattleField 3

Auto Temperature
ASUS Radeon HD 7970 Matrix Platinum 66
ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II Top 69
ASUS Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum 68
ASUS GeForce GTX 780 DirectCU II OC 69
ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Poseidon Platinum 71
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 GHz Edition 67
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 OC V2 70
MSI Twin Frozr Gaming GTX 780 66
MSI Twin Frozr Gaming R9 280X OC Edition 60
PowerColor R9 280X TurboDuo OC 73
NVIDIA Reference 79
More is better


For BattleField 3, temperature and fan speed values taken are the highest achieved after 1 hour gaming @ auto fan speed.



Page 1 - Presentation / Specifications
Page 2 - The card
Page 3 - Photo Gallery / Delivery
Page 4 - In-Game Performance
Page 5 - Temperatures / Noise levels
Page 6 - Performance/Price & Performance/Watt
Page 7 - Conclusion




comments powered by Disqus

MSI Gaming R9 280X OC Edition Review - Graphics cards Reviews AMD - Reviews - ocaholic