ASUS today announced R9 280 DirectCU II, a new graphics card powered by the latest AMD Radeon R9 280 graphics-processing unit (GPU) and fitted with exclusive DirectCU II and CoolTech fan technologies for cooler, quieter and faster performance. The new card runs up to 20% cooler and up to three times (3X) quieter than reference designs and benefits from DIGI+, an exclusive voltage-regulation module (VRM) for incredible stability and reduced noise. GPU Tweak teases maximum performance from the GPU and users to live stream their enhanced gameplay. R9 280 DirectCU II has 3GB of GDDR5 video memory and supports resolutions up to 2560 x 1600.
1x Native Dual-link DVI-I1x Native Dual-link DVI-D1x Native HDMI1x Native DisplayPort
Exclusive DirectCU II thermal design includes a direct-GPU contact 10mm copper heatpipe and 220% larger dissipation area to boost heat removal efficiency. It performs 20% cooler and 3X quieter than reference.
Proprietary CoolTech fan consists of a hybrid blade and bearing design, with inner radial blower and outer flower-type blades. These provide multi-directional airflow to accelerate heat removal and enable highly stable graphics performance.
Acclaimed DIGI+ VRM has been applied via a 12-phase power design that uses digital voltage regulators to minimize power noise by 30%, enhance power efficiency by 15%, widen voltage modulation tolerance, and improve overall stability and longevity by 2.5 times over reference.
Shows detailed specs and actual card status with GPU-Z
Sync GPU clocks and voltages for easier overclocking
Monitoring widget provides real-time detailed multi-parameter info
Automatically checks and updates drivers and BIOS versions
Stream on-screen action to the web in full HD
GPU Tweak streaming tool that lets you share on-screen action in real time – so others can watch live as games are played. It's even possible to add to the streaming window scrolling text, pictures and webcam images.
|GPU||AMD Radeon R9 280|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||3 Year Limited Warranty|