Yesterday when AMD announced the new R200 series we were all shown the reference or AMD stock versions of all of the cards. Obviously different manufactures will be coming out with their own versions of the cards with different coolers and PCB designs. One of those companies is XFX and we have a glimpse at their new Radeon R9 280X Double Dissipation card.
The double dissipation cooler design that XFX is using on this card just looks awesome and sleek. There are two 100 mm fans which offer lower noise and greater airflow for cooling. There is a large aluminum fin array that does look like it has some copper heatpipes in it. This card also has “Unlocked Voltage”, we are not really sure what that means just yet.
Official specs on the card are as follows: 2048 Stream Processors, 128 Texture Mapping Units and 32 Raster Operating Units and 3 GB of GDDR5 across a 384-bit interface. Outputs include HDMI, two mini-DisplayPort and two DVI.
Official clock speeds and launch date remain unknown at this point. We expect it to be priced slightly above the R9 280X reference model which has a price of $299.