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MSI Radeon R9 280X video card review: AMD teaches an old GPU some new tricks

At a Glance
  • MSI Radeon R9 280X OC Edition

    PCWorld Rating

    The MSI Radeon R9 280X OC Edition is a faster, smarter, cheaper Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, and it's much faster than Nvidia's GeForce GTX 760.

At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    The MSI Radeon R9 280X OC Edition is a faster, smarter, cheaper Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, and it's much faster than Nvidia's GeForce GTX 760.

    Pros

    • Very fast performance with AAA games
    • EyeFinity can now use HDMI and DVI, as well as DisplayPort

    Cons

    • Not new architecture: This is a tweaked Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    • Memory runs at reference-design spec

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