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doctorxerxes

Right off the assembly line
A bit off-topic.

I too was planning to purchase the 280x but having read numerous issues about artifacting and basic quality control issues I've decided to go for the GTX 770. The ASUS one retails for 28k online. Yes, it's more expensive but there are far FEWER issues pertaining to it. I mean if you read the official forum thread for the ASUS 280x , it's basically flooded with complaints.

Just trying to have a discussion. Please avoid the flaming. Your thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

rijinpk1

Aspiring Novelist
A bit off-topic.

I too was planning to purchase the 280x but having read numerous issues about artifacting and basic quality control issues I've decided to go for the GTX 770. The ASUS one retails for 28k online. Yes, it's more expensive but there are far FEWER issues pertaining to it. I mean if you read the official forum thread for the ASUS 280x , it's basically flooded with complaints.

Just trying to have a discussion. Please avoid the flaming. Your thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.

post links...

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Thanks man i got what u suggested.... took me a little while...

ok :)
 

doctorxerxes

Right off the assembly line
post links...

Here are a few:

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1858288/gigabyte-amd-280x-issue.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2066101/asus-280x-issues-artifacts-matter-setting.html
https://www.sapphireforum.com/showt...-Sapphire-Toxic-Problem!-Artifacts!-New-VBios
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121803 (Read the user reviews , close to 23% have isssues)
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1849838/280x-issues.html
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?39310-R9-280x-Matrix-Platinum-Issues
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/forum/threadview/2955065217708244674/
http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=440&threadid=171243
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2226473
http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php?topic=14022.0
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1996290/280x-artifacts-flickers-problems.html
http://www.reddit.com/r/gamingpc/comments/1y9npf/the_amd_r9_280x_problem/

Some Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgKCmHSXZ3E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b8DKEJeE2U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVkE04C61Ys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nP4w_YMQZQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mebvke_wUTg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JyMv_B4PqY


Like I mentioned , I expect a few rotten eggs in a basket but for some reason the issue is very much real. Apparently undervolting does seem to help but not confirmed to work in all cases.

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post links...

Here are a few:

New Gigabyte AMD R9 280x issue! [Solved] - Gigabyte - Graphics & Displays
Asus R9 280x Issues - Artifacts no matter what setting used [Solved] - Asus - Graphics & Displays
https://www.sapphireforum.com/showt...-Sapphire-Toxic-Problem!-Artifacts!-New-VBios
Newegg.com - ASUS R9280X-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (Read the user reviews , close to 23% have isssues)
R9 280x Issues - Asus - Graphics & Displays
R9 280x Matrix Platinum Issues
Radeon R9 280x Issue - Forums - Battlelog / Battlefield 4
AMD Support and Game Forums - MSI R9 280x issues...
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2226473
R9 280X rev 2.0 Bios update - having stability issues
R9 280x Artifacts and flickers problems [Solved] - GPUs - Graphics & Displays
The AMD R9 280X problem : gamingpc
Asus R9 280x artifacts
Asus 280x DirectCUII TOP problems with battlefield 4? Artifacting.
Reliability of Asus R9 280x : buildapc
Flickering? Issue with Asus 280x - Video Cards Q&A
ASUS DCU2 TOP R9 280X - Graphical Artifacts/Corruption
AMD Support and Game Forums - R9 280x 2d Flickering

R9 280x DirectCU II Top Artifacts!!!!

Some Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgKCmHSXZ3E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b8DKEJeE2U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVkE04C61Ys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nP4w_YMQZQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mebvke_wUTg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JyMv_B4PqY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz9xjHjarbQ

Like I mentioned , I expect a few rotten eggs in a basket but for some reason the issue is very much real and in a rather large proportion. Apparently undervolting does seem to help but not confirmed to work in all cases. I initially thought the HIS version was the most stable but upon asking users on Newegg , a few reported of artifacts as well.
 
OP
gagan_kumar

gagan_kumar

Wise Old Owl
post links...


Here are a few:

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1858288/gigabyte-amd-280x-issue.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2066101/asus-280x-issues-artifacts-matter-setting.html
https://www.sapphireforum.com/showt...-Sapphire-Toxic-Problem!-Artifacts!-New-VBios
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121803 (Read the user reviews , close to 23% have isssues)
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1849838/280x-issues.html
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?39310-R9-280x-Matrix-Platinum-Issues
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/forum/threadview/2955065217708244674/
http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=440&threadid=171243
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2226473
http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php?topic=14022.0
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1996290/280x-artifacts-flickers-problems.html
http://www.reddit.com/r/gamingpc/comments/1y9npf/the_amd_r9_280x_problem/

Some Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgKCmHSXZ3E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b8DKEJeE2U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVkE04C61Ys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nP4w_YMQZQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mebvke_wUTg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JyMv_B4PqY


Like I mentioned , I expect a few rotten eggs in a basket but for some reason the issue is very much real. Apparently undervolting does seem to help but not confirmed to work in all cases.

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post links...


Here are a few:

New Gigabyte AMD R9 280x issue! [Solved] - Gigabyte - Graphics & Displays
Asus R9 280x Issues - Artifacts no matter what setting used [Solved] - Asus - Graphics & Displays
https://www.sapphireforum.com/showt...-Sapphire-Toxic-Problem!-Artifacts!-New-VBios
Newegg.com - ASUS R9280X-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (Read the user reviews , close to 23% have isssues)
R9 280x Issues - Asus - Graphics & Displays
R9 280x Matrix Platinum Issues
Radeon R9 280x Issue - Forums - Battlelog / Battlefield 4
AMD Support and Game Forums - MSI R9 280x issues...
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2226473
R9 280X rev 2.0 Bios update - having stability issues
R9 280x Artifacts and flickers problems [Solved] - GPUs - Graphics & Displays
The AMD R9 280X problem : gamingpc
Asus R9 280x artifacts
Asus 280x DirectCUII TOP problems with battlefield 4? Artifacting.
Reliability of Asus R9 280x : buildapc
Flickering? Issue with Asus 280x - Video Cards Q&A
ASUS DCU2 TOP R9 280X - Graphical Artifacts/Corruption
AMD Support and Game Forums - R9 280x 2d Flickering

R9 280x DirectCU II Top Artifacts!!!!

Some Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgKCmHSXZ3E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b8DKEJeE2U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVkE04C61Ys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nP4w_YMQZQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mebvke_wUTg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JyMv_B4PqY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz9xjHjarbQ

Like I mentioned , I expect a few rotten eggs in a basket but for some reason the issue is very much real and in a rather large proportion. Apparently undervolting does seem to help but not confirmed to work in all cases. I initially thought the HIS version was the most stable but upon asking users on Newegg , a few reported of artifacts as well.


ok m sacred....
 
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bikramjitkar

In the zone
I've had 3 Asus mobos die on me. Ever since, I avoid that brand like the plague.

OP: Congrats on your purchase. Hope you have better luck than me. :)
 

rijinpk1

Aspiring Novelist

i see...that's pretty sad and bad. i think there are few people here with 280x including op. Nobody has reported any problems yet to my knowledge. [MENTION=149723]gta0gagan[/MENTION] ,have you faced any artifacts??

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I've had 3 Asus mobos die on me. Ever since, I avoid that brand like the plague.

OP: Congrats on your purchase. Hope you have better luck than me. :)

it is not with asus alone.. see the links posted above.
 

doctorxerxes

Right off the assembly line
I didn't mean to scare OP but there definitely is a slight chance that you may end up with a faulty card. I just wanted to point this out to other potential buyers. When buying expensive equipment I strongly believe you should make a well informed decision. Hopefully the links I posted do help out someone.

Just searching "R9 issues" in youtube yielded a tonne of results. While artifiacts do occur due to unstable OC , those happening out of the box calls for an immediate RMA.

PS: I have no malice against AMD. Using a HD6850 myself , it's just time to upgrade it.
 
OP
gagan_kumar

gagan_kumar

Wise Old Owl
i see...that's pretty sad and bad. i think there are few people here with 280x including op. Nobody has reported any problems yet to my knowledge. [MENTION=149723]gta0gagan[/MENTION] ,have you faced any artifacts??

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it is not with asus alone.. see the links posted above.

actually no artifacts till now but i do face some lighting problems in skyrim the edges of textures not having smooth line also some surfaces blinks( shining on and off).....

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ya this is my first gpu so i dnt properly know what are artifacts and all.......... but till now nothing faced as such shown in videos........
 

ravi847

Journeyman
I read that the artifacting problem was a hardware one ...something about four heatsinks or something not being cooled properly , So how is a bios upgrade going to fix it?
 
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