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18 Mar 2014   #1
Aurondium

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Is the Sapphire Raedon R9 280X overclocked or...

Is the Sapphire Raedon R9 280X 3Gig GDDR5 already overclocked or is it just that it can be overclocked if desired.

I have no desire to overclock and therefore have not installed a heat sink beyond the standard fan that came with my i5 processor.

Forgive my simple question.

I have an MSI H87-G43 motherboard and 8 Gig of Ram with Windows 7 HP 64 bit.


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18 Mar 2014   #2
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Depends Vapor X or Toxic version both of them can be clocked a little more
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18 Mar 2014   #3
Devlin1888

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18 Mar 2014   #4
Aurondium

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Thank you for taking time to reply, Solarstarshines.

The box (AMD) says 'Overclock edition' but does that mean it is already overclocked or that it is simply capable of being overclocked. What I'm looking for really is assurance that my existing set up is safe using this graphics card.
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18 Mar 2014   #5
Aurondium

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My mistake. This one-
Sapphire Radeon R9 280X Dual-X OC 3GB AMD PCI Express Graphics Card - 11221-00-20G - Scan.co.uk


That's the code on the side of the box but the pictures are a tad different and there is asticker on the top left saying 'UEFI ready -optimised for windows 8. Compatible with Motherboards that comply with UEFI specification 2.3.1 or after

The whole code on side reads- R9 280X 3G GDDR5 PCI-E DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/DP Dual-X OC version (UEFI)

Sorry to bother you guys like this.
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18 Mar 2014   #6
Devlin1888

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Sapphire Radeon R9 280X VAPOR-X AMD Graphics Card - 3GB - 11221-02-40G - Scan.co.uk Id go with this one, its better than the card you chose in Ram speed, GPU speed, and Boost speed and is also cheaper. OC means the card HAS been overclocked from the standard reference card
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18 Mar 2014   #7
Aurondium

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Cheaper, Devlin.. I love it.

Only thing is I bought it in January and installed it a day or so ago- just haven't used Driver disc yet..

Thank you so much. I guess I'm advised to open up the case I shut a couple of hours ago remove the card and fork out for a new one. That's the price of experience, eh?

Anyone able to use the OC 280X?

Thanks again from Aberdeen.
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18 Mar 2014   #8
Aurondium

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Can I just have a final double check - is it overclocked to such an extent that I shouldn't risk it in my exisitng system?
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18 Mar 2014   #9
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Typically any card can be pushed just depends on the PBC and Bios afforded to the GPU for Overclocking stability

The best way to find out your Version is to read reviews on it ,Reviews of overclocking and Temps

Most Saphire Models will do really good Overclocks but keep in mind higher tier cards in the same Category are made with the intent to Overclock hope that clears up some of the process on which cards are better for Overclocks
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18 Mar 2014   #10
Solarstarshines

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