ASUS Radeon R9 280 DirectCU II gives new edge to hardcore gamers TOP-selected 980MHz cores run 50MHz higher than reference for smoother gameplay. DirectCU II achieves 20% lower temps with 220% the dissipation area, plus 3X quieter running than reference. Exclusive CoolTech Fan drives wider airflow to keep critical components cool.DIGI+ VRM with 12-phase Super Alloy Power delivers precise digital power for superior efficiency, reliability, and performance.GPU Tweak helps you modify clock speeds, voltages, fan performance and more, all via an intuitive interface.GPU Tweak Streaming let you share on-screen action in real time – so others can watch live as games are played. Shop Modal header Game Faster. Quieter. Cooler. 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. I/O Ports Highlight 1x Native Dual-link DVI-I 1x Native Dual-link DVI-D 1x Native HDMI 1x Native DisplayPort DirectCU II 20% cooler and 3X* quieter 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. *Equivalent to 14dB and performance varies depending on system configuration Learn more about DirectCU CoolTech Fan Hybrid design for multi-directional cooling 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. Learn more about CoolTech Fan DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power 30% less power noise and 2.5X greater durability 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. GPU Tweak with Streaming Real-time intuitive graphics tuning 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 Stream online instantly 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. Powered by AMD Radeon™ R9 280 AMD Eyefinity™Technology Extend the view across up to 6displays to immerse yourself ingameplay and entertainment. CrossFire Support Multi-GPU technology for extreme performance. AMD HD3D Immerse in stereoscopic 3D gaming and get up close and personal with your favorite stars while watching Blu-ray 3D. AMD HD3D is also designed for professionals who create complex visual effects and detailed data visualizations. PCI Express 3.0 Delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe 2.0 for faster GPU-CPU communication. Microsoft DirectX® 11.2 Microsoft DirectX® 11.2 Brings new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and get top-notch performance.