Calling all ASUS R9 280X TOP owners, need input.

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by ghost_z, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. ghost_z

    ghost_z Member

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    Hi all,
    I recently bought ASUS R9 280X TOP edition, and it had issues right out of the box.

    I started getting Checker pattern artifacts and texture corruption in almost all the games.

    Even browsers seemed to be messed up , i could see horizontal vertical lines on webpages which would go away and come back while scrolling or refreshing the page.

    Seeing all this i went on to search Google regarding all this and noticed there are a lot of people in the same boat as me having the exact same gpu from ASUS,

    So i researched more and some people seemed to suggest the issues are due to the Hynix ram modules which are running @1600mhx at 1.6v rather than their rated specification of 1500mhz at 1.5v, in turn this would cause VRM overheating and along with this some people even went on to suggest that the VRMs are not isolated from the main radiator and hence overheating causing all sorts of issue.


    So finally i went and gave my GPU for RMA as DOA.
    Still am too skeptical at the moment on whether i would get a working card or not.

    If anyone here has the same card can you guys comment about your experiences, basically i wanna know how many people actually have a working ASUS R9 280X TOP which does not have any issues.

    P.S if this makes any diff, my card came updated with the recent bios update 15.041 , while 2 other users i have talked to seemed to have 15.039 and there cards are working fine as per them.

    Thanks in advance :) , all feedback will be highly appreciated.
     
  2. DanEVO7

    DanEVO7 Member Guru

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    I had the same issue. Went back to the store the same day and they changed it right away. Problem solved. The bios update from asus is older then the bios of both cards.
     
  3. Deathchild

    Deathchild Ancient Guru

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    Asus and MSI have failed with their 280X cards, they're utter disgraces.
     
  4. gumbie

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    I have one of these.

    It's the biggest heap of **** ever.

    I am pretty disgusted with asus, but even more disgusted at the reviewers that whore themselves out for trips to Hawaii.
     

  5. ghost_z

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    OK so got my replacement card today, and things seem to be going rather well as of yet.

    Apart from a rare browser glitch i havent faced any artifacts in games, but my fingers are still crossed as i am gonna do some extensive testing.

    Also OT but can you guys tell me how much of a bottleneck would my cpu be for this crad, its i7 870 @3.2ghz btw !

    And i cant oc much as i took a ****ty Motherboard back in the day and now p55 boards are no longer available anymore !
     

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