Today we are reviewing the Gigabyte R9 280X WindForce OC, which uses the company’s WindForce cooling solution that we’ve seen on several other cards before. They do use a new PCB design with new voltage regulation circuitry. Gigabyte also overclocked their R9 280X out of the box, giving it a 100 MHz clock boost on the GPU side. Memory is merely clocked at the default of 1500 MHz though. The Gigabyte R9 280X WindForce OC is currently available online for only $299, which means it comes at no price premium over the reference design, making this a very attractive card for people who don’t want to spend too much money.
July 10, 2023