DCT Giveaway: AMD R9 280X High End Graphic Card


The winning name has now been drawn, and the winner is… Joseph Harold.

Joseph has been notified by email and his prize will be mailed to him as soon as he responds.

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW EXPIRED

Thanks to everyone who entered, and a special thanks to all those who ‘Shared’, or ‘Liked’, or ‘Tweeted’.

Following our tradition of presenting great giveaways, we have a Diamond brand R9280XD53GXOC high end graphic card to give away to one lucky subscriber.

*NOTE: This card is not brand new, it has been used for demonstration purposes. As such it comes with zero warrantee, either explicit or implied.

Radeon R9 280x

Memory: 3GB GDDR5
Memory Interface: 384-bit
Bus Interface: PCI Express 3.0 x16
Core Clock: 850 MHz (1000 MHz with Diamond Boost)
Memory Clock: 1500 MHz x 4 (6000 MHz)
Video Outputs: DVI-I, HDMI and Two Mini Display Ports
Maximum Simultaneous Supported Displays: 3
Board size: Full Height Dual Slot 12.2 (L) x 5.9 (H) x 1.6 (W) Inches
Box Dimensions: 14.125 x 10.375 x 3.125 Inches
Product weight: 2.2 lbs
Product weight with content: 4.0 lbs
Direct X Support: 11.2
Open GL support: 4.3
AMD Eyefinity: Yes
AMD App Acceleration: Yes
AMD HD3D Technology: Yes
AMD Cross Fire: Yes
DisplayPort 1.2 HBR: Yes Max resolution 4096 x 2160 per display Quad HD/4K video support
HDMI ® : Yes Max resolution 4096 x 2160 Quad HD/4K video support
Dual Link DVI: Yes HDCP Support Max resolution 2560 x 1600
Single Link DVI: Yes
VGA: Yes, with DVI to VGA Converter
Integrated Audio Controller: Yes
AMD Power Play: Yes
AMD Power Tune: Yes
AMD Zerocore Power: Yes

How Do I win?

Please take a moment and submit a comment telling us why you’d like to win this graphic card. However, submitting a comment is not required to enter this contest and will have no bearing on your chances.

For your chance to win, simply enter your name and valid email address in the spaces provided below then click Enter Contest. After your entry is accepted you will be presented with options to share the contest on Twitter and/or Facebook and each share will get you an additional entry. Sharing the contest on social media is completely voluntary, but encouraged. It works as follows:


  • Submitting name and email address gains one entry = one chance to win.
  • Then, sharing on Facebook gains one additional entry = two chances to win.
  • Tweeting on Twitter gains one additional entry = two chances to win.
  • Sharing on Facebook plus Tweeting on Twitter gains two additional entries = 3 chances to win.

Competition Rules:

  • To enter: simply submit your name and a valid email address.
  • You must submit a VALID email address. We need to contact the winner so disposable email addresses will not be eligible.
  • Additional entries may be earned by voluntarily sharing on Facebook and/or on Twitter.
  • Shortly after the contest ends the winner will be chosen at random.
  • Winner(s) names will be posted on this giveaway page. Please check back here to see the winner(s) name announcement!
  • The winner(s) will be notified by email at the email address used to enter the contest – be sure to use a valid email that you check regularly.
  • Winner(s) must claim their license within 7 days. After the seven (7) day period, unclaimed prizes will be distributed at the sole discretion of DCT.
  • Entrants agree to allow DCT to communicate with them by email using the address provided by the entrant when entering the contest.
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About the Author

Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.

23 Comments

  1. Hi DCT,
    Thanks for the contest. I would be nice to upgrade my old graphic card which only support dx10, to a new one thats supports dx11.
    Best Regards
    Peter

  2. AMD R9 280X (rebranded Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition) have a better performance then my Nvidia GTX 670. Battlefield 4 Benchmark (Benchmarks: 1920×1200) AMD R9 280X better than Nvidia GTX 670

  3. Would like to give this to my son who loves playing computer games but complains how my computer just can’t handle the games that great because of the graphics card

  4. Just built a new system and looking for a graphics card. Would be nice to win one, instead of buying one. Thanks for the chance.

  5. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a nice gift. The only thing that I ever won in my life was a case of motor oil … when I was 12 years old.

    I’m 75 yrs young now and starting to get into photo editing/graphics and a card like the gift is described sure would beat the heck out of the stock card that came with my Wal-Mart purchased desktop Win7 OS machine.

  6. This would make a great addition to my computer since my old graphics card died. I can’t afford a new one at this time so I had to borrow a computer from a friend for now. Thanks for the great forum and news letters.

  7. Hey all,

    I would LOVE to have a current graphics card! I’ve always been about 3-4 gens behind- never had anything current vintage before (ie, I’m using a 1GB card from 2009). Before that? AGP! No kidding 😛

    Would be cool to see what Steam is all about?

    Good luck to everyone!

    Cheers.

    🙂

  8. Nice card, and thanks for the chance. Would do well in my machine as I prep for the coming influx of console and PC games coming in 2015.

  9. Boy, could I use this graphics card. I’ve been using the same tired ATI card in 3 different machines since 2005!

  10. I have recently taken on learning Photoshop. I find my existing graphics card lacking both speed and the definition I need to construct the art I am creating. Having this graphics card would greatly enhance my work and speed my learning.
    Thank you for this opportunity.

  11. Another Fabulous Giveaway and What a great Christmas present this would be for me to win.
    This a great graphics card that will allow me to play the more modern games instead of my old old games.
    Good luck to everyone.