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AMD R9 280X out and available to buy

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Cannot wait for benchmarks of the entire new series. I can even less wait for benchmarks of Battlefield 4 + Mantle. I think the last time I was excited for a new generation of cards like that was NVIDIA's G80.

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Overclocked 7970 GHz Edition has been out for quite a while now. Nothing new has appeared under the sun today.

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new GPUs are the same as the 7000 series. benchmarks show they have the same performance. moving along...

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Yep, nothing to see here, just a 290x destroying a GTX Titan and at a much cheaper price. Move along.

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I'm holding out for the R9 290 or 290x, since i just spend some money on a Asus 144hz monitor.

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I was just about to buy a 7870, should i get the R9 270X instead? same card just re-badged and slightly over clocked?

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It's not just about performance, it's about the price for that performance!

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Cannot wait for benchmarks of the entire new series. I can even less wait for benchmarks of Battlefield 4 + Mantle. I think the last time I was excited for a new generation of cards like that was NVIDIA's G80.

Everything is rebadged except for the R9 290/290X. I believe those are new.

 

I was just about to buy a 7870, should i get the R9 270X instead? same card just re-badged and slightly over clocked?

Yeah. It'll be cheaper.

 

EDIT: I'm mistaken. It won't be cheaper. I don't know if the R9 270X has additional hardware features like TrueAudio. If it does, then you might want to wait.

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the R9 280x's and below are out and available to buy at really competitive price points, was going go buy one today but might hold off for the sapphire toxics or see how much the 290 goes for seeing as its cheaper than what i thought theyd start out. Linkage :-

 

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=701&catid=56&subid=1842

Out online (and MAYBE at Fry's); however, they haven't arrived at my usual retailer (MicroCenter) yet.

 

What AMD has to beat (at both the same price points AND the same power-consumption points) - nVidia GTX660/760.

 

Why do I say that, despite having a GTX550 Ti today?  Simple - right now, when it's GPU upgrade time, the two nV GPUs I named are my upgrade targets; more importantly, only the GTX760 would force a power-supply upgrade.

 

I don't have anything against AMD - this particular GTX550 Ti was a refurb, and replaced the AMD HD5450 iSilence (VIsiontek) due to being silly-cheap.  However, I tend to stick to the same brand of hardware unless major muckups force me not to - in that sense, the purchase of my current GPU is an outlier.  However, since the refurb nV GPU has held up, and I haven't exactly been nice to it, it would take something major in terms of bang for buck for me to consider an AMD GPU at this time.

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Everything is rebadged except for the R9 290/290X. I believe those are new.

 

Yeah. It'll be cheaper.

 

EDIT: I'm mistaken. It won't be cheaper. I don't know if the R9 270X has additional hardware features like TrueAudio. If it does, then you might want to wait.

The 260X has TrueAudio; the 270 and 280 don't; the 290 will. It's kinda confusing and strange that support won't be there across the entire series. Makes supporting the technology almost pointless for game devs, for now.

 

You're right, the performance isn't quite as exciting as I originally thought. I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens with the 290X, Mantle, and TrueAudio.

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Kind of sad they decided to pull an nvidia. For anyone shopping below the 280X there is nothing but a new name.

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Kind of sad they decided to pull an nvidia. For anyone shopping below the 280X there is nothing but a new name.

... and a cheaper price. ... and support for a few new technologies.

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The 260X has TrueAudio; the 270 and 280 don't; the 290 will. It's kinda confusing and strange that support won't be there across the entire series. Makes supporting the technology almost pointless for game devs, for now.

 

You're right, the performance isn't quite as exciting as I originally thought. I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens with the 290X, Mantle, and TrueAudio.

That doesn't make any sense. AMD should have added TrueAudio support to all of their new video cards. With the way they're doing it now, it'll be worse than PhysX.

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... and a cheaper price. ... and support for a few new technologies.

Unfortunately, 280x doesn't have the trueaudio chip. I'm still waiting for the 290x prices to upgrade my 7950 (but mainly, want the trueaudio).

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Were people in this thread expecting the R9 280x to beat the GTX 780? If that was the case, you shouldn't, because the R9 280x is meant to compete against the GTX 770; which it by the way crushes in benchmarks.

 

The R9 290x with the new Big Kahuna chipset is supposed to compete against the GTX 780. Let's wait until the 15th to see if it can outperform the 780 in price and performance. 

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... and a cheaper price. ... and support for a few new technologies.

The 280X is cheaper (and slightly slower), the 270X is 20$ more expensive(!) and the 260X has the same price (+TrueAudio which is not used in anything for now). I understand getting the 290 and 290X now for TrueAudio, but the 260X is not a card I'd get for that feature right now. It's price point is more volatile, thus more likely to change by the time games that use TrueAudio appear.

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Cannot wait for benchmarks of the entire new series. I can even less wait for benchmarks of Battlefield 4 + Mantle. I think the last time I was excited for a new generation of cards like that was NVIDIA's G80.

Mantle alone is what's making me consider jumping back from Nvidia to AMD again. Blah, hopefully next week we'll finally start getting some real benchmarks.

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Mantle alone is what's making me consider jumping back from Nvidia to AMD again. Blah, hopefully next week we'll finally start getting some real benchmarks.

Mantle for BF4 comes in December.

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Mantle for BF4 comes in December.

I know, I meant benches for the 290X itself. :p Well, that and pricing.

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Were people in this thread expecting the R9 280x to beat the GTX 780? If that was the case, you shouldn't, because the R9 280x is meant to compete against the GTX 770; which it by the way crushes in benchmarks.

 

The R9 290x with the new Big Kahuna chipset is supposed to compete against the GTX 780. Let's wait until the 15th to see if it can outperform the 780 in price and performance.

I wouldn't say the 280x "crushes" the 770. They're pretty much even, which is expected since the 7970GHz was also about the same. The main difference is the price. The 280x is about $100US/?80 cheaper than the 770, so there's no reason to buy a 770 at this time. I highly suspect that the 770 is going to crash in price very soon though, and a "770+" will take it's place. This is basically what happened to the 9800GTX when the HD4000 series came out.

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