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#1 psionicinversion

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 13:21

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 :-

 

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#2 Andre S.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 16:44

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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Posted 08 October 2013 - 18:49

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



#4 Jason S.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 18:50

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



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 18:52

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



#6 Snake89

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 19:30

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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Posted 08 October 2013 - 19:32

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



#8 Elliot B.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 19:37

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

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 19:40

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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Posted 08 October 2013 - 19:52

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.overclock...d=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.



#11 Andre S.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:26

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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Posted 09 October 2013 - 14:23

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



#13 Elliot B.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 14:26

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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Posted 09 October 2013 - 18:35

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.



#15 Pupik

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 18:37

... 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).