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Amd is catching on..... There selling faster then they can make them lol.

It's not AMD, it's the retailers working the supply and demand and right now demand far out paces supply. Don't get me wrong, AMD is benefiting from this, just not as much as the retailers for marking up prices. I am half tempted to sell my 290's and make $150-$200 profit on each and just if I can get lucky getting more or take the cash and start playing with BTC the way it keeps getting pumped and dumped almost every other day.
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Mates, does the XFX R9-280X good for LTC mining? Any XFX 280X miners? Thanks.
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Mates, does the XFX R9-280X good for LTC mining? Any XFX 280X miners? Thanks.

its the same as a HD7970 so yeah its good for mining
    
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Mates, does the XFX R9-280X good for LTC mining? Any XFX 280X miners? Thanks.

Oh no, oh god no.

AVOID XFX AT ALL TIMES !

My XFX 7870 runs at a higher clock than my HIS 7850, yet it mines 10% slower.
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Mates, does the XFX R9-280X good for LTC mining? Any XFX 280X miners? Thanks.

I wouldn't recommend purchasing an XFX card, they tend to mine quite poorly compared to MSI or Gigabyte cards, at least in the 7xxx series.

 

Take a look to see how they compare to competitor brands in this table: http://www.overclock.net/t/1437876/290-and-290x-litecoin-mining-performance

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its the same as a HD7970 so yeah its good for mining

Thanks Stuuut, I asked because I read from some forums that they recommend Gigabyte, Sapphire and MSI and no mention of XFX. I was wondering if there is something wrong with XFX 280X like they hash lower compared to others or there is nothing wrong really about this.
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I wouldn't recommend purchasing an XFX card, they tend to mine quite poorly compared to MSI or Gigabyte cards, at least in the 7xxx series.

Take a look to see how they compare to competitor brands in this table: http://www.overclock.net/t/1437876/290-and-290x-litecoin-mining-performance

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Oh no, oh god no.

AVOID XFX AT ALL TIMES !

My XFX 7870 runs at a higher clock than my HIS 7850, yet it mines 10% slower.

Thank you cam51037 and TheLAWNOOB for the tips and info. + rep
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I just got offered a ~$375 for my 7950 on craigslist. Should I sell it for that price or should I keep it and mine myself?

I heard that custom ASICs for LTC and scrypt based coins are coming. Is it a good idea.to sell? I seem to not be able to not be able to get a sustainable hash rate over 450 on my card and it doesn't OC well at sll either so it actually is underperforming

Sold both of my TF3 7950. Started auction on each one at $300 and "Buy it now" at $400. They were both bought in less than 6 hours.
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Thanks Stuuut, I asked because I read from some forums that they recommend Gigabyte, Sapphire and MSI and no mention of XFX. I was wondering if there is something wrong with XFX 280X like they hash lower compared to others or there is nothing wrong really about this.

Well i'm pretty sure they can reach the same hashing power as other brands.. might take different settings but its still the same AMD chip just different pcb's and different brand of ram probably.
But other then that i wouldn't go with XFX anyways since apperantly their CS is pretty bad.
    
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It's a BIOS thing. Certain BIOSes (Sapphire and Gigabyte I know) do something that increases hashes from ~550 to ~700. You can (sometimes) flash these bioses to another card and get the performance.
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