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post #21 of 99
I like the look of the XFX cooler better than the stock AMD one. Still, it doesn't "thrill me". Maybe another company can come up with an even better looking cooler design.
post #22 of 99
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Originally Posted by skitz9417 View Post

looks hell nice

Yesterday AMD announced its new R200 series. We all expected details on the new graphics cards, because that’s what this event was supposed to be about, right? Instead we were just shown a glimpse of future AMD offering and some audio-related news.

Anyway it seems that today AMD is doing NDA briefing to everyone who flew to Hawaii. That said, we cannot expect any official details on R9 290X sooner than October 3rd, which is the day you will be able to pre-order R9 290X it with BF4.

Of course R9 290X was not the only announced model. We still have slower cards like Radeon R9 280X to talk about. I’m sure that most of you will now be looking for good offers on 7k series models. There is a good reason why you should look at R200 models instead, and the example came from XFX, which is featuring a new cooler design. Here let me just say they did a great job. It looks just about perfect — slick and expensive, pretty much what you expect from a high-end graphics card for a reasonable money. The R9 280X is a HD7970 GHz Edition refresh, so yes, this is pretty much the same card, only with a new cooler. The latest leaks suggest that some 280X card will run at higher memory clock than 7970 (6.4 GHz vs 6GHz). This is probably the main difference between the 7k and R200 series.

and heres the souce http://videocardz.com/46097/xfx-radeon-r9-280x-double-dissipation-pictured

cann see the link can someone post the picture in the thread im at work thanks
post #23 of 99
I won't ever buy XFX again until they make a press conference about how they plan on cooling the VRMs and show us improvement such as MSI TF coolers and Asus DC coolers.
post #24 of 99
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Originally Posted by PureBlackFire View Post

the fingers are most likely hidden in the picture behind the oversized shroud. this card is as wide as the MSI lightnings.

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shroud is about the same height.

Well spotted! Looks like an Xfire connector to me.

I may go for 2 of these cards, they'll be more than enough, look very nice too.
Edited by Mombasa69 - 9/26/13 at 7:22am
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post #26 of 99
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Originally Posted by Pnanasnoic View Post

 This card will be $300, right? Why not buy a nice 7950 and oc a little bit to reach the same performance for a little more than half the price? I just don't get it.

I'm pretty sure the R9 280 will replace the 7950 and cost about $230-$250 while the 280X is replacing the 7970. Or maybe the 270X is the 7950??

Also I hate this naming scheme. What in the world is the "2" for in all these names? And I get the 9 in the R9, but what's the 7 mean in R7? Is the next generation going to be R10?? Would have made more sense to simply be like RD 290, or even just R290, and the next generation would be R390, etc. There's no use for the R7 line, since the numbers only go up to 260. R260 would have worked just fine.
post #27 of 99
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source for such an outlandish claim?

And the cooler looks nice but probably still performs terrible. I've lost all confidence in XFX coolers. I also have to LOL at ALREADY using a custom PCB for no apparent reason other than to cut corners. I don't want your cheapo low-quality-component PCBs, I want a proper reference PCB directly from AMD with a custom high performance cooler attached to it.

Its not really outlandish...it was in the boring AMD GPU 2014 presentation yesterday.
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Notably, the Crossfire connectors are gone. Crossfire will now be handled via PCI Express. Additionally, the Radeon R9 290X will sport two DVI outputs, a DisplayPort output, and an HDMI output.

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post #28 of 99
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Originally Posted by iamhollywood5 View Post


I'm pretty sure the R9 280 will replace the 7950 and cost about $230-$250 while the 280X is replacing the 7970. Or maybe the 270X is the 7950??

Also I hate this naming scheme. What in the world is the "2" for in all these names? And I get the 9 in the R9, but what's the 7 mean in R7? Is the next generation going to be R10?? Would have made more sense to simply be like RD 290, or even just R290, and the next generation would be R390, etc. There's no use for the R7 line, since the numbers only go up to 260. R260 would have worked just fine.

 The R9/R7 is the performance bracket, the 2 (290, 280x) is the generation. So the next generation should include an R9 390x/R7 360 and so on.

post #29 of 99
270X is the sweet spot for 1080p ?
post #30 of 99
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Originally Posted by nitrubbb View Post

270X is the sweet spot for 1080p ?

I would guess so yes, I think the 280/x is like 7970 so bit overkill for 1080 unless you want over 60fps.

Also on a sidenote while browsing the net i found this article - http://news.softpedia.com/news/AMD-Hawaii-Livestream-Highlights-R9-290X-and-2014-GPU-Lineup-386261.shtml

They say it in though; "First off, the video board isn't becoming available after all. The Sunnyvale company presented it as part of the 2014 GPU lineup, and gave October 3, 2013 as the earliest date when pre-orders can be placed.

Maybe we'll get a bit of luck and see the product ship before the end of the year, like on Christmas, but we won't hold our breath yet."

Are they stupid? The presentation had a Battlefield 4 preorder box...so if battlefield 4 comes out in October, what are they gonna do say oh heres your game but forget about the 290X we are holding it for a few more months...honestly.
Edited by $ilent - 9/26/13 at 7:45am
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