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So around as much as some of the 7970's are currently going for. May as well wait for one though as I guess they'll be slightly better than the 7970's if anything. Also it would be nice if they come with BF4 but I'm unsure about this, the only thing said about BF4 regarding the new AMD cards is there is going to be a 290X BF4 edition which might mean they won't bundle it with lower end cards.
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280X is pretty much 7970 except the new audio chip?

Going for nvidia at this point is only good if you want shadowplay, when ever it comes. As you can get lightboost working fine with AMD.
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Well disregarding audio (I have no use for it as I run an external sound card) what reasons would there be to wait for the 280X rather than buying a 7970 now? What are the benefits/improvements of the 280X over it, or is it too early to ask?
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Well disregarding audio (I have no use for it as I run an external sound card) what reasons would there be to wait for the 280X rather than buying a 7970 now? What are the benefits/improvements of the 280X over it, or is it too early to ask?

The new amd cards have hardware audio support, meaning better quality/positional audio is possible with lower cpu cost (think of it as sound-physics). But I think it still needs to be coded that way as well or it won't be used. You need windows 8 as well, windows 7 wont work.
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The new amd cards have hardware audio support, meaning better quality/positional audio is possible with lower cpu cost (think of it as sound-physics). But I think it still needs to be coded that way as well or it won't be used. You need windows 8 as well, windows 7 wont work.

Sorry but did you not even read what I said?
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