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Radeon R9 280X, vs 7970

post #1 of 18
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Ok im wondering which one of these would be the better buy. The 7970 comes with 3 free games not sure if launch gpu will. Also with 7970 has custom coolers that run cooler so i could maybe even get a higher OC on current 7970 then this new gpu since it will prob all be stock cooling from amd at launch nothing custom.

Im not really sure this would be my first gpu i would get at launch i might not even get it it could be sold out and ill have to go with 7970.
post #2 of 18
Wait for benchmarks - but arent the 280X just rebranded 7970s? So same GPU/Architecture? Id get a 7970 on sale with a custom cooler with 3 games if tahts the case
post #3 of 18
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Wait for benchmarks - but arent the 280X just rebranded 7970s? So same GPU/Architecture? Id get a 7970 on sale with a custom cooler with 3 games if tahts the case
The R9 280X is going to be 7970ghz edition rebranded so it will have slightly higher clock speed that about it plus w/e new features amd clams to be in new line up.
post #6 of 18
wait for 280x reviews and decide after... no one will give you exact answers yet cause there is no reviews yet... so wait for reviews it should come soon
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post #7 of 18
You won't be able to buy the 7970 with BF4 for example, if you care about the game bundles.
post #8 of 18
It;s all rumor right now, and apparently will be till the 14th, but apparently the 280x comes with a 2 fan cooler similar to an xfx double d, handles handles 11.2, is slightly upclocked over the ghz edition out of the box, does not require sli cables, and will have a lower base sticker price than the non ghz edition.

On the other hand, a flash to turn an non ghz 7970 just came out, and people are trying to dump their 7970 stock, so it is really a wash unless you want to make a pretty SLI, or know whether 11.2 will matter or not.

11.2 actually worries me a bit. The xbox/ps4 AMD connection makes everything an unknown quantity till they come out too.
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Same exact card

7970 is prob better then with asus custom cooler it will be 20% cooler than stock and get a better OC plus i can get free games to actually use it on.
post #10 of 18
There are already 280X bios on TPU's site. Pretty much a 7970 GHZ
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