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Originally Posted by Devildog83 View Post

The reason I asked hear is because I was think of getting the 280x, is there another thread that covers the 280x? I am a member of the 7870 club and I am there everyday but they don't know the 280x.

crossfire issues will always exist, imo. it is always favorable to go single gpu (in both camps).

2 7870s will be more powerful for sure. even more powerful than a 290 when oc'ed. prolly even. i've read one member asked the same question who already owns 2 7850s and the np stated that there are currently no issues running crossfire. zero issues. i've tried crossfire 7950/7970 and had zero issues but i only played BF3, C3, and C2. games like FC3 is a different story. my advise to you is to shoot for a 290 for a few more bucks or a 780 if you want to go green.

edit: in short, a jump from a 7870 to a 280 is really minimal other than the add'l vram.
Edited by rdr09 - 11/9/13 at 7:25am
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crossfire issues will always exist, imo. it is always favorable to go single gpu (in both camps).

2 7870s will be more powerful for sure. even more powerful than a 290 when oc'ed. prolly even. i've read one member asked the same question who already owns 2 7850s and the np stated that there are currently no issues running crossfire. zero issues. i've tried crossfire 7950/7970 and had zero issues but i only played BF3, C3, and C2. games like FC3 is a different story. my advise to you is to shoot for a 290 for a few more bucks or a 780 if you want to go green.

edit: in short, a jump from a 7870 to a 280 is really minimal other than the add'l vram.
7870CF won't actually be faster because the higher total memory bandwidth is just another dependency on software control.
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Hi,

What r9 280x card has reference pcb? Is to put a watercooling full block

Bye.
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Here you go Link

Thanks for the link but it doesn't have my 125w CPU or the 280x so it's not much help. Thanks for trying.
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crossfire issues will always exist, imo. it is always favorable to go single gpu (in both camps).

2 7870s will be more powerful for sure. even more powerful than a 290 when oc'ed. prolly even. i've read one member asked the same question who already owns 2 7850s and the np stated that there are currently no issues running crossfire. zero issues. i've tried crossfire 7950/7970 and had zero issues but i only played BF3, C3, and C2. games like FC3 is a different story. my advise to you is to shoot for a 290 for a few more bucks or a 780 if you want to go green.

edit: in short, a jump from a 7870 to a 280 is really minimal other than the add'l vram.

Thank you, finally a straight answer. I was thinking about a 290 but the reference ones get kinda hot and I don't know if non-ref will be out of the price range. I think my 7870 Devil with a 270x Devil would be very cool but I am still on the fence and it's has not released yet nor has the 290 non-ref cards.. That's why I asked and thanks for the help.

And yes, 2 x 7870 is faster than 1 x 280x or 7970, I have just never X-Fired and I am tentative to go there.
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When you say international does that mean outside the EU? because I live in the UK biggrin.gif

yep this site only sell and ship in france , belgium
but look for saphire 120mm crossfire bridge , sure you can find one retailer in uk that have it
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Hi,

What r9 280x card has reference pcb? Is to put a watercooling full block

Bye.

HIS Radeon R9 280X IceQ X² 3GB GDDR5 (H280XQM3G2M)
HIS Radeon R9 280X IceQ X² Turbo Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5 (H280XQMT3G2M)
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Club 3D Radeon R9 280X royalQueen 3GB GDDR5 (CGAX-R928X7)

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HIS Radeon R9 280X IceQ X² 3GB GDDR5 (H280XQM3G2M)
HIS Radeon R9 280X IceQ X² Turbo Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5 (H280XQMT3G2M)
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Hi,

What r9 280x card has reference pcb? Is to put a watercooling full block

Bye.

None.

There is no reference R9 280X. I guess, and I do it myself, you could call the HD 7970 reference PCB the R9 280'es though. In which case the previous replies are spot on.
Otherwise you can go with the Asus DC2T (be carefull not to get the V2 which doesn't share the same PCB and is a three slot card) and wait a couple weeks. EK is making blocks for them. That was what I was going to do because having a "7970" on my 280's block would've bothered me.
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