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Question: Are they full voltage unlocked? or still locked?

$300 is a steal for the 280X though I can only hope driver updates will fix and improve framerates despite being slower than the 7970ghz in a small margin...

A better "steal" would be a 7970. Some are starting to sell for $260 and you can find plenty of used ones for ~$250 or less. Eventually, there will be no more 7970s so the 280X will soldier on. Most can actually hit 1ghz with an increase in the clock speeds and no voltage adjustment. Its funny to see many 7970s still selling for $400+ rolleyes.gif


I'm suspecting due to the reworked bios, future drivers should help the 280x improve upon the 7970GE.
post #52 of 824
I was really hoping for a redsigned 7970.

Shorter PCB and Better Performance

Guess not. So I'm sticking to my 7870
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A better "steal" would be a 7970. Some are starting to sell for $260 and you can find plenty of used ones for ~$250 or less. Eventually, there will be no more 7970s so the 280X will soldier on. Most can actually hit 1ghz with an increase in the clock speeds and no voltage adjustment. Its funny to see many 7970s still selling for $400+ rolleyes.gif


I'm suspecting due to the reworked bios, future drivers should help the 280x improve upon the 7970GE.

This ^ even more notably so try and find a reference 7970 so you don't have to deal with the boost BIOS. Wermad is spot on my Diamond will do 1125/1575 @ 1113mv easily, though some games artifact randomly from time to time, so i've increased to finally settle on 1125mv. Still though.
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I would love if they made a 4GB 280x.

Cause deep down i know 4GB is useless on a 270X.
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so the R9 280X and R9 270X are looking good against GTX 770 and GTX 660. the deal breaker for R9 270X is the existing stock of HD 7950 cards few of which sell at USD 210 - 220 (180 - 190 after MIR) and come with 3 free games. so till the HD 7950 stocks last , R9 270X is going to be a tough sell against HD 7950. as for Nvidia cards almost every reviewer is recommending Nvidia cut GTX 770 to USD 300 . I think that will happen when the R9 290 launches on 15th. It will toy around with the GTX 770 while coming in at USD 450. thumb.gif
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just an FYI:
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Moving on to retail matters, buyers of the 200 series will want to pay attention to the fact that the 200 series is not currently part of Never Settle Forever. AMD’s video game bundle program is not being extended to the 200 series at this time, so on top of the price cuts for the 7000 series they will also have an active game bundle while the 200 series does not. AMD for their part isn’t saying anything concrete about the future, but they are strongly hinting that this is temporary, and that the 200 series will be added later after the 7000 series is cleared out in order to give buyers an extra incentive to pick up a 7000 series card first.
The Radeon R9 280X Review: Feat. Asus & XFX - Meet The Radeon 200 Series

ya gotta love the listed specs on this chart for the 290x:
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really people,nobody said that with the NVidia rebrands
all we know is for a FACT anyone who bought a 770 over a 7970 wasted 100bux

This so true. Who would pay 400$ for 770 is beyond me. Those ppl have some problems. 280x has great value when compared to NV's counterparts.

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Based on the real world gameplay experience, the ASUS R9 280X DC2T is a massive value. For a price that is only $10 more than a "reference" Radeon R9 280X (Available on October 11th.) we get the same performance as the GeForce GTX 770 that is $90 more expensive. In fact, in some cases, the ASUS R9 280X DC2T was even faster than the GTX 770.
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just an FYI:
The Radeon R9 280X Review: Feat. Asus & XFX - Meet The Radeon 200 Series

ya gotta love the listed specs on this chart for the 290x:


http://www.overclock.net/t/1432010/tpu-final-radeon-r9-290-series-specifications-leaked





I'm sure they're just being mum about it due to NDA.
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I'll be waiting for that R9-290X thumb.gif
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I'm sure they're just being mum about it due to NDA.

ya THINK?!

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