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Well, keep in mind guys, Amd is no longer setting prices for its EOL 7970s. It can control/set the price (to some extent) of the 280x. Now, not everyone will follow but as I mentioned before, EOL products can be priced hiked by retailers simply because they "are no longer made and thus rare(r)". Its been done a few times. I can't recall how many 590s on Amazon (3rd party sellers) were selling for $799 when we were months into the next gen rolleyes.gif

I think the situation is a little different here, and the comparison to the 590 doesn't quite compute, because the 690 was new silicone, and the 680 was not a re branded 590, the 590 was a helluva card and literally unavailable when the prices were so ridiculous. I never actually owned one, I am just going off of memory here. With the 280x, there is 0 excuse for 7970 gouging anywhere...the same exact silicone will continue to be available for whole brand new generation, with xfire compatibility across the so called generations.
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Whioah, what's the difference between the DCUII TOP and the DCUII? They're the same price on scan.co.uk.

IF it's just hte OC I don't mind, but if the cooler is different...
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Whioah, what's the difference between the DCUII TOP and the DCUII? They're the same price on scan.co.uk.

IF it's just hte OC I don't mind, but if the cooler is different...
AFAIK the only thing different is that the TOP comes factory overclocked.
    
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AFAIK the only thing different is that the TOP comes factory overclocked.

That's a relief biggrin.gif
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