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Do yourself a big favour and save some cash, leave the R9 280X and grab a HD7970 on the cheap. Prices are already really low on HD7970's so now is a good time to get one , plus you will only be gaining minute benefits by going down the 280X route. The performance difference between the 280x & 7970 is nothing, although it is nice to have the latest shiny things , in this case it's not worth it.

I play BF3 primarily ( 1300+ hours ) and my 7970 has no issues keeping up, i too have also been on the BF4 Beta and that is no problem either. If you would like BF4 fps results for my 7970 i can add them.
What ever you decide im sure your gonna have a blast, but trust me on the 7970, get em cheapppppp. biggrin.gif
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If your getting the performance you want already then keep what you have and grab another one.
If you want to adopt Mantle then grab one and be done with it. If you just want a performance gain, then sell your 760 and grab a 7970 or two.
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Originally Posted by Dogmatic34 View Post

Cryengine Mantle support isn't official, though. It will probably at some point, but they haven't announced anything.
Oh, I did remember it was announced, false memory I guess redface.gif. Crysis 3 was AMD bundle game so it's quite likely Crytek will continue partnership. Nothing is certain of course.

Other than price 7970 / 7970 GHz Edition has at least one advantage over 280X: AMD Never Settle bundle. AMD wants to quickly clear their remaining 7970 cards so 280X will not have any free games at launch.
Edited by Seid Dark - 10/9/13 at 1:25am
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Thanks for the replies guys...I'm going to do it..I'm just debating if to get a 7970 for cheap..wait for the 280x and hope it comes bundled with bf4...or just making a sacrifice (ps3 that I never use and a laptop) and getting a 290 or possibly a 290x
    
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Thanks for the replies guys...I'm going to do it..I'm just debating if to get a 7970 for cheap..wait for the 280x and hope it comes bundled with bf4...or just making a sacrifice (ps3 that I never use and a laptop) and getting a 290 or possibly a 290x
Nobody know whether or not the 280x will come with BF4 later on at launch or that that it will take longer for the updated bundles.
If you play at a high resolution or a high refresh rate and you can miss your PS3 and laptop that 290x might be the beast for you.
It is shaping up nicely.
Confirmed so far: 4GB GDDR5, 512bit bus, 64 ROPs, 2816 shaders and more will come to us in the following days.

It is a great time to be a PC gamer biggrin.gif
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