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The rebranding is done for many reasons and is something that AMD and NVidia both do. This round of cards on both sides the current models where moved down in price point and rebranded and then a new card released at the higher tier.

In the reasoning of why rebrand, it is to keep the marketing information straight. The rebrand in this cases moves the cards into the new naming system, it also reflects the price to performance changes.

Are there any specif changes in the PCB that are worth mentioning? biggrin.gif
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Money, of course. And a severe lack of imagination.
They're rebranding the same old thing because they think it will give you some hope that the new rebrands are somehow better than they actually are.
Nvidia has beaten them up so terribly that AMD is just clutching at straws now, as they really have no idea where to go or what to do next.
A shame, actually. We all lose when there's no real competition. Now Nvidia can lay back on their laurels and gloat.
I doubt that they'll even bother with producing new and improved drivers for their present products.
Probably just try and dream up new ways to fool us into believing their new SHIELD system is a worthwhile product.

OC a 280x matches a 780 stock.
not sure of that value but it seems really good to me for a old rebranded card it does have some process changes whatever that means.
add Mantle and the 7970/280x suddenly got a lot more to add to its lifetime.
my 7970 is a beast of a card, running the beta bf4 flawlessly at my 5040x1050 set up.

Nvidia is going away in gaming they are already behind they just dont know it yet.
all signs points there, amd stepped up with software due to the advantage of console hardware.
it seems I dont need to upgrade to 290x as my old 7970 still runs things well.
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Nothing that stands out and makes you go nuts. If you already have a 7900 series there is no compelling reason to jump to the 280X, the same with the 7800 series and the 270X. These are however great upgrades if you are still in the 6xxx or 5xxx series.

As for the mention of our Toxic, I love these cards. At the out of the box speeds the Toxic 280X is the fastest 280X you can buy and pushes past the 770, even coming close in some games to the 780. Our cards clock in fact is goo enough out of the box that most of the other 280X cards require a lot of tweaking to overclock to our out of the box settings. Some reviewers have had good luck with overclocking the card to even higher levels. Price to performance this card is a beast.

The 270X Toxic is our first time taking the toxic line into the more mainstream price point. You get the same higher quality in the components and construction as well as a great out of the box overclock and a super cooler.

Sorry if that sounds like a sales pitch, not meant to be, I really find these to be an exciting addition to our lineup, especially with the price point we hit. Like you I am also chomping at the bit to see what we do with the 290X.
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As for the mention of our Toxic, I love these cards. At the out of the box speeds the Toxic 280X is the fastest 280X you can buy and pushes past the 770, even coming close in some games to the 780. Our cards clock in fact is goo enough out of the box that most of the other 280X cards require a lot of tweaking to overclock to our out of the box settings. Some reviewers have had good luck with overclocking the card to even higher levels. Price to performance this card is a beast..

I saw an OC of 1282/1762 on one review... wow! biggrin.gif Even the stock clocks are pretty high. Looking at this compared to all the 7970s, definitely shows some progress smile.gif
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What most people have failed to notice is the R9 280X has full DX11.2 support, the 7970 is DX11.1, not really important right now, but will be next year.
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I used them once and I shop newegg.ca

The web shops update prices and have deals frequently. I just used a local shop as an example.
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What most people have failed to notice is the R9 280X has full DX11.2 support, the 7970 is DX11.1, not really important right now, but will be next year.
doubt it...
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well my 280x just shipped, can't wait to play with it. i am hoping i can hit 1200 core 1600 mem. i dont want to go above that. 1150 be ok to i guess xD
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