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get crossfire r9 280x or just wait for r290x?

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so my budget is $600. i want to play tomb raider with tress fx and get into some bitcoin mining. i know gpu are not profitable but i'd like to learn a little about the system before ipurchase an asic card.

should i get the 280x crossfires or wait for 290x?
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280x crossfire would preform better, but if you already have a 670 you might as well get another one of those second hand or from a decent sale.
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yea i sold my gtx 670 a year ago. just running on a gt540 so i'm ready to upgrade again.
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You might even consider 7950 trifire if your mobo and psu can handle it.
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