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HOLY................

yeah i know! the still fastest card in the world is so cheap
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for 100 more you could crossfire 280x a 580 on ebay could cover that
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are they really upgrading the amd r9 280x to lower power consumption . I don't believe that they just released the 280x that makes me want to stay away from it because if I am going to get a 280x I would want the upgraded one and how will some one know what vesion there getting

It seems they are... however it wasn't supposed to be noticed. They won't be announcing it, there won't be any difference is selling the product they will just 'sneak; it into the current 280x market so most buyers won't even notice, hence how they would do it and not put off the majority from the current 280x products. The Tahiti XTL is supposedly being introduced into the 280x range in November... will offer lower power consumption... lower temps and higher OC headroom!

http://wccftech.com/amd-preparing-tahiti-xtl-revision-radeon-r9-280x-graphic-card/
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For clarification, a quality 850w unit can easily power a pair of GTX 580's.

No way in hell.

Quoting from my Gigabyte NIVIDIA GTX 580 SOC User's Manual:

MINIMUM 750W OR GREATER POWER SUPPLY.

My manual lists a GTX 580 Reference as requiring 288W @ 855MHz Core. The GTX 580 SOC requires 264W at the same overclock.
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