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Mining with r9 280x

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Seems like everyone is mining with everything under the sun but strangely no r9 280x's. From what I read here and there, they seem to be pretty good miners, maybe not as good as r9 290 or 290x, but on par with the radeon 7970's and much more available. Anyone have any real world experience with them? How hot do they run? Are they fussy? Loud, etc...
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With the recent hype and quick sell of almost all the 7950 and 7970 cards everyone is turning to the 280x models..

If you havent checked out Newegg lately they are all gone too!

But regardless to answer your question the 280x get around 700 khash and can be ran at 70-80 degrees. Ive only tried the Gigabyte model myself so far but I have an Asus in the car just waiting till I get off of work.. And 4 more MSI cards in transit due in on Thursday..

If your looking to mine I would recommend Sapphire as those were what everyone was talking about on the 7950s..

with the 280x everyone was talking about MSI, ASUS, and Gigabyte. I would stay away from the REST.

Good luck finding cards now tho and dont overpay on ebay..
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I took all the newegg :O biggrin.gif

I left 3 for someone, but only because I didn't want XFX trash cards in the first place. hedging my bets a bit. no offense to any xfx card owners.

lets hope these aren't total garbage.

I have to say it felt awesome being the !#% that cleaned out the last of the available 280xs off the market, tho.

I was like... man,,, I really don't want to buy xfx, but.. theres nothing else left anywhere. then I found out there was only 18 of those left and my decision became fairly simple. BUYBUYBUYBUY!!!
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with the 280x everyone was talking about MSI, ASUS, and Gigabyte. I would stay away from the REST.

any idea wat will be wrong with my xfx?
XFX Double D R9-280X-TDFD Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150678

voltage locked? bad OCs? unstable? too hot? will they steal my girlfriend?

they look kinda cool tbh, altho there must be some reason they were the very last ones no one wanted. probably cause xfx made them.
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Well a lot of the cards are voltage locked but there are ways around that..

With mining you dont really OC well you can but it depends if you have the room.

They may run too hot or they may crap out.. I know a friend that mines on the 7970 xfx and hes hash rate is a bit lower than other companies cards..
If its all they had left and you want to mine.. guess you didnt have a choice right?

Good luck and let me know why they were still there
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I will definitely be updating the forum on my experience with xfx 280xs. I have a good sample size so... we should have pretty conclusive results one way or the other.

unfortunately ive never owned amd cards before so I anticipate killing one finding out why I love NVidia so much. ive not yet managed to kill an NVidia card within its useful lifespan, and I have run some really stupid settings on my 570s.

ya basicly it was xfx or a maybe on Tuesday order. I decided to cover my bases, if these things are this hard to come by I don't think ill have any trouble unloading them on CL or w/e.

I wonder why more people in the east aren't buying them all up, theyre shipping them back over west right now, im assuming they arrived over here in the first place, so... clearly easterners have not been bitten as hard by the coin bug. that or i don't know much about international shipping. as far as getting a 280x in Vancouver area right now, gl wit dat. im buying all them, u can call me if u want one. smile.gif ask nicely I make u a good deal on a beautiful xfx card, top of the line. way better than asus and msi and gigybite.
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My only experience with xfx is a 6950 that I have mining on my personal system and it seems to run fine, seems to run a little hot but no problems for the past two weeks. Not the best only getting about 370kh/s at -i 14 but that's ok, being able to use my computer is more important than mining.

I noticed that pretty much mid-high to high end cards are sold out everywhere mad.gif

I was thinking of getting a couple r9 280x's but I guess that's out of the question. Can't wait to see how your rigs do Jollyburner, look forward to reading your posts thumb.gif
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