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AMd only has 2 new gen cards out. R9 290 and 290x... Rest are rebrands.

Not sure how they rebrand a whole generation without shame....

Unlike the GTX 770/760 which where brand new heh ??
Or the 780 & even Titans that were Tesla / Quadro rejects?
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post #102 of 118
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Unlike the GTX 770/760 which where brand new heh ??
Or the 780 & even Titans that were Tesla / Quadro rejects?

isnt the only new card the 750 on maxwell?
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isnt the only new card the 750 on maxwell?

Well, yes.
But it is ok. Companies try to capitalize their production lines as long as they can.

AMD always was lacking in followers, thus their prices were pretty competitive to raise sales volume.
I think it is unfair to blame the market shortages and price manipulation due to the scrypt mining wackiness to AMD.

This "reheated" 7950 might not be a break-through product, but for sure it would be competitive @ $250, and to imagine how reluctant and picky we where with 7950s floating around $200 few months ago...
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Ill be getting 2 for sure. Awesome deal and ive been waiting for it for a long time.
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post #105 of 118
From Hexus's analysis, this should perform more or less like a reference 7970 if it's clocked at 7970 speeds, Core @925Mhz and Memory @1375mhz, perhaps a small percentage off, from a market standpoint ignoring inflation this could possibly have nice performance for what it is, let alone the possible OC potential.
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I might get a few if NE/Amazon is dumb enough to launch at MSRP.
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From Hexus's analysis, this should perform more or less like a reference 7970 if it's clocked at 7970 speeds, Core @925Mhz and Memory @1375mhz, perhaps a small percentage off, from a market standpoint ignoring inflation this could possibly have nice performance for what it is, let alone the possible OC potential.

That Hexus review is very old. as old as the tahitis.

most 7950 (prolly 280) can meet 7970 GHz speeds.

7950 at 7970 GHz speed . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7288276

stock 7970

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6528670

i've owned both. they both maxed out the same games. benching of course the 7970 will most likely come ahead each time.
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I've had a 6970 for more than 2 years now and normally I'd have upgraded. But honestly at ~$300 budget I'm not happy with the gains I'd get.... So I'll wait and hope the crypto currency craze settles down. And then wait the 4-6+mo that retail stops cashing in on "shortages".

If that happens by this fall I'll be happy.
    
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I think the R9 280 is the best pick for 1080p gaming at the 250 usd price point. Much more OC headroom than gtx 760. Also more vram and bandwidth, furthermore better performance per watt compared with the 50 usd cheaper R9 270X.
More future proof upgrade over my hd 6870 atm. Can't wait for the reviews, hopefully it's coming this week :-)

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I think the R9 280 is the best pick for 1080p gaming at the 250 usd price point. Much more OC headroom than gtx 760. Also more vram and bandwidth, furthermore better performance per watt compared with the 50 usd cheaper R9 270X.
More future proof upgrade over my hd 6870 atm. Can't wait for the reviews, hopefully it's coming this week :-)

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the sad thing is in the US with USD the 270x is $50 more than that price.
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