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Wasn't this supposed to msrp at under 250? Good thing I'm waiting for all this mining to die
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i hope all this nining dies so it can all go back to normal and i can get a cheap 290 for like 200 bucks lol
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Looks good for my next mining card. buying 4!! lol
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My MSI 7950 I manage to pull 615 kh\s and I have it undervolted to 1.15 with 1010/1500 clocks. Works quite well.

I got really lucky when I RMA'd my 7950 TF3 a few months ago: MSI sent back a 7950 with the 7970 PCB, ASIC score of 93.2%. Currently hashing at 618 Kh/s at 1020/1250 clocks with 0.956 V set in Afterburner (GPU-Z reads even lower).

On topic: These R9 280s are suppose to launch today but I'm not seeing any for sale?
 
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Will they crossfire with the 7950?
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Will they crossfire with the 7950?


Yes!  The 280x will crossfire with HD7970 for example

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post #47 of 78
The 280X crossfires with the 7950, so I'm pretty sure the 280 will too.
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Wasn't this supposed to msrp at under 250? Good thing I'm waiting for all this mining to die

Some articles "expected" a release cost around $250 - that was probably speculation.

http://videocardz.com/49764/meet-amd-radeon-r9-280-asus-xfx-sapphire
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post #49 of 78
Maybe I'll visit Fry's tomorrow or later this week and see if there are any 280s. Knowing them though, it'll be around $430 already. Weeks ago 280X's were at that very price of $430, now they are ranging from $530-550.
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http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/65588-amd-r9-280-preview-tahiti-lives-again.html
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Like quite a few launches as of late, there won’t many reference R9 280 cards as board partners are being encouraged to reuse their existing HD 7950 and HD 7950 Boost stocks and “upgrade” them via a simple BIOS flash. This will lead to most products being custom cooled and potentially overclocked but there will be very little to differentiate the 280 from its predecessors.

As a matter of fact, we’ve heard from multiple sources that the retail HD 7950 shortages were partially caused by board partners withholding shipments of the older cards so they could resell them as R9 280s. Hopefully this will mean a sudden deluge that will satisfy the needs of gamers and miners alike but it also points towards the dangers of rebranding existing products.

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The ironic thing about AMD’s rapid-fire launches is NVIDIA’s reaction: dead silence. As AMD goes about launching “new” cards that simply repeat the positioning and performance of discontinued SKUs, there really isn’t any need for knee jerk reactions from the other side of the fence. The GeForce lineup is fundamentally strong and judging from AMD’s insistence on pricing the rebrands at points above their predecessors, there’s no new competition on the price / performance front either. If you feel the GPU market has entered a period of protracted stagnation, you're not the only one.

If AMD’s short term strategy is to rebrand every possible previous generation card (and there’s nothing to indicate otherwise) they’re going to be scrambling come April and May.

Basically board partners were hoarding chips to make more money
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