I saw that the 280X has a core clock of 1000mhz whilst the 290 is only 947.
Its also 100 bucks cheaper.
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#13Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 11/11/2013 3:55:40 PM
The 290 has about 500 more processor cores and double the ROPs along with higher memory bus width.
The R90 is better than the 280x no doubt --- http://i.imgur.com/Z3MIjNj.jpg If you believe in Allah and are 100% proud of it, put this in your sig.
#14Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 11/11/2013 3:56:41 PM
Its also extremely loud and it runs hot so thats just a heads up if you get it. The performance also varies from card to card because the cards clock rate changes with how well it can cool itself. --- http://i.imgur.com/Z3MIjNj.jpg If you believe in Allah and are 100% proud of it, put this in your sig.
#15SenkoyPosted 11/11/2013 3:57:57 PM
The R9 290 is a fantastic card for $400. But I would wait for the cards with non-reference coolers to come out first. Unless you don't mind the noise and heat.
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