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after reading some topics, I'm depressed that I can only afford a R9 280x

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10 months ago#21
DarkZV2Beta posted...
As you can see, 290x is ~30% better than 280x or so.
It's about par with a 770 or 7970GHz. Right in that ~680esque pile.


http://www.anandtech.com/show/7400/the-radeon-r9-280x-review-feat-asus-xfx/17

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_radeon_r9_280x_windforce_review,13.html

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_radeon_r9_280x_windforce_review,17.html
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10 months ago#22
Trance_Fan posted...
DarkZV2Beta posted...
As you can see, 290x is ~30% better than 280x or so.
It's about par with a 770 or 7970GHz. Right in that ~680esque pile.


http://www.anandtech.com/show/7400/the-radeon-r9-280x-review-feat-asus-xfx/17

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_radeon_r9_280x_windforce_review,13.html

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_radeon_r9_280x_windforce_review,17.html


Thank you for proving my point by showcasing aftermarket, overclocked 280x models struggling to outperform the competition, and never leaving their performance bracket.
Even in the most AMD favorable games.
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10 months ago#23
Might just wait a bit and see what the fall lineup brings.
10 months ago#24
I just ordered a 280x. Reviews seem to be pretty positive about the card. It will be the best card i've ever owned, i'm looking forward to running games very well.
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10 months ago#25
Trance_Fan posted...
link1888 posted...
A 280x is a 7970. It'll do good. I've got two crossfired running anything on highest, sometimes I single and still get 30-40~


it's a 7970 ghz edition but more beefed up..it can crossfire with that card but will reduce it's specs to match


With CrossfireX both cards will run at their intended clock and memory speeds.
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10 months ago#26
Clashtonn posted...
yars posted...
how is it not a quality gpu?


It's AMD
10 months ago#27
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Trance_Fan posted...
DarkZV2Beta posted...
As you can see, 290x is ~30% better than 280x or so.
It's about par with a 770 or 7970GHz. Right in that ~680esque pile.


http://www.anandtech.com/show/7400/the-radeon-r9-280x-review-feat-asus-xfx/17

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_radeon_r9_280x_windforce_review,13.html

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_radeon_r9_280x_windforce_review,17.html


Thank you for proving my point by showcasing aftermarket, overclocked 280x models struggling to outperform the competition, and never leaving their performance bracket.
Even in the most AMD favorable games.


almost every 280x is overclocked out of the box, and non reference model
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i think it's nice
10 months ago#28
Trance_Fan posted...
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Trance_Fan posted...
DarkZV2Beta posted...
As you can see, 290x is ~30% better than 280x or so.
It's about par with a 770 or 7970GHz. Right in that ~680esque pile.


http://www.anandtech.com/show/7400/the-radeon-r9-280x-review-feat-asus-xfx/17

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_radeon_r9_280x_windforce_review,13.html

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_radeon_r9_280x_windforce_review,17.html


Thank you for proving my point by showcasing aftermarket, overclocked 280x models struggling to outperform the competition, and never leaving their performance bracket.
Even in the most AMD favorable games.


almost every 280x is overclocked out of the box, and non reference model


almost every [videocard] is overclocked out of the box, and non reference model
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10 months ago#29
The 280X is just fine. I am running a 270 overclocked and run every thing (minus star citizen ) on high to ultra.

Going to upgrade to either a 780ti or Crossfire 2 R9 290's together this fall. Not because I am unhappy with card but want to run games in 1600p and see how good Star Citizen looks on a much higher setting. Right now can only run on Med at 1080p with FPS jumping from 40-60FPS
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