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    Reviews - AMD Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X

    Find out if AMD's 'new' cards sink or swim.
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    Re: Reviews - AMD Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X

    that price drop is the real deal here - $100 makes it the same price as a GTX 760 , which is stomps all over

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    Re: Reviews - AMD Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X

    Let's see what the retailers do with the 7970 GE stock they currently have. Also, no overclocking benchmarks?

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    Re: Reviews - AMD Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X

    I know we were to expect this but it's still hugely disappointing to have yet another GPU rebadge except at the very top end which will be out of most self-builders' budgets. Okay so the price cut is welcome, because GPU prices have gotten absolutely absurd in the last 2 years.

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    Re: Reviews - AMD Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X

    I wonder if you can crossfire with the equivalent 7 series card like you could with the 5770 and the 6770?

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    Re: Reviews - AMD Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X

    Not terribly exciting. I was interested to see was what they would do with the rebadge of the 7950; the real gem in amd's current line up.

    We expecting an anouncement for a R9 275X?

    Very cheaky calling the 270X a R9 along with the 280X. They should hire me to come up with a better naming system (or even my 5yr old son).

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    Re: Reviews - AMD Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X

    I'm very disappointed the new gen are all just rebrands with the possible exception of the 290, especially after all the big talk at AMD's Hawaii event. Oh well I guess I can wait for another generation ! (12-18 months?)

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    Re: Reviews - AMD Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X

    Quote Originally Posted by Domestic_Ginger View Post
    Very cheaky calling the 270X a R9 along with the 280X.
    Indeed, the 7870 rebrand is not in the same league as the 7970 rebrand, yet they are both R9...

    Fairer naming scheme equivalents could have been R9 = 79X0, R8 = 78X0 and R7 = 77X0

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    Re: Reviews - AMD Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X

    Quote Originally Posted by Nobull View Post
    I know we were to expect this but it's still hugely disappointing to have yet another GPU rebadge except at the very top end which will be out of most self-builders' budgets. Okay so the price cut is welcome, because GPU prices have gotten absolutely absurd in the last 2 years.
    its exactly what NVidia did GTX 670>gtx 760 , GTX 680>gtx 770 = rebadged cards

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    Re: Reviews - AMD Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X

    Quote Originally Posted by Domestic_Ginger View Post
    We expecting an anouncement for a R9 275X?
    I believe we're expecting an R9 280 (i.e. non-X version), although I could be wrong.

    I think it's reasonable to go with a broadish range of R9-branded cards, tbh. It makes positioning a lot easier for OEMs/resellers: you want a gaming card? Get an R9. You just do casual gaming? You'll be fine with an R7. System integrators can brand their systems as having "AMD R9" graphics *and* offer a wide range of price points. And since they won't be changing the market segments each generation, the SI branding won't need to change. This year's AMD R9 system (with a 270X) can still be next year's AMD R9 system (with a 370X). It's not at all unlike Intel's Core iX branding...

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    Re: Reviews - AMD Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X

    If it is a 280 (non-x) then I believe we're looking at a 256bit bus and a lower shader count from what I know. Very confusing. Surely it would have been better labeled as the 270x and the current 270x being the 270.

    The intel naming system is a bit broken as the have to increment all the number each year.

    I suppose it doen't really matter i suppose

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    Re: Reviews - AMD Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X

    Hexus,
    can you tell me why in the article you have listed all the new AMD cards as not having boost when the majority seem to have. The R9 280X, and R9 270X are both boost enabled on msi and xfx versions and other reviews this morning go into depth on how it is now similar to nVidia's system. It appears only Asus cards are not and they all seem massively overclocked as standard. Which is good because it is still keenly priced, but it does skew the results on the 280 slightly especially on power consumption for the direct cu II top. How do the other cards in the same category compare and what cards did you get for sampling if you dont mind me asking.

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    Re: Reviews - AMD Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X

    Quote Originally Posted by Domestic_Ginger View Post
    If it is a 280 (non-x) then I believe we're looking at a 256bit bus and a lower shader count from what I know.
    Don't see why? It makes sense to me that if the R9 280X is the fully enabled chip, the R9 280 would be a slightly slower card based on that chip (just like the 7970/7950 now). Then the R9 270X and R9 270 will be based on the next chip down (as appears to be the case). That said, a quick google doesn't turn up anything obvious either way - I don't think AMD have announced any intention to release a non-X version of any card apart from the R9 290.

    But if I was AMD, that's what I'd be doing - 7950 refresh == R9 280, 7850 refresh == R9 270. That's assuming they'll bother doing intermediate cards at all, of course: as this is essentially a rebranding exercise they might not bother...

    EDIT: as to the intel Core naming convention, it actually seems to work for consumers. I've heard plenty of non-techy people having at least some knowledge of i3 v i5 v i7, and it means consumers don't have to worry about generational differences between the chips; they can get a Core i5 laptop and know it'll be a bit faster than a Core i3 laptop. Of course, once you go down that route there's less impetus to have big jumps in performance from generation to generation: you don't want next generation's Core i3 to be faster than this generation's Core i5, because that throws off your naming system

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    Re: Reviews - AMD Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X

    Well it made my mind up - ordered the Asus DirectCU II TOP 7970 for £220 from Scan.

    My Sapphire 7870 Ghz edition should be up for sale in the forums by Thursday if anyone is interested

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    Re: Reviews - AMD Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X

    No overclocking Hexus?

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    Re: Reviews - AMD Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    Well it made my mind up - ordered the Asus DirectCU II TOP 7970 for £220 from Scan.

    My Sapphire 7870 Ghz edition should be up for sale in the forums by Thursday if anyone is interested
    Likewise...just sold my old 5850 and with what I should get for the games I'm a happy bunny.
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