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October 8, 2013 8:37:49 AM

Today is the day it was supposed to be released but I can't find it anywhere. I want to buy this card so bad. Anyone have a link or knowledge of when it will be out for purchase?

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October 8, 2013 8:42:03 AM

Friday the 11th. Today the NDA was lifted.
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October 8, 2013 8:42:09 AM

Mate it's the same as the 7970, except it's slower and u don't get 3 free games!!
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October 8, 2013 8:42:42 AM

Asus suggests that their lineup will be available on the 11th. I am unsure about the rest of the manufacturers.

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ASUS R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X DirectCU II graphics cards will be available worldwide from 11 October.
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October 8, 2013 8:50:53 AM

stampedea said:
Mate it's the same as the 7970, except it's slower and u don't get 3 free games!!


Look up reviews. Its better than the standard 7970 and the reference card is slighttly worse than the 7970 GE. The Asus 280x is better than the 7970 GE and in some games its not. What matters is the price/performance ratio. Unless budget is not a factor it always boils down to that.
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October 8, 2013 8:58:21 AM

Cyler12 said:
Look up reviews. Its better than the standard 7970 and the reference card is slighttly worse than the 7970 GE. The Asus 280x is better than the 7970 GE and in some games its not. What matters is the price/performance ratio. Unless budget is not a factor it always boils down to that.


You are correct. The games should be included with these cards as well and there is no sense in picking up a reference 280X since there are going to be plenty of alternative options. The MSI Gaming and Asus DC2 look promising and are clocked higher than a GHz edition.
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October 8, 2013 9:04:50 AM

slomo4sho said:
You are correct. The games should be included with these cards as well and there is no sense in picking up a reference 280X since there are going to be plenty of alternative options. The MSI Gaming and Asus DC2 look promising and are clocked higher than a GHz edition.


Thank you! finally someone who knows a thing or two about this card! :D 

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October 8, 2013 9:11:20 AM

Cyler12 said:
Thank you! finally someone who knows a thing or two about this card! :D 


Thanks. Also, keep in mind that Nvidia is expected to release a few new rebranded cards and drop the prices of their existing lineup as a response to AMDs releases. I would suggest waiting around until Black Friday if you can for the best performance/price purchase.
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October 8, 2013 9:16:32 AM

slomo4sho said:
Thanks. Also, keep in mind that Nvidia is expected to release a few new rebranded cards and drop the prices of their existing lineup as a response to AMDs releases. I would suggest waiting around until Black Friday if you can for the best performance/price purchase.


They said the 770 is going down to $400 which is the card I would be interested in. I've thought about waiting but this is my first build and I really want to start it. Is it smarter to wait? yes. Do I want to wait? No. So Friday I will bu the rest of my PC, thank God!
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October 8, 2013 9:24:04 AM

Cyler12 said:


They said the 770 is going down to $400


$400 was the release price of the 770, it will likely drop to stay competitive with the 280X.

Good luck with your new build. Feel free to ask if you have any questions.
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October 8, 2013 9:27:27 AM

I was looking for em too! i was thinking about picking up a vapor X ghz edition but i dont know if i should. Im thinking about overclocking but without messing up with the voltage, but if i get a R280X wont i be getting good OC speed without tweaking the voltage and paying less than a vapor X which i wont be able to tweak the voltage anyway? i need help im so undecided lol.
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October 8, 2013 9:34:31 AM

oxidax said:
I was looking for em too! i was thinking about picking up a vapor X ghz edition but i dont know if i should. Im thinking about overclocking but without messing up with the voltage, but if i get a R280X wont i be getting good OC speed without tweaking the voltage and paying less than a vapor X which i wont be able to tweak the voltage anyway? i need help im so undecided lol.


I would say the 280x is the way to go from you are saying. I've OC'd but with what you are saying I would easily go with the 280x
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