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Why is this R9 280X So cheap compared to the rest?

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November 22, 2013 2:50:23 AM

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

If i buy this R9 280X will it be any different to say this one thats $100 more?

http://www.mwave.com.au/product/sapphire-amd-radeon-r9-...

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a b U Graphics card
November 22, 2013 2:53:04 AM

Not by much. The sapphire one is overclocked but the performance between the two should be rather similar. I would go for the cheaper one at that price
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November 22, 2013 2:54:06 AM

ZionZA said:
Not by much. The sapphire one is overclocked. I would go for the cheaper one at that price


$100 Is a good save can i just go into Amd overclock setting things like i do with my 5870 and turn it up high?
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a b U Graphics card
November 22, 2013 2:55:42 AM

Well you might want to run the card a while first and see how it performs temperature wise. I've heard that these newer cards can run quite hot. So just to be safe rather just monitor that first and see how it goes
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