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R9 280/280X vs Asus Matrix platinum 7970 3gb

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October 4, 2013 6:45:59 AM


Here´s the question i cant find answer... since its already almost official that R290 will be priced as 700$, and in my country will be about 700€ too, so i assume that the 280X/280 will be around 550€~600€? my question is i can buy an Asus matrix for 380€, its far less comparing to R series, should i go for the Asus Matrix or wait until the R series go out?

Thanks in advance!

Andrew
October 4, 2013 7:21:04 AM

Just wait for the new series to be released.
From what you wrote, I`m not sure what you want to buy, but at this point in time, waiting is the best thing to do.
The price for the old cards should also decrease a bit, so that might come in handy.
October 4, 2013 7:38:42 AM

Well im holding my hd4870 since 2008, think i can hold a cople of days, hope the price goes down, or even better the R series come out with a more affordable price... that would be the cherry on top! Thanks for the answer, im new around but i´ve been using this forum a lot to get precious info :) 
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October 10, 2013 10:19:21 AM

The 280x reference card is $300 and Asus DCU2 is priced at $310. It is the 7970 GE just slightly faster. Good buy in my opinion.
October 10, 2013 10:41:39 AM

in which country you live ?
October 10, 2013 10:52:58 AM

Marcopolo123 said:
in which country you live ?


US. Also they are coming out with a Matrix platinum that's a 280x.
October 10, 2013 10:54:11 AM

No price on the matrix platinum 280x but if it's closer to $300 I'm buying that for sure.
October 10, 2013 11:01:21 AM

280X is about 300 euros here (the netherlands), I would prefer it over the 7970 because of the new 'mantle' api that AMD is so proud of...
Remember the graphics core of the 280X is the same as a 7970, these two can be run in crossfire if you want.

So I'd rather wait for the R-series because you will get about the same performance with a longer lifetime because of some newer technology for only a little bit more money.
October 10, 2013 11:06:31 AM

Mantle also supports the HD 7xxx series.
October 10, 2013 11:06:32 AM

Mantle also supports the HD 7xxx series.
October 10, 2013 11:21:11 AM

Pr3di said:
Mantle also supports the HD 7xxx series.

oops lol forgot about that... yea they do... but still newer cards are usually better especially if it doesn't cost a lot more it's usually worth it.
October 10, 2013 11:50:29 AM

Cyler12 said:
The 280x reference card is $300 and Asus DCU2 is priced at $310. It is the 7970 GE just slightly faster. Good buy in my opinion.


+1 to this.

I really recommend the Asus DC2, since it's a great buy for just a tad more pennies.

Also, every GCN cards (7xxx and comming ones) are under the MANTLE umbrella. The only thing the 7xxx series lack (except the 7790) is TrueAudio; not a deal killer IMO. Hell, according to AMD (check Tom's article) you can XFire the 280X with the 7970s (GE and standard).

If you want to buy a 280X, then you can as well get a sweet deal on a 7970.

In my opinion, you'll only have to wait for just 2 reasons: you want nVidias response (cheaper GTX'es for example) or for stock clearance (which should have started already) that lower old stuff prices.

Cheers!
October 10, 2013 12:13:59 PM

Also only the HD 7xxx's come with the games bundle
October 10, 2013 12:31:00 PM

Pr3di said:
Also only the HD 7xxx's come with the games bundle


how do you know this?
October 10, 2013 12:39:47 PM

The all mighty google. The 200 series will have no bundle until the 7xxx stock is sold
October 10, 2013 1:46:58 PM

Yuka said:
Cyler12 said:
The 280x reference card is $300 and Asus DCU2 is priced at $310. It is the 7970 GE just slightly faster. Good buy in my opinion.


+1 to this.

I really recommend the Asus DC2, since it's a great buy for just a tad more pennies.

Also, every GCN cards (7xxx and comming ones) are under the MANTLE umbrella. The only thing the 7xxx series lack (except the 7790) is TrueAudio; not a deal killer IMO. Hell, according to AMD (check Tom's article) you can XFire the 280X with the 7970s (GE and standard).

If you want to buy a 280X, then you can as well get a sweet deal on a 7970.

In my opinion, you'll only have to wait for just 2 reasons: you want nVidias response (cheaper GTX'es for example) or for stock clearance (which should have started already) that lower old stuff prices.

Cheers!


exactly what i meant, so seems pretty obvious that this isn't really the best moment to buy a new card :p  But better times are ahead, maybe you can benefit from holiday season discounts?
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