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MSI Radeon R9-280X Gaming and R9-270X Hawk Pictured

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It looks like MSI's Radeon R9-280X Gaming and its R9-270X Hawk might have been pictured.

A post on the VideoCardz.com website has shed some light on two new incoming graphics cards -- the MSI Radeon R9-280X Gaming, and possibly the R9-270X Hawk.Image Source: VideoCardz.comImage Source: VideoCardz.com

The report indicates that what is known about the card is that it only has one CrossFire connector and has 2 GB of graphics memory. It is said that the card will have a Curacao XT GPU, and that it might sell for about $199. Beyond that information, little else is known about it, and even these specifications might not be correct. The yellow graphics card in the picture is thought to be the MSI R9-270X Hawk.

The other card that is pictured is likely the MSI Radeon R9-280X Gaming. Supposedly, this card is nearly identical to the 7970 GHz Edition, with the exception of the memory clock speeds, which are reportedly 500 MHz lower. The MSI card is said to feature the TwinFrozr IV cooler, which carries two 100 mm fans and Military Class 4 hardware.

None of the information above is certain though, so be sure to take it all with a grain of salt.

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    hapkido , October 3, 2013 10:52 PM
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    Supposedly, this card is nearly identical to the 7970 GHz Edition, with the exception of the clock speeds, which are reportedly 500 MHz lower.


    I really doubt that.
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    rolli59 , October 3, 2013 10:43 PM
    LOL, we are not lacking teasers!
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    hapkido , October 3, 2013 10:52 PM
    Quote:
    Supposedly, this card is nearly identical to the 7970 GHz Edition, with the exception of the clock speeds, which are reportedly 500 MHz lower.


    I really doubt that.
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    invisibilian , October 3, 2013 10:54 PM
    R280 is identical to 7970 Ghz edition, but is 500Mz slower on core clock.That does not make any sense.
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    JJ1217 , October 3, 2013 10:57 PM
    600 Mhz 7970 GHZ. Yeah man, I can imagine that destroying every game.
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    beanboom6 , October 3, 2013 11:08 PM
    Guys memory clocks, think about it, 6000mhz - 500 =5500mhz memory=7970 vanilla clock speed
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    weatherdude , October 3, 2013 11:24 PM
    A 500 MHz Radeon HD 7970 is pretty unlikely. I would think that to be a spelling mistake and that it means 50 MHz less resulting in a 950 MHz card which would be far more sensible. That or it is referring to the effective clock rate of GDDR5 like beanboom6 said.
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    ginjaninja7 , October 4, 2013 12:19 AM
    I agree with [Invisible Man] 500 Mhz slower, but it's identical lol no makes sense to me 2
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    The_Trutherizer , October 4, 2013 12:48 AM
    Well I'll be going with what independent benchmarks say. It is time for me to upgrade now. In fact I've been waiting for next generation hardware to launch seemingly for years now.

    The clock is ticking... very slowly... haha [pun intended]
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    net_nakul , October 4, 2013 3:14 AM
    Change the name on the box, done. The existing product becomes new. Don't even have to change the card itself.
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    RooD , October 4, 2013 4:13 AM
    I love how everyone that is a fan of AMD was laughing at Nvidia for the 7series being a re-badge/ refresh. Now what AMD is doing with their R9 series is the same thing, the top tier is new and everything is a slightly tweaked version of the last series of cards.

    I like both AMD and Nvidia, I buy what has the best price/performance / expected life time that i will use it.
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    spentshells , October 4, 2013 4:13 AM
    for 250 dollars I would really like to see a card that can fully max 1080P @ 60FPS
    A guy can dream can't he?
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    Mas3nk0 , October 4, 2013 5:05 AM
    Are reviews of R9 280X necessary if it's a rebrand HD7970 GHz as we can just look up that review ...
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    gsxrme , October 4, 2013 5:57 AM
    No way the R9-290X is a titan killer, I'd say more so GTX780 equal. Damn it, and here i was hoping for price drops. The GTX780 and 290X will be the same price at $599.99 FFS....QQ
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    RooD , October 4, 2013 6:28 AM
    I love how everyone that is a fan of AMD was laughing at Nvidia for the 7series being a re-badge/ refresh. Now what AMD is doing with their R9 series is the same thing, the top tier is new and everything is a slightly tweaked version of the last series of cards.

    I like both AMD and Nvidia, I buy what has the best price/performance / expected life time that i will use it.
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    martel80 , October 4, 2013 6:55 AM
    It looks like a render from some 3D SW.
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    monsta , October 4, 2013 4:16 PM
    Re brand....meh
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    Yiannis Makridis , October 4, 2013 5:11 PM
    Are you sure these are the new AMD cards? It is identical to my MSI GTX760,,,
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    slomo4sho , October 5, 2013 3:26 PM
    I found this image to be interesting:



    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2991568&postcount=8
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    3ogdy , October 6, 2013 8:18 AM
    Quote:
    I found this image to be interesting:



    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2991568&postcount=8


    Wow, given the data provided, the R9-280X could end up being very close to the TITAN, surpassing it in many areas:
    http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=683&card2=679#

    I realized the R9-280X is nothing but an improved HD7970 GHz Edition.
    Set the Core Clock to 1265 and Memory Clock to 3470 and you get the right figures -- that seem to surpass TITAN in Memory Bandwidth, FLOP and Pixel Fill Rate. All that while it would get beaten in Texture Fill Rate. How much did they say it was gonna cost? $300 ?
    It looks like a done deal to me.
    Note the TITAN still has more Texture Units and Raster Operators & Shader Processors. Nevertheless, this R9-280X looks extremely interesting.
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    slomo4sho , October 6, 2013 8:56 AM
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    I realized the R9-280X is nothing but an improved HD7970 GHz Edition.


    That is the thing, the default clocks are indicated to be 1180MHz for the core and 6.0GHz memory which is actually a 130MHz overclock of the 1050MHz boost clock of the GHz Edition 7970 and the memory is clocked the same on both.
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