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XFX Radeon R9 280X Double Dissipation Surfaces

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The XFX Radeon R9 280X is a refreshed version HD 7970 GHz Edition and features the company's new Double Dissipation cooler.

One of XFX's "next-generation" graphics card offerings made an appearance on VideoCardz, the Radeon R9 280X, which also includes the company's new Double Dissipation cooler. Aside from its rather sleek and premium appearance, the cooler features one large aluminum fin array and two 100 mm cooling fans that claim to offer "lower noise, greater airflow and cooling."

Admittedly, the "next-generation" association could be somewhat misleading since the R9 280X is, in fact, a refreshed version of the Radeon HD 7970 GHz edition. While its specifications have yet to be confirmed, some leaks have suggested that the card will feature a 6.4 GHz memory clock (up from 6 GHz) and an "unlocked voltage" that will presumably allow for easier overclocking.

As you might expect, details on the graphics card's launch date or price are unknown, but we can speculate that the XFX Radeon R9 280X Double Dissipation cooler will be launched in early October with a $20 - $30 increase over reference prices.

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    opmopadop , September 29, 2013 8:45 PM
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    Where is the whining and complaining that the 760/770 was met with?? Oh yeah. Apple level fanboism.


    My local store for the Gigabyte cards :
    2GB 680 : $399
    2GB 770 : $469

    Pay more for same hardware but newer branding, sounds Apple to me.
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    patrick47018 , September 29, 2013 6:40 PM
    Mmm, these sexy new cardz...
  • -3 Hide
    patrick47018 , September 29, 2013 6:42 PM
    And also these cards do not need cables to crossfire, AMD is on a roll!
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    meowmix44 , September 29, 2013 6:45 PM
    My OCed ASUS 7970 DCU pulls the same as the 280X and is voltage unlocked. I only payed 250USD for it. Hmmmmm.... Also my Firestrike score is exactly the same (6750+).
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    meowmix44 , September 29, 2013 6:45 PM
    My OCed ASUS 7970 DCU pulls the same as the 280X and is voltage unlocked. I only payed 250USD for it. Hmmmmm.... Also my Firestrike score is exactly the same (6750+).
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    walter87 , September 29, 2013 7:01 PM
    Quote:
    My OCed ASUS 7970 DCU pulls the same as the 280X and is voltage unlocked. I only payed 250USD for it. Hmmmmm.... Also my Firestrike score is exactly the same (6750+).


    You are comparing an already overclocked cards benchmarks to a new reference cards benchmarks (which is a refreshed version of the 7970).

    Considering the reference card starts at $300 instead of the initial $450+ for the 7970 GHz edition is a good sign that AMD is putting pressure on Nvidia.
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    jimmysmitty , September 29, 2013 7:17 PM
    If the R9-290X is not to bad in price I might just pick one up. But I will probably wait till there are more than just reference. After having a Vapor-X, its hard to go back to stock designs as it truly does make for a quieter GPU when gaming.
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    dragonsqrrl , September 29, 2013 7:59 PM
    Quote:
    And also these cards do not need cables to crossfire, AMD is on a roll!


    I think that's only for the 290 cards.
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    timil , September 29, 2013 8:39 PM
    I don't get all the fuss about no longer needing a crossfire bridge. What was so bad about them?
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    opmopadop , September 29, 2013 8:45 PM
    Quote:
    Where is the whining and complaining that the 760/770 was met with?? Oh yeah. Apple level fanboism.


    My local store for the Gigabyte cards :
    2GB 680 : $399
    2GB 770 : $469

    Pay more for same hardware but newer branding, sounds Apple to me.
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    eklipz330 , September 29, 2013 9:09 PM
    i wouldnt be so quick to consider crossfiring amd cards
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    f-14 , September 29, 2013 9:57 PM
    the only problem i have with it, is it's XFX, they don't honor their warranties and treat their customers like dirt and use 2nd hand low quality parts.
    i don't know of any one who has never been screwed by xfx.
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    dragonsqrrl , September 29, 2013 11:08 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    Where is the whining and complaining that the 760/770 was met with?? Oh yeah. Apple level fanboism.


    My local store for the Gigabyte cards :
    2GB 680 : $399
    2GB 770 : $469

    Pay more for same hardware but newer branding, sounds Apple to me.


    Could you provide a link? I'm guessing you probably won't for one of the following reasons:

    A: You're actually referring to a non reference 4GB card
    B: Your local store is located somewhere in eastern Europe... or India
    C: Your local store, like many local stores, inflates the prices on practically all of their hardware
    D: You live in the US or Canada, in which case you made one hell of a pathetic argument
    E: Oh, your local store happens to not have a website...

    The MSRP for the 770 is $400, and it's not at all difficult to find one for ~$380 right now. If your local store is charging you $470 for a stock card, you're being ripped off, and you know it.
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    opmopadop , September 30, 2013 1:21 AM
    www.msy.com.au

    And before you crack the sads you can clearly see they are both 2GB cards, and with a minute of googling you will see both run at 1,137Mh Core Clock (the 680 has a slightly higher boost clock).
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    silverblue , September 30, 2013 2:07 AM
    I have to say, I was a bit annoyed that my XFX 4830 never liked overclocking despite the significant heatsink on the thing...
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    abbadon_34 , September 30, 2013 2:34 AM
    f-14: I for one ONLY bought and recommended XFX for years specifically for their "Double Lifetime Warranty". They don't offer it anymore, but I, my brother, and a couple of my friends have been using the first or second (resale) warranty for years, since they would offer an substantial upgrade for near nothing once the card was 2 gens old.
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    cats_Paw , September 30, 2013 3:32 AM
    That depends on where you live. I live in Poaland and a 770 in theor should be 1187 PLN (acording to your price), but its 1500 or more ( internet prices, so lowest possible).
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    jasonpwns , September 30, 2013 4:52 AM
    Quote:
    www.msy.com.au

    And before you crack the sads you can clearly see they are both 2GB cards, and with a minute of googling you will see both run at 1,137Mh Core Clock (the 680 has a slightly higher boost clock).


    Oh and with a little more googling you can see the 770 is a slightly better card. Also every 680 I see is 450-500. While every 770 I see it 350-450 for the 2GB models you referenced. What are you going on about again? Just because the prices get inflated in your country does not mean that is what happens elsewhere.

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    somebodyspecial , September 30, 2013 5:39 AM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    My OCed ASUS 7970 DCU pulls the same as the 280X and is voltage unlocked. I only payed 250USD for it. Hmmmmm.... Also my Firestrike score is exactly the same (6750+).


    You are comparing an already overclocked cards benchmarks to a new reference cards benchmarks (which is a refreshed version of the 7970).

    Considering the reference card starts at $300 instead of the initial $450+ for the 7970 GHz edition is a good sign that AMD is putting pressure on Nvidia.


    You sir are a fool. This is a TERRIBLE sign, as this just means AMD won't make profits for another quarter. People like you don't seem to understand you have to make money. AMD has lost 6B+ in the last 10yrs. When will people like you pull their heads out and start saying AMD NEEDS TO CHARGE MORE MONEY! You are the reason their cpus have no R&D and suck. You are the reason their GPU drivers suck. You and everyone else asking for low prices are the reason AMD sucks these days and will continue for ages. Nobody will put pressure on NV with large debt and no cash (vs. the exact opposite for NV, no debt and 3B cash). NV will laugh, lower prices to break even and watch as AMD just gets weaker.

    WAKE UP.
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    opmopadop , September 30, 2013 5:42 AM
    Quote:

    Oh and with a little more googling you can see the 770 is a slightly better card. Also every 680 I see is 450-500. While every 770 I see it 350-450 for the 2GB models you referenced. What are you going on about again? Just because the prices get inflated in your country does not mean that is what happens elsewhere.



    Fair call, every country is indeed different. At the end of the day they are both amazing value, well any of the cards around $400 I would be happy with. I wasn't meant to pick on nvidia either as the same screwy prices will happen with AMD no doubt. I was just seeing if the 680/770 fire was still burning, looks like it is.
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