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Report: AMD Working on Radeon R9 280 Graphics Card

Let's assume the R9 280 will look the same as the R9 280X

Lately, AMD has been busy filling up its remaining price segments in the new Rx 2xx series graphics cards. Now it seems it is working on yet another graphics card – the R9 280. This card will be positioned between the R9 270X and the R9 280X graphics cards, and is intended to replace the Radeon HD 7950.

Based on the history of the R9 280X graphics cards and below, it seems reasonable to believe that the card will feature the same specifications as the predecessor it is replacing. Therefore, we expect it to pack a total of 1792 stream processors, 112 TMUs, and 32 ROPs. It is also reasonable to expect it to carry 3 GB of GDDR5 memory, which will still run over a 384-bit memory interface. There were no clear details on the clock speeds. However, sources indicate that the GPU will be clocked at over 800 MHz, with memory clocked at just 5.0 GHz.

There was also no word on pricing details, though the Radeon R9 270X and the R9 280X are priced at $200 and $300, respectively, so an MSRP price of $250 shouldn't be too surprising. That said, street prices are likely to be higher, thanks to all the folks buying up the graphics cards for BitCoin mining.

  • lp231
    Will this be based on the R9 290 and 290x or still another rebadged HD7950 GE just like the R9 280x?
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  • Jack Revenant
    12681979 said:
    Will this be based on the R9 290 and 290x or still another rebadged HD7950 GE just like the R9 280x?

    Given that the R9-280x is a Tahiti card, it wouldn't make much sense for the R9-280 to use Hawaii, no matter how cut down it is. We're almost certainly just looking at another HD7950. Hopefully this one won't be driven up to 2-3 times standard price by Litecoin miners, eh?
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  • Martell1977
    So what their probably "working on " is a new box and sticker designs? I hope they at least OC it a fair amount.
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  • InvalidError
    There is a simple way for patient people to make sure the next GPU they buy is not a rebadged design from 1-2 years ago: wait for 20-22nm GPUs.
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  • jin_mtvt
    What does it change if it is a re-badge or not ? What is important is performance/quality VS price ratio. That is a valid value from birth of product up to its disappearance from the market. We all know AMD doesn't have anything new for now to offer,is it bad if they "shuffle" their current offerings to possibly fill up current needs ?
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  • Nilo BP
    I'm starting to wonder what comes after GCN 1.1. Hawaii is, by most reasonable standards, a power hog - and it still gets beaten by the cooler GK110. With Maxwell around the corner and TSMC focusing on low power consumption in the next process node... well, I hope AMD can get beyond the rebadges pretty soon.
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  • acadia11
    I'm about to beat a bitcoin miners axx!!!
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  • lawson72
    Too bad it will cost $350
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  • renz496
    MAXIMUM rebadge!
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  • renz496
    12682536 said:
    There is a simple way for patient people to make sure the next GPU they buy is not a rebadged design from 1-2 years ago: wait for 20-22nm GPUs.

    honestly i hope to see 20nm gpu towards the end of this year. just hoping both company will not drag it into 2015
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