Wednesday, October 2nd 2013

Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X, and R7 260X Available from October 8th

AMD is planning a market release of three of its key sub-$300 graphics card SKUs, the Radeon R9 280X, Radeon R9 270X, and Radeon R7 260X, on the 8th of October, 2013. The three should be available for purchase on that date, and online reviews of the three should go live. AMD's add-in board (AIB) partners will launch non-reference design boards based on the three, although reference design boards should also be available. The Radeon R9 290X flagship part, on the other hand, should launch around October 15 in Europe (October 14 in the US by time conversion).

Source: VideoCardz
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50 Comments on Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X, and R7 260X Available from October 8th

#1
buggalugs
Thanks, I'm cashed up and waiting.....
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#2
axis007
Same here looking forward to going from cfx 6970's to cfx 290x's... Should be just a tad faster:rockout:
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#3
john_
So, we are expecting reviews all over the place next week...
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#4
silapakorn
The names are too long they hurt my eyes.
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#5
erixx
Now we need W1zzards' annihilation review! :):toast:
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#6
axis007
by: silapakorn
The names are too long they hurt my eyes.
:nutkick: Umm HD7870 XT or R9 290X :shadedshu how is it longer i don't see it :wtf:
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#7
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
Awesome, now hoping they get a Never Settle with BF4, then I'm set!
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#8
1d10t
shame there is no clear specs...yet.I'm hoping AMD could reveal at least TDP and power requirement.I'm just hope my current P760 could tame two beast R9 290X :ohwell:
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#9
HisDivineOrder
by: axis007
:nutkick: Umm HD7870 XT or R9 290X :shadedshu how is it longer i don't see it :wtf:
Most people said 7870 or 7850. Not R7 270X. It is a longer name.
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#10
Dj-ElectriC
by: HisDivineOrder
Most people said 7870 or 7850. Not R7 270X. It is a longer name.
Than call it 270X...
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#11
pjl321
I think AMD is looking very strong with these cards but i am a little worried about the performance, benchmark leaks seem to put it in and around the titan/overclock 780 performance.

Which on the surface seems great as these cards look like costing 40% less but the titan is especially just a Tesla K20X which came out in November 2012 and even that was massively delayed was first talked about in May.

My point is shouldn't AMD's brand new cards (well the R9 290X) not be smashing these 2 year old cards out of the water and looking to hit Maxwell?
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#12
night.fox
i hope the rebadged 7950 or 7970 is that 280x i forgot he name lol. hope they can be crossfired with excisting tahiti cards.... that would be awesome
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#13
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
by: night.fox
i hope the rebadged 7950 or 7970 is that 280x i forgot he name lol. hope they can be crossfired with excisting tahiti cards.... that would be awesome
If I'm not mistaken these cards will be refreshes, yes, but they will have some minor rework done to them, so dont expect to see crossfire compatibility between the 7xxx and R9's
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#14
HR_The_Butcher
by: RCoon
If I'm not mistaken these cards will be refreshes, yes, but they will have some minor rework done to them, so dont expect to see crossfire compatibility between the 7xxx and R9's
It would be awsome, yes. I currently own a 7970 and would like to add one more for BF4. So a CF compatibility with 280x would be great. If not, I'll just find a used 7970.
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#15
night.fox
by: HR_The_Butcher
It would be awsome, yes. I currently own a 7970 and would like to add one more for BF4. So a CF compatibility with 280x would be great. If not, I'll just find a used 7970.
yes would be awesome, recently with the prices drop of 7xxx cards, would thinking of buying 1 or 2 more for trifire or quadfire....

but if 280x is compatible with tahiti 7xxx cards, I would definitely get the new ones ...

but yes its only a wish and hope that AMD would consider about it since it is only rebadge....

oh well lets see the reviews come out soon. I hope the reviewers will try to see if it is compatible :D
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#16
NeoXF
by: HisDivineOrder
Most people said 7870 or 7850. Not R7 270X. It is a longer name.
...'kay.

Go troll your real-life buddies, "pal", we don't enjoy that nonsense here.


Anyway. Finaly, some concrete info... on when we will get concrete info...
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#17
TRWOV
by: HR_The_Butcher
It would be awsome, yes. I currently own a 7970 and would like to add one more for BF4. So a CF compatibility with 280x would be great. If not, I'll just find a used 7970.
Used 7970s are falling in the 200 mark. I just got a 7970 for $250 w/S&H to Mexico last week and according to ebay's completed listings some are going for <200 even.
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#18
my_name_is_earl
Does anyone know if the new card is compatible with the 7970 water block?
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#19
N3M3515
by: night.fox
i hope the rebadged 7950 or 7970 is that 280x i forgot he name lol. hope they can be crossfired with excisting tahiti cards.... that would be awesome
7950? it better be a rebadged 7970 Ghz ed., because 7950 already is at $224 and that is a Ghz version.
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#20
ensabrenoir
WOAH WOAH WOAH there city slicker !!!!!

by: pjl321
I think AMD is looking very strong with these cards but i am a little worried about the performance, benchmark leaks seem to put it in and around the titan/overclock 780 performance.

Which on the surface seems great as these cards look like costing 40% less but the titan is especially just a Tesla K20X which came out in November 2012 and even that was massively delayed was first talked about in May.

My point is shouldn't AMD's brand new cards (well the R9 290X) not be smashing these 2 year old cards out of the water and looking to hit Maxwell?

SSSHHHHH........All that rational thinking and logic will get you tarred and feathered in these here parts (you are absolutely right):roll:
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#21
night.fox
by: my_name_is_earl
Does anyone know if the new card is compatible with the 7970 water block?
i dont think anybody can answer you about this..

lets wait for the reviews to come soon...
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#22
night.fox
by: N3M3515
7950? it better be a rebadged 7970 Ghz ed., because 7950 already is at $224 and that is a Ghz version.
well ok... either 7950 ghz or 7970 ghz, they are tahiti cards...

like i posted, I hope the new rebadged "79xx" which is 280? I am really confused with new names now....

anyway, I really hope that they are somewhat compatible to crossfire with existing HD 79xx cards...

In this way, I might consider buying a new one to trifire with my existing 7950's...

But anyway, I just really hope.....
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#23
Slomo4shO
There are leaked Asus bioses of the R9 270X and R9 280X:
ASUS Radeon R9 270X DirectCU II TOP (R9270X-DC2T-2GD5)
We are looking at 2GB GDDR5 memory across 256-bit interface. The memory is clocked higher than 7870 GE — at 1400 MHz — which gives 5.6 GHz effective speed. Also the GPU clock has been overclocked by at least 100 MHz, giving a number around 1120 MHz. This is of course a factory-overclocked model, so these number are slightly lower for reference boards.

ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP (R9280X-DC2T-3GD5)
ASUS R9 280X TOP will be clocked at 970/1070 MHz, which is slightly less than we’ve expected. The memory clock however is much higher — 1600 MHz — meaning the card will run at effective 6400 MHz. It is no secret that 280X is using a Tahiti XT GPU. Also 3GB GDD5 memory and 384-bit interface is nothing you should be surprised about.
http://videocardz.com/46266/asus-radeon-r9-280x-arrives-october-8th-r9-270x-280x-directcu-ii-top-bioses-leaked
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#24
Casecutter
Is it just me or is it odd for AMD to release mainstream(s) prior to the Enthusiast. I seem to get a feeling Volcanic Island must have been straddled with some delay or something?

We'll probably never know but could it been that in late 2012-13 AMD got the word TSMC would be tardy with 20Nm. AMD had to go back to 28Nm and need to be enough to spar with what they were expecting Titan to deliver. I sure get the feeling it was something like that, and 8-9 months to re-juggle 28Nm big part and get it in Fab and to market appears plausible. And why AMD had to come out early February saying their discrete graphics would be "stable throughout 2013".

Interestedly I came across this slide from that announcement and it shows AMD was listing Firestrike scores for its' cards and Nvidia.
http://www.pcper.com/image/view/20608?return=node%2F56520
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