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

#26
Mombasa69
X2 280X's will be way more than I need, that's what I'm going for, my poor old 3 570's will be upset, but sorry guys time for retirement. =)
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#27
EarthDog
Mombasa69
X2 280X's will be way more than I need, that's what I'm going for, my poor old 3 570's will be upset, but sorry guys time for retirement. =)
I'm curious... 3 580's on how many monitors and at what resolution?
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#28
OneCool
So these are the official names?
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#29
NeoXF
EarthDog
I'm curious... 3 580's on how many monitors and at what resolution?
Well, he said 570s, not 580s...
Now that you mention it, I bet those 1,25gb (or 2,5?) 570s are starving for some moar VRAM... even if 3x SLI of those is still a quite powerful setup (and a very power hungry one as well).

R7 260X sounds like a great card to recomend to a lot of my friends... I only wonder what other differences are there between it and R9 290X (other than specs, duh)... as they seem to have at least some things in common... more than VI and the older parts & refreshes...
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#30
TheGuruStud
Only a fool would buy these. 79xx cards are the same except cheap :nutkick:

But you know what they say, there's a sucker born every minute :laugh:
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#31
night.fox
TheGuruStud
Only a fool would buy these. 79xx cards are the same except cheap :nutkick:

But you know what they say, there's a sucker born every minute :laugh:
ahhh too harsh.....

until the cards actually comes out and reviewed, you dont have right to say that...
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#32
TRWOV
I suppose they aren't exactly the same as the 7970 cards, I guess they'll be clocked higher from the factory (we already know that Tahiti can consistently hit >1100Mhz) and they'll include the enhanced Powertune algorithm present in the 7790 too. The interest part is finding out if the 7970s can be "upgraded" with these bioses.
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#33
mrwizard200
TheGuruStud
Only a fool would buy these. 79xx cards are the same except cheap :nutkick:

But you know what they say, there's a sucker born every minute :laugh:
I am just buying one because they look so much better than the current 7900s series.
Plus, I am a sucker for reference designs. This is they way AMD intended them to be.
:respect::respect:

Also, when they say launching October 8th, does that mean we will be able to order them (newegg etc)?
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#36
haswrong
SIGSEGV
credit : wccftech
no backplate? :eek:
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#38
Covert_Death
how will this compare to the GTX 670 for gaming? are we talking a noticable difference for the same price?
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#39
The Von Matrices
haswrong
no backplate? :eek:
The same reason NVidia doesn't use them in their high end cards. When you have two high-wattage two cards next to each other the backplate of the lower card chokes the upper card for air. AMD's 6950/6970 was this way and it led to throttling of the upper card when two cards were directly adjacent, a situation nearly unavoidable with three cards as well as with two cards in poorly laid out motherboards.

Plus, there's nothing to cool on the backside of the card. People like it for aesthetics, but I've never understood the desirability of a backplate on a card that has nothing to cool on the rear. I'll take a less expensive card over a more expensive one with some aesthetic add-ons.
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#40
NeoXF
TheGuruStud
Only a fool would buy these. 79xx cards are the same except cheap :nutkick:

But you know what they say, there's a sucker born every minute :laugh:
Calling names is easy in one's narrow vision of their world, no offence.

In my country R7970s start at about $440 and GHz if you can find any, are $500+, and that's both because of the unfair 1$=1E prices we get, other stupid taxes, bad import laws, lack of deals and special offers and many other wrong things... AND because retail in my country is to lazy to lower prices whenever AMD deems so, not even to empty old stock faster, most R7990 still sell for about $1200 here (original price), ffs...

So if R9 280X has even the slighter chance of selling for ~$400 or lower, in my country, it will be a best buy.
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#41
jaredpace
R9 290x Battlefield 4 Premium bundle Pre-Order listed on newegg for $729.99
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#43
haswrong
The Von Matrices
I'll take a less expensive card over a more expensive one with some aesthetic add-ons.
thats the thing.. $600 is too much for a card without backplate.. i expected $500 (and as always hoped for much less).. but it was more of an ironical comment from me..
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#44
EarthDog
Really? A backplate is a make or break for some?
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#45
sweet
haswrong
thats the thing.. $600 is too much for a card without backplate.. i expected $500 (and as always hoped for much less).. but it was more of an ironical comment from me..
Oh, you should complain nVidia too, for releasing 780 without a backplate while asking 650$ from us :mad:
Wait, Titan is 1000$ and doesn't have that tiny alloy either :rofl:
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#46
EarthDog
So a $20 part makes $600 too much? :confused: :slap:
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#47
SAimNE
HisDivineOrder
Most people said 7870 or 7850. Not R7 270X. It is a longer name.
i think r7 and r9 may be important in this generation. I could be wrong, but looking at how the cutoff is a card that is speced almost exactly at kaveris iGPU predicted performance, i think the r7 series may end up being the ones that are available for dual graphics. Meanwhile r9 are too powerful and cant make the cut..... if this is how it is, im really interesting in the r7 270x since it can make use of the truaudio stuff to cut back the strain on the cpu.... something that would help the apu performance quite a bit.
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#48
mrwizard200
Will reference 280x be released on the 8th too?
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#49
haswrong
sweet
Oh, you should complain nVidia too, for releasing 780 without a backplate while asking 650$ from us :mad:
Wait, Titan is 1000$ and doesn't have that tiny alloy either :rofl:
that piece is mispriced so badly i stopped thinking about it.. wait, has quadro k6k a backplate :confused: :D :toast:
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#50
radrok
EarthDog
Really? A backplate is a make or break for some?
Backplate yields me worse memory OC rofl, don't ask me how but it's true.
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