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Sapphire Radeon R7 265 2 GB

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All this review needs is a price/performance after overclock. If it's already near the top of the chart that hefty overclock makes this the best for the money?
 
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The 7850hd was listed on here for $150 despite what can be "found". Even so, it still offers midway between 7850 and 7870 performance for 7850 price. So yeah, it was the one to wait for - especially after the $140 260x, which way too high. As for Nvidia, we should have GTX 750 reviews soon so I will keep quite until then. Pr-release outlook hasn't been great though.

Lastly, fab reduction doesn't always guarantee a great advancement. Look at intel processors going from such as the 2000 series to the 3000 series. They lost o/c ability more than anything.
Intel CPUs lost thermal ability due to its FinFet 3D architecture in putting the tranzistors in smaller volume.
 
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Another rebrand from AMD? It is pathetic how they are deceiving customers by trying to selling 2 year old cards as new.
 
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If they were selling at the same launch price as the HD 7850, then that would be deceptive but they are not. Look at what intel does: Sells the 2600k, then the next year the 3700k, then the 4700k. Mostly the same product. Every company does it. Why reinvent the wheel every time? Two years from now, if they want to sell it as a "beginner" card for $75, more power to them.
Boo frickin' hoo - they did not shrink the die. Sorry, but a precious die shrink will save you all of $10 on your power bill.
Why is a rebrand so terrible when the customer gets a great card for a great price. PLEASE tell me how this is "immoral by geek law." Would it make you happy if AMD took a wheelbarrow of money and lit it on fire so the universe would be at balance?
 
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Sorry super nerds, but a precious die shrink will save you all of $10 on your power bill.
When it comes to efficiency tdp and heat output I think more about noise than I do about my power bill.
 
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Another rebrand from AMD? It is pathetic how they are deceiving customers by trying to selling 2 year old cards as new.
Because nVidia did not do the same with G92 chips? 8800GTS > 9800GT/9800GTX/9800GTX+ > GTS 250 ring any bells?

I'd rather have a decent card with good price/performance ratio and more rattle on the market, becacuse the more they fight between them selves the more we will get in the end.

If you want more performance out of single gpu card than go for eVga GTX 780 TI KingPin classified, friend got one, says it's a blast...
 
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Look at what intel does: Sells the 2600k, then the next year the 3700k, then the 4700k. Mostly the same product.
If you think the three generations of i5s are the "same" product... Clearly no architecture or node changes between the different generations... Just a rebranding and price shift... oh wait...


Since you don't have a clue, what differentiates a rebrand and a price drop from just a price drop? Deception... If you can't comprehend this, it wouldn't be a surprise :roll:



All this review needs is a price/performance after overclock. If it's already near the top of the chart that hefty overclock makes this the best for the money?
Not sure why the review suggests that the GTX 650 Ti Boost is $130, it hasn't been available anywhere for months and the launch price was $170 for the 2GB version and the price cut from October dropped it down to $150...
 
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Will we be able to CF these with the original 7850s?
 
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*edit* AMD released a product that is a great price/perf and perf/watt. That is all that matters. *edit* If the consumer is "confused" that this might be some magical new product, well too bad for them.
Oh and the nerve of Ford- i got a2013 F-150 only to learn it is basically a re badged 2012. I don't care that it has plenty of power and gets great gas mileage.
I WAS DECEIVED!!!!
 
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when it comes to rebranding amd and nvidia have both rebranded to hell and back but its not much of a problem if you know research what your buying really or like it anyway.

Because nVidia did not do the same with G92 chips? 8800GTS > 9800GT/9800GTX/9800GTX+ > GTS 250 ring any bells?
the 8800GTS(512) to 9800GT/9800GTX was not a rebrand really the GTX+ to GTS250 was though.
 
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when it comes to rebranding amd and nvidia have both rebranded to hell and back but its not much of a problem if you know research what your buying really or like it anyway.



the 8800GTS(512) to 9800GT/9800GTX was not a rebrand really the GTX+ to GTS250 was though.

Dunno, read couple of articles in the past that G92 chip is prised for its longevity because it went thro 3 generations of GPUs, tho yea you are right, 9800GTX+ to GTS250 was a true rebrand because they just changed the name of the card, while earlier they were changing bus and lots of other stuff i guess...

Anyway, lets not stray away from the given subject, R7 265 is a great deal right now considering its price/performance but I'd wait with gpu purchase another 6 months till nextgen games flood PC market and we actually see what will be needed to play them smoothly in HD...
 
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Anyway, lets not stray away from the given subject, R7 265 is a great deal right now considering its price/performance but I'd wait with gpu purchase another 6 months till nextgen games flood PC market and we actually see what will be needed to play them smoothly in HD...
Not to get down on you...

A) Can't actually say "it's a great deal right now" as it won't be on the market for another 15 or so days! By the information in the review it appears on "paper" to be the right mix today. However, by next week we could have an all new matrix(s) to judge it by, and at that point it perhaps will show some of it age. We shall see.

B) Saying wait "6mo's to see" is never any great strategy, especially in the this mainstream level, there just to many unknowns. If the games you presently have are taxing your system, you should discern if just a card and for the money you’ve can spend would make worthy improvements. When the cards that truly improve on the NextGen arrive you probably won’t be able to afford them (and the game(s) and/or won’t provide an admirable bump at mainstream to overshadow the enjoyment of being able to play the games you have over the next 6 months terrifically, while perhaps still decent for those NextGen titles.
 
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great price my freinds will be all over it
 
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Not bad for a paper Tiger, bit juicy, bit old, but not bad.
 
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True, but I'd prefer a shiny new R7 265.
 

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Can I buy two cards to work in crossfire mode with pcie gen 2
Will the direct x also be 11.2 ?
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is there enough power given with only 6pin PEG /card my power supply is
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Can I buy two cards to work in crossfire mode with pcie gen 2
Will the direct x also be 11.2 ?
My motherboard is P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP @n
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My graphic cards : Sapphire AMD HD4890 2Gb 975Mhz/1050Mhz (2x 6PIN)


is there enough power given with only 6pin PEG /card my power supply is
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Yes to all your questions
 

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Surprisingly, Newegg is selling the 265 at the $150 price point AMD claims (you pay shipping). I was able to snag one for that price. Also, Newegg lists the card as including the CrossFire bridge but it is not included! This could be added to the article.
 
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