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ASUS Radeon R9-280X DirectCU II TOP review [Guru3D.com]
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Default ASUS Radeon R9-280X DirectCU II TOP review [Guru3D.com] - 10-08-2013, 04:50 | posts: 20,699 | Location: Guru3D testlab

In this review we take a peek at the Radeon R9-280X from ASUS, they plastered the GPU on a custom PCB, tweaked it and then applied their DirectCUII cooling technology. As such the product should be in...

ASUS Radeon R9-280X DirectCU II TOP review

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Default 10-08-2013, 05:28 | posts: 1,065 | Location: South Dakota

Holy #$%^ finally. Looks like it performs nicely even though its a refresh it does perform alittle bit better.. God that cooler is sexy, cannot wait to see the 290x review.. only a week left till we see that?
   
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Default 10-08-2013, 06:14 | posts: 318 | Location: Mississippi

Yup NDA lifts the 15th. The 280x while a tweaked 7970Ghz is still sitting above it and the 770 in the majority of games despite the 50mhz clock difference of it's predecessor and is 100$ cheaper than the 770. It should be lower priced in a month as Hilbert said as well. Great for people looking to find some very good value in the 250$-300$ range.

The 7970 despite approaching a full 2 years of age is still one hell of a card. It's admirable really how well it still does considering Titan and the 780. Once OCed the thing is still a monster.

For 1080p/60hz it's great value, especially once the price lowers. Those who favor Nvidia over AMD will also reap the benefit of competition. Though i guess since the 7970 does compete with the 770 you could say there has been competition but in most the 770 edged out by a one to a couple fps, little or not still held the performance crown. I would imagine or think that this would force Nvidia to lower the price of the 770, which is overdue anyhow.

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Default 10-08-2013, 07:49 | posts: 271 | Location: USA,NY,Brooklyn

so if I were going to get two 770s there is no point really since this is better and cheaper....
   
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Default 10-08-2013, 09:45 | posts: 376 | Location: Sweden

I'm getting error "This story doesn't exist". I could read it for 30 min ago.
   
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Default 10-08-2013, 10:29 | posts: 20,699 | Location: Guru3D testlab

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I'm getting error "This story doesn't exist". I could read it for 30 min ago.
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Default 10-08-2013, 10:54 | posts: 7,387

Still can't view it. Ah well, can wait until the 10th.
   
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Default 10-08-2013, 10:55 | posts: 26,044 | Location: Hampshire UK

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages...chmarks,1.html

Here you go guys

Backplate on the 280x, nice

Edit: 280x mixing it up with the gtx 770, costing a fair bit less, nice. 270 similar performance as 7950 but for under $200. That's really good. My overclocked 7950 is at 280x stock performance so I'm not interested in these, but I'm expecting the 290 and 290x to perform a step above the 280x, will be interesting. Thanks for the review Hilbert.

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Default 10-08-2013, 11:04 | posts: 23,346 | Location: Hoek van Holland, Netherlands

thats not the link though

hilbert can i post the direct link to the article here ?
   
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Default 10-08-2013, 11:08 | posts: 26,044 | Location: Hampshire UK

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thats not the link though

hilbert can i post the direct link to the article here ?
What do you mean? My link takes you to the review. Also, feel free to remove my link if you don't want it plastered over here Hilbert.
   
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Default 10-08-2013, 11:09 | posts: 23,346 | Location: Hoek van Holland, Netherlands

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What do you mean? My link takes you to the review.
well if you read the title of this thread you will notice its the DCII card
   
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Story doesn't exist
   
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Default 10-08-2013, 11:13 | posts: 20,699 | Location: Guru3D testlab

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages..._review,1.html

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Default 10-08-2013, 11:19 | posts: 26,044 | Location: Hampshire UK

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well if you read the title of this thread you will notice its the DCII card
Oh yeah, that's right
   
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Default 10-08-2013, 11:20 | posts: 26,044 | Location: Hampshire UK

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http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages..._review,1.html

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That works, thanks.
   
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Default 10-08-2013, 13:53 | posts: 3,920 | Location: Finland

Awesome card tbh. Easily competing with 770 and even comes rather close to 780 at times. It's like good refresh of old design. and 100 cheaper to boot.

Now I'm really interested in how the new 290 cards manage games
   
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Default 10-08-2013, 14:04 | posts: 376 | Location: Sweden

Yepp, works now
   
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Default 10-08-2013, 14:07 | posts: 6,613 | Location: Dubai

Great product, great price! Reminds me of my ol' 4870! Nice card!
   
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Default 10-10-2013, 07:49 | posts: 20,699 | Location: Guru3D testlab

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Default 10-10-2013, 08:06 | posts: 271 | Location: USA,NY,Brooklyn

off the topic question.

would this PSU be able to run 2 of those?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139010
   
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Default 10-10-2013, 14:21 | posts: 360 | Location: Lithuania

Not worth upgrading...they are selling upgraded leftovers...
   
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Not worth upgrading...they are selling upgraded leftovers...
Just as Nv did with some of its cards in the 700 series. Wait for the 290 series to be released, that's new tech.
   
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Default 10-10-2013, 15:17 | posts: 4,888 | Location: Netherlands

Honestly i'm glad it doesn't perform much better then 7970, then there is no need for me to spend money on it.

Maybe the 290X will, but it's too expensive for me atm.
   
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Default 10-10-2013, 15:34 | posts: 7,387

The 290 (Non X) is what I've got my eye on tbh.
   
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Default 10-11-2013, 07:20 | posts: 857 | Location: New Zealand

Looks good Got similar asus cooler on my 780s they work great idling 25-27c at the moment
   
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