ASUS Radeon R9-280X DirectCU II TOP review [Guru3D.com]

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    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

    ATTN: AMD asked us to move several AIB reviews towards the 10th. This means this article can't be read by the generic public any longer. However if you are logged into the forums, then click on the link. You can read it, just for guru's.
     
  2. Taint3dBulge

    Taint3dBulge Maha Guru

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    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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    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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    Ilya Master Guru

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    so if I were going to get two 770s there is no point really since this is better and cheaper....
     

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    I'm getting error "This story doesn't exist". I could read it for 30 min ago.
     
  6. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    ATTN: AMD asked us to move several AIB reviews towards the 10th. This means this article can't be read by the generic public any longer. However if you are logged into the forums, and then click on the link. You can read it, just for guru's.
     
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    Still can't view it. Ah well, can wait until the 10th.
     
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    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_r7_260x_r9_270x_280x_review_benchmarks,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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    thats not the link though :)

    hilbert can i post the direct link to the article here ?
     
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    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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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    well if you read the title of this thread you will notice its the DCII card :)
     
  12. BLEH!

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    Story doesn't exist :(
     
  13. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Oh yeah, that's right :)
     
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    Ryu5uzaku Ancient Guru

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    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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    Yepp, works now :)
     
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    Great product, great price! Reminds me of my ol' 4870! Nice card! :D
     
  19. Hilbert Hagedoorn

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    Article is now live for the general public.
     
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