1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Hardware MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming Edition OC 3GB Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 10 Oct 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

    Joined:
    16 Nov 2003
    Posts:
    1,650
    Likes Received:
    12
  2. Gradius

    Gradius IT Consultant

    Joined:
    3 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    284
    Likes Received:
    1
    My GTX 580 started to show issues, when R9 290X will be out? I need one ASAP!
     
  3. Speed

    Speed I'm all you need!

    Joined:
    13 May 2004
    Posts:
    4,447
    Likes Received:
    303
    The reviewers are under NDA so they won't say, but I've heard that the NDA expires on the 15th, so that would be a good bet.
     
  4. Bede

    Bede Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    30 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    1,340
    Likes Received:
    40
    Typo on the first line - what is sub-editor for?
     
  5. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    1,665
    Likes Received:
    174
    15th was just the original NDA for 280X etc. that got moved to the 8th :p As of yet we don't have one for 290 series.

    Fixed. It's been a long few days...
     
  6. sakzzz

    sakzzz Member

    Joined:
    13 May 2009
    Posts:
    241
    Likes Received:
    9
    The overclock is admittedly marginal, but there's a decent amount of extra headroom for more, especially on the memory chips, indeed it's something of a shame MSI hasn't "overclcoked" the memory by default.

    Over-Coke
     
  7. Hustler

    Hustler Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    8 Aug 2005
    Posts:
    1,020
    Likes Received:
    33
    Where?
     
  8. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

    Joined:
    30 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    9,441
    Likes Received:
    338
  9. Smellyhead

    Smellyhead Member

    Joined:
    29 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    570
    Likes Received:
    7
    So would if be worth upgrading to one of these from a 7870 or better to buy a 7970 while their cheap?
     
  10. Speed

    Speed I'm all you need!

    Joined:
    13 May 2004
    Posts:
    4,447
    Likes Received:
    303
    In my mind there is no point paying more money for what is effectively the same card. I think we'll see some 7970 discounts as retailers clear their stocks so get one of those.
     
  11. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

    Joined:
    30 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    9,441
    Likes Received:
    338
    If you are planning on buying a 7970 you may want to think about making it quick, according to rumor...
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/63551-will-crossfire-r9-280x-hd-7970-scaling-tested.html
     
  12. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

    Joined:
    26 Aug 2009
    Posts:
    7,129
    Likes Received:
    348
    I'm waiting for the 290. Saving up now as I will get one the end of the month. Can't wait to see a proper review on that one
     
  13. Panos

    Panos Member

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2006
    Posts:
    288
    Likes Received:
    6
    Hey, are we going to see a review for the Sapphire R9 280X Toxic? Or you do not want a humble AMD exchange blows with the GTX780 at half the price as it seems from other reviews?
     
  14. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

    Joined:
    30 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    9,441
    Likes Received:
    338
    Got a link to such a review ? as the only ones i have seen are comparing it to a GTX 770, not the 780.
     
  15. Panos

    Panos Member

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2006
    Posts:
    288
    Likes Received:
    6
  16. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

    Joined:
    30 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    9,441
    Likes Received:
    338
    But at the end of this first review you link to it says...
    And at the end of the next link...
    It says...
    That its a bargain, is something i can agree on :baby: but trying to compare a highly overclocked card with a stock card is a bit of a stretch, you are tying to compare apples with pears.
     
  17. Panos

    Panos Member

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2006
    Posts:
    288
    Likes Received:
    6
    The card is sold as is. And AS IS = beats the GTX780.
     
  18. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

    Joined:
    30 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    9,441
    Likes Received:
    338
    The card being sold is highly overclocked, and even then it doesn't beat a stock clocked 780 in some benchmarks.
     
  19. Surrender_Monkey

    Surrender_Monkey New Member

    Joined:
    5 Aug 2011
    Posts:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Get another GTX580 from E-Bay and go SLI. I have two overclocked to 910ghz and they fly. Been playing BF4 at 80 to 100 fps at 1080p on full Ultra. Nvidia sli scales well and I very rarely get any micro-stutter. The R9 290x is a great card but too expensive. Only worth considering if you are playing at higher resolutions.
     
    Last edited: 16 Oct 2013
  20. Surrender_Monkey

    Surrender_Monkey New Member

    Joined:
    5 Aug 2011
    Posts:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    That is true, but it is very close to a stock GTX 780 at about 55% of the price. Those extra few fps from the GTX 780 cost c£240 which is simply not worth it. Notwithstanding this it is good to see the video card market hotting up after a rather stale period. Nvidia has more in the pipeline and what it means for us all is that we will get more for our money as the competition increases.
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page