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dschutt84 61 months ago

Mining hasn't caused the 280 to increase in price just yet. My question is, what is AMD thinking putting that card at that price ($290)? Its a 7950 boost that should be priced at around $230. You could have easily bought a 7950 back in late summer early spring at those prices.

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multi-iostream 1 Build 1 point 61 months ago

i think it is for marketing like how really with the 290 being at 400$ and the 290x being at 550$ pretty obvious most ppl would buy the 290 because the diff is almost 0 so the 280 and 280x works the same but ppl will go for the 280x

elvenson 5 Builds 0 points 61 months ago

The r9 270x is a newer version of a 7950... The r9 280x is a newer version of the 7970, the r9 280 is neither of those. It's a different setup that falls between.

Also, the 270x and 280x are not the same as the cards they replaced... They are improved versions and have slightly better technology to them.

The 280 didn't jump in price because it's not available for most people. The 270x and 280x did jump in price drastically and then came back down.

dschutt84 submitter 3 Builds 3 points 61 months ago

265 is 7850; 270 is between the 7850 and 7870; 270x is 7870; 280 is 7950; 280x is 7970.

elvenson 5 Builds 1 point 61 months ago

I stand corrected I guess.