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Old September 28, 2013, 03:23 PM
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Saw the thread from AnandTech.

Damn... I have a $210 Newegg Canada gift card to spend. Time to buy this? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814125414 or Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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Old September 28, 2013, 08:42 PM
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How long before the gift card expires? I think you should wait till AMD's R9 series comes out, particularly the R9 270X that's about $199. AMD GPU Lineup Announced: R9 and R7 Series | PC Perspective
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I had that Powercolor 7950. It was a good card. Quiet, fast. Paid $490 for it at launch, too. Good to see it have come down so much in price.
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How long before the gift card expires? I think you should wait till AMD's R9 series comes out, particularly the R9 270X that's about $199. AMD GPU Lineup Announced: R9 and R7 Series | PC Perspective
Within another half a year.. Isn't the R9 270X basically a rebranded 7950?
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Old September 29, 2013, 05:45 PM
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Wait for the reviews.. shouldn't be long..

Any advice without disclosing anything sky?
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All I can say is that it's NOT a rebranded 7950...wish I could say more guys.
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Within another half a year.. Isn't the R9 270X basically a rebranded 7950?
I don't think it is a rebranded 7950 (well according to Arinoth and PCper anyway..) if it's suppose to compete with the GTX 670 which originally competed with the 7970. I think you should wait.. I'm having the itch myself trying to hold out as long as possible.
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Old September 29, 2013, 09:25 PM
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All I can say is that it's NOT a rebranded 7950...wish I could say more guys.
Can't release the release dates of these GPUs?

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I don't think it is a rebranded 7950 (well according to Arinoth and PCper anyway..) if it's suppose to compete with the GTX 670 which originally competed with the 7970. I think you should wait.. I'm having the itch myself trying to hold out as long as possible.
Other websites says otherwise.

OCUK: 290X "Slightly faster than GTX 780" - AnandTech Forums

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R270 is HD 7950 re-boxed and these shall be reference design in beginning and prices from 170 region, so same as our lowest price 7950's. So OcUK is already at the new price, the newly boxed R270's will arrive middle-end October.

R280X is the HD 7970 GHz re-boxed and these shall be reference design in beginning and prices shall be around 230 region, so same again as our lowest priced 7970's. This makes our current Asus 7970's a bargain as they are TOP and Platinum cards, the equivalent of these in R280 X shall be in the 250-300 region and available in their R280 X packaging around end of October.

R290 X unfortunately I cannot release pricing or specification info yet, but price wise its similar to GTX 780 but slightly faster, right now, of course AMD could change the launch price at any time.
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All I can say is that it's NOT a rebranded 7950...wish I could say more guys.
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Other websites says otherwise.
You should probably listen to the guy working under contract to a certain GPU company.
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Old September 29, 2013, 09:55 PM
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Ah I was reading that as the R9 290 series, the R7 270 honestly can't say as I don't know.
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