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October 18, 2013, 05:58:05 PM
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Hello,
I want to buy a new video card, but don't know which one to choose.
I will use my pc 50% for gaming and 50% for mining.
For gaming both are very good, but which is better for mining?
AMD Radeon R9 280X or AMD Radeon HD 7970
Both cards have the same stats, but some say that R9 280X is 20% faster, that true?
Which one to buy?

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October 19, 2013, 01:48:54 AM
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From what I read on the web a 7970 GHZ edition est 5% faster.
purchase a 7970 with the game package.  Grin
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October 19, 2013, 02:46:41 AM
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Hello,
I want to buy a new video card, but don't know which one to choose.
I will use my pc 50% for gaming and 50% for mining.
For gaming both are very good, but which is better for mining?
AMD Radeon R9 280X or AMD Radeon HD 7970
Both cards have the same stats, but some say that R9 280X is 20% faster, that true?
Which one to buy?

I believe HD 7970 is better but R9 280x do have better resell value. So pick one Smiley

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October 19, 2013, 03:17:59 AM
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I think "HD 7970" is better.

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October 19, 2013, 03:48:48 AM
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R9 280X has better price/performance ratio.
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October 19, 2013, 08:00:50 AM
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R9 280X has better price/performance ratio.

Can you please explain more?

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October 19, 2013, 04:09:31 PM
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R9 280X has better price/performance ratio.

Can you please explain more?
I haven't tested these GPUs myself, but from reviews it seems to be true.

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The Radeon R9 280X is selling for $300, which is cheaper than most of the Radeon HD 7970s on the market, despite clock rates closer to the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html
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October 20, 2013, 01:09:51 AM
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R9 280X has better price/performance ratio.

Can you please explain more?
I haven't tested these GPUs myself, but from reviews it seems to be true.

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The Radeon R9 280X is selling for $300, which is cheaper than most of the Radeon HD 7970s on the market, despite clock rates closer to the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html

Pretty easy to get cheap Radeon HD 7970, some vendor just wanna get rid of their old stock and some people selling on 2nd hand market...

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October 20, 2013, 08:19:05 PM
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I think the R9 280X is going to dethrone the 7950 as the go too Altcoin card. I hope with tweaking it will get 800Khs. I've been able to get 750khs per GPU on a 7990, but the cooling was holding the card from going above 1500.  I got one on order and will see how things go
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October 20, 2013, 09:00:00 PM
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I would choose AMD. I had one older card and I can't say a bad word about it.

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October 21, 2013, 01:20:56 AM
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I think the R9 280X is going to dethrone the 7950 as the go too Altcoin card. I hope with tweaking it will get 800Khs. I've been able to get 750khs per GPU on a 7990, but the cooling was holding the card from going above 1500.  I got one on order and will see how things go

Why not wait for R9 290x?

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October 30, 2013, 05:06:40 AM
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$300 dollar card vs $600 dollar card.

My R9 280x came today i'm getting around 700khs so far
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October 30, 2013, 06:46:03 AM
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R9 280x seem to be a better deal unless you can get cheap HD 7970

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October 30, 2013, 08:42:13 AM
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I think the R9 280X is going to dethrone the 7950 as the go too Altcoin card. I hope with tweaking it will get 800Khs. I've been able to get 750khs per GPU on a 7990, but the cooling was holding the card from going above 1500.  I got one on order and will see how things go

Why not wait for R9 290x?

when is that out?

and further more, what is going to be the top of the line?

Its already out, lets wait for R9-290 (without x) this time Smiley

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October 30, 2013, 10:42:52 AM
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I think the R9 280X is going to dethrone the 7950 as the go too Altcoin card. I hope with tweaking it will get 800Khs. I've been able to get 750khs per GPU on a 7990, but the cooling was holding the card from going above 1500.  I got one on order and will see how things go

Why not wait for R9 290x?

when is that out?

and further more, what is going to be the top of the line?

R9 290x seems to be the best right now in-term of power consumptions..

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October 30, 2013, 01:05:16 PM
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Hello,
I want to buy a new video card, but don't know which one to choose.
I will use my pc 50% for gaming and 50% for mining.
For gaming both are very good, but which is better for mining?
AMD Radeon R9 280X or AMD Radeon HD 7970
Both cards have the same stats, but some say that R9 280X is 20% faster, that true?
Which one to buy?

Not true, AMD R9 280x is just about 1-5% faster then HD 7970 depending on your settings.
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October 30, 2013, 01:46:37 PM
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I think the R9 280X is going to dethrone the 7950 as the go too Altcoin card. I hope with tweaking it will get 800Khs. I've been able to get 750khs per GPU on a 7990, but the cooling was holding the card from going above 1500.  I got one on order and will see how things go

Why not wait for R9 290x?

when is that out?

and further more, what is going to be the top of the line?

R9 290x seems to be the best right now in-term of power consumptions..

FPGA is better.... coming out soon..

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October 31, 2013, 02:22:21 PM
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I think the R9 280X is going to dethrone the 7950 as the go too Altcoin card. I hope with tweaking it will get 800Khs. I've been able to get 750khs per GPU on a 7990, but the cooling was holding the card from going above 1500.  I got one on order and will see how things go

Why not wait for R9 290x?

when is that out?

and further more, what is going to be the top of the line?

R9 290x seems to be the best right now in-term of power consumptions..

FPGA is better.... coming out soon..

But R280x is way cheaper then FGPA....

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November 01, 2013, 12:33:12 AM
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R9 280x have better resell value also...

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November 01, 2013, 12:34:02 AM
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Go for the latest, it will have a higher resell value if you decide to get rid of it.
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