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  • AMD R7/R9 comparison table

    Thanks to Vhero for the original post where I extracted this table from :-

    AMD Volcanic Islands Codename GPU Model Refreshed/Replaced Part
    Hawaii R9 290X None -True HD 7970 Successor
    Hawaii R9 290 None -True HD 7950 Successor
    Tahiti XTL R9 280X HD 7970
    Tahiti XT R9 280 HD 7950
    Curacao XT R9 270X HD 7870
    Curacao Pro R9 270 HD 7850
    Bonaire XTX R7 260X HD 7790
    Oland XT R7 250 HD 6670
    Oland Pro R7 240 HD 6570
    Last edited by Spaceboy; 23-09-13, 10:53.
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  • #2
    Very helpful table for those thinking of upgrading to new card. Nothing worse than getting what you think is a more powerful card and finding out its just a refresh or even a lesser powered card.
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    • #3
      The 7950/70 rebadges could be good depending on price
      Originally posted by jointhedotz
      I admit it, it's so damn good! following Alan on the downs, just getting a feel

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Chaz View Post
        The 7950/70 rebadges could be good depending on price
        Agreed but I feel considering the current 7970 price and the price of the 290/X its going to be the same price or maybe even a little bit more.. At least at first.. 7970s will become hard to get hold of then aswell.. So thinking of getting my second 7970 soon to avoid this...
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        • #5
          Those names.....

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          • #6
            Got a 7950 for £159 the other day after finding a money off code as well, well chuffed.

            Don't have a PC for it to go in lol, so might lend it my brother in law until I make a mini itx ish build.

            Freedom isn't free"



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            • #7
              Originally posted by El Wayneo View Post
              Got a 7950 for £159 the other day after finding a money off code as well, well chuffed.

              Don't have a PC for it to go in lol, so might lend it my brother in law until I make a mini itx ish build.
              i might be able to help there, might have my Z77 ITX build up for sale soon as going over to 2011 X79.....
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              • #8
                Was just planning on a budget one dude, your stuffs is a little high end I think, thanks though.

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                • #9
                  This article bears out the rebranding pretty well..

                  http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphi...-270x-r7-260x/


                  Architecture analysis - R9 280X

                  the R9 280X is almost identical to the incumbent Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition (GE) from an architectural standpoint. In fact it should be marginally slower as its core speed runs at a maximum 1,000MHz, compared a possible 1,050MHz for the core-boosting HD 7970 GE. This means AIBs with stock of HD 7970 GE GPUs, or any qualified Tahiti parts, can generally relabel them as R9 280Xs, creating a 'brand-new' card from thin air: nomenclature changes masking the recycling of technology.

                  The key difference between the two parts is price. Stock-clocked R9 280X cards are set to be around $100 cheaper, at $299 (£230). It's this reduced pricing that's the headline here, not the technology, so having the very best of the last generation available at this price point is sure to put pressure on Nvidia's performance-equivalent cards.

                  AMD says that the passage of time and TSMC's - the Radeon manufacturing partner - process improvements have enabled the base Tahiti architecture to be uplifted in terms of speed. The R9 280X is the only Tahiti-class GPU being released, and achieving a core speed of 1,000MHz is now relatively easy. Perhaps, then, it's better to think of the R9 280X as a Tahiti card as opposed to a direct Radeon HD 7970 GE replacement.
                  Architecture analysis - R9 270X

                  Hey, if the rebranding trick works on the one card why not use it again? The R9 270X uses the same Pitcairn XT silicon as the presently-available Radeon HD 7870. AMD provides a little extra performance by increasing the core frequency by 50MHz and GDDR5 memory by an effective 800MHz. Overall performance should go up by around 10 per cent, we imagine, so the $199 (£150) price looks good. A second version, equipped with 4GB of memory, is to be made available from $229 (£170).
                  Architecture analysis - R7 260X

                  Three time's the rebranding charm, folks! The R7 260X is a faster-clocked version of the Radeon HD 7790 (Bonnaire XT) that's been doing the review rounds for the last six months. Now outfitted with 2GB of GDDR5 memory as standard, R7 260X will come in at $139 (£110) or so, matching the price of the slower-clocked HD 7790 2GB.
                  Radeon R9 280X 3GB Radeon HD 7970 GHz 3GB Radeon R9 270X 2GB Radeon HD 7870 2GB Radeon R7 260X 2GB Radeon HD 7790 1GB
                  October 2013 June 2012 October 2013 March 2013 October 2013 March 2013
                  11.2 11.1 11.2 11.1 11.2 11.1
                  28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm
                  4.3bn 4.3bn 2.8bn 2.8bn 2.08bn 2.08bn
                  352mm² 352mm² 212mm² 212mm² 160mm² 160mm²
                  2,048 2,048 1,280 1,280 896 896
                  None AMD-specific None None None None
                  128 128 80 80 56 56
                  32 32 32 32 16 16
                  1,000 1,000 (1,050) 1,050 1,000 1,100 1,000
                  1,000 1,000 (1,050) 1,050 1,000 1,100 1,000
                  4,096 4,096 2,688 2,560 1,971 1,792
                  6,000 6,000 5,600 4,800 6,400 6,000
                  384 384 256 256 128 128
                  288 288 179.2 153.6 102.4 96
                  8+6-pin 8+6-pin 6+6-pin 6+6-pin 6-pin 6-pin
                  250 250 180 175 115 85
                  16.38 16.38 14.93 14.63 17.14 21.08
                  No No No No Yes No
                  $299 $399 $199 $199 $139 $129/$139
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                  • #10
                    It is just a complete rebrand then.

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                    • #11
                      Yup, and a pointless one at that.

                      7970 / 50 are available at decent prices now, and GCN means Mantle will be on the 7xxx series anyway.
                      Originally posted by coiler
                      He'll have the local FBI round his house with all that hash!
                      Originally posted by BigIan88
                      turn off that sexy nonsense
                      Originally posted by Salad Soup
                      turns out if you touch a stripper too much and try and get back in after being kicked out, they dont like that!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by omega View Post
                        Yup, and a pointless one at that.

                        7970 / 50 are available at decent prices now, and GCN means Mantle will be on the 7xxx series anyway.
                        Yeah 7970 is better buy than 280x as it stands

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