The R9 280 versus the GTX 760 in a photo finish

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 9, 2014 - 02:53 PM |
Tagged: amd, r9 280, msi, R9 280 GAMING OC, factory overclocked

[H]ard|OCP has just posted a review of MSI's factory overclocked HD7950 R9 280 GAMING OC card, with a 67MHz overclock on the GPU out of the box bringing it up to the 280X's default speed of 1GHz.  With a bit of work that can be increased, [H]'s testing was also done at 1095MHz with the RAM raised to 5.4GHz which was enough to take it's performance just beyond the stock GTX 760 it was pitted against.  Considering the equality of the performance as well as the price of these cards the decision as to which to go can be based on bundled games or personal preference.

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"Priced at roughly $260 we have the MSI R9 280 GAMING OC video card, which features pre-overclocked performance, MSI's Twin Frozr IV cooling system, and highest end components. We'll focus on performance when gaming at 1080p between this boss and the GeForce GTX 760 video card!"

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June 9, 2014 | 03:29 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Can't you get a GTX 760 for like... $230 after rebate?
So, at $260 for the R9 280, I would hope it outperforms a #30 cheaper card.

June 9, 2014 | 04:05 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Brand new you can get R9 280 cards for $190-240, depending on brand and retailer.

June 9, 2014 | 07:15 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Oh good, thanks for the correction.

June 10, 2014 | 09:42 AM - Posted by Kill Switch

Got the MSI R9 280 OC myself from Newegg on their Memorial Day sale for $199 after a $30 rebate. Have to say, absolutely loving this card thus far.

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