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Well, I don't know about the 4k thing (easy to run games sure, definitely not AAA titles) but the rest I agree with (about the 280 being better than the 960).


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R9 280 for 4K gaming? 

alright then...


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Ummm .... I really don't think the 280 is a good card for 4k. It is nice though to see AMD take the initiative though, they are still good cards and AMD has AMAZING prices at the moment. I'm contemplating picking up 2 290x but am waiting for the 300 series to see what they offer and for the price drops that normally come with the launch of a new card.

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It's doable with the 280x in 3-way 4k, and the 280 is just a tad smaller than a 280x.

 

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R9 280 for 4K gaming? 

alright then...

 

4K can be quite playable in many popular games, and for more demanding games you can play them very well on med-high settings.  

 

Something like a 280 or 280x can handle 4K for mainstream gaming easily, and play stuff like Crysis 3 and Battlefield 4 on medium-high settings.


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Well i have 2 older 7970s and they work fine for 4k, I have tested with just the one (debugging other issues) and i was still getting quite playable frame rates.

That said i was not paying anything crazy.


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Yes, isn't it nice to see another massive corporation be proud of itself?


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Yes, isn't it nice to see another massive corporation be proud of itself?

amd has been sitting passively while nvidia is pushing out the marketing and thats why 970s have been flying off the shelves even though now  with the price drops r9 290x is the better buy. you can't fault a company for doing some marketing because clearly without marketing they can make a better product and still not get recognized 

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you can't fault a company for doing some marketing

Unless it's Apple, of course.


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so this is news now?  Maybe everybody should start making a thread every time they get spam in their email...


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the r9 280 is just a re-branded 7950 i believe, but u sure won't be able to push much out at 4k with it even on amd titles. 


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the r9 280 is just a re-branded 7950 i believe, but u sure won't be able to push much out at 4k with it even on amd titles. 

 

You'd be surprised. Take a CPU-heavy game like an MMO and it'll play it in 4k. I mean sure, high-res pack Crysis3 or whatever isn't going to be an option at that resolution (but then I don't think that a configuration exists that will keep that type of game above 60fps at 4k resolution), but there are other games on the market that will run acceptably well at 4k with an HD7950/70.


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I'm really liking this new marketing and how they're making a stab at Nvidia's 3.5GB douchebagery :P

 

Mid range cards are fine for 4K. You run most games on the highest settings and turn them down to medium/high for AAA titles.

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Nice to see the smear campaigning made it into the GPU market. -_-


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Nice to see the smear campaigning made it into the GPU market. -_-

it was only a matter of time.  I don't know about anyone else, but when a company mentions their competitors the first thing I do is turn off, It reeks of used car salesman.


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it was only a matter of time.  I don't know about anyone else, but when a company mentions their competitors the first thing I do is turn off, It reeks of used car salesman.

 

Same for me. Tell me it is better, but don't smear them. I don't deal with desperation and scumbag tactics. And large power consumption and heat.


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