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Is it too late to get R9 2XX Cards?

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Hey guys,

 

So everyone now is recommending the new R9 3XX series of cards that are set at pretty high prices. But the R9 2XX series cards are here with much lower price tags and pretty close performance to the R9 3XX series. So is it too late to buy an R9 2XX card? Should I upgrade my R9 2XX card?

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Its not too late to upgrade. What card do you currently have and what are you using it for?

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Its not too late to upgrade. What card do you currently have and what are you using it for?

I currently have an R9 280 and saw that the R9 380 had much better performance than the 280. I decided to create this post after I saw the performance difference.

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Not too late. But what 2xx model is that? 

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No why would it be too late, they are just harder to come by new now. The R9 390(X) is just a rebranded Hawaii chip with more VRAM. If you can get your hands on a nice Vapor 290X or so, then there you go.

 

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I currently have an R9 280 and saw that the R9 380 had much better performance than the 280. I decided to create this post after I saw the performance difference.

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Not too late. But what 2xx model is that? 

I have an R9 280

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I have an R9 280

 

And? What are you comparing it to?

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And? What are you comparing it to?

The R9 380, which has way better performance than the R9 280 from what I have seen.

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The R9 380, which has way better performance than the R9 280 from what I have seen.

 

Yes the 380 has better performance. It is also a different architecture.

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The R9 380, which has way better performance than the R9 280 from what I have seen.

I think you are unaware of AMD´s nomen clature...

 

R9 280 = HD7950

R9 380 = R9 285

 

Of course the R9 380 is the faster, better and more efficient card, heck it runs on a more modern GCN.

 

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The R9 380, which has way better performance than the R9 280 from what I have seen.

Not worth the upgrade sidegrade, you should get at least R9-290 or higher unless you have Freesync monitor and/or the sidegrade only cost $20-$40 extra.

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