ASUS R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB Video Card Review
The R9 290 series will succeed the HD 7900 series in the product stack, and the R9 280 series succeeds the HD 7800 series while the R9 270 series succeeds the HD 7700 series. Since such an arbitrary product stack repositioning would create unreal price-performance increments at the price points AMD launched its various HD 7000 series products, AMD tweaked pricing a little, so there really is a different and equally valid way of looking at AMD’s new product stack by using price points.
The Radeon R9 280X we have with us today is an interesting proposition for $299. It’s fundamentally identical to the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition from last year, but sells at a price that isn’t too far off the $249.99 at which the Radeon HD 7870 debuted. Under the hood, the card is based on the same 28 nm “Tahiti” silicon that proved to be AMD’s workhorse performance-segment chip for the better part of the two years… at techPowerUp!