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MSI Radeon R9 280X video card review: AMD teaches an old GPU some new tricks

At a Glance

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  • MSI Radeon R9 280X OC Edition
    4/5
    $330.00 (Check Prices) via Mwave.com
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    The MSI Radeon R9 280X OC Edition is a faster, smarter, cheaper Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, and it's much faster than Nvidia's GeForce GTX 760.

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At a Glance

The MSI Radeon R9 280X OC Edition is a faster, smarter, cheaper Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, and it's much faster than Nvidia's GeForce GTX 760.

Price when rated: $299
Lowest price: $330.00 via Mwave.com
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Pros

  • Very fast performance with AAA games
  • EyeFinity can now use HDMI and DVI, as well as DisplayPort

Cons

  • Not new architecture: This is a tweaked Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
  • Memory runs at reference-design spec
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