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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
AMD Announces Rebadged Radeon HD 7950 Boost Card - The R9 280


AMD's partners will soon start releasing a 7950 variant in the form of the new R9 280, which is being announced today.

The R9 280 has a boost clock at just 8MHz higher than the 7950B, with an unknown base clock, and every other aspect remaining unchanged. This means that we have to do with a Tahiti GPU with 28 CUs and all 32 ROPs active. The memory specifications also remain the, with AMD to put 3GB of 5GHz GDDR5 on a 384-bit bus.

AMD GPU Specification
  AMD Radeon R9 280X AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition AMD Radeon R9 280 AMD Radeon HD 7950 w/Boost
Stream Processors
2048
1792
Texture Units
128
112
ROPs
32
Core Clock
850MHz
1000MHz
Unknown
850MHz
Boost Clock
1000MHz
1050MHz
933MHz
925MHz
Memory Clock
6GHz GDDR5
6GHz GDDR5
5GHz GDDR5
5GHz GDDR5
Memory Bus Width
384-bit
VRAM
3GB
FP64
1/4
TrueAudio
No
Typical Board Power
250W
250W
250W
225W
Manufacturing Process
TSMC 28nm
Architecture
GCN 1.0
GPU
Tahiti
Launch Price
$299
$499
$279
$329


However, while the 7950B was rated for 225W while 280 is rated for 250W.



The 280 AMD has a MSRP of $279 and the first 280 cards should be available this week.

The 280 will fall between NVIDIA's GTX 760 and GTX 770.




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