Sapphire Introduces New Flagship GPU, AMD R9 300 Nitro Series Cards

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Gam3r01

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Well, its still technically* the current flagship card...
I think it is also worth noting the "flagship" could have been in relation to the cooler itself, and not AMD's flagship cards.
 

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So tell me, why exactly should I pay $429 for "390"X if I can get custom cooled 290X for $350 or less already?
Well, from what I have read, the 390 is faster than the 290x for cheaper than that, so you should just buy the 390.
 

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So tell me, why exactly should I pay $429 for "390"X if I can get custom cooled 290X for $350 or less already?
Well, from what I have read, the 390 is faster than the 290x for cheaper than that, so you should just buy the 390.
390 is not faster than 290X, price is the same pretty much. 390X and 290X are nothing more than 290 and 290X with a new sticker and another useless 4 GB of memory.

Why they would not release 390 and 390X with 4GB VRAM and slash price by like 40 bucks is beyond me.
 

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So tell me, why exactly should I pay $429 for "390"X if I can get custom cooled 290X for $350 or less already?
Well, from what I have read, the 390 is faster than the 290x for cheaper than that, so you should just buy the 390.
390 is not faster than 290X, price is the same pretty much. 390X and 290X are nothing more than 290 and 290X with a new sticker and another useless 4 GB of memory.

Why they would not release 390 and 390X with 4GB VRAM and slash price by like 40 bucks is beyond me.
Actually, the extra 4GB of memory is pretty useful when playing games in higher resolution. If you look at the benchmarks, the 390X actually outperforms the 290X and GTX 970 in 3840 x 2160. On lower resolutions like 1920 x 1080 it doesn't make much difference, but I think these cards were aimed more towards higher resolution gaming anyway.
 

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"These long-awaited GPUs feature the latest standards and technologies in gaming."

No, the Fury fiji-based GPUs next week are the "long-awaited," not silly rebrands with OCed GDDR.
 

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So tell me, why exactly should I pay $429 for "390"X if I can get custom cooled 290X for $350 or less already?
Well, from what I have read, the 390 is faster than the 290x for cheaper than that, so you should just buy the 390.
390 is not faster than 290X, price is the same pretty much. 390X and 290X are nothing more than 290 and 290X with a new sticker and another useless 4 GB of memory.

Why they would not release 390 and 390X with 4GB VRAM and slash price by like 40 bucks is beyond me.
Slight correction, the 390 trades blows with the 290x, this was on techspot so look it up if you want to.
 

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So tell me, why exactly should I pay $429 for "390"X if I can get custom cooled 290X for $350 or less already?
Well, from what I have read, the 390 is faster than the 290x for cheaper than that, so you should just buy the 390.
390 is not faster than 290X, price is the same pretty much. 390X and 290X are nothing more than 290 and 290X with a new sticker and another useless 4 GB of memory.

Why they would not release 390 and 390X with 4GB VRAM and slash price by like 40 bucks is beyond me.
Slight correction, the 390 trades blows with the 290x, this was on techspot so look it up if you want to.
So tell me, why exactly should I pay $429 for "390"X if I can get custom cooled 290X for $350 or less already?
Well, from what I have read, the 390 is faster than the 290x for cheaper than that, so you should just buy the 390.
390 is not faster than 290X, price is the same pretty much. 390X and 290X are nothing more than 290 and 290X with a new sticker and another useless 4 GB of memory.

Why they would not release 390 and 390X with 4GB VRAM and slash price by like 40 bucks is beyond me.
Slight correction, the 390 trades blows with the 290x, this was on techspot so look it up if you want to.
So tell me, why exactly should I pay $429 for "390"X if I can get custom cooled 290X for $350 or less already?
Well, from what I have read, the 390 is faster than the 290x for cheaper than that, so you should just buy the 390.
390 is not faster than 290X, price is the same pretty much. 390X and 290X are nothing more than 290 and 290X with a new sticker and another useless 4 GB of memory.

Why they would not release 390 and 390X with 4GB VRAM and slash price by like 40 bucks is beyond me.
Slight correction, the 390 trades blows with the 290x, this was on techspot so look it up if you want to.
It does not trade blows and not anything... 390X and 290X are virtually the same card and 390 and 290 are also virtually the same card.

The only difference is that 390 and 390X come slightly overclocked out of the box, but if you compare third party 390X with third party 290X you will find that they are bloody same thing as you can see in Tom's review: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-radeon-r9-390x-r9-380-r7-370,4178-6.html

The only real difference is 4k resolution, but really... both of those cards suck there anyway.
 
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