With this new pricing, the R9 280 is in a position to be one of the best value cards in the $200-$300 range; the most immediate competitor is nVidia's GTX 760 at an equal $250 price, with the R9 280X rounding-out AMD's offerings at $300. NVidia's GTX 770 sits around $320, to put things into perspective (can be found for $300).
The R9 280 should soon be available at its new price. Sapphire already has a 280 Dual-X video card priced at $250, if you're trying to buy one today.
- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.