Originally Posted by Devildog83
Looks like it's going to beat the Titan @ only $700.
Do you think R9 280x's in X-Fire would perform better in games?
780 Ti is out,
Uses a full GK110 Chip for 2880 CUDA Cores
(something a lot of people swore wasn't possible due to quality of the GK110 yields a year ago)
$700, "stomps everything, Including the Titan."
Though the first 2 reviews I tried to read were nothing more than shallow 290x Bashing attempts.
The Few benches I've seen it's roughly ~10% difference, at 1080p Benches, it's pointless to use 1080p benches, as nearly every top tier card runs above 60Hz, and below 120Hz.
So Single 60Hz Screen either one will work, and you'll need 2 or 3 for 120/144Hz
So for 1080p 60Hz, That extra $150 gets you ~8 more FPS you wont see if you use VSYNC.
780Ti Runs Cooler/Quieter,
Compatible with nVidia ShadowPlay
R9-290X still chews through 4K / 3 Screen Resolutions and beats the 780Ti in most benches, while barely losing in others.
I think the reviewers got "Golden Samples" cuz they have them clocked at 7000MHz Memory (1750MHzx4), Which is alot higher than any 780 or Titan, even 3rd Party Overclocked Boards only went up to 6000MHz.
like I said, $150 more for a Performance difference that you wont see on a 60Hz Screen with VSYNC On.
120/144Hz Screens would require 2 of the either card, and again both can easily do 120/144Hz in XFire/SLI and with VSYNC on, the extra 10-15 FPS wont mean didly.
Only Reason to go with the 780Ti is if you are a benchmarker that needs to hit an absolute top score.
Infact, nVidia Crippled/disabled the double precision floating point on the 780ti, so the Titan still beats it when doing Pro/Workstation workloads.
Why Choose 290X Over 780 Ti?
-4GB of VRAM (Versus 3GB on 780Ti)
Bridge Interlinking between cards has bandwidth restrictions,
As we move to 4k And Multiple displays for Gaming, this becomes a Bigger issue,
With R9-290X/R9-290 the xDMA removes the bandwidth issue, xDMA also supports Frame Pacing on Multiple Displays/4K Displays
-Upgraded Display Clocks
AMD's R9 Series now Allow 3 Screens to be used Without Display Port, Due to Addition of a 3rd Timing Pipeline from the VPU,
and up to 6 Displays. (3 from VPU Timing Pipes (DVI, DVI,HDMI)), and 3 from DisplayPORT2.0 MST Hubs ($~149)
-TrueAudio and Mantle (Meh, depends on how well they are used).
Why Choose 780Ti?
-Higher (~10%) Benchmark Numbers
-Less Power Consumption/Heat
(*Note, Some MMO's Actually ban users that use Screen recorders, SHADOWPLAY INCLUDED).
AMD is Working on a Embedded Hardware H264 Recorder Like Shadow Play.
AMD's Card is 5-10% Slower in Some benches, and Matches Titan and 780 in other, while still having Cooling/Throttling Issues.
While people can say, 780Ti will be better with 3rd Party Cooling Too,
Fact Remains on the AMD 290s with AfterMarket Cooling, the Card no longer throttles and Stomps both the Titan and 780Ti,
That's not saying anything about Overclocking. Which I've already seen users on the AMD Gaming Boards that Switched out the Coolers and are getting 1.1 GHz and 6.5 Ghz Ram Easily with minimal Voltage adjustments. which their benches stomp 780Ti by over 15%.
The Limiting Factor of the 290x/290 is the Crappy Cooling Design, and the Crappy fan Profile they stuck into the Firmware.