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Originally Posted by Mombasa69 View Post

The Radeon R9 290X is a TRUE DX11.2 GPU....

But can it run an OpenGL 5.0?
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Okay? Where do you get this information?

Overclocked? The Titan overclocks too.

Unconfirmed leaks? We will know soon enough.
Smart buy all day long is the 7970. I don't think that really needs to be said much anymore. Great gpu that is still a powerhouse. thumb.gif

Really man ! In single GPU, GTX 780 is worth the money but Titan is not. No need to defend Titan unless you just want be the no 1 in single GPU Benchmarks.
Gaming vise it will never be a smart buy.

7990 at $750 is the best buy, faster than any 690, faster than any Titan.
As a gamer I don't care whether its dual or single GPU, if its faster at lower price, then its mine. This is the main thing. smile.gif
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Really man ! In single GPU, GTX 780 is worth the money but Titan is not. No need to defend Titan unless you just want be the no 1 in single GPU Benchmarks.
Gaming vise it will never be a smart buy.

7990 at $750 is the best buy, faster than any 690, faster than any Titan.
As a gamer I don't care whether its dual or single GPU, if its faster at lower price, then its mine. This is the main thing. smile.gif

Huh? I am not defending the Titan, but the Titan buyers. Have you read anything I posted? Geez some of you people... wth.gif

Ummm... http://www.overclock.net/t/1428344/vc-amd-radeon-r9-290x-with-hawaii-gpu-pictured-has-512-bit-4gb-memory/500#post_20857756
Edited by criminal - 9/24/13 at 9:26am
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post #504 of 1055
Did not think Criminal was defending anything as much as he was asking for the source to back up the claim. The worth it part is up to the buyer, no?
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I believe that nobody deserves to be insulted or anything. But mocking them is another thing. Man, anyone can do what they want with their money. It is just unclever to spend so much money on a vga when it is not a tool for your work or something and just for gaming. But HECK ! if you got the bucks no one can stop you. I still remark: IT IS UNCLEVER.

I just dropped 10K on a 383 longblock with twin turbo's for my chevelle. Does that make it OK to mock me? Ofcourse not because I'll blow your doors off lachen.gif

We buy things because they make us happy and we can afford them. It doesn't matter if something better comes along because we'll just buy it too lachen.gif
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If I had the money Id buy a Titan. For the same reason that people buy nice cars, or expensive guns, or nice appliances, or a 12,000$ counter top that doesn't have to be absolutely marble.
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We have no idea yet
needs to be clocked 150-200MHz higher to beat a Titan. Not really doable when both are OC'd to the max.
lol no.

No currently available GPU can beat an OC'd Titan. And the 290X isn't likely going to change that either unless it clocks over 1350MHz for the best samples.

The difference is that you do not need 3rd party bios to extract the performance.
    
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Really man ! In single GPU, GTX 780 is worth the money but Titan is not. No need to defend Titan unless you just want be the no 1 in single GPU Benchmarks.
Gaming vise it will never be a smart buy.

7990 at $750 is the best buy, faster than any 690, faster than any Titan.
As a gamer I don't care whether its dual or single GPU, if its faster at lower price, then its mine. This is the main thing. smile.gif

You fail to miss the main stronghold Titan brings. Can you run 3 or 4 7990's? How is the scaling on two 7990's? Although the 780 is a great gpu is still gets raped by a highly overclocked Titan. Not to mention the Titan has 6gb of memory. Yes Titan is priced ridiculously high but in tri/quad configurations it will demolish everything. Unfortunately this go around you have to drop 3k+ to achieve this. Maybe if Amd would remove their heads from there arse and not wait 2 years between flagship gpu's Titan would have more competition and lead to a price drop. For now you have to be loaded to have the best.
 
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Did not think Criminal was defending anything as much as he was asking for the source to back up the claim. The worth it part is up to the buyer, no?

Yeah and I was stupid to try and do so. Heaven forbid anyone try to think in other terms rather than price/performance in an AMD thread. Most people do look for the most bang for their buck, but others want top performance no matter the cost. Nothing wrong with either way of thinking.
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The difference is that you do not need 3rd party bios to extract the performance.

Alatar, you just got burned! Ewwwww... rolleyes.gif
Edited by criminal - 9/24/13 at 9:38am
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The difference is that you do not need 3rd party bios to extract the performance.

What happens if the 290X is released and it has no voltage control? You're going to be pretty pissed arent you?

Bios flash takes 10 seconds to unlock all that titan goodness
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