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the lighting up thing is cool. But 384-bit, only slightly faster than 780 while costing the same? Kinda disappointing honestly

 

The Lighting up part actually kinda sucks. Because, unless you can turn it off, you are going to have a ridiculous amount of red light being illuminated from the card into your case. And that is going to conflict with any other illumination that you currently might have.

 

Its essentially looking to be as annoying as the Creative Sound Blaster Z/Zx cards which have two ridiculously bright red lights, which clash with damn near everything in a case because they are so bright. The 290X is going to be covered with them.

post #12 of 249
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So what was the talk of this thing being faster than a Titan? Just rumor/speculation?

Everything on the internet is true, especially what comes from traffic-hungry tech bloggers and "journalists."
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Everything on the internet is true, especially what comes from traffic-hungry tech bloggers and "journalists."

Oh...well....then that makes perfect sense! tongue.gif.thumb.gif
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post #14 of 249
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the lighting up thing is cool. But 384-bit, only slightly faster than 780 while costing the same? Kinda disappointing honestly

The 384-bit thing was just a bad rumor that TPU has already backed away from. It's a 512-bit card.
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Originally Posted by Kaldari View Post

I really thought this would come in at a price a bit lower than the 780.
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R290 X unfortunately I cannot release pricing or specification info yet, but price wise its similar to GTX 780 but slightly faster, right now, of course AMD could change the launch price at any time.
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Originally Posted by Forceman View Post

The 384-bit thing was just a bad rumor that TPU has already backed away from. It's a 512-bit card.
512 bit is reason enough for me to choose it over the 780 since GCN was a bit starved for bandwidth. If it comes in at around 50$ cheaper, while being 10% faster (speculation) then we have ourselves a winner. Let's just hope they've been working hard on the drivers for some time now so they can be ahead of the game instead of playing catch up for the next 3 months. Nothing worse than crippling a good card with poor support.
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This card is sounding worse and worse by the day
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Originally Posted by 8800GT View Post

512 bit is reason enough for me to choose it over the 780 since GCN was a bit starved for bandwidth. If it comes in at around 50$ cheaper, while being 10% faster (speculation) then we have ourselves a winner. Let's just hope they've been working hard on the drivers for some time now so they can be ahead of the game instead of playing catch up for the next 3 months. Nothing worse than crippling a good card with poor support.

GCN was not starved for bandwidth, Tahiti just needed more ROPs.

512bit bus is there along with low clocks because AMD wants to strive for higher perf/watt even if it costs them some die space.
 
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This card is sounding worse and worse by the day

Speak for yourself. I, like any rational person, will wait for proper reviews with thorough tests before passing judgement. I don't take the word of a few people as irrefutable proof. Especially when said people are only speculating.
    
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I really thought this would come in at a price a bit lower than the 780.
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R290 X unfortunately I cannot release pricing or specification info yet, but price wise its similar to GTX 780 but slightly faster, right now, of course AMD could change the launch price at any time.

It's not like I didn't read that part. "of course" they could do anything they damn well please with the card, that doesn't mean it's going to happen. Even if the price does drop, since they're already coming out with the ballpark of around the cost of a 780, it's unlikely to stray too far from that.

What I mean by "a bit lower" was substantially lower, as in lower enough to negate their problems and regain market share, not just a little bit lower.
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