Originally Posted by 8mm
The price makes sense when you consider that this card will be performing on par with a Titan without mantle. Once mantle games come out, these cards are going to perform like next generation cards would. Overclocking a 290x on a mantle enabled game is going to yield results far beyond a 780/titan would because each mhz increase on a 290x will be equivalent to say a 1.3 mhz increase on a titan due to mantle.
I can see a lot of pissed off people on the green side, when mantle enabled games come out and you have 7970s competing with or likely beating 780s/titans on some games. 7970 is about to get a second wind and will be looked back on as a very solid, long-term investment for those who adopted early.
Yeah, good luck with that AMD has hyped up many of their past products that failed to deliver.
Originally Posted by Stay Puft
Picture doesnt mean anything. Model number states it's a DC2T
Wasn't some of the original Asus top cards reference designs?
Originally Posted by CyberWolf575
The titan is $1k on newegg, so how is this card overpriced if its faster? Im confused...
Titan itself as a gaming card is overpriced, but 1.) Titan also doubles as a professional workstation card. 2.) This card is late. It offers performance that we can already get, so why does it deserve a price higher than the 780? 3.) Sorry to say, but it is an AMD card. Refer to the drastic and fast price drop of the 7990. It is faster than the 690, but yet AMD had to drop the prices pretty quickly because the sales were not there.
AMD doesn't need to price this card based around the Titan.They need to price it to compete with the 780 and because they need sales.
I have a question. The never settle bundles came with multiple games and did not increase the cost of the card itself. Why s everyone speculating that BF4 is driving up the cost of the card? If it in fact is and the card sales for $720, then someone could pick up a 780 and BF4 for basically the same price. The 290X should include the game as a bonus, so the game shouldn't drive the card prices up. Am I missing something?