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I wont be buying one but $729 doesn't bother me since AMD tends to drop prices fast. I do want to see some comprehensive reviews. I'm liking the price cut's I've seen on 7990's and GTX690's lately.

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Remember the time when flagship cards cost half of what they do today?

Pepperidge farm remembers.

i think i may wait for 20nm
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i think i may wait for 20nm
What? You mean wait for even higher prices? Ya me too lol
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Quick everyone poop in a bag and ship it to AMD HQ!
    
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The titan is $1k on newegg, so how is this card overpriced if its faster? Im confused...

QFT.

I love people neglecting this fact.
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QFT.

I love people neglecting this fact.



Just because it's faster doesn't mean it's worth $1000.

However, maybe it is. Everything is worth what it's purchaser is willing to pay.

Just not to this guy!
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BTW...if you highlight and google search any of the 290X's on newegg. The price comes up in the search result from newegg. Official or no is anyones guess, just saying.
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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.
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Picture doesnt mean anything. Model number states it's a DC2T

Wasn't some of the original Asus top cards reference designs?
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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?
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I just picked up a 2nd 7970, lets see how crossfire works wink.gif
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Yeah, good luck with that AMD has hyped up many of their past products that failed to deliver.
Wasn't some of the original Asus top cards reference designs?
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?

Well, we don't know official benchmarks yet, and we also don't have Mantle to judge fully yet, and R9 series drivers I am sure are going to need help in the beginning.

The one advantage the 290X will have over the 780 is bandwidth, and those at 1440P+ can always use that.

Still, I have to go back to what I said in a previous post; AMD is not in the position to ask Nvidia pricing, that is simply how it is. All the "fanboy" screaming between people to the side, just looking at the market itself, Nvidia is a stronger brand image. As with everything else in life, image and brand is nearly everything. AMD is still recovering from several major issues, and they need to keep that recovery moment moving forward, and to avoid another FX 9000 series pricing fiasco.
    
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