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Thread Starter 
Right,

With the news release of the R9 290X and `Mantle` API.

What do people think will be the better solution?

Providing there around the same price points.

SLI 780s or XFire R9 290X?
post #2 of 9
IMO there's no way to really tell for sure without a price and some benches.

However, if the $599 rumors are true (which according to a recent leak they aren't), and the performance predictions are true (between 780 and Titan), those two factors coupled with FINALLY some AMD hardware frame pacing, the R9-290X could be a real winner.
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I am really liking the look of the 290X due to the Mantle if it takes off.

It'd be interesting to see nVidia's response however.
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we still have to see the specs, price, performance, crossfire performance, driver support and oc headroom this 290X offers before we can say that it's even worth buying to begin with, let alone getting two.
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Originally Posted by Celisuis View Post

I am really liking the look of the 290X due to the Mantle if it takes off.

It'd be interesting to see nVidia's response however.

wait until that.

2 things

we have no idea for certain how well the 290X will perform.
we have no idea for certain how nvidia rill respond
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Originally Posted by Celisuis View Post

I am really liking the look of the 290X due to the Mantle if it takes off.

It'd be interesting to see nVidia's response however.

Anything regarding the performance and enhancements that Mantle will bring are pure speculation at this point. I wouldn't buy anything based on speculation. If you think Mantle will be important to you, wait until it is released to see what kinds of improvements it really brings before you decide.

The 290X is shaping up to be a pretty solid card even independent of the new API.
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post #7 of 9
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Precisely.

Although, I'm also leaning towards QuadFire 7990s.

So which would be better?

SLI 780s (Two GPUs) or XFire 7990s(Four GPUs).

They both have the same vRam and I'll be watercooling so no worries about heat.
Edited by Celisuis - 10/4/13 at 6:19am
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quadfire 7990s is a bad idea. quadfire 7990s run hot as hell, do not scale well at all, require a massive powersupply, aswell as microstuttering issues in crossfire, let alone quad fire which most games dont even support. id take 780 sli over quadfire 7990 all day
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Quad fire 7990 is a bad idea. scaling after 2 GPUs is not good. HD 7990 also has frame pacing issues still to be fixed in DX9, OpenGL games. so you should wait for R9 290X launch reviews of single and CF configs and then decide. thumb.gif
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