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Its worthwhile how it is, please read reviews and benchmarks there are tons out there already just released few hours ago it outperforming 780. For $400 you can't complain, AMD is forcing NVIDIA to price cut, and if you're crying about that, I feel sorry for you.
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Its worthwhile how it is, please read reviews and benchmarks there are tons out there already just released few hours ago it outperforming 780. For $400 you can't complain, AMD is forcing NVIDIA to price cut, and if you're crying about that, I feel sorry for you.
Realists understand that tdp, temperature and noise are important in a video card. There are plenty of AMD cards that are a much better value at the moment than a reference volcano.
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I dropped my XFX 280X off at UPS for an RMA refund. I've jumped to the 290 club. It is probably overkill for 1080p but I don't plan on buying a new GPU for a couple years.
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Realists understand that tdp, temperature and noise are important in a video card. There are plenty of AMD cards that are a much better value at the moment than a reference volcano.

Realist? You mean a computer grease monkey who have nothing better to do but overclock a card for every inch of its life? In the real world people buy a graphic card slap it in and forget about it. And for the real world point of view the r9 290 makes 780 and 290x non-existent because of its price performance ratio.
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Realist? You mean a computer grease monkey who have nothing better to do but overclock a card for every inch of its life? In the real world people buy a graphic card slap it in and forget about it. And for the real world point of view the r9 290 makes 780 and 290x non-existent because of its price performance ratio.

But taking your same situation, people in the real world want a card they don't have to monitor. You would have to watch this thing like a hawk, on top of probably having to change the fan profile with a 3rd party program to keep it from overheating in your real world computer with 2 fans and horrible cooling.
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Realist? You mean a computer grease monkey who have nothing better to do but overclock a card for every inch of its life? In the real world people buy a graphic card slap it in and forget about it. And for the real world point of view the r9 290 makes 780 and 290x non-existent because of its price performance ratio.

Those people that buy a video card and slap it in are going to be angry about how loud it is and that they might need a bigger PSU to support it. They could also be angry at how much hotter the GPU gets.
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But taking your same situation, people in the real world want a card they don't have to monitor. You would have to watch this thing like a hawk, on top of probably having to change the fan profile with a 3rd party program to keep it from overheating in your real world computer with 2 fans and horrible cooling.

If you're not going crazy on OC'ing you don't need to monitor anything, the thing is made to handle 90C+ for normal usage...
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If you're not going crazy on OC'ing you don't need to monitor anything, the thing is made to handle 90C+ for normal usage...

Yes but cooling in your average computer is not as good as cooling on a test bench which is what you usually see in reviews
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Yes but cooling in your average computer is not as good as cooling on a test bench which is what you usually see in reviews

Why because test bench is open case? Maybe that will dissipate a few C's? Because of that the 290 is terrible for normal cases because it will overheat? Think about what you're saying.
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Why because test bench is open case? Maybe that will dissipate a few C's? Because of that the 290 is terrible for normal cases because it will overheat? Think about what you're saying.

Are you forgetting that it's going to suck in hot air inside the case vs cold air on a test bench?

Especially once they become dust ridden
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