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There is, but not sure if it is working. If I will go that way then I will rather buy some 6xx low entry to medium entry card with one 6pin cable. 470 uses 2x 6pin...

True that!

470 SLi is still a fast combo, put them up for sale or throw them into another rig i say thumb.gif
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Nobody is talking smack, the man asked for a opinion , i gave it, end of story.
    
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From the review i can also get that 290x don't oc that well , i hope it will be better with water but at the same time you can oc a 280x too and you can already know what to expect from it.

On air you can expect something like that :1200-1800 280x CF vs 1150-1800 290x , i pretty sure the 290x wont win this one ,..... but again it's a new card and new card is never the best bet for best perf/cost ratio , it s not news,.... but i have nothing against the 290x gpu , just i don't like this reference card,....

water is great but it s not for everyone , i recently build my first custom loop and i m sometimes thinking about going back to air , just because you can swap parts much more easily and you have far less time/attention/maintenance to do. sure it look nicer but time is precious too ,....

and i choose the 280x CF, because even for 100$ more you have 2 cards , you can't split a 290x and make 2 gaming computer , you can't sell half of it or add half of it later ,....
and even more in my case since i already own a 7970Gz so i have the choice between going CF for 300 or single card for 500 , it's just an evidence .
the only thing that i like in this 290x is the trueaudio feature , that's the only thing i will miss if it really reduce the cpu load like they said it would ,....

stock 7990 is above the 290x in nearly every bench ,..... the 290 is 499 the 290x is 549 , without bf4 or early premiums,.....
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@Cool Mike, any chance of a Toxic bios upload? Thanks!
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Also do take into consideration that its the first ever GPU launch that kind of twists your arm into buying water blocks for it but yet it voids your warranty ... and NO i do not believe AMDs story "its suppose to run at 95c" .. you have to be a little stupid to believe that, but hey fanboys will be fanboys.
What is also a bit crazy is suggesting that a crossfire of 280xs would actually be weaker then a single 290x... seriously ? kookoo.gif Where is your proof ? got benches ? cause if not then its pretty much fanboy gargle-talk. And if you are talking price/performance please do try to remember to add the cost of waterblocks to your 290x.
I do not understand why rational intelligent people cant keep a objective vision during new product launches and suddenly transform into groupies.
There is no escaping the fact that the 290x is a rushed product with overheating issues, most likely because of the BF4 situation. No doubt the non-reference designs will fix this issue.
    
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Those of you with xfire 280x's mind posting a firestrike or valley bench please. I have my 2nd card on the way and I want to compare. thumb.gif
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Two more for the block list.

Lol. I agree.
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Everyone has a different viewpoint on the 290x, however this discussion is not about that card, so can we get back to the 280x and leave the 290x to the review threads and official club please? Comparisons are one thing but when you start throwing out an opinion and calling people fanboys is when it becomes a different subject entirely, quite frankly OCN is far to familiar with insulting one another while holding intelligent conversations where both sides always believes it's right.

It's like watching a Circus without the entertainment.
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I've just bought a 280x, what driver are you guys running for it? I've heard the beta one AMD recommends causes black screens or something like that.
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