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post #261 of 388
Fair prices considering what is available on market. Guess it is going to be 599€ for 290x and 499€ for 290 here (traditional 1usd = 1 eur conversion rate). Still better than 950€ titan, 600€ 780 or holybatmanlol 920€ gtx690.

E: oh and 280x are listed here already and they are 60-150€ cheaper than 770s, well, they are actually cheaper than 7970s here.
Edited by lugal - 10/10/13 at 5:10am
post #262 of 388
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Some XS quotes:



You forgot this quote from same user at XS "BUT 1,15 GHz Hawaii is monster with performance like 7990! (in many titles) " ... rather positive one for gamers atleast.
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You forgot this quote from same user at XS "BUT 1,15 GHz Hawaii is monster with performance like 7990! (in many titles) " ... rather positive one for gamers atleast.

There were multiple performance quotes, some good some bad.

I didn't quote them because I was interested in the clocks, not vague performance claims.
 
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Alatar I think we should be able to go over 1.2ghz on these new chips, just up that voltage tongue.gif
post #265 of 388
hope they arent voltage locked then biggrin.gif i doubt amd would do that though, it would be stupid if they did.
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Alatar I think we should be able to go over 1.2ghz on these new chips, just up that voltage tongue.gif

They mention the stock voltage is quite high already when the cards boosts to the higher frequencies that require raising power limits.

Note that one of the guys said his 7970 did 1250MHz while the 290X topped out at 1100 stable. That's quite a difference between the cards.
 
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post #267 of 388
i wanna know what volts they have on the 290x

my HIS 7970s needed 1.3v or so to get the upper 1300s on core when benching, luckily i ran them on water their entire life, i tried the HIS ice qx2 cooler for about 2 days before putting a big ole NOPE on that.
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LOL. Never in a million years would I pay 519.00 for the vanilla 7950 replacement. You could buy 7950s for 350 dollars shortly after release.

The 290 is selling for 50% more than the 7950.

Someone tell me why.

Is it 50% more improvement than we usually get out of a GPU release? (In other words, about 25-30% (normal GPU improvement over generation) + 50% (to account for the 50% price hike) = should be 80% faster than 7950). I highly doubt it.

AMD and Nvidia can stick it with their new 1000 dollar GPU 500 dollar "Pro" crap. Particularly when the cards are essentially refreshes of current technology. How ridiculous can it get. Less quality / innovation for a higher price.

290 is not the 7950 replacement to 280 is.
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They mention the stock voltage is quite high already when the cards boosts to the higher frequencies that require raising power limits.

Note that one of the guys said his 7970 did 1250MHz while the 290X topped out at 1100 stable. That's quite a difference between the cards.

I might go 290 if its cheap enough, or ofc the 290x again if thats relatively cheap. If both prices stink ill just grab a 280x and turn AA off or down.
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I found the perfect solution. I bought a 7990 instead at $600 biggrin.gif.
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