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So this is basically AMD Radeon GTX 480, hot n loud edition

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ek said theyre releasing their 290x blocks on the 18th, so hopefully i can get some cards to put em on that day too, amd pls
 
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ek said theyre releasing their 290x blocks on the 18th, so hopefully i can get some cards to put em on that day too, amd pls

It will be quite funny if the water blocks get released before the cards. But the bright side would be you would have the blocks waiting at home for the cards to arrive.
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It will be quite funny if the water blocks get released before the cards. But the bright side would be you would have the blocks waiting at home for the cards to arrive.

Or even before the reviews lachen.gif
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It will be quite funny if the water blocks get released before the cards. But the bright side would be you would have the blocks waiting at home for the cards to arrive.

Ordering both as soon as available. Will do a direct OC benchmark comparison vs the titans and 7970s i have... so many opinions, so few facts.
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People should be happy AMD delivered samples to get EK in place with their water blocks in time.
Whining for the sake of whining.
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You mean like when AMD priced their 7990 at $999?


Ehhh? Ehhh????????

7970 was at a much higher price at the time.
7990's price is 590 $ while 690 is at 1000 $.
Edited by Fniz92 - 10/16/13 at 1:48pm
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Interesting. Provantage is now listing the Sapphire R9-290X at $570

http://www.provantage.com/sapphire-technology-21226-00-40g~7SAPP085.htm
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So this is basically AMD Radeon GTX 480, hot n loud edition

at least Nvidia could deliver good drivers when they were bad at temperature, noise and power draw
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Originally Posted by Jpmboy View Post

Ordering both as soon as available. Will do a direct OC benchmark comparison vs the titans and 7970s i have... so many opinions, so few facts.

Looking forward to it! thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by Fniz92 View Post

People should be happy AMD delivered samples to get EK in place with their water blocks in time.
Whining for the sake of whining.
Ehhh? Ehhh????????

7970 was at a much higher price at the time.
7990's price is 590 $ while 690 is at 1000 $.

7990 was $1k. Yep, we saw how quick that fell through.
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Originally Posted by Fniz92 View Post

AMD is not nvidia .
Launching that product at 550 $ is still a great profit for them.

We are getting brainwashed by the stupid high prices nvidia have started to put up.

What is this? Revisionist history?

AMD launched the HD 7970 at $549. When NVIDIA launched their GTX 680, a card that beat the HD 7970 in the vast majority of benchmarks, they charged $499 for it, undercutting AMD by $50. Not only that but AMD then took nearly a month to lower the HD 7970's price to $479.

Did you forget that AMD also launched the HD 7990 for $999 even though they knew full well that it was a stuttering, frame-dropping mess?

Stupid high prices have been seen on both sides of the fence.
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