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Originally Posted by DampMonkey View Post

While I believe that there will only be reference models at release, a user in the 290x owners club pointed out that Newegg's listing for the Asus 290x is named like this:

ASUS X9290X-DC2T-4GD5 Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5 Video Card

The interesting part is the 'DC2T', which of course is their naming convention for the cards with the DirectCU II coolers

Posted that weeks ago. Was told i was wrong lachen.gif
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So...$100 more to get BF4 bundled with it?
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Alright I guess...so basically if their pricing is right it's a $600 MSRP for the 290x, $700 with one game?
thinking.gif

Copy of BF4 and the card probably has a custom shroud with BF4 sticker on it.. Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-SuperClocked-Free-Batman/dp/B0064I1MFY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382392356&sr=8-1&keywords=GTX+580+batman

That card was actually a premium over other 580s because of it being a "limited" edition card.
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Titan wins in: Metro, bioshock, far cry 3 and crysis 3

290X wins: hitman, tomb raider, max payne 3, dirt, BF3 and skyrim.

All settings maxed 1080p and eyefinity 1080p.

290X in uber mode (higher voltage, fan speed, power target etc. so possibly higher clocks than normal mode)

E: downloading the charts now.
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Whee is your proof that uber mode raises voltage?

From what I understand it raises power limits and makes the fan louder.

Some more negativity from you to down play a victory over Titan again?

Or am I wrong?
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Posted that weeks ago. Was told i was wrong lachen.gif

But this shows an interesting change in dynamic if true. Basically you spend either $600 for just the card, or $700 with one game.

Meanwhile Nvidia's new bundle is buy a 780/770/Titan and get Splintercell Blacklist, AC4, and Batman Arkham City Origins PLUS $100 off an nvidia shield (if you really want it for some odd reason). Seems like a reversal of the never settle bundle vs the nvidia in game currency of the prior gen. So...where would the bang for buck fall now?
Edited by PhantomTaco - 10/21/13 at 3:05pm
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Good job AMD, I am impressed.

Think I will skip upgrading this gen though, my 7950 is good enough for a while, not to mention i have like 50 old games I need to play first lol.

The amount of silly Nidia fan criticism I see online....good grief. I hope you guys get a quarter a post for your troubles.

The irony is, if they'd just calm down Nvidia would probably drop prices lower and more frequently for them, thinking they would lose marketshare.
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But this shows an interesting change in dynamic if true. Basically you spend either $600 for just the card, or $700 with one game.

Meanwhile Nvidia's new bundle is buy a 780/770/Titan and get Splintercell Blacklist, AC4, and Batman Arkham City PLUS $100 off an nvidia shield (if you really want it for some odd reason). Seems like a reversal of the never settle bundle vs the nvidia in game currency of the prior gen. So...where would the bang for buck fall now?
It's really hard to say, now. To be honest, I wasn't too tempted by the Never Settle Bundle. I'm not dissing AMD or showing bias, the bundle wasn't too exciting for me. Those games offered by Nvidia, however, would sway me.
Too bad I already bought a 780; maybe I can nag my way into getting the bundle. frown.gif
    
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The 290X and 290 will be getting the Never Settle Reloaded bundle that has BF4 before Christmas.
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The 290X and 290 will be getting the Never Settle Reloaded bundle that has BF4 before Christmas.
Proof? I don't doubt that they will come to the 290 and 290x sometime, just surprised it would be this soon.
    
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Proof? I don't doubt you that they will come to the 290 and 290x sometime, just surprised it would be this soon.

No definitive proof but a hunch. Thinking after December 15th it will be instituted
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Proof? I don't doubt that they will come to the 290 and 290x sometime, just surprised it would be this soon.

Well I did find this

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/r200-never-settle-amd-radeon,24722.html

And maybe will EITHER include BF4 as well or would be a separate bundle option, not sure.
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