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should i get the amd 7990 or wait for the amd r9 290x to come out

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on newegg they have a power color amd 7990 on sale for $500 and I don't know how much the amd r9 290 x is going to cost and I don't want to spend over $500 I am assuming the amd r9 290x is going to cost around $400 to $500 since the amd r9 280x cost around $300 only $100 more then the amd 270x but I could be wrong does any one have a idea of how much the amd r9 290x is going to cost and should I wait for it to come out or should I just get the amd 7990 since it is on sale for $500 and it is the most powerful card on the market
    
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I've heard rumors that the 7990 is a slightly faster card. Nobody who knows for sure is allowed to talk about it though. "Ya pays yer money and ya takes yer choice".
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the way i look at it after the 290x comes out it's not like the 7990 immediately disappears... so I would wait. I'd imagine the 7990 is faster but the the 290x is a single card solution...
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