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So, the 290X will release in around 30 hours where I live. smile.gif Yay!

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It will be released in 30 hours everywhere man.
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Assuming 290x comes out the 24th and non reference cards come out two weeks later, is it worth waiting? On average are non reference cards that much better?
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Assuming 290x comes out the 24th and non reference cards come out two weeks later, is it worth waiting? On average are non reference cards that much better?

They are worse. (most of them have better cooling but an early reference card is hard to beat in term of overclocking)
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They are worse.

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T minus 28 hours till launch reveal.

T minus 196 hours till the card people should actually care about.

I concur. 196 hours is the one people should care about. ~90% of the performance of R9 290X

It's bad when a NDA ending is news...
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Assuming 290x comes out the 24th and non reference cards come out two weeks later, is it worth waiting? On average are non reference cards that much better?

With AMD, reference cards have traditionally been the best overclockers. The vast majority of non-reference 7970s had trouble getting past 1150Mhz (and many couldn't even reach that) no matter how low you kept the temps. Put a good aftermarket cooler (or water block) on a reference 7970 and it was highly likely it would do 1250-1300 or even more. Since the 290X is just an oversized GCN core I expect exactly the same. If I buy one, it will be reference, hands down.
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With AMD, reference cards have traditionally been the best overclockers. The vast majority of non-reference 7970s had trouble getting past 1150Mhz (and many couldn't even reach that) no matter how low you kept the temps. Put a good aftermarket cooler (or water block) on a reference 7970 and it was highly likely it would do 1250-1300 or even more. Since the 290X is just an oversized GCN core I expect exactly the same. If I buy one, it will be reference, hands down.

I highly doubt AMD reference had better vrm's - cooling then DCII cards.
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I highly doubt AMD reference had better vrm's - cooling then DCII cards.

AMD ref cards dont have to deal with gpu tweak.

Most people get ref because you can watercool them.If you want air just get a toxic or something.Or HIS
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Assuming 290x comes out the 24th and non reference cards come out two weeks later, is it worth waiting? On average are non reference cards that much better?

Better cooling and a slight overclock is what non reference cards provide and some software (depends on the maker), personally i would hold off until December by then we will know the real performance of these cards, the prices will begin to settle and also we will get to see how Mantle preforms.
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AMD ref cards dont have to deal with gpu tweak.

Most people get ref because you can watercool them.If you want air just get a toxic or something.Or HIS

Who cares about gpu tweak, there is Afterburner.
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