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Originally Posted by Sgt Bilko View Post

Good point. AMDs biggest advantage is price and if the above price is true then a 780ti is a clear winner


Edit: I was thinking about getting 2 non ref 290x's but not at $800 AUD (est) each

That's a preorder price and I'm sure when they're available they'll be much cheaper. And don't rule out non-ref 290s, they're only a few percent slower than a 290X.
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That's a preorder price and I'm sure when they're available they'll be much cheaper. And don't rule out non-ref 290s, they're only a few percent slower than a 290X.

Thats true but I fully expect the non ref 290x's to be at least $730 here......eh I might just throw a few extra bucks in and trade my 290x for 2 non ref 290s
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Thats true but I fully expect the non ref 290x's to be at least $730 here......eh I might just throw a few extra bucks in and trade my 290x for 2 non ref 290s

Do it, or do 290+4770K.
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Do it, or do 290+4770K.

Ill go for 290 crossfire.......I like AMD and im still hoping Mantle pays off in the end.
 
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How are you getting those #'s?






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That's a preorder price and I'm sure when they're available they'll be much cheaper. And don't rule out non-ref 290s, they're only a few percent slower than a 290X.


Id be surprised, considering the reference models keep getting more expensive.
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I must say I'm glad that I bought my 290 when I did...

These prices are not very good any more, I mean $500 for a ref 290? Gee thanks miners.

Can't really blame AMD, they're just making money because they can and they're a business. Just a crappy situation for gamers, I guess.

Oh well, I can live with one card... For now. tongue.gif
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I must say I'm glad that I bought my 290 when I did...

These prices are not very good any more, I mean $500 for a ref 290? Gee thanks miners.

Can't really blame AMD, they're just making money because they can and they're a business. Just a crappy situation for gamers, I guess.

Oh well, I can live with one card... For now. tongue.gif


I am finding somewhat humorous that 290s have been $500 since day one here tongue.gif

But yes.....it does suck for people that just want to game with these cards....hopefully they craze dies down soon
 
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Ill go for 290 crossfire.......I like AMD and im still hoping Mantle pays off in the end.
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Ill go for 290 crossfire.......I like AMD and im still hoping Mantle pays off in the end.


If mantle is that big of an increase in performance, NVidia will likely adopt it.
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I am finding somewhat humorous that 290s have been $500 since day one here tongue.gif

But yes.....it does suck for people that just want to game with these cards....hopefully they craze dies down soon


What you do is wait until the miners move on to the hardware coming out specifically for mining, and pick up used cards for dirt cheap.
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