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Do the 780s really provide that much more performance compared to the 290s? All the benchmarks I've seen it's either been 290 up by a few fps or 780s up by a few fps depending on game. Same thing with 780 ti vs 290x.

Indeed the 290 is the better performer, it's just that for $200 I can upgrade my single R9 290 to dual GTX 780's.

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Indeed the 290 is the better performer, it's just that for $200 I can upgrade my single R9 290 to dual GTX 780's.

Ooh gotcha, thought you meant 2 290s vs 2 780s. Worth it then if you can sell it. I bought a 290x tri x OC and 290x dd black. Going to see which one is the better OCer and return the one I don't need. Will waterblock it and add to my config anyways.
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Indeed the 290 is the better performer, it's just that for $200 I can upgrade my single R9 290 to dual GTX 780's.


Do it nao!  xD

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Do it nao!  xD

:O

 

I'll think about it for the rest of the day and then make my final decision tomorrow. :)

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Do the 780s really provide that much more performance compared to the 290s? All the benchmarks I've seen it's either been 290 up by a few fps or 780s up by a few fps depending on game. Same thing with 780 ti vs 290x.

Not sure this is the best site for info but it provides the graphics sub-score which most reviews don't, and cpu makes such a huge difference

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:O

I'll think about it for the rest of the day and then make my final decision tomorrow. smile.gif

I don't know if I would want to gamble on B stock. Is there a reduced warranty or return policy if they don't perform as you'd like?
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I don't know if I would want to gamble on B stock. Is there a reduced warranty or return policy if they don't perform as you'd like?

Well if I'm reading it right you have a one year warranty on the cards instead of two years, thats the only real difference.

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Well if I'm reading it right you have a one year warranty on the cards instead of two years, thats the only real difference.

I would guess poor overclocking on a lot of these if that's important to you. Probably doesn't matter for sli. But given that sli doesn't scale 100% in game, the price advantage probably diminishes somewhat over a single gpu with good clocks. Price advantage will be further undercut over time by power consumption. 200-250w more isn't trivial.
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I'm so mad right now, I cancelled my NCIX order of an XFX 290 to order from a third party Amazon seller because it would be $30 cheaper, today I received an e-mail from the Amazon seller saying that the XFX 290 is on back order for 2-3 weeks. I am not going to use flipping integrated for two to three WEEKS. And they never mentioned that it wouldn't ship for that long. Ugh, why did I sell my good clocking 290? mad.gif What should I do?
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I'm so mad right now, I cancelled my NCIX order of an XFX 290 to order from a third party Amazon seller because it would be $30 cheaper, today I received an e-mail from the Amazon seller saying that the XFX 290 is on back order for 2-3 weeks. I am not going to use flipping integrated for two to three WEEKS. And they never mentioned that it wouldn't ship for that long. Ugh, why did I sell my good clocking 290? mad.gif What should I do?

Grab a 780 classy from the evga b stock page for $450 imo lol
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