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Originally Posted by Rar4f View Post

Would have been nice to get a R9 290 as it's priced around a GTX 770 (when it was released). But they look very ugly and more importantly the fans and cooler dont seem great.
When will the Asus, Gigabyte , Sapphire etc r9 290s appear?

aftermarket coolers usually take at least a month.
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Originally Posted by jtjoetan View Post

Im not sure if my local store has them..
Btw guys, the r9 290x is too overpriced in my country and not worth my money, is it why u guys suggested me to go for r9 290?

Afaik, they're mostly available online so most stores doesn't have them.

I still believe that the 290 is a better choice than 290X. 290 is $150 cheaper and performs very closely to 290X. If you overclock it, it could surpass the 290X very easily. Btw, mind telling me what is your country?
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I find it very odd that every review site has basically reviewed the trash heatsink and not the card. Sure they mention how amazing the 290 price/performance is but the over arcing sentiment is that its too loud/hot. I speak of anand/tomsharware etc, most review sites do give it positve reviews but they have to banter on about the heatsink because thats what they have in front of them. Its amd's fault not the reviewers.

Its almost like doing a car review and instead of listing all of the positives they drone on about lack of cup holders or something.

Two things i take away from r9 290's:

1. What in the heck is amd thinking releasing these cards with the absolute trash that is the reference cooler? If they would have spent just a little more money on R+D the r9 series would have been an absolute smash bang success (only thing they could complain about is power consumption, while a bit high its not ridiculous high). Look at the titan cooler, if these cards had something on the magnitude of that it would have changed the entire feeling of this launch, way too much time spent discussing temps and noise when it could have been avoided 100%.

2. Is this not a absolute slap in the face to people that bought the 290x just a cpl weeks ago? I realize most people went in knowing the 290 would be the better price/performance card but come, these are far too close in performance for the price gap to be that large. Also its way too soon for a price gap that large, a 400.00 dollar 290 would have made sense 6 months down the road but....2 weeks? I am 100% sure that at least some of the 290x buyers feel this way, others could care less cause they only buy the best no matter of price/performance.
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^^^^ I feel like I wasted a lot of money on the 290x.. wish I had waited .. probably return it... it does throttle below 800mhz playing bf4 so...
    
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I have a R9 290 on the way. My question is this: When you guys make a reference to after market coolers, it seems some people are referring to non-reference video cards and some people are referring to an actual cooler you can buy for your reference card.

Is it safe to assume both will exist and I will be able to find a good cooler for my reference 290?
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Originally Posted by Deisun View Post

I have a R9 290 on the way. My question is this: When you guys make a reference to after market coolers, it seems some people are referring to non-reference video cards and some people are referring to an actual cooler you can buy for your reference card.

Is it safe to assume both will exist and I will be able to find a good cooler for my reference 290?

there are already available. accelero and gelid for air. waterblocks are available, too. not really, they are hard to reach still.

i bought a 290, too, and it is on the way. although i feel good about its price, i sure hell wish for the letter X. fortunately, i don't include letters in my sigs.
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Originally Posted by Deisun View Post

I have a R9 290 on the way. My question is this: When you guys make a reference to after market coolers, it seems some people are referring to non-reference video cards and some people are referring to an actual cooler you can buy for your reference card.

Is it safe to assume both will exist and I will be able to find a good cooler for my reference 290?

Aftermarket coolers already exist.  Promilatech MK-26, Gelid Icy whatever, and Arctic Accelero Extreme III have all been fitted to a 290x/290 pcb.  Waterblocks, while a shortage of them, are being produced by at least EK, and Aquacomputer, probably more.

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I find it very odd that every review site has basically reviewed the trash heatsink and not the card. Sure they mention how amazing the 290 price/performance is but the over arcing sentiment is that its too loud/hot. I speak of anand/tomsharware etc, most review sites do give it positve reviews but they have to banter on about the heatsink because thats what they have in front of them. Its amd's fault not the reviewers.

Its almost like doing a car review and instead of listing all of the positives they drone on about lack of cup holders or something.

Two things i take away from r9 290's:

1. What in the heck is amd thinking releasing these cards with the absolute trash that is the reference cooler? If they would have spent just a little more money on R+D the r9 series would have been an absolute smash bang success (only thing they could complain about is power consumption, while a bit high its not ridiculous high). Look at the titan cooler, if these cards had something on the magnitude of that it would have changed the entire feeling of this launch, way too much time spent discussing temps and noise when it could have been avoided 100%.

2. Is this not a absolute slap in the face to people that bought the 290x just a cpl weeks ago? I realize most people went in knowing the 290 would be the better price/performance card but come, these are far too close in performance for the price gap to be that large. Also its way too soon for a price gap that large, a 400.00 dollar 290 would have made sense 6 months down the road but....2 weeks? I am 100% sure that at least some of the 290x buyers feel this way, others could care less cause they only buy the best no matter of price/performance.

Some people just want the latest and greatest,it's really that simple
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post #3110 of 43975
Let me just say, and i dont mean to sound like a fanboy, but AMD> Nvidia as of now.
When 770 was released it cost around same price as a R9 290, which owns GTX 770 by far. Hell even R9 280X which was priced ALOT LESS than GTX 770 is beating 770 up now and then, and at 1440p.

Nvidia needs to stop being so pricy. Prolly why they didn't get the deal with console developers.
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