Originally Posted by the9quad
In other words the 780 ti is faster. That is the only card that is downright faster period. It's also more expensive. Let's put it this way, the 780ti performance/price performance is above the 290x as much as the 290x is above the 290 price performance wise. Is it AMD's fault you didn't wait for a 290, if price was all you cared about? If price wasn't what you cared about than you have arguably the second fastest card out and still cheaper than the marginally faster card or you could have waited and and spent more $ and got the ti.. As far as buggy drivers, you complained about them, but haven't mentioned once what makes them so buggy. So far all you have done is basically whine that you didn't have the patience to wait two weeks for a 290 and/or the budget for a ti.
There is no reason for me to state the obvious faults on this card atm.
Ive seen benchmarks with 290´s exceeding the 290x, ive seen benchmarks where the normal 780 exceeds the 290x. I could use lots of time to find the benchmarks, but i wont waste my time with that. I know my complaints are valid, i know the card have the problems ive mentioned at the current time, and thats all i have to say about it the9quad. You can however if you want, try proof me that the 290x doesnt blackscreen, doesnt require new cooling option, overheat, throttles down, poor OC performance compared majority of cards on this tier, poor driver for the moment..
Then there´s all the sales problems with AMD giving fixed review cards out, selling a card that should have said "Up to 1000mhz core", KNEW that the card blackscreened (dont tell me they never experienced it)...
Proof all these things wrong, and ill apoligize and bow to you sir..
EDIT: Budget wasnt a problem, i wanted the best, and i WAS gonna buy the 780, until AMD announced this 290x and oh so golden it was, it could everything. Got the card the 28th last month, and sure performed excellent in BF4, its a fast card no doubt, but for the price, the competitors offers more. But we´ll see when proper driver fixes come out, mantle and all that jab.. then i may be glad i choose as i didEdited by Skrillex101 - 11/20/13 at 6:32pm