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Hi! So I purchased a brand new Sapphire 7990 for around $580 a couple days ago. I have the opportunity of returning it for a refund so I can get a 290x. The 7990 is quite silent and doesn't produce coil whine. I have 2 2560x1440 monitors that I'm running. What would be the most stable setup for maximum performance? Thanks for your help!
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7990 is going to be faster than a single 290x when it comes to performance.

Tough decision. Either fastest card on the market or fastest single gpu.

If I were in the same situation, I'd stay 7990 and see how it performs, you can't beat the raw peformance of 2x7970's.
Edited by Marc79 - 10/23/13 at 6:44pm
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Just keep the 7990 since you say it is silent and doesn't have any coil whine. Even though they will come out to be the same price the 7990 with still perform better than a 290x.
     
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If you aren't having issues with the 7990, then I would keep it. It is a good value. I just hear non-stop complaints about dual chip cards and im not a fan of XF or SLI. So MY prefrence would be a single gpu. But hey, you are pushing a lot of pixels there and you need a lot of power, which the 7990 has over a 290x.
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I feel like the 7990 was a better value, but I'm most concerned with the future drivers and micro-stuttering. If the 290x improves on this issue, it might be a smarter investment for the future. Does the new technology provide any other incentives over the previous generation that would make it worth switching?
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From leaked specs i think 7990 will be faster, i was going to wait for 290x but they delayed the release so i just got the 7990 for 600
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I got the Sapphire 7990 for cheap too, and got lucky with getting one that doesn't have any coil whine as well. I have to say that I haven't had a single issue with microstuttering or compatibility yet. Granted, I do mostly play new games so the whole directX 9 thing doesn't apply to me. I think that as long as your system can properly cool the 7990, it's an unbeatable deal right now.

tl;dr Keep the 7990
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