Originally Posted by amd655
As a Youtuber and a person who renders video a lot, Shadowplay is fantastic for people like me, sadly Nvidia pricing is rather bad right now.
Out of interest, what would be the price of some hardware that could do the same/better/similar things to ShadowPlay? I suspect the money you save on the card by going AMD would cover the cost, and get you Mantle+TrueAudio+all that other stuff AMD has.
Edited by Moragg - 10/24/13 at 11:31am
Originally Posted by geoxile
Just goes to show, they should have just forgone the reference cards and launched the 290x exclusively with custom cards.
Reference cards are still good for WCing, especially since the PCBs seem to be very good this time for reference, but for anyone on air custom will undoubtedly be better. The staggered release is important so we get some decent benches, and after 1 month prices will have dropped enough that custom cards can come in and take over the $550 price point.
I still maintain that the 290 customs are the ones people should be interested in. Toxic and Vapour-X have been all but confirmed, Windforce, Direct CU II, and Twin Frozr will most likely be coming too.