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nvidia's response: if you buy our cards, you'll save money in the long run on electricity biggrin.gif

I don't pay the electricity bill so why should I care? tongue.gif

Besides, with a pair of 290xs I could power a steam engine with their heat!
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post #142 of 2610
I guess I am waiting for the non reference cards to come out. Hopefully they are out soon.
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I can dig it. Good price, not a fan of the cooler design, but hopefully aftermarket cards and high binned OC cards will look better for a bit more. But for now, without Nvidia announcing what I think is a price cut as a matter of when not if, this is a Titan killer. If Titan and 780 come down in price to match the 290X, then it will be a very, very interesting black Friday! thumb.gif


Edit for OP: Paul's Hardware (guy from newegg) review is up:

Thanks, added.
 
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GTx 780 still at $650 and Titan still at $1000. Do you guys think ppl still buy those cards over the 290X?
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post #145 of 2610
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nvidia's response: if you buy our cards, you'll save money in the long run on electricity biggrin.gif

You may actually save on electricity going with the 290x. Winter is coming, biggrin.gif
post #146 of 2610
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GTx 780 still at $650 and Titan still at $1000. Do you guys think ppl still buy those cards over the 290X?

Unless Crossfire improves and non reference cooling solutions come out, a pair of SLI 780's is a better option than a pair of R290x. The question is, will people pay a $200 difference for a cooler, quieter, more stable performance?

Single card vs. single card the 290x is going to kill 780 sales at current prices.
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GTx 780 still at $650 and Titan still at $1000. Do you guys think ppl still buy those cards over the 290X?

There's a reason a person will buy a "luxury" car for thousands of dollars more even if the performance is the same or less. One looks a hell of a lot nicer.

The stock 770/780/titan cooler is a piece of art imo.
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GTx 780 still at $650 and Titan still at $1000. Do you guys think ppl still buy those cards over the 290X?

Those prices will drop. AMD now has competing products. Thats the cycle.


Still, 290x is ~Titan performance for half the cost. That's extremely impressive.


nVidia price drops incoming... If you want to stick with Green, you'll be in luck.
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