Originally Posted by DzillaXx
Tahiti has better CF scaling then any current Nvidia card is SLI.
CF has scaled better then SLI for years.....
Personally this improved CF is quite impressive when no one was really expecting a improvement in CF scaling at all.
Though for anyone that already has a gtx780, wait for the price drops to get a second. No point in selling for a 290x, unless your trying to make some money back while getting a boost in performance.
Scaling has been steller for Amd these two gens, so i have no quarrel with that tbh. What's in question is how its managing the "broken" crossfire Eyefinity pacing issue in extreme resolutions (or the mid to upper range extreme resolutions), especially now that 290/290x crossfires via pcie. For the rest of the range, Eyefinity with crossfire is broken and amd promised an Eyefinity patch soon. I would like to keep my lovely Dells but push more pixels. Rather spending a ton more for a Dell 1440/1600, I can easily pickup a couple more dells to run 5x1 eyefinity. Amd is the only side that lets you run this. 5x1 1200 Eyefinity pushing a little bit more the 1440 Eyefinity/Surround. What's been brought up by some folks is how will the 290x cope with larger resolutions, ie 4K 1444/1600, 5x1, 2x3 Eyefinity in crossfire, especially since crossfire is now being routed via the pcie. So I used the Tom's review (crossfire vs sli @ 7680x1440) as a basis to gauge how Eyefinity has improved. From the reviews, it seems like up to Eyefinity triple 1080/1200 it looks good but still a tiny bit off from the Titan's pace but still within the range where you may not notice it. The Tom's review is promising so any fix from Amd can make things better.
Wouldn't mind to keep my 780s but Nvidia is limited to three monitors (plus one accessory), so my next option would be 1440/1600. Dells/Hp are uber expensive. The nicely priced Korean 1440s are tempting but I run portrait and the bottom thick bezel ruins it for me. I would have shell out more for models that have thinner bezels (ie Crossover Blade model) and also contend with selling my already awesome Dells.
Both sides have convincing arguments but I would like more opinions (relevant) regarding Hawaii (and not putting emphasis on the previous gen deficiencies).
meh, I should sleep on this and just think it over until amd fixes the pacing issue officially.