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post #481 of 2610
Come on MSI release that R9 290x LIGHTNING!! I dont know how long i can keep up throwing money @ my screen! biggrin.gif
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Damn, at $550 I sort of regret buying my 780 Classy.
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This is just so good, GPU wars is back after the geeky flail battle that has been going on with the 'meh' launches.

the price is what has me astounded £430 in the UK gets a reference card, thats about £80 cheaper than a 780.

Having spent some of my 'saving up for a GPU' dosh on an IPS monitor, it will be Q1 2014 before I am ready to splash out on a new GPU, and AMD certainly have a hand on my wallet.
    
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Okay, I'm a bit late to the conversation, but according to linus's article, it looks like for anyone not using a 4k monitor, the 780 (overclocked with stock cooler) beats out the 290x in most scenarios. This might change when aftermarket coolers come out, but right now it looks like the 290x, unless it's under water, won't really be able to touch the 780 when both of them are overclocked (especially considering aftermarket variants of the 780). I was really hoping for a better show from AMD, but they at least got the price point right and I'm sure that it will make a lot of people, especially those who do not overclock, very happy thumb.gif
I just saw that. That's kind of surprising actually.
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Why do you think only 3dmark11 P preset, vantage and normal FS were posted? Couldn't possibly be because it can't compete in the more competitive benches? No to mention these are only quad scores. And quadfire almost always scales better anyways.

More competitive benches? FS is not competitive enough or because 290X is winning? Please don't mention Unigine, we know how Nvidia biased it is.

Quadfire does scales better but don't forget that those Titans has its own advantages as well. Higher CPU's clock, matured drivers, higher core/boost clock, higher memory clock and so on.

Of course, I would love to see single gpu bench as well.
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Damn, at $550 I sort of regret buying my 780 Classy.

I wouldn't (and I don't), simply on the merits of overclocking headroom. You and I have a lot of it, and the 290x not so much.
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No one wants to bench normal FS on hwbot because it doesn't give you any points. It's a quick afterthought during a benching session. Run it if there's some extra time or LN2. Never push cards to the max for it though because you don't want to kill hardware for a useless bench.

Why do you think only 3dmark11 P preset, vantage and normal FS were posted? Couldn't possibly be because it can't compete in the more competitive benches? No to mention these are only quad scores. And quadfire almost always scales better anyways.

FS not competitive enough of a benchmark? Man, i think you love your Titan a little too much (i know i would), but it's getting silly. The 290x was just released and it beats a Titan that is clocked over 100hz on the core and it costs 450$ less. This thing watercooled will be a beast.
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Well not as much wailing and gnashing of teeth as I expected but still some people finding silver linings to the money they paid for other, more expensive cards... tongue.gif
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well to everyone who got a Titan...you cant be on top forever.
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That's the thing people have to keep in mind, Titan hasn't had competition for 8 months until today.

AND Oh yeah, $600 used Titan can be added to my GPU upgrade list. wheee.gif

I wonder what NVIDIA will do with Titan. Price drop or EOL.... thinking.gif

The people buying Titans today, will not be buying them for gaming purposes.

Well they can't end of life as there are no new products coming until almost a year from now.

Guys, these cards are the card we will be stuck with until at least summer or fall 2014.

The process shrinks will only get further and further spaced apart as we go. Same as is happening in the CPU space. Our future is one of rebrands and slight feature upgrades, interspersed with occasional bumps in performance. Short of some sort of paradigm shift in how GPU's are made.
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