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I will agree with blademaster. Amd just pulled a 4870

Agreed. Based on tech powerup's voltage response curve, I would have to say that these cards are begging for Water Cooling... DAT TEMPERATURE, especially while BOINCing would be too much for me.

I am very curious how well aftermarket air coolers will be able to handle this card. Hopefully the 290 will be a little less temp constrained.
 
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Oh man! Best news all day. Let those prices drop baby! PC gamers rejoice!

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Blasphemer. 290X is the reincarnation of god in the form of a GPU. Perfect in all way's, best gpu for the rest of history. Nvidia is dead, no competition ever again.

(joke, this is how it goes, tick tock, tick tock, just wait until maxwell comes around with that 6,144 core 20nm chip)

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Fair in terms of price? Sure.
Fair in terms of single gpu performance? No.

My point is they shouldn't be compared. Titan is irrelevant @ that price. If you still insist to compare them make if fair. Price/performance is all that matters in economy. Always was and always will.
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I think I need a waaahmbulance. Does that mean no custom models for 5 months? frown.gif

 

Apparently I was wrong and thinking of an earlier leak of info. Apparently AMD changed it to be within a month, not 5 months. Sorry for the misinformation.

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Holy crap.. AMD drops a card that has the same performance of a Titan or better for half the price..well played AMD well played.
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My point is they shouldn't be compared. Titan is irrelevant @ that price. If you still insist to compare them make if fair. Price/performance is all that matters in economy. Always was and always will.
Uh...no, it's not all that matters. It might be all that matters to people who CARE about price/performance. Some people have a lot of money, and only care about performance, whether that be gpus or sportscars, same thing applies
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My point is they shouldn't be compared. Titan is irrelevant @ that price. If you still insist to compare them make if fair. Price/performance is all that matters in economy. Always was and always will.
Partially agree.
If the economy was all about price/performance, than the 780 and especially the Titan would have flopped.
Now with the entrance of the 290x and 290 at intriguing prices, they just might become irrelevant or second choice if their prices remain as they are.
    
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Its exactly like Tahiti, which has nothing left lolz.

OC headroom is pretty clearly different then Tahiti.

When the 7970 came out the drivers didn't let you past 1125 but pretty much every review sample hit that. Which on it's own is a much higher overclock percentage wise then I've seen a single R9 hit.

I don't know why you'd be offended. Even if maxed out it's slower then GK110 the price makes it a win.
    
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Uh...no, it's not all that matters. It might be all that matters to people who CARE about price/performance. Some people have a lot of money, and only care about performance, whether that be gpus or sportscars, same thing applies

Yeah sure, 0.01%, great rolleyes.gif

Most ppl can't/don't want to spend 1k for a gaming card. Those that spend 1k can get 2x 290x. Those that spend >2k$ are those you talk about, 0.01%. So irrelevant.
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Partially agree.
If the economy was all about price/performance, than the 780 and especially the Titan would have flopped.
Now with the entrance of the 290x and 290 at intriguing prices, they just might become irrelevant or second choice if their prices remain as they are.
780 had a big advantage over 7970, so it was reasonable enough buying it. But now it's not anymore. So we agree.
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