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I don't know who EK is but I'd love a link.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1436497/official-amd-r9-290x-290-owners-club/110#post_21047567
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Yes, and the other 99.99%, which buys anything except those $1K/500+ gaming cards, still buys both AMD and Nvidia. If the market was purely about price/performance, then AMD would be the top dog in the GPGPU business, not Nvidia.

So no, looking at the market, price/performance is actually a less relevant statistic than you think. However, it is still relevant for a considerable portion of people.

price/perf can be irrelevant only to ignorant and uneducated ppl, which is majority sadly. Most ppl buy NV b/c of their name.
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Oh it's a tweet.

Under water I have no doubt it's possible. No review sample is anywhere close though.

At any rate it's still a way lower percentage then 7970s were hitting. Which was the original discussion. My reference 7970 at 925 hit 1300 fairly easily and could even be pushed higher.
    
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I don't know who EK is but I'd love a link.

EK makes waterblocks

And 1200mhz with stock volts is happiness in my ears. Really can't wait till we see some overvolting on water.
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now i have buyers remorse because i bought a gtx 760 for $300

why would you ever do that? you could have gotten a 670 for cheaper on the day the 760 launched.
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problem is that anand didn't "heat up" their 290x for 10 minutes for it to balance itself.

As you can see, their 290x running at a very high clock speed for both silent and uber.

PCPer, TPU and HCS have a good proof of that.

HCS


Then that likely means that they didn't "heat up" their Titan either. It goes both ways... It is fine to compare the fact that Anand saw approx 1000MHz on their Titan and approx 1000MHz on their 290x.

Fact is, most (basically all but Tom's) reviews are showing the 290x in UBER mode to be about equal (0-5% faster) than Titan on average for 1600p and lower, but since both cards throttle we really won't get a good idea of stock (and of course OC'd) performance until real users get the cards under good cooling and compare to us Titan owners which have long since done the same.

Speaking of long, I really don't get why anybody would feeling bad about paying the premium on Titan. I would happily pay double again if it meant 8 MONTHS of smoothing gaming at quality settings much higher than my old 7970 CFX rig could handle. I must be the oddball here thinking.gif
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Also people should stop defending which ever GPU, it makes no sense. TITAN is born in Feb, it is consider older tech. If TITAN born at the same time as 290X, then you can debate.

If I see anyone like bashing between titan with 290x.. i just simply ignore them because it is irrelevant.

You all should be looking at 780 Ti not titan or even 780. 780/titan been reigning GPU king since Feb and until now most possible it is time for AMD turns to take the crown or something.



To be clear, 290X is competing against a 9 months old GPU from Nvidia. Should keep an eye on 780Ti instead even through it is under the same GK110 but pricing wise for best offer today right now. Many of us who bought 780/TITAN in the early days, it was the best GPU you can buy. How do you argue with that?
being old or not it still costs $1000 like it dud 8 months ago. So you sir have no point.

Weak.... Argument is weak.

Also lol @ Altar.
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I though with Uber mode this card goes beyond 1GHz. Not that bad after all. Even a 1.2GHz OC is a good OC. 1.4GHz GTX780 is hard to be but how common is that for 24/7 operation.
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and AMD is locking their partners into selling the reference cooler for (I believe) the next 5 months, which means air users are SOL.

This information is FALSE....
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is there any benchmark of the R9 290X vs 780, overclock vs overclock ?
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