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This information is FALSE....


?Ummm....


Maybe not 5 months, but he is not wrong.
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Originally Posted by Ha-Nocri View Post

Yep, want to buy a card that maybe is 5% faster when both are OC'd for twice the price rolleyes.gif

I've never said that a Titan is a better value than the 290X. You really need to reread my previous posts.
If we want to know which one is the fastest single gpu, it should be a 290X vs a Titan, which mean price is not the question here.
If we want to know which one is the better value, sure 2x 290X should be compared to a Titan.

It's not that hard to understand.
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is there any benchmark of the R9 290X vs 780, overclock vs overclock ?
    
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The real fun will come if people realize their cards fry on air in a month if they are preoverclocked.

AMD probably returned to its favorite historical habit from CPUs, "Can't beat Intel, let's pre-overclock it and pretend nothing happens when they fry on stock in 5 months".

(In case you wonder how Intel got the reputation of 'stability'.)

most manufacturers have 2+ year warranty.
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This doesn't surprise me at all. 290x seems to be so limited by that cheapo cooler AMD is using to make the card more affordable.
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Color me impressed. Round 1 goes to R9-290x without a doubt. Now to see those custom models and high/max oc.
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This doesn't surprise me at all. 290x seems to be so limited by that cheapo cooler AMD is using to make the card more affordable.

Always the case, that's why we watercool.

Except in Ivy/Haswell, that crap needs deliding too.
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This information is FALSE....

People will definitely be able to buy R9 290x with aftermarket coolers within the next 30 days! Is that TRUE or FALSE? biggrin.gif
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At least not now. I reckon custom 290 will go for $425-$475, be quiet and perform much better than the 780. Add on Mantle and TrueAudio (the latter of which will be very good if implemented, audio does wonders for immersion) and that will be better.

Most people are forgetting the flagship card costs a lot more than the one just under for not a huge perf difference so custom 290 will in all likelihood be equal to 780 classy for a lot less.

Still does not warrant an upgrade/side grade to a 290/290X from a 780. That was my whole point.
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Because it wouldn't be an upgrade? To me it seems like the comparison is pretty close to what the 7970 was to the 680. Seems some folks are harping on specific reviews, if you look at all of them some go one and others go another way. I think I'll wait until some unbiased OCN'ers who own both get their hands on them and do some comparisons. thumb.gif

Exactly.
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$1289 in Australia until a few days ago rolleyes.gif



Honestly if i owned a 780 i wouldn't even think about switching to a 290x, the difference should be small. I think anyone upgrading from a 670, 7970 or below should be looking no further than the 290x. It will be the best price to performance card amongst the big boys. Doing a side grade from 780 to 290x is a waste of time, but for any people that were looking at buying the 780 or the titan now, well i think 99% of them will/ should go the 290x.

I agree, if prices stay where they are, 290/290X are the cards to upgrade to if you are coming from 7970/680 or less. If Nvidia is smart, GTX780 $499 and Titan gets replaced by 780ti at $599 at the most!
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Guys I know a lot of you are exited but in reality GTX 780 will be better for most people. Stock vs. Stock 290X wins. OC vs OC with stock coolers GTX 780 wins. It's also a lot quiter and uses a lot less power. It water a lot of things will get resolved but not everyone can go water.

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Pardon me. I tried to keep it middle of the road. And I do like both companies, have used both companies in both low and high end spectruum of cards, and I love both cards, contrary to your opinion. I was just posting what was said on the video. So if that seems to get your panties in a bunch, I'm sorry (and I'm not Canadian).

If you bothered to watch the video, its explicitly stated that they are OC'd to the maximum that they could comfortably get. The 290X was on 'uber'-mode, and the GTX 780 was OC'd to the max on air (which considering they used a reference card, thats actually pretty low from my experience). You don't even have to know the boost clock measurement to take away the fact that they are trying to say the 290X has no headroom in terms of OCing, especially on air.

And if the 290X throttles on stock, reference air, then that means that AMD did fail at a certain part of the card: thermals. Not everyone will be putting a WB on this, and AMD is locking their partners into selling the reference cooler for (I believe) the next 5 months, which means air users are SOL.

Take your fanboy rant elsewhere. I'm just here in search for facts. And basically this card is a beast, with spectacular price/performance, but with no headroom in terms of OCing. And that is something that many reviewers have come to terms with if you bothered to read them.

Grow up. OCN doesn't need crap like your post. Some users on this forum are pretty damn pitiful lately. Its kinda ruining this forum, and turning into a reddit/buildapc circlejerk.

Your post was perfectly fine. For every person that sees through green glasses we have one that sees through red glasses. The red glasses saw the wrong information when they looked at your post.
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