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yessir.gif Bought it day one and still haven't used it, lol. doh.gif Probably going to sell it off. tongue.gif
People are still hitting 1350+mhz on air, so there's that.
I'm just wondering if I should just sell it and wait for custom 290x's? What do you think? thinking.gif

I wonder how much you could even get for it? Maybe you can find a sucker. tongue.gif

1350 is decent yes, but the Classy was getting that months before and at a cheaper price. Anyway, if you could sell it and not take much of a hit I would say get a 290X.
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You will definitely be blown away when you need to crank the AC to stop your ice cream melting playing a game or two.

TDP isn't much higher then Titan

GPU temp does not equal the heat being dumped into your room thumb.gif
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But you get so salty, how can anyone resist tearing that up?

Problem is, it is all truth lol.

You cant get so salty when you have owned a 480.
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When I first bought my GTX 780 for $600 back in June, I already knew AMD was preparing something awesome to compete with nVIDIA.

I got the card that month because I was really needing an upgrade and I didn't want to loose months of smooth gaming waiting for a "super-gpu" to come. However, in the back of my mind, I had always the thought that I would sell the GTX 780 when the new, more powerful, maybe cheaper AMD was released in Q4 and that I would get one for myself.

The day has finnaly arrived! R9 290X is out, it performs great and it sells at $550! Awesome! thumb.gif

So..., why didn't I had the urge to sell the GTX 780 and go run at the store getting myself a R9 290X? Why? if the thought was in my mind for months? confused.gif

It took me some time to unwrap my brain around the problem but, I finally came up to an answer: I didn't had the urge because I was disappointed with R9 290X. sadsmiley.gif

Is true the card performs great, it beats the TITAN and everything but, hey, my GTX780 also beats the TITAN. And does beat the TITAN whisper silent, at cool 80ºC and a low 350W TDP.

I got even more disappointed when I start to compare what R9 290X does in "Uber Mode" directly to what my GTX 780 does overclocked: my GTX 780 out-performs the R9 290X!

I put my expectations too high, I suppose - shame on me, I'm old enough to know better -, and asked AMD more than what they can currently deliver.

That's too bad. But maybe, something good comes out of this and nVIDIA drops the GTX 780's price significantly, to the point where I can think about getting a second one! biggrin.gif
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I am just gunna keep this bad boy right by my feet this winter.. Thank you AMD for excellent price/performance and a feet heater until I can afford my Rads/block smile.gif
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290x on its way here, also have a titan arriving in a couple hours, ill leave it on stock air so i can test the 290x vs titan on air and water thumb.gif

someone start an friendly overclocking thread 290/290x vs 780/titan like the valley thread or something biggrin.gif

im excited to see what this card can do in person, ive been waiting a long time lol.
please give us an idea on actual clock rates during longer gaming sessions. Reading the pcper article and the fact that at stock fan settings it can throttle over 100mhz within 5 to 10 minutes makes me weary of the rest of these reviews. If they are just running a bench for a few minutes and then stopping it's not giving a true representation of gaming performance on the reference fan.
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You cant get so salty when you have owned a 480.

But call others names and personally attack them when truth is dispersed?

Interesting view point you have.
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Hm.. I don't plan on going under water, so looks like a no go for me ;/. Can't wait to see this in OCN's hands + under water. Wonder how fast it'll have to clock to beat some of the 1500mhz classies in benches/1400+ Titans.
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Maybe you should check his trolling on this thread. This guy is just pure ...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1436594/r9-290x-reviews/40#post_21048259

Oh yeah, I have noticed his posts before. Don't feed the troll.
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That is really too bad never actually had a 4890 but back in the days it was the 4870 being the sweet spot.
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/sapphire_hd4870_vapor_x/16.htm

I had a Visiontek 4870 512MB and sold it to "upgrade" to the 4890 VaporX 1GB because the 4870 VaporX was so beast. Let's just say that was one of the nails in the coffin for me slowly drawing away from AMD and heading towards Nvidia.
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You will definitely be blown away when you need to crank the AC to stop your ice cream melting playing a game or two.

Big words coming from an GTX 480 user. rolleyes.gif
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