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Originally Posted by selk22 View Post

If the 780 was cheaper thats what I would have bought, but the price is really good on the 290x and the 512bit for high res is just my version of future proof
Yeah, right! By the time 4K gets standard, R9 290X will be obsolete. The GTX 780 is an overall better product than the reference R9 290X. Let's see what AIB partners can do about the cooler...
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No, he went back on his statement, usual PR.

Really? Hmm since unfortunate. Still thats just for waiting on non reference? Would rather get aftermarket coolers for a reference card anyways
    
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Scan are crazy. Here, have a realistic price:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=701&catid=56&subid=1752

Some are definitely cheaper than 780 there, all out of stock or pre-order though :/


http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-114-GI
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-182-GW&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=1341


It is down to the person buying, but you can't really call the 780 bad for the money, it is roughly around the price of a good branded 290x yet cooler and quieter.
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I think this calls for a comment from Mr. M.Bison.

Good job, AMD. I am really glad to see them not bomb this release and I'm crossing my fingers that the non-reference cards will overclock well. More waiting on that I guess.

I wouldn't call myself an AMD fanboy but I am also glad that I get to throw these results into the faces of the NVidia fanboys. The past few weeks have exposed me to more of their nasty, arrogant personalities than I ever wanted to experience. Even an unaligned person like myself was considering taking the other side just to stand against them. Fanboyism is disgusting.
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Fanboyism is disgusting.

Indeed.
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Not sure if the 290x is really that good for the money, especially here in the UK....




780's are cheaper, have more features, run cooler and suck less power, they are also a proven card now, i am unsure which is really better.

Ahem, check OCUK:



Also, everyone realize that this card is beating the Titan whilst throttling due to the poor reference cooler! Imagine when people like HIS and ASUS come out with their custom coolers! These things will run cooler (which also potentially means less power due to less heat) and will even be clocked higher! And once Arctic Cooling comes out with an Accelero Xtreme 290x version of the cooler like they did for the 7970 then this thing will really shine on air! Obviously, on water the overclocks could be even better.

Truly exciting times for an entry price of £440 inclusive of VAT.
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Sorry dude. Glad your spirits are still high. Good luck. Someone I am sure is looking to SLI their Lightning, so you may not lose that much.
In this type of hobby/passion, that's the only thing you can do. I will think twice about buying MSI though... thinking.gif
OT, I am worried about the OCing potential of Hawaii. I don't water-cool, so air cooling that bad boy would be a problem. Hopefully a custom model will have adequate cooling. DC2T perhaps?
    
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Great times to be a housefire enthusiast thumb.gif
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Ahem, check OCUK:



Also, everyone realize that this card is beating the Titan whilst throttling due to the poor reference cooler! Imagine when people like HIS and ASUS come out with their custom coolers! These things will run cooler (which also potentially means less power due to less heat) and will even be clocked higher! And once Arctic Cooling comes out with an Accelero Xtreme 290x version of the cooler like they did for the 7970 then this thing will really shine on air! Obviously, on water the overclocks could be even better.

Truly exciting times for an entry price of £440 inclusive of VAT.

Yeah except 780's are cheaper on OCUK too lol.....

The stock cooler removes any value here, hopefully the custom cooled cards show the potential for 290x.
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But you stated the other guy was false.......

Apparently gets his blood pumping that I made a mistake, yet he then goes and approximately corroborates my original timeline that I was under the assumption that is was gonna be. Oh, how I love PR reps.

Well, he can't go into specifics, and in any case, there are usaully several different overclocked models. Maybe after the first month only reference clocked and mildly overclocked cards with a custom cooler will be made available, while they pile up the best chips for then to release an overclocked and a super overclocked version later.
 
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