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post #791 of 2610
"Everyone here is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts. Sig worthy.."

Nvidia had an 8 month clear performance lead on anything AMD had at that time, single GPU. Fact.
Nvidia asked an extreme price premium for this lead. Fact
Titan owners blew the lid off the stock performance in Bios unlocks within 40 days and several more months for Voltage unlocks. Fact.

AMD now in end of October has stock and some OC performance that is in the "same performance window" as 780 and Titan. Fact
AMD has a clear "Winning" price point of the single GPU. FACT!!!
AMD has more tricks up it's sleeve pending to grow their performance with these cards just like 780 and Titan. (Opinion...not fact yet as it has not been delivered) Mantle / aftermarket cooling / drivers etc. but looks promising.

All of us will win on price if AMD competes going forward. (strong historical opinion)
This 8 months really was a lose / lose for all of us. (AMD owners performance. Nvidia owners price....Opinion)
post #792 of 2610
I wanted to go nvidia this year looks like I'll stay with amd though
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Do we have a review with 100% fan speed just to see indication of what this card can really do with better cooling?
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Seems like an awesome card but im holding on to get 2x 780ti's, my reasoning is that the 290x has a crap stock cooler and that amd drivers are horrific for eyefinity and crossfire (great for single gpu though).
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Originally Posted by Ghoxt View Post

"Everyone here is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts. Sig worthy.."

Nvidia had an 8 month clear performance lead on anything AMD had at that time, single GPU. Fact.
Nvidia asked an extreme price premium for this lead. Fact
Titan owners blew the lid off the stock performance in Bios unlocks within 40 days and several more months for Voltage unlocks. Fact.

AMD now in end of October has stock and some OC performance that is in the "same performance window" as 780 and Titan. Fact
AMD has a clear "Winning" price point of the single GPU. FACT!!!
AMD has more tricks up it's sleeve pending to grow their performance with these cards just like 780 and Titan. (Opinion...not fact yet as it has not been delivered) Mantle / aftermarket cooling / drivers etc. but looks promising.

All of us will win on price if AMD competes going forward. (strong historical opinion)
This 8 months really was a lose / lose for all of us. (AMD owners performance. Nvidia owners price....Opinion)

8 Months later the Titan is still a ripoff at $1000...FACT.
In 8 Months 290x will be $500 or less.(Opinion)
NViDIA loves to rip off their Titan toting fanboys even with cards such as the GTX 770...FACT
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post #796 of 2610
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"Everyone here is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts. Sig worthy.."

All of us will win on price if AMD competes going forward. (strong historical opinion)

Agree. thumb.gif

I'm looking forward to seeing what the 290X can do with decent cooling and modded BIOS. W1zzard over at TPU seems to think these cards will do very well with ++vcore. biggrin.gif

At the end of the day, competition is good for all of us here. thumb.gif Prices on current tech will fall, and companies will be quicker to innovate. WIN/WIN. smile.gif
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Seems like an awesome card but im holding on to get 2x 780ti's, my reasoning is that the 290x has a crap stock cooler and that amd drivers are horrific for eyefinity and crossfire (great for single gpu though).

They are not. They are fixed with R9-290. Check reviews
post #798 of 2610
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Seems like an awesome card but im holding on to get 2x 780ti's, my reasoning is that the 290x has a crap stock cooler and that amd drivers are horrific for eyefinity and crossfire (great for single gpu though).

Eyefinity CFx and 1 screen cfx (up to 4k)are fixed on the 290x...read some of the reviews.
     
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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.

Nah man, the 780s start at £480 on OCUK.



Anyway, I agree that the reference coolers are not a great buy unless you are looking to watercool or keep yourself warm in the winter on a budget. The performance is undeniable though. I can already imagine an HIS IceQ X2 or ASUS Matrix card coming out with stock speeds of 1100/1600. I would be happy with a 24/7 overclock of 1150/1650. The bandwidth would be insane for 1440p and above.
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Those of u that bought TITAN are SCREW Twice... first no one will give u more than $600 for a Titan now that AMD has a Card tha beat it
and AMD is giving u a cheaper card for the same performance or more....


If some one is willing to sell me a USED TITAN for $400 thats ok for me smile.gif
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