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Originally Posted by jomama22 View Post

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

Even so the stock cooler is awful and if the third party coolers are not out by mid november then 780ti it is.
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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).

I'm waiting to see what kind of non-ref 290x cards are available before making any decisions. thumb.gif
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going to need them to make one for 290x ASAP
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Originally Posted by amd655 View Post

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.

For the Same price they both would be vary temping IMO.

Ether way a block is being slapped on it for me. The GTX780 and 290X max OC will probably be pretty close no doubt. For Nvidia having PhysX is nice, and has a nice set of driver features like the game profiles. SLI was a present ride, Nvidia is always pretty good about getting SLI performance working well after a few updates. Though the proprietary software that lock into their branding is kinda annoying.

Though for AMD, Really have enjoyed my 7950 so far. Last AMD GPU was a 4870 and loved it. Never really had a problem with drivers that wasn't any more difficult then I had with Nvidia. I personally like the look of the AMD CC better, For some reason I never really fully accepted the new Nvidia interface when they moved to it during the DX9 days. Card Performance is top notch, Never got to experience the old drivers but smoother then my gtx470's. Having all that VRAM is tongue.gif . What is temping me more to the 290x or even 290 will be the price and CF performance. Plus Mantle and True Audio, and as someone that likes audio True Audio might be just as nice as PhysX. But still a gimmick overall, at least it work kill FPS. As someone that has plenty of Nvidia cards laying around I still have yet to learn what makes them so special. rolleyes.gif
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I have not read through the entire thread, but why were the benches not done for OC vs OC comparison? Is it because reviewers were plain lazy, or is it because 290x is already Oc'd through the programmable chip high enough that it leaves little room for OC headroom? Either way, benchmark comparison to a 800ish Titan is just as laughable, as the Titan's price point of $1k.
This is a win for AMD, based on price/performance, no matter how you cut it.
But, my question is who is it targeted at? Most hard core gamers with money burning a hole in their pocket, probably already blew their wad on some version of Nvidia's 700 series card, and are likely not to eat a loss by selling for comparable performance (in real comparisons not clowning around performance like some of the reviews). And, this is solely due to the fact that the card is 8 months late to market.
Or, is this card simply targeting hard core AMD gamers who would have held out for an AMD card for an upgrade, no matter what Nvidia offered over the last year or so?
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is 750watt with a i5 4670k cpu good for crossfire 290 por 290x?

all at stock or little OC
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is 750watt with a i5 4670k cpu good for crossfire 290 por 290x?

all at stock or little OC

I wouldn't CF on 750w.
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I will have my eye out for those $400 titans on ebay and $350 gtx 780 tongue.gif
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is 750watt with a i5 4670k cpu good for crossfire 290 por 290x?

all at stock or little OC

yes, definitely. But with high OC's I would imagine it can consume even 950W since a highly OC'd system with 2x7970 consumes ~850W
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