Originally Posted by Blackops_2
his statement was in reference to your OC headroom of your 290x and competing against 780 classy(s) It's not as if every classy 780 is going to hit 1400 on the core hence my statement.
Originally Posted by Jared Pace
780 gonna need more than a 100mhz lead at 1350 too.
I was just making a overclock headroom comparison between the two cards. ~1300MHz is pretty common on air for the Classy and HOF and I have yet to see any 290X hit over 1200MHz on air. Granted the cooler sucks, the card still seems to lack the OC headroom to be a viable contender when overclocked. The HOF and Lightening are already less than the reference 290X whereas the Classy is sitting at $580 currently and the 780 are more readily available. Nvidia killed all the potential momentum of this series with their recent price drop and gaming bundle and these benchmark results are doing nothing to help revive this card. AT $549 the card is no longer competitive and it is only been out a week! I am hoping that the 290 does well when it is released on Tuesday and is actually priced to move. I want a reason to replace my quadfire 7950s, the 290 at $400 would provide plenty of reason to upgrade.
Originally Posted by bpmcleod
1400+ for anyone willng to put 1.35v into a clsssy is pretty standard for water tbh.
Yea, it seems to only take about a 8-10% higher clock rate over the 290X for the 780 to match or surpass the performance.