Originally Posted by Ponycar
I'd be surprised if Nvidia sticks to the $700 price point. Otherwise, everybody - myself included would just go with the 290/290x. Right now the only thing keeping things in check is that AMD shot themselves in the foot and put a crappy cooler on 290s.
Not that crappy coolers are a bad thing, as my 590 is a testament to that but thank the gods for evgas warranty.
Not trying to start a flame war here, but it's not just hot because of a crappy lapping on the cooper heatsink. It's a denser chip, unnecessarily so. Smaller, denser, hotter.
That being said. I'll rattle of the wish list people keep posting in defense of these statements
3rd party cooling.
"Mature driver's" which I kind of lol @... Driver's tend to do little, unless there are specific issues, which people can't really seem to give any examples of. The new driver for 290 has a better fan profile, has anyone uncovered any other changes?