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So I have been with out a PC for two months now and I am getting crazy I need a gpu to go with my new z77 itx mobo and my red prodigy should I pull the trigger on a 500$ 780 or should I wait for non-reference r9 290x



GTX 780

This is the 780 I am talking about , is it a good card? Do they overclock nicely?
     
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And now there is the Ghz edition and the Ti on the way its getting harder and harder
     
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So many options atm.

You can get the 780 now and it would be a good buy. The 290x is another good option. From current benchmarks maybe its a little better than the 780 but the price will probably be more though.
The 780 ti will probably beat both, but at more costs/ waiting.

The real question will come to how each overclocks, and at this time only the 780 as enough hands on.


If you are chomping at the bit the 780 is definitely a sweet card worth getting. If you think you can wait longer, the 290x /780ti might prove to be a better buy especially if they overclock exceptionally well. Maybe the 780 might get another price drop at the same time..
post #4 of 5
Go with the 780 as it has on par performance with the 290x . Answering your question, yes it is a good card and yes it does overclock nicely from what I've read.
post #5 of 5
I would say to wait for the 780ti.
I wont go on the ati side coz of all those nice effects in newer games for nvidia. You can get it if you dont care but waiting for the 780ti is what I would do in this situation.
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