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They are not better than a titan, only few tests did they beat the titans on so cant say the 290x is a titan killer!

Well even if is close for half of the price, it's def a titan killer
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All I know the 290x is a heat killer smile.gif
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So that new asus mobo, the maximus black edition, that supports, more than 2 cards in cross fire?
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you can run up to 4x 290x but you are limited to 2 7990s so the 290x is a better option and the 290x scales better then 2 7990s in crossfire thats why they out perfrom the 7990s in 3way crossfire and yes the 7990 is around 425 watts so a 1000w psu will support 2 of them 1500w is overkill 2 7990s they use around 850w at max load most of time less then that so 1000w is enough 1200w would be recommend but a good quality 1000w would run it with out any issues
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They are not better than a titan, only few tests did they beat the titans on so cant say the 290x is a titan killer!
Few tests? Id love to see what benchmarks your looking at.....
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you can run up to 4x 290x but you are limited to 2 7990s so the 290x is a better option and the 290x scales better then 2 7990s in crossfire thats why they out perfrom the 7990s in 3way crossfire and yes the 7990 is around 425 watts so a 1000w psu will support 2 of them 1500w is overkill 2 7990s they use around 850w at max load most of time less then that so 1000w is enough 1200w would be recommend but a good quality 1000w would run it with out any issues

1500 isn't NOT overkill, or are you forgetting about the rest of components including CPU and if its overclocking or not, plus it gives headroom for future upgrade.
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i have to admit i was wrong the 7990 actually is around 390w not 425 so it would use less then 780w to run 2 of them so a good quality 1000w would run them pretty easy but i guess if you overclock them within reasonable levels a 1200w would be best and yes the 290x is faster then then titan at stock clock looking at newer benchmarks and the drivers will only get better so the 290x is the fastest stock clocked single gpu card with the 7990 being the fastest duel gpu card which performs a little bit better then the 290x but not by much the 290x is the better value at this time
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i have to admit i was wrong the 7990 actually is around 390w not 425 so it would use less then 780w to run 2 of them so a good quality 1000w would run them pretty easy but i guess if you overclock them within reasonable levels a 1200w would be best and yes the 290x is faster then then titan at stock clock looking at newer benchmarks and the drivers will only get better so the 290x is the fastest stock clocked single gpu card with the 7990 being the fastest duel gpu card which performs a little bit better then the 290x but not by much the 290x is the better value at this time

Dude, the wattage your recommending is barely what he needs. That's what I said 1500 to have plenty of headroom.
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post #28 of 28
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Still thinking about this... Im only using 1920x1200 24" monitors and i can play most games in ultra.... so not sure if worth it... but i kinda wanted a th10 case (they look awsome) and if i upgraded the case, i was thinking about changing my mobo so i can run few 290x video cards, then little by little water cool the thing
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