Originally Posted by iamhollywood5
$400? Nvidia is in trouble.
Also, apparently there weren't any new drivers with the 290? Just a change in fan profile?
I think the 290 is an awesome card for the price. That fan noise just makes me cringe, though. Man. AMD could have made both the 290 and 290X so much better and without the noise complaints. I have to wonder WTH they were thinking by throwing that 27 cent plastic cooler on there.....
But, the 290 is priced right. Awesome performance for the 400$ price, but man oh man. This card needs aftermarket designs post haste. I just can't get over how AMD could have made both of these 10 out of 10 score GPUs but they will get alot of justified complaints about the noise. I know some people don't care about that, but some do - myself being one that has gotten used to the utter quietness of OC 780 cards. Oh well. I'm so torn on these cards. Love the performance and price. Everything else...eh....Edited by xoleras - 11/4/13 at 9:38pm