Originally Posted by Alatar Not really, the best 290X can't even seem to match up to best Titans
so with 780Tis in the mix it's just going to be a wash. Especially since it would look like GK110-425-B1 OCs better than GK100-400-A1 or GK110-300-A1. Especially since with the Titan the thing holding it back is the PCB which isn't the case with the 290X (or custom 780s / 780Tis for that matter).
Overall I just don't get the OC vs. OC 290X vs. 780Ti comparisons.
I dunno about everyone else but I'd rather see the 290X beat OC'd Titans before pitting it up against the 780Tis. The 290X can clock to 1300mhz all it wants but since it's about on par with the Titan clock for clock (depending on the bench / application) I don't see how that's enough since a Titan will clock higher than a 290X and a 780Ti will be faster clock for clock than a Titan and clock higher.
a R9 290X uber which throttles is competing with a GTX 780 Ti at 1440p / 1600p
" The first comparison everyone is most curious about is how would the GeForce GTX 780 Ti compare to the AMD Radeon R9 290X. Out of all our games, there was only one game that had a higher playable setting on the GTX 780 Ti, Far Cy 3. However, we know that the R9 290X is throttling performance in that game even at "Uber Mode" 55% fan speed as previous tested. It is possible, that with a higher fan speed the performance would increase to the levels the GTX 780 Ti is producing. This is unfortunately one of the negative points about the R9 290X, and that is throttling performance below the frequency cap of 1GHz.
However, in every other game we tested the gameplay experience was exactly the same between the GTX 780 Ti and the R9 290X at 2560x1600 resolution. There were some small framerate performance differences, often with the GTX 780 Ti coming out on top. However, we are talking about differences at most of 5%. With a difference that small, it is not noticeable in-game and does not allow one card to offer a better visual quality experience over the other. "