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Originally Posted by DzillaXx
Card temp does not equal TDP, plus the card is designed to run at higher temps what is good news to me. Card isn't as temp sensitive as the older 7970/50's were.
I could care less that a stock ref cooler keeps a card hot, As I wouldn't use one other then to test it.
The 290x is actually doesn't get that hot with a proper cooler. Non Ref Cards will be proof of that, though even my 7950's ref cooler was nearly just as bad.
Personally AMD needs to drop the price of Ref 290x's to $499, considering that the 290 is $399.
10% faster for $150 more isn't that great of a jump, and if AMD lowered the 290x to $499 the 780ti would cost $200 more.
The sweat spot is still the gtx780 and 290, Kinda wish Nvidia would drop the price of the 780 again. Would be my next card if they did, otherwise I'm going for the 290.
yeah that the 780 Ti is not going to have the best bang for the buck is pretty obvious. people can easily buy a SLI 770 setup or CF 280X for that money and have more GPU power.
But I have to say I am not sure how current kepler cards would look like with a smaller die, would they have less performance or would they run hotter. I cant tell you.
Originally Posted by Ha-Nocri
yep, they were saying 1.5GB on 580 was enough, but after a year it wasn't. Some ppl don't upgrade every generation.
yeah I can see your point. The Vram on cards and in game has gone crazy over the last few years, but it also has something to do with what monitor you are using.
When you are soon upgrading to a 3x 4K surround display configuration maybe you shouldn't buy a 780 Ti 3GB, but if you just purchased a proper 2560x1440p monitor the 780 Ti will come a long way.
Also most people upgrade their GPUs more frequently than they do their monitors.