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I am looking to upgrade my video card soon but am kinda at a loss as to which way to go. I currently have 2 6950’s running in crossfire. I am looking to either get one R290X or a GTX 780TI. I want to avoid crossfire/sli for a while. I Game at 2560x1600 currently as well. Would I see much of a boost with switching to one of these cards?
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Both the 290X and 780TI are very good cards. So you can't go wrong with either.

Would personally choose the 780TI since Nvidia has better drivers and interface, and more extra stuff to use like 3D, Physx and G-Sync. Since it also can use AMD stuff like TressFX you can't really go wrong with it.
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Ya I am leaning towards the 780Ti, I have had a lot of issues with video drivers and I would like do away with that for a while. I just want to make sure I am making a big enough step forward to make the purchase worth it.
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OP the R9 290 is currently the best bang for buck card. at the same clocks R9 290 is 5 - 7% slower than R9 290X. you could wait for custom cooler versions like asus dcii top or his iceq x2 . if you want to buy immediately you could do your own cooler mod.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1437634/installation-guide-tips-of-rev-2-icy-vision-on-r9-290x
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-290-review-benchmark,3659-19.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1RYjETWR7U
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