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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

Your statement goes the opposite way to his point. He's precisely saying that eeven getting a DCII card which dangerously menaces the 780Ti, is still 130€ cheaper.

Thus, comparing it to reasonably more expensive non-reference 780Tis is not a good idea. Now, to reference overclocked cards, that is more realistic, and a better point overall.

Yes and if you're in the market for non blower non reference cards you might as well get a non ref 780Ti. Why would you even consider a ref 780Ti or any ref card if you don't want a blower? This is why the comparison doesn't make much sense beyond making the non ref. cards sound good in ads etc. It's the age old trick always used in reviews.

That extra $20 or something isn't really a bid deal with a $700 purchase.
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There would still be a $120 difference though and the price / perf ratio would still be in favor of the ASUS card. That's a ton of money IMO.

Price/perf tends to favor the slower cards...

Using crysis 3 (should be a fair game for both brands) you get 20% more perf with a 780Ti GHz for 28% more money. Seems more than reasonable.
 
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So it's faster than Titan and GTX 780 ti, it has an extra GB of vram over the 780 ti, it runs quieter than the 780ti, supports Mantle and it's cheaper..

Not seeing a lot to dislike here guys. Seems some just try to pick fault or moan for the sake of it, or maybe it's pure bias based on personal view, rather than performance / price.

I'm not biased either way, but this is obviously a better purchase than a GTX 780ti.
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So it's faster than Titan and GTX 780 ti, it has an extra GB of vram over the 780 ti, it runs quieter than the 780ti, supports Mantle and it's cheaper..

Not seeing a lot to dislike here guys. Seems some just try to pick fault or moan for the sake of it, or maybe it's pure bias based on personal view, rather than performance / price.

I'm not biased either way, but this is obviously a better purchase than a GTX 780ti.

2/10
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I'm not biased either way, but this is obviously a better purchase than a GTX 780ti.

Depends on the games you play really. Blizzard titles for example are still so nvidia friendly it isn't even funny, geforce is the way to go for those. On the other hand there are games the 290X shines so in that sense ,this is a major success for AMD. Few months ago if the question was "What's the fastest single gpu out there", the answer always would be "Titan/780" , now it is "Usually the 780Ti but depends on your prefered games/resolution, if you are gonna use more than one cards,mantle needs to be taken into consideration" etc. etc. It is the first time in many years that AMD has such a good competition for the absolute "creme of the creme" from nvidia.
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SKYMTL please include GPU-Z vrm temps with fans @~75% when you re-edit the overclocking tests smile.gif
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Using crysis 3 (should be a fair game for both brands) you get 20% more perf with a 780Ti GHz for 28% more money. Seems more than reasonable.

Then you notice that the Ghz can't overclock any further.
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Originally Posted by Boomstick727 View Post

So it's faster than Titan and GTX 780 ti, it has an extra GB of vram over the 780 ti, it runs quieter than the 780ti, supports Mantle and it's cheaper..

Not seeing a lot to dislike here guys. Seems some just try to pick fault or moan for the sake of it, or maybe it's pure bias based on personal view, rather than performance / price.

I'm not biased either way, but this is obviously a better purchase than a GTX 780ti.

Well said Broomstick. tongue.gif

Guru3D summed it up nicely i think.
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Final Words & Conclusion

Now you just know that I can throw all kinds of superlatives at you guys, but I can be brief as well. This is the Radeon R9-290X we all expected it to be, period.

Sufficient cooling, extreme performance, silent and tweakable are the key-words here. And hey it comes factory clocked faster then reference and it is a good chunk cheaper than a GTX 780 Ti as well as you get more graphics memory (4GB). NICE ! Having that much raw unadulterated horsepower under the hood will bring options to the table. You play your games at 2560x1440 and flick on every quality setting that you can think of. Even then the cards will do a terrific job. For the few of you that already made the step towards UHD or 4K gaming at 3840 x 2160 that where these card do make sense. The ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II OC edition is often as fast or faster then a GeForce GTX 780 Ti and certainly faster then a Titan, whilst it is going to be priced a good chunk lower. So that in retrospect means (even at this price level) performance for money. Prices will sit at 499~539 EUR (incl VAT for this rather shweeeeet graphics card).

Source
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_radeon_r9_290x_directcuii_oc_review,29.html

Now its time to bring on Mantle API & Battlefield 4 so we can all enjoy seeing a 290X ridicule a titan/780TI, at just a fraction of the cost. biggrin.gif
Edited by LtMatt - 12/18/13 at 6:34am
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So it's faster than Titan and GTX 780 ti, it has an extra GB of vram over the 780 ti, it runs quieter than the 780ti, supports Mantle and it's cheaper..

Not seeing a lot to dislike here guys. Seems some just try to pick fault or moan for the sake of it, or maybe it's pure bias based on personal view, rather than performance / price.

I'm not biased either way, but this is obviously a better purchase than a GTX 780ti.

its faster than a reference 780ti (in some cases)
but what about OCed 780ti ?
with cards like EVGA classified,Gigabyte's Ghz edition.......780 ti is still the faster card IMO
but in price/performance this card wins
     
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GHz Ti is porn.
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I hoped for more to be honest especially since the ASUS DCU2 is one of the coolest and quietest designs out there.
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