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post #61 of 83
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Obviously the 290 (which I just bought btw) is the price perf king by far. Nvidia high end equivalents are always way more expensive. I just said that the 290X is way better in price/perf than the 780Ti

Nope, it's not. At the very least not "by far". It is probably the card that I, too, would get right now. But the 450€ custom 780s are a tight match for it when OC'd. That is my conclusion based on my own testing (in my sig) and reading just about every Hawaii vs. GK110 overclocking comparisons in the Internet.
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post #62 of 83
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The problem is that the 780 costs as much as a 290x and performs worse than a 290. I think the results in the 290/290X thread are actually good, considering the price thumb.gif Heat wise they are bad, but the Tri-X, which I keep on glorifying, is a decently good clocker from what I've heard, but maybe I am wrong.

Not in the states. The 780 is actually cheaper then the 290 and the 290X is 699.

if the DirectCUII cooler is ineffective on hawaii how is the Lightning going to perform?
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Not in the states. The 780 is actually cheaper then the 290 and the 290X is 699.

if the DirectCUII cooler is ineffective on hawaii how is the Lightning going to perform?

if its anything like the 780 lightning, very very well. been playing with this thing for probably 8 hours straight, if the 780ti didnt release and the 780s were still the top nvidia card, id definitely grab 3 of these instantly lol. Shame ill be selling it when i get a kingpin card or a 290x lightning tongue.gif
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if its anything like the 780 lightning, very very well. been playing with this thing for probably 8 hours straight, if the 780ti didnt release and the 780s were still the top nvidia card, id definitely grab 3 of these instantly lol. Shame ill be selling it when i get a kingpin card or a 290x lightning tongue.gif

8 straight hours? Go get some sleep man thumb.gif
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8 straight hours? Go get some sleep man thumb.gif


having too much fun tongue.gif ive been up for almost 22 hours now lol.
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having too much fun tongue.gif ive been up for almost 22 hours now lol.

You're crazy man. lachen.gif May i suggest

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You're crazy man. lachen.gif May i suggest
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i got it covered redface.gif
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post #68 of 83
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Only the 290 and 290X have Hawaii GPUs, the 280X is still based on Tahiti. The problem seems to be that AMD went for a smaller die size with a higher transistor density. A reference card can't handle the heat and therefore throttles, so the stock cooler was a failure indeed. The only non-ref card that seems to handle the heat output well is Sapphire's Tri-X card. Obviously people shouldn't be surprised about high core/VRM temps when they run 1.3-1.4 V through their air-cooled card.

R9-290X also has more VRAM that contributes to power consumption vs 780Ti.
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you could take a xfx 7970 DD card and use it to heat europa up and have another planet covered in water.
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I would of like to have seen a better OC with the 290X. Hopefully someone throws a water block on it soon & see how far it can be pushed. thumb.gif
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