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GTX 780 Ti for 510$ or R9-290 with mantle?

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is this a better buy or an R9 290 with mantle support?
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780ti for $510? Hell yeah, go for it, especially since mantle isn't exclusive to AMD hardware.
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is this a better buy or an R9 290 with mantle support?

if you can really get the 780 ti version which retails for 700... for 510 then the ti is the better choice.

where u gettin the ti version this cheap? id like to buy one ^^
    
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I would wait for mantle to be released,and then see what the benchmarks with both cards will be before i buy any of those cards....Then again if you need a card now i would go with the GTX 780 ti....
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if you can really get the 780 ti version which retails for 700... for 510 then the ti is the better choice.

where u gettin the ti version this cheap? id like to buy one ^^

He hyperlinked "this" in his post, it's a reference Asus card from newegg, open box (I probably wouldn't go open box route, but hey, still a good deal)
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I wouldn't rely on mantle that much. I know its rumored that it will give a performance increase of 45% and what not but at this moment in time it just isn't backed by enough publishers I would wait to really see what it can do with the next amd card release don't let it be a deciding factor now. Saying that nvidia is going to use it also gonna take a long time because they haven't even decided if they're going to use it and if they eventually decide to do its another couple of months down the line that you you didn't benefit from using a card because of mantle. It also depends on what you play sure you'll have great fps in battlefield but if you decide to play Titan fall or batman then you would be lacking that performance because it isn't a mantle game. For the open box, I would say you dont have to be to scared of it, I'm sure it has to undergo some kind of testing to make sure it is still good and running and if it isnt you can tell newegg and return it.
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Hmmm, ok thanks for the advices. I guess I will play with the gtx 780 ti and see how it goes. Thanks all.
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