Originally Posted by thomas22550
So in other words, the 290X is overkill?
not overkill. the performance gap will always be <10% clock for clock. since both cards clock the same it's a case of the 290X being one of the biggest diminishing returns purchases one can make, as long as the 290 exists. simply put, the extra cash isn't getting you anything a 290 can't do. not getting better compute performance, not getting more vram, not getting better clocks, not getting a better made card. only you can decide if 9% more shaders is worth £40 to £60 to you. here are some reviews of the cards that show what the 9% more shaders gives you in the form of actual performance.Tom's
here the referencee 290/290x start off at 100/107 respectively on the gaming performance index and with the same watercooler end up at 122/127 respectively. the % difference in the non reference versions are even smaller.TPUAnandtechBit-Tech