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Sorry to post to your thread, but I have a somewhat related question. My Gigabyte 780 Ti GHz was a disaster and I am on the lookout for a new graphics card. I was about to pull the trigger on the EVGA 780 Superclocked ACX card, but started looking into AMD options. I saw that Powercolor makes a 290x that was in my price range as well. I have been doing research and was still wondering if the R9 290x was good reliability wise? Is there any reason to go for the 780 over the R9 290?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131548

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130918 (I can get it on Amazon for about $15 cheaper)
post #2 of 10
I moved your post into it's own thread Dave.

Of the two cards you linked, I'd be looking pretty hard at the 290x for the price.

The 290x has a review here from Hardware Canucks and they speak very highly of it.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/65702-powercolor-r9-290x-pcs-4gb-review.html

Keep in mind you could also get the 290 version for $499 as well.

The only thing I don't like about that model is according to Newegg, it has a 2 year warranty.
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at that price the 290x is a better card imo.
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now this is a killer deal!
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Thanks for moving it... shouldn't have hijacked the previous thread and just made my own thread. They both are very temping, I am just trying to get something that works with no problems. I am new to gaming, so I am a little apprehensive on what to buy, especially after my 780 Ti fiasco. The Powercolor looks so good and I primarily play BF4, so AMD gets the lean there. Also, I play mostly AMD optimized games since I have a back log of almost all the Never Settle bundles from the past couple of years. The only reason I am hesitant is that the GTX 780 seems to be a pretty stable and reliable card. If the Powercolor seems reliable to you guys it is probably going to be what I purchase.
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Thanks for moving it... shouldn't have hijacked the previous thread and just made my own thread. They both are very temping, I am just trying to get something that works with no problems. I am new to gaming, so I am a little apprehensive on what to buy, especially after my 780 Ti fiasco. The Powercolor looks so good and I primarily play BF4, so AMD gets the lean there. Also, I play mostly AMD optimized games since I have a back log of almost all the Never Settle bundles from the past couple of years. The only reason I am hesitant is that the GTX 780 seems to be a pretty stable and reliable card. If the Powercolor seems reliable to you guys it is probably going to be what I purchase.

I can't really speak on reliability for the card.

The 780 Ti you had seems to be giving everyone who bought one issues. Personally, I'd say it's a Gigabyte bios issue.

The other 780 Ti models are just as reliable as any of the 780 were.
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My Asus Direct CU II 780 ti in sli have no problems at all, so I assume it maybe just that card!
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post #9 of 10
There is a xfx r9 290 on amazon for 470usd which brings BF4,btw the difference in some games between the r9 290 and 290x isnt that high.so i dont think the extra money worth it
post #10 of 10
I've never had any issues with my 780 but dang those R9 290x sure look sweet. If your games are more optimized for AMD then you should probably go that route. And I have heard that EVGA puts out a good card and their customer service is the best. Hard choice that powercolor is one nice looking card. biggrin.gif
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