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the capstone 550m that the op has should be enough too handle the 290 with out any issues smile.gif
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the capstone 550m that the op has will be enough too handle the 290 with out any issues smile.gif

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the capstone 550m that the op has should be enough too handle the 290 without any oc'ing smile.gif

Fixed but the op plans to oc, so - no.
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You really should consider the GTX 780. Especially the PNY one I linked a few posts above. It is a stupidly good card with a fantastic cooler. They overclock well, they are very quiet, and they have an amazing suite of features (look up Shadowplay)

Nothing against the R9 290, as it is also a fantastic card with 3rd party coolers, but I think Nvidia has more to offer on their high-end this time around. Big Kepler is a quiet beast (and the GTX 780 uses a lot less power than the R9 290 too. No one has pointed that out yet.)

Not to mention that stock cooler on the GTX 780 is dead sexy. wink.gif
Edited by Mad Pistol - 3/28/14 at 4:28pm
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You really should consider the GTX 780. Especially the PNY one I linked a few posts above. It is a stupidly good card with a fantastic cooler. They overclock well, they are very quiet, and they have an amazing suite of features (look up Shadowplay)

Nothing against the R9 290, as it is also a fantastic card with 3rd party coolers, but I think Nvidia has more to offer on their high-end this time around. Big Kepler is a quiet beast (and the GTX 780 uses a lot less power than the R9 290 too. No one has pointed that out yet.)
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Powercolor/R9_290X_PCS_Plus/images/power_peak.gif

23w is a lot less? It isnt.

Shadowplay?bandicam,action

Quiet just by 1dba?
http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/image//skymtl/GPU/R9-290-XFX/R9-290-XFX-46.jpg
post #27 of 93
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http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Powercolor/R9_290X_PCS_Plus/images/power_peak.gif

23w is a lot less? It isnt.

Shadowplay?bandicam,action

Quiet just by 1dba?
http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/image//skymtl/GPU/R9-290-XFX/R9-290-XFX-46.jpg

Shadowplay allows you to record 1080p @ 60fps video of gameplay on-the-fly with a 5-10% penalty in performance. AMD has nothing that can do that right now without either a major performance penalty (FRAPS) or a massive degradation in quality. On top of that, Shadowplay does not affect or lock your framerate, which is a breakthrough compared to other solutions.

Also, here's the graph for power consumption from that R9 290 DD review @ hardwarecanucks.



That's a lot more than 23-watts power difference

And in that second picture you posted, that's a stock GTX 780 cooler vs. an aftermarket cooler on the R9 290... that's embarrassing. You should see some of the aftermarket coolers the GTX 780 has.
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Shadowplay allows you to record 1080p @ 60fps video of gameplay on-the-fly with a 5-10% penalty in performance. AMD has nothing that can do that right now without either a major performance penalty (FRAPS) or a massive degradation in quality.
you didnt search what bandicam and action are...
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Neither of those software solutions compare in terms of performance hit, measured either by raw average fps, or frametimes

nor does OBS game capture - x264, for example

As for power.. draw wouldn't be that high, even if you put 350w for the gpu which is a large amount (780 is tdp limited @250w unless you change it for example) that still leaves 200w for cpu and other stuff
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you didnt search what bandicam and action are...

Those programs still incur a bigger performance hit than Shadowplay....

Also, Shadowplay is free on any desktop Kepler card (it's actually built into Nvidia's driver suite now)
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