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I can't speak for the 290 and 780.... but I can speak for the 290x and the 780Ti and I can't say I'm impressed at all with the 290x. So take that for what it is.

It's pretty hard to take that for what it is when you don't qualify why. tongue.gif

I'm genuinely curious as I'm moving from a reference eVGA 780 Ti (great card, overpriced) to a non-ref Gaming 290X within a day or two.
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It's pretty hard to take that for what it is when you don't qualify why. tongue.gif

I'm genuinely curious as I'm moving from a reference eVGA 780 Ti (great card, overpriced) to a non-ref Gaming 290X within a day or two.

I suppose it depends what you're getting the cards for price wise. But the performance of the 290x just isn't really what I was expecting at all... it's a solid performer, don't get me wrong. But there just isn't really comparing the two.

If you can wait a little bit longer I can show you. In the process of doing a bunch of benches.
 
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I suppose it depends what you're getting the cards for price wise. But the performance of the 290x just isn't really what I was expecting at all... it's a solid performer, don't get me wrong. But there just isn't really comparing the two.

To be expected. The 290 is roughly comparable to the 780. The Ti however is a 15% improvement over the 780, whereas the X is only a ~7% improvement over the 290.

I think the OP is focusing on the right cards here by limiting it to the 780 vs. 290.

I won't deny that the 780 Ti was an absolute monster but I think I can live with the 290X for ~$250 back in my pocket. redface.gif
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To be expected. The 290 is roughly comparable to the 780. The Ti however is a 15% improvement over the 780, whereas the X is only a ~7% improvement over the 290.

I think the OP is focusing on the right cards here by limiting it to the 780 vs. 290.
I fully assume those numbers are based off various stock speeds?
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To be expected. The 290 is roughly comparable to the 780. The Ti however is a 15% improvement over the 780, whereas the X is only a ~7% improvement over the 290.

I think the OP is focusing on the right cards here by limiting it to the 780 vs. 290.

I won't deny that the 780 Ti was an absolute monster but I think I can live with the 290X for ~$250 back in my pocket. redface.gif

Sure, to an extent. And honestly, IMO the 780 is the card to get regardless. Under water and with the right BIOS. They really can fly. And I mean 780Ti OC kind of numbers.
 
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Sure, to an extent. And honestly, IMO the 780 is the card to get regardless. Under water and with the right BIOS. They really can fly. And I mean 780Ti OC kind of numbers.
Any chance you've got any 780ti numbers I can compare my lightning to?
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Any chance you've got any 780ti numbers I can compare my lightning to?

I'll be posting some stuff over here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1476616/what-would-you-like-to-see-kingpin-vs-290x-lightning/0_100

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Another vote for the 780. I loved my last 3 generations of AMD cards, but the stock cooler on the 780 is dead sexy and very quiet. The card is a fabulous piece of engineering.

Also, I hated my GTX 660 Ti with a passion. I traded it for an HD 7870 XT as quickly as I could. The 660 Ti played some games very well, but others were awful. Somewhere between then and now, Nvidia has gotten their stuff together, and the 780 is a great card.
Edited by Mad Pistol - 4/4/14 at 5:03pm
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I'll be posting some stuff over here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1476616/what-would-you-like-to-see-kingpin-vs-290x-lightning/0_100

in a few days.

That's sounds like an interesting thread.
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Personally, I think the 780 is a better card, Its just better refined in general.

However, there are a lot of r9 290 and 290x on the used market from reliable sellers. You can't ignore the value.

I just look for ones with original box then I just check with the seller to see if they have the original receipt and if they registered for the warranty, etc..

With MSI, like with EVGA you can register online and upload UPC & invoice. Most people never bother to do that...

I actually had bad luck with two new r9 290x and my used one was fine smile.gif
Edited by bbond007 - 4/4/14 at 5:10pm
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