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lol OCN is a special place.

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it really is tongue.gif

 

lol

 

(btw, I ninja-edited you. You're too fast for me!)

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I would personally go GTX780 ACX 3788 version ( which I own) It is a beast and I would never buy an AMD product ever again, I had two 5870s and Bought one from new and the video drivers allllways crashed or issues. Same with my cousins 7870 that he purchased. Too many issues with those things it seems. I switched back to Nvidia since the 7800GT I had ( yes very long time ago lol) and Ill never go back, Even though your paying for the premium, your paying for a better quality piece of equiptment that you know will work definitely with no hiccups
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lol

(btw, I ninja-edited you. You're too fast for me!)

read your edit just now, i agree 100%, fanboying for either side is kinda dumb, fanboy for performance and get what performs best, especially if it costs less, which in this case is the r9 290. sure it doesnt overclock as high as nvidia cards on air, but clock for clock its stronger, so you dont really need it to be hitting 1300mhz core 24/7 to play all of todays games flawlessly.
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read your edit just now, i agree 100%, fanboying for either side is kinda dumb, fanboy for performance and get what performs best, especially if it costs less, which in this case is the r9 290. sure it doesnt overclock as high as nvidia cards on air, but clock for clock its stronger, so you dont really need it to be hitting 1300mhz core 24/7 to play all of todays games flawlessly.

 

Exactly! Thank you.

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lol OCN is a special place.

To continue the debate, I'm just going to say this: all I care about is getting the best performance. That's why I went with the R9 290 instead of the GTX 780. Oh yeah, and I got the R9 290 DirectCU II for $489.99 shipped. That's $10 less than the GTX 780 DirectCU II, and I'm going to get superior performance.

Which one will give you better performance is honestly down to game and resolution, as well as how much of an overclocker you are and your thermal conditions
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Which one will give you better performance is honestly down to game and resolution, as well as how much of an overclocker you are and your thermal conditions

 

So, that's all the more reason for people to not make blind recommendations. We need to start asking the person asking what games they play. Then, it would be a good time to do research on the different video cards in the person's budget to find out which one gives the best performance for their games.

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So, that's all the more reason for people to not make blind recommendations. We need to start asking the person asking what games they play. Then, it would be a good time to do research on the different video cards in the person's budget to find out which one gives the best performance for their games.

I usually try to do that

with performance as close as it is as long as you have non-ref cooling, "do you play bf4 and want high fps" vs "do you want to use nvenc" becomes really important too
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I recently built my first rig, but I don't have a GPU yet. I have looked at both the R9 290 and GTX 780, and I can not decide which to get. I am a competetive gamer, and I play all sorts of games, but right now I mainly play Battlefield 4, Planetside 2, and Team Fortress 2. Neither Planetside 2 or TF2 are optimized for a certain GPU vendor, but BF4 is optimized for use with AMD Radeon cards with the new mantle stuff.

After comparing the reference models of the two cards, I find the R9 290 to be slightly better in terms of core speed, memory capacity, memory bus, memory bandwidth, shader processing units, render output units, pixel rate, the R9 290 is ~7 months newer and supports DX 11.2, and it is cheaper than a 780.

On the other hand, the GTX 780 only wins in terms of memory speed, texture mapping units, texture rate, and power consumption.

Which do you guys think would be better for the money?

If you're in the U.S. the 780.
if you're European, R9 290x.

Over here in The Netherlands the R9 290x is like 400,- and the R9 290 is 300 - 350.
The 780 is 500+ for us so over here the choice is a little different. Don't look at reviews when they break down a product cause of the price.
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So, that's all the more reason for people to not make blind recommendations. We need to start asking the person asking what games they play. Then, it would be a good time to do research on the different video cards in the person's budget to find out which one gives the best performance for their games.

exactly, i guarantee you if someone posted " i only play games that have physx and i always turn physx on, what card should i get" there would be someone posting " get a 290x its stronger than a 780ti blah blah blah derp derpy derppppppppp reverse that for mantle and you would probably have someone going " get a 780ti theyre stronger when overclocking derpy derrrrr durrrr hurrrrrrrrrrr"


moral of the story - people post suggestions without knowing the full story.



it should be a requirement to post what you use the card for

what games you want to play with it if gaming is the cards main use

what resolution

aircooling, watercooling, sub zero which will you use

crossfire/sli in the future?

etc
Edited by szeged - 4/5/14 at 10:57am
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