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You mean lke Haswell in that it has awesome energy efficiency and good overclocking potential? Delidded Haswell vs Sandy Bridge seems like the best comparison of Kepler to Maxwell.
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post #52 of 90
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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

You mean lke Haswell in that it has awesome energy efficiency and good overclocking potential? Delidded Haswell vs Sandy Bridge seems like the best comparison of Kepler to Maxwell.
What I said was what if like Haswell, Maxwell is better on the lower power consumption side rather than high power consumption dies?
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post #53 of 90
Just got R9 290 for £170 well happy
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Originally Posted by AWESOME_3_SOME View Post

yeah, Ebay is flooded with cheap R9 290's . I even saw a couple of R9 290X for $400, I couldn't believe it eek.gif.

GET EM BOYS WHILE U STILL CAN sonic.gif

Theres an Asus DCUII 290x for 430$ on the marketplace here. Guy claims its only 2 months old.
 
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post #55 of 90
I've been seeing a few R9 290s go as low as $230 on Ebay! I'm definitely going to buy one soon.
    
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I bought two R9 290's, getting 120 fps on ultra settings BF4 1440p on my overclocked qnix 1440p monitor...

under 600 bucks for both, and boy it sure is fun for gaming

glad mining is dead xD
    
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post #57 of 90
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Originally Posted by caenlen View Post

I bought two R9 290's, getting 120 fps on ultra settings BF4 1440p on my overclocked qnix 1440p monitor...

under 600 bucks for both, and boy it sure is fun for gaming

glad mining is dead xD

Amen to this. I wish I could justify getting 290's. Snagged a 280X Gaming for ~$220 and I really, really want to get another one just because it is such a good price. But alas, that would be overkill for 1080p.... stupid priorities....
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post #58 of 90
The prices on newegg have dropped too. I'm seeing the MSI 290 G series for 439.99.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127774
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I too saw that the came back down to reality and figured mining is now dead, I instead opted for a 7950 w/ boost, 150 bucks, for a 3rd rig im building instead of crossfiring it with my second rig.
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I too saw that the came back down to reality and figured mining is now dead, I instead opted for a 7950 w/ boost, 150 bucks, for a 3rd rig im building instead of crossfiring it with my second rig.

Nice! I remember when I got my 7950 for >$300.... dang, time flies. I wonder what price they and the 2xx series are going to stabilize at
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