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At very high resolutions. Anything under 1600p nvidia still king.

Read what i wrote prior? I know. We knew this would be the case when the 290/290x series would come out; and they didn't change anything with this card either. It has to do with the memory bus speed and width, the AMD cards are geared for huge resolution performance, and the nvidia for lower resolution performance. And it shows too. In 4k the 780ti loses a LOT of performance... almost completely flipping the advantage it had on the amd cards in lower resolutions. Frankly the performance is close enough that it mostly comes down to personal preference... though if i was going 4k i think you have to go with an AMD option right now. they just deliver at that resolution no matter what the title... throw in how quiet and energy efficient the 295x2 is and it at least muddies the water a bit in smaller resolutions then 4k.
 
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At very high resolutions. Anything under 1600p nvidia still king.

Read what i wrote prior? I know. We knew this would be the case when the 290/290x series would come out; and they didn't change anything with this card either. It has to do with the memory bus speed and width, the AMD cards are geared for huge resolution performance, and the nvidia for lower resolution performance. And it shows too. In 4k the 780ti loses a LOT of performance... almost completely flipping the advantage it had on the amd cards in lower resolutions. Frankly the performance is close enough that it mostly comes down to personal preference... though if i was going 4k i think you have to go with an AMD option right now. they just deliver at that resolution no matter what the title... throw in how quiet and energy efficient the 295x2 is and it at least muddies the water a bit in smaller resolutions then 4k.
energy efficient?uh....no
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I'm not expecting anything lol But people trying to justify 1500$ price tag because it's watercooling doesn't make sense to me. It's not like it's running 40c or anything. It's running at freaking 70c, which is OK temps, nothing amazing. What I mean if it takes watercooling to keep it under reasonable temperature, great, but in the end what matters is 1. the performance. 2. the temps and noise. In this case, this is NOT 1500$ performance worth nor great temps. Oh and also they are other criteria in buying a graphic card, but this is not the point here.

1. the performance. - better performance then 780ti in 4k, slightly better performance then 2 r9-290x in every single bench
2. the temps and noise - quieter then EVERY SINGLE SLi / XFIRE setup out there, Quieter then every other dual gpu card out there (currently), temps reasonable, and ejected out of the case like a blower cooler, not inside the case... so even there its an improvement.

Its ugly (possibly)
Its well built (for amd it's amazingly well put together)
It performs good enough to be an attractive option over a comparitive xfire build (you couldn't say that about the 7990, or really the 690)
Its priced in line with the market (it performs about as good as 2 780tis, and is priced like it)
It draws less power then either an SLi'd 780ti or xfired r9-290x (i don't know how they managed that, but this is NOT a 500W card... a 450W card, yes... but not a 500W card)

While i would like to have seen a lower price (1300), i can't say i hate this card at $1500... cause for a change it looks like AMD actually tried to put together something nice and high performing... rather then something laughably cheap.
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energy efficient?uh....no

under load -
2 780tis in SLi = 500W-550W (depending on the model)
2 r9-290xs in xfire = 500W
r9-295x2 = 450W

idle
2 780tis in SLi = 28W
2 r9-290xs in xfire = 50W
r9-295x2 = 14W

Looks energy efficient to me.
Edited by azanimefan - 4/8/14 at 3:25pm
 
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Do any of the reviews tell the exact dimensions of the card?

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The video card is quite lengthy at 12" long

From the Hard OCP review answering my own question lol
Edited by Yop - 4/8/14 at 4:02pm
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very long, much big.
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Still limping along with my GTX 470. The most I will ever pay for a card is 400. And I'm gaming at 1440p. Don't have to have the highest settings especially when nothing has topped Crysis Warhead
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At very high resolutions. Anything under 1600p nvidia still king.
Stock certainly not the case but I agree a hefty overclock on the 780 Ti's (1.3GHz) would match or beat the 295x2 at (1.1GHz)

If we turn our eyes to TPU since they are the best reviewer on the net generally performance summary shows it winning in every resolution.
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PT1. I'm using it on mine. It does increase the base TDP limit considerably.

There is no such equivalent for the 295X2, yet.
It's probably $1500 because of the binning needed.

Anyway, two 290Xs + watercooling for them would be about the same total price, and probably do better, but would take up two slots.
Ah yes that was the name it made the cards stable in terms of clock but of course they did consume more and produced more noise.
Still better than throttling I suppose.

It is quite neat that this cards manages to consume 40W less than a pair of 290x's in CF while having 2 pumps(one per block right, yes seems like a waste)
I'm currently trying to aquire a "broken" R9 290 which I think I can fix since the seller said a transistor broke and he had no idea how things works. The fact he thinks a transistor breaks makes me think he hasn't tried much so maybe I'll be riding the Hawaii express once more. wink.gif
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It would be nice if you can mod a 280 or 240 Thick RAD.
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Can you trifire it with a 290x?
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It would be nice if you can mod a 280 or 240 Thick RAD.
Shouldn't be too difficult to replace the stock 120 rad with this http://www.swiftech.com/MCR-H220-RADIATOR.aspx
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