Originally Posted by Bartouille
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.
Originally Posted by y2kcamaross
under load -
2 780tis in SLi = 500W-550W (depending on the model)
2 r9-290xs in xfire = 500W
r9-295x2 = 450W
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