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I was expecting to be disappointed by this card, but lo and behold, this card is an absolute beast!!! They got it right putting an AIO block on it, and not only does the card run very cool, but it is also very quiet as well. That's extremely impressive considering that their current crop of stock coolers hasn't been very good lately.

All that being said, I really hope companies don't start adopting AIO coolers as viable cooling options for stock configurations. It will drive cost up and make installing graphics cards just that little bit more difficult for some people. Though as far as innovative cooling solutions go, the R9 295X2 is a game changer for sure.

Good job AMD! thumb.gif
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HD 3870 512MB -> $250
HD 3870X2 1GB -> $450
HD 4870 512MB -> $300
HD 4870X2 2GB -> $550
HD 5870 1GB -> $380
HD 5970 2GB -> $600
HD 6970 2GB -> $370
HD 6990 4GB -> $700
HD 7970 3GB -> $550
HD 7990 6GB -> $1000
HD 290X 4GB -> $550
HD 295X2 8GB -> $1500

All i can say is i am disgusted by these prices.

Frankly speaking HD 7970 was the last card i bough and even that was a expensive purchase.
We really have to question ourself on why we are paying to much money for these GPUs.
There should be no reason why we are paying more then double for Dual-GPUs considering in the past 3870 to 6970 getting Dual GPU was more cost effective. When i changed from 2 x HD 6970s to HD 6990 was for a good reason. About the same price but it would be cheaper to water cool. For many of us building PCs and benchmarking is a hobby. We should not have to pay this much money. The price of Single GPU is also in the rise but the quantity and quality of games has not changed the slightest.

You can thank bitcoin/cryptocurrency mining to this increase. IMO, this has ruined PC parts in general as of recent. So glad I got my 7950 just a few months prior to all the crypto madness and price inflation its demand has caused on the 7xxx series of cards.
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You can thank bitcoin/cryptocurrency mining to this increase. IMO, this has ruined PC parts in general as of recent. So glad I got my 7950 just a few months prior to all the crypto madness and price inflation its demand has caused on the 7xxx series of cards.

I wish i had the cash when the 7950 was selling for $189... that was the steal of the century. My timing sucked. When i had the 190, it was already 300 and rising... 3 weeks... missed it by 3 weeks. Still mad about that.
 
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Well guys.... brace urself

Next Gen Single GPU will be priced at

$800 for AMD
$900 for Nvidia

next next gen GPU will have
300w TDP alone on single chip.

I am not going to pay more than $300 on a GPU. Not anymore. Infact I plan to just upgrade $200 GPU more often.
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I wish i had the cash when the 7950 was selling for $189... that was the steal of the century. My timing sucked. When i had the 190, it was already 300 and rising... 3 weeks... missed it by 3 weeks. Still mad about that.


How about $499 for a 7990 w/ games just this last october. Right before they rocketed up to ~$1000-1500. Glad this mayhem is over and prices are settling. Though a lot of beat up hardware out there which makes me cautious in buying used now frown.gif.
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I'm impressed with this card, though it's about $200-300 overpriced. Wonder what Nvidia's response will be.
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I'm impressed with this card, though it's about $200-300 overpriced. Wonder what Nvidia's response will be.


a $3000 laugh attack called the titan z.

Or incoming 790 for "only" $2000.
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I'm impressed with this card, though it's about $200-300 overpriced. Wonder what Nvidia's response will be.

What could nVidia do?

a GTX "790" would be an option, Dual 770s on a single card, But that wouldnt be quite as fast without major clockspeed stroking, Probubly cheaper however.

The Titan Z is the closest thing that nVidia has, but at $3000 its way out of the price range (and i still argue its not a direct competetor anyways..)

The direct, obvious thing of course is to slap two 780 Tis on a single card, but thats basically the Titan Z, That said if they dumped the entire FPU thing that the Titan has then i guess maybe.. but id wager it would end up more pricey than the 295x2 and would also definitely cut into the Titan Z's sales...
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id lol if nvidia posted the $3000 price tag hoping amd would respond with a $2000 price tag so they could release the titan Z at $1500.
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well i was tempted to buy 2 of them and here you are... biggrin.gif


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