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R9 290 destroys the 770. Problem is because of the current mining craze, it's ridiculously expensive.

Actually prices have come down quite a bit, as miners are starting to sell.
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Well, im not doing mining, so ill be fine tongue.gif
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post #13 of 17
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Actually prices have come down quite a bit, as miners are starting to sell.
Yeah I just noticed that. They will go back up, won't they?
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So this is the new mining thread? tongue.gif
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So this is the new mining thread? tongue.gif
Nah, not intending on hijacking it. My brother has been looking for an R9 290 as well and I was wondering if now is a good time to buy it. biggrin.gif

But anyway, R9 290 is a no-brainer. A good 25% faster, 1 extra GB of VRAM, Mantle, True Audio...there's really no debate there.
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Yeah. I will do a performance test before i get the 290 and that is some benchmarks with both's latest drivers and do some benchmarks to see which card gets the most fps in the big games like crysis 3, bf4, hitman absolution, last light and thief all maxed out tongue.gif
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post #17 of 17
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Yeah. I will do a performance test before i get the 290 and that is some benchmarks with both's latest drivers and do some benchmarks to see which card gets the most fps in the big games like crysis 3, bf4, hitman absolution, last light and thief all maxed out tongue.gif

R9 290 is a GTX 780 competitor. GTX 770 does not stand a chance. So save yourself the time. thumb.gif

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/65741-xfx-r9-290-double-dissipation-review-3.html
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