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Which should I go for to game on a 1440p Qnix monitor? The R9 290 would be the MSI Gaming model.
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290 IMO
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Buy the 1440p monitor first, then test it with your 7950...
It should be that bad, considering 1440p is better looking even with a quality setting lower
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Originally Posted by adgame View Post

Buy the 1440p monitor first, then test it with your 7950...
It should be that bad, considering 1440p is better looking even with a quality setting lower

The 7950 has already been sold wink.gif
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Just buy 2 290s for the same price (or even cheaper) than a 7990. They are selling for peanuts right now.
 
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Originally Posted by MapRef41N93W View Post

Just buy 2 290s for the same price (or even cheaper) than a 7990. They are selling for peanuts right now.

This, well considering they're meant to be $399 not really but it's still a semi decent price.

You should get one 290 now and then save the leftover money and get a second if you feel you need it.
 
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If you already sold your 7950:
One r9 290x will be enough.
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Why does everybody say 290x?

We've seen benches on OCN showing they're only ~3-4% faster clock for clock than 290.. and here in the UK, they cost like 30% more
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Why does everybody say 290x?

We've seen benches on OCN showing they're only ~3-4% faster clock for clock than 290.. and here in the UK, they cost like 30% more

This. Not worth the price increase IMO. Get the 1440p monitor (if you haven't already), get one 290 and with the money you'll save by not getting the 290X, save for another 290 if needed thumb.gif
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This, well considering they're meant to be $399 not really but it's still a semi decent price.

You should get one 290 now and then save the leftover money and get a second if you feel you need it.

There are aftermarket used ones out there for 320-330$. That is almost a hundred bucks less than MSRP assuming aftermarket hawaii have a little more premium than normal considering how bad the ref cooler is.
 
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