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One 290 is plenty, especially if you don't go crazy with AA and advanced lighting effects. I get 80-110 fps on BF4 64 man servers (using mantle) with no AA or SSAO, everything else ultra.
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As others have mentioned, you should just get two 290(non-X) unless you're on an ITX system. You can get two 290s for about $600 or so on Ebay, but you'll have a lot of money to spend on aftermarket cooling or even waterblocks.

I agree that a 7950 is not enough for a Qnix 1440p @ 120Hz, and I'm also interested in upgrading, but am limited to a single GPU due to my ITX system. My 7950 @ 1300/1700 is close to stock 290 speeds, but a 290 can overclock just as well.

How I see things:

R9 290 = 1.3~1.5x 7950 performance
HD7990 = 1.8x~2x 7950 performance
    
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i would get 2x R9 290 from ebay cheap if I was you.

I basically went from 2x 7950 sold them during bitcoin craze and upgraded to my 2x R9 290.
And let me tell you these R9 290's are a beast. biggrin.gif

I would rather take even only one R9 290 then deal with 7990. Having to wait for crossfire drivers for new games sucks so make sure at least your single GPU is a beast till drivers are available.
    
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As others have mentioned, you should just get two 290(non-X) unless you're on an ITX system. You can get two 290s for about $600 or so on Ebay, but you'll have a lot of money to spend on aftermarket cooling or even waterblocks.

I agree that a 7950 is not enough for a Qnix 1440p @ 120Hz, and I'm also interested in upgrading, but am limited to a single GPU due to my ITX system. My 7950 @ 1300/1700 is close to stock 290 speeds, but a 290 can overclock just as well.

How I see things:

R9 290 = 1.5~1.8x 7950 performance
HD7990 = 1.8x~2x 7950 performance

Fixed it for you, went from 7950's clocked at 1100MHz here to a single 290 that does 1200MHz and i get around the same performance if not a bit better.
 
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Fixed it for you, went from 7950's clocked at 1100MHz here to a single 290 that does 1200MHz and i get around the same performance if not a bit better.

I compared stock numbers (950MHz for the "Boost" 7950s, 947MHz for the 290) to get that comparison.

I think it's a bit unfair for your comparison since the 7950 is at 1100MHz, while the 290 is at 1200MHz. How do they both compare when at 1100MHz? Does it keep the 1.5x performance ratio?
    
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I compared stock numbers (950MHz for the "Boost" 7950s, 947MHz for the 290) to get that comparison.

I think it's a bit unfair for your comparison since the 7950 is at 1100MHz, while the 290 is at 1200MHz. How do they both compare when at 1100MHz? Does it keep the 1.5x performance ratio?

here we go Kokin . . .

7950 @ 1100

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7288276

290 @ 1100

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8219587
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I compared stock numbers (950MHz for the "Boost" 7950s, 947MHz for the 290) to get that comparison.

I think it's a bit unfair for your comparison since the 7950 is at 1100MHz, while the 290 is at 1200MHz. How do they both compare when at 1100MHz? Does it keep the 1.5x performance ratio?

It's the highest that my 7950's could do before they got too hot.. tongue.gif

I'll have to look later however, too busy with assignments and stuff.. haha
 
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No need rdr09 got it. Comparing the graphics score, the 290 is about 1.4-1.5x better. Considering many are going for sub-$300, that's a really nice performance boost.
    
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Got a MSI R9 290 Gaming today. It can't be unlocked to a 290X but does have Hynix memory. Just testing it out at stock first before overclocking it thumb.gif

ASIC is 82.0%
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