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Should I buy this r9 290 to replace my 670's SLI? Great deal? URGENT

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There is a guy selling some 290's locally where I live for 300 bucks which seems like a pretty good price, what do you guys think? Would it be worth getting one or two of these to replace my 670's?

If so I can resell my 670's as well, I was thinking of asking 250 EA is this reasonable? They both boost to 1200MHZ on their boost clocks and are rock solid stable and OC well but I never ran them OC'd.

Please let me know quick!!!!

This seems like a steal of a deal, thoughts??

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-computer-components/saskatoon/two-xfx-radeon-r9-290-4gb-video-cards/582971731?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true


Or this one as well!

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-computer-components/saskatoon/sapphire-radeon-r9-290-4gb-video-card/582971069?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
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If you have the cash then why not. You'll see good performance gains. Grab 2!
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For 300 ea that seems like an insanely good price to me. Would it be a singificant upgrade? I have never dealt with AMD though... I am worried about the drivers. I have heard nothing but bad things about AMD and crashing bad drivers n such

FPS wise how much of an increase are we talking here? I would really only want 1 tbh. I am looking for a single card solution upgrade because SLI/Crossfire adds input lag and other issues generally speaking.
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post #4 of 6
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I have the cash, I could go buy them right now if I really wanted too, then I can resell my 670's I'm sure for at least 200 ea? That would make most of my money back right there.

He also has Gelid VGA coolers? To go with it for a little extra would that be worth purchasing?

Should I jump on these?

Oh I see, I didn't realize they were not 290X's the X making a big difference in price. I thought these were the 500+ dollar ones lol.
Edited by immakulate - 4/17/14 at 2:08pm
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post #5 of 6

A single R9 290 will be considerably slower than GTX 670 SLI. So if you are going to only get a single 290 from the guy, then no. I wouldn't suggest getting it at all. That would be a considerable downgrade.

 

Now if you plan on getting two 290s off that guy, then that is a pretty damn beast setup and a heck of an upgrade for you.

 

But yeah, with one card, you are seeing a considerable FPS decrease since most every game out there that needs SLI performance already has a working SLI profile for it.

post #6 of 6
here compare it to your gpus . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8092864

yours should be about 30% faster.
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