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I just upgraded to 2 7970's for $200 ($400 for both, but sold my 670 PE for $200) and I've noticed a big difference when playing at 1080p but a HUGE difference when I'm playing at 5760x1080.

Depends if you're OK with a dual GPU setup or wanting to stick with a single card solution.

Edit - But yes, a single 290 should work out alright. I don't know how the frames would be with Watch Dogs or other higher end titles but it should work. thumb.gif

Where in the world did you find 7970's at only $200??
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Where in the world did you find 7970's at only $200??

 

He sold his card at $200, so he paid $200 per card instead of 300 (what I understood).

 

Also, I wholeheartedly recommend a R9 290. I'm stunned with its performance. Built three computers on demand with it, I still cannot wrap my mind around the performance per buck it provides.

   
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Also, I wholeheartedly recommend a R9 290. I'm stunned with its performance. Built three computers on demand with it, I still cannot wrap my mind around the performance per buck it provides.

Ok, and I think I'd be able to afford to keep my current card getting that one, which is a plus. Any recommended brands/configurations? I'm only beginning to realize how different the "same" card can be. . .
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Newegg has an HIS R9 290 IceQ for 399.99 it would run fine any game at any res
  
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Newegg has an HIS R9 290 IceQ for 399.99 it would run fine any game at any res

yeah can't beat that deal. but the sapphire r9 290 tri-x has the best cooling solution for R9 290s according to most reviews. might be worth the extra 50 bucks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202080

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-290-and-290x,3728-7.html
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/65172-sapphire-r9-290-4gb-tri-x-oc-review-7.html
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7601/sapphire-radeon-r9-290-review-our-first-custom-cooled-290/4
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HIS is garbage junk.

Get a Tri-X. You'll be happy.
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HIS is garbage junk.

Get a Tri-X. You'll be happy.
do you have a proof of that or you are spreading misinformation?
  
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HIS coolers are really good

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yeah can't beat that deal. but the sapphire r9 290 tri-x has the best cooling solution for R9 290s according to most reviews. might be worth the extra 50 bucks

I was actually planning on looking into liquid cooling my next GPU anyway, just for the fun/learning experience, so I don't think the fans would be a problem.
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HIS is garbage junk.

Get a Tri-X. You'll be happy.

Is there a reason you say this? If there is, I would like to know about it so I don't make a mistake buying one.

If not, it looks like I'll grab one from Newegg before the deal is over. Anyone think this is a bad idea? (I have a terrible fear of buyer's remorse).
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Before you decide to buy 290/290X, you had better consider this black screen issue (http://www.overclock.net/t/1441349/290-290x-black-screen-poll). You might not get this issue in most of cases. But if you are unlucky, you will. Personally I would get gtx780/780X this generation instead of 290/290X for a peace of mind unless I were interested in mining. Mantle is still interesting and probably useful if you are an avid player for BF4. But gtx780/780x is almost as fast as 290/290X even for BF4. AMD will probably iron out the design of Mantle-related mechanisms in the next generation. And also at this moment there are not many games which support Mantle, which limits the usefulness of Mantle now. In this sense I would wait for the next generation if I really want Mantle.
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