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post #31 of 83
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yeah they have the AMD R9 290X for $350 on Ebay as of right now, but it's the reference model. still hell of a deal though smile.gif.

290 and 290x cards are going cheap on ebay now.

I would suggest a non reference 290 over a reference 290x.
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290 and 290x cards are going cheap on ebay now.

I would suggest a non reference 290 over a reference 290x.

at the prices they are going for i'd like to get 2x 290's. they would pretty much beat every single card out right now correct? besides the 295x
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at the prices they are going for i'd like to get 2x 290's. they would pretty much beat every single card out right now correct? besides the 295x

As long as the game properly supports crossfire tongue.gif

But yes, 2 290s will get you some brute horsepower without breaking the bank. people have been getting them for as low as 200USD.
post #34 of 83
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at the prices they are going for i'd like to get 2x 290's. they would pretty much beat every single card out right now correct? besides the 295x

not sure what cpu you have but if you are going for the 290 . . . try one first. it is about 20 - 30% faster than a 770. i was going to say that even the 770 is enough for the rez you have, so a single 780 or 290 will be an upgrade.
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i5 4670k, and I plan on getting a 1440p monitor very soon but I wanted to get rid of my 770 before the prices started dropping. I almost made back what I paid for it so I'm happy.
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770s have been about the same price for a while, doubt theyll drop any more till maxwell launches.
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i5 4670k, and I plan on getting a 1440p monitor very soon but I wanted to get rid of my 770 before the prices started dropping. I almost made back what I paid for it so I'm happy.

i know you said you don't care about oc'ing the gpu but even with the 770 - you should at least oc the cpu. now, with the 780 or the 290, you definitely need to oc the cpu. not too high . . . prolly 4.3GHz will work and it should be fairly easy.
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post #38 of 83
At stock, the 290X wins more than loses. It's just that the real difference isn't as big as one might suspect reading reviews made using the reference 780. Ref 780 throttles like crazy, much more so than the 290X.

The reference cooler on the 290(X) isn't totally hopeless either, but it's a lot (A LOT) worse than the Titan style reference cooler by Nvidia.
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post #39 of 83
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Yeah, it's been proven a million times over, his results are wrong or something.

 

It sounds like a no-so-completely-stable memory clock to me on his 290x. Most people think that just getting the core clock stable is OCing, but you can't neglect memory stability. Which can show up in many odd ways.

post #40 of 83
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It sounds like a no-so-completely-stable memory clock to me on his 290x. Most people think that just getting the core clock stable is OCing, but you can't neglect memory stability. Which can show up in many odd ways.

Actually no you are wrong, I benched with the memory at various increments from stock all the way to 1400mhz and consistently scored better with each increased clock on the memory. In fact it did well up to 1475mhz where it would start to get a little flaky with black screens.
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