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Originally Posted by specopsFI View Post

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.

This^ Flash the bios and rid the throttling issue, makes a night and day diff.
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Originally Posted by coelacanth View Post

The OP was asking about stock reference cards. Why are you posting benchmarks of an overclocked 780 beating R9 290X at 1,030MHz? headscratch.gif

Selective reading?
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" At reference speeds, the GTX 780 beats the Quiet mode of the R9 290X in the majority of the benches and it more-or-less matches the stock 290X (1000MHz) in Uber mode. When we overclock the GTX 780, it easily surpasses the PowerColor 290X OC "


Matches the 290X in uber mode when both are left at reference speeds and overclocked the GTX 780 easily surpasses the Powercolor 290X OC. Kinda funny how you bashed the article considering powercolor 290x is also an overclocked card.
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I have my CPU overclocked to 4.4ghz, I am just waiting to find a good priced 780 right now.
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Selective reading?
Matches the 290X in uber mode when both are left at reference speeds and overclocked the GTX 780 easily surpasses the Powercolor 290X OC. Kinda funny how you bashed the article considering powercolor 290x is also an overclocked card.

i know these are synthetics but what would it take for a 780 to match these . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7684243

http://cdn.overclock.net/4/4d/4de873ba_ep5QzJ.png

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/1895751

http://cdn.overclock.net/3/36/36f6a78e_x005XZ.png

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/1895777

http://cdn.overclock.net/5/5d/5dd53db4_KqAXkd.png

a 780 at 1200 is rougly equal to a 290 (non-X) at 1100. true the 780s can clock higher but ask the 780 club what the prevailing clocks are.
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OP, here are links for your research:
1. HardOCP
2. GURU-3D
3. Tom's Hardware
4. TPU

etc.

All in all if you're comparing ref cards, the 290x for that price is a steal. As it was made to target the Titan prior to the 780Ti (the regular 780's colleague is the regular R9 290). However as others have said, the reference cooler sucks hard and ideally should be replaced (both reference coolers suck on the 780 and 290x)

Look at the games you intend to play from those reviews, ignore blind brand loyalties and choose the card that meets your needs best.

Oh, and ignore the driver complaints, it's all anecdotal evidence and both camps periodically have driver issues. Software can be erratic when dealing with the incredibly large number of potential hardware combinations, that's normal.
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which 780 is the best?

evga 780 classified?

i'm stuck between the evga 780 classy or the 780 ftw, there is a $40.00 difference between the 2.
Edited by Nightfallx - 5/16/14 at 6:49am
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The classified and msi lightning are the best, both of these are way better than the Ftw model.
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i know these are synthetics but what would it take for a 780 to match these . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7684243

http://cdn.overclock.net/4/4d/4de873ba_ep5QzJ.png

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/1895751

http://cdn.overclock.net/3/36/36f6a78e_x005XZ.png

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/1895777

http://cdn.overclock.net/5/5d/5dd53db4_KqAXkd.png

a 780 at 1200 is rougly equal to a 290 (non-X) at 1100. true the 780s can clock higher but ask the 780 club what the prevailing clocks are.

You are right, I could not care less about synthetic benchmarks as I have made clear more than once. Only gaming performance and bottom line when both cards are overclocked to 1200mhz core and throttling is COMPLETELY eliminated from each card the GTX 780 comes out on top. You guys are depending on benchmarks and reviews which have massive throttling for the GK110 and some throttling for the 290X.
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You are right, I could not care less about synthetic benchmarks as I have made clear more than once. Only gaming performance and bottom line when both cards are overclocked to 1200mhz core and throttling is COMPLETELY eliminated from each card the GTX 780 comes out on top. You guys are depending on benchmarks and reviews which have massive throttling for the GK110 and some throttling for the 290X.

they may be synthetics but they do and will do translate to games. depending if the games optimized to a brand. both those gpus are at 1260ish on the core. the 780, being able to clock higher, should match them at around 100 MHz more.wink.gif

That Lightning will do that easy.
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