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Poll Results: Yes or no? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130921

 
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post #21 of 34
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Originally Posted by soulwrath View Post

wouldnt buy anything til next batch

Elaborate?
post #22 of 34
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Originally Posted by jesusjellybeans View Post

Elaborate?

I think Soulwrath is saying the same thing that I'm saying. Your 7950 is good enough for now. Wait for the next generation of cards to come out before upgrading.
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post #23 of 34
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I think Soulwrath is saying the same thing that I'm saying. Your 7950 is good enough for now. Wait for the next generation of cards to come out before upgrading.

exactly - sorry for the short message was on my phone while i had some free time at work. 7950 is good enouhg for this generation. The fact that you are considering spending another $5-600 on a 290/290x for a mild performance increase is just 3-5 FPS MAYBE. If you want better performance, considering overclocking your 7850 IF YOU HAVE SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF COOLING to keep that card cool because that card has a tendency to heat up a lot right?
    
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post #24 of 34
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Within your budget, there is nothing better than a 780 and the one you linked is at a really good price for a good cooler too!

of course there is . . .

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-4GB-2xDVI-Graphics-GV-R929OC-4GD/dp/B00HS84DFU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400192447&sr=8-1&keywords=r9+290

it is rougly equal to 2 7950s. jesus, oc your cpu whatever it is.

290

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8247668

7950/7970 crossfired

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7020955

edit: ask op in this thread . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1487194/gigabyte-radeon-r9-290-4gb-gddr5-gv-r929oc-4gd-first-time-overclocking/60
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post #25 of 34
Did you read post 9 in here? Of course it is a valid buy, one I would likely do myself if price/performance was the concern but as I said- within his budget a GTX 780 is the better buy performance wise.
post #26 of 34
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Did you read post 9 in here? Of course it is a valid buy, one I would likely do myself if price/performance was the concern but as I said- within his budget a GTX 780 is the better buy performance wise.

performance wise? how so?

oh, the blackscreen problem. nah, not with that gigabyte. $100 less.
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post #27 of 34
I have had GPUs from both sides- 2 each of 290x, 780 and 780 Ti. At least in my experience, when overclocked the GTX 780 pulls ahead of Hawaii on average and the difference gets larger the cooler you keep the cards. I got nothing against either side, just saying what I found myself and the impressions I got from being here on OCN and other forums.
post #28 of 34
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I have had GPUs from both sides- 2 each of 290x, 780 and 780 Ti. At least in my experience, when overclocked the GTX 780 pulls ahead of Hawaii on average and the difference gets larger the cooler you keep the cards. I got nothing against either side, just saying what I found myself and the impressions I got from being here on OCN and other forums.

i heard of that. for $100 less, op will not see the difference in games. a 780 at 1200 is roughly equal to a 290 at 1100.
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post #29 of 34
What's with all the keep your 7950 comments? The first and fourth post says the OP Had rather than has a 7950.rolleyes.gif

If you are going to WC anyway a reference R290X is probably the ticket from a bang per buck POV / I'd go GTX780 or Ti though!
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post #30 of 34
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What's with all the keep your 7950 comments? The first and fourth post says the OP Had rather than has a 7950.rolleyes.gif

Well, if OP still has their 7950, I wouldn't upgrade to anything less than 780ti or equivalent. And I wouldn't do that now, I would wait for next-gen cards to come out and prices to drop. Or, I would get a used 7950 for $150 and crossfire.

If the 7950 is already gone, I'd go for an ASUS R9 290 DirectCUII. For the same $400 as a reference 290, you get slightly better clocks, slightly lower power consumption, and a much better cooler. Hard to beat that for value.
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