Originally Posted by PontiacGTX
Any single gpu will be a downgrade.save your.money.
As i said, if i have to play games on 55-60fps to be good looking under crossfire, while 45-50 fps can do it witout it, then it's not a really big loss. Of course in benchmarks it'll be a downgrade, but in reality i'll get less heat, less noise, less power consuption at the cost of some FPS that anyway don't make the difference.
Originally Posted by sugarhell
Save your money for new nodes/new architectures.No point to get now hawaii or gk110
Honestly i don't care too much about new architectures. I mean, maybe they'll make some performance improvements, but i don't think that it would change that mouch in the same price range. Of course, newer is better, but since i have to wait maybe months and that the price would be the same for a small performance improvement, i don't have problems with going with older architectures.
Of course, no way i'm selling a card that has any kind of problem without even saying that in the ad and explaining it to the guy who buys the gpu.
I'm still thinking if i should buy the 290 or the 780. I mean, performance wise i'd end up buying the 290, but i kind of want to give Nvidia a try, since it's been 3-4 years now that i stick with AMD (even with my old pc i always used amd cards).
What do you guys think, should i absolutely go with the 290, considering i'm playing at 1080p?