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Or perhaps better than the Titan if the 290 is overclocked - if it's anything like the 780:

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/09/02/asus_geforce_gtx_780_directcu_ii_oc_video_card_review/9

oc any of these cards and they will surely beat a Titan. BUT, the Titan can be oc'ed as well. The major difference comes down to price.
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oc any of these cards and they will surely beat a Titan. BUT, the Titan can be oc'ed as well. The major difference comes down to price.

 

Exactly. hehe That price difference is what does it for me. lol :)

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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

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.
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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.
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^this if you can't sell the 7950s. if you can, then a cheap 290 will be a very good replacement.

Titan like performance . . .

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Corp-290-GAMING/dp/B00HPS4AFG/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=A33AN0X2OVZFJT

btw, op, not sure where you will sell these cards but you might want to state the rpoblems with one of the 7950s clearly in the ad.
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.

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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

Or perhaps better than the Titan if the 290 is overclocked - if it's anything like the 780:

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/09/02/asus_geforce_gtx_780_directcu_ii_oc_video_card_review/9
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?
post #24 of 43
The only sidegrade is a 780ti which is 699usd and that is 400usd over what your hd 7950s worth

http://www.techspot.com/review/738-gigabyte-geforce-gtx-780-ti-ghz/page3.html

Mostly your bad results are due to bottleneck,Bad drivers ,throttling or the games you play dont scale well on cfx
Edited by PontiacGTX - 5/21/14 at 6:14am
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The only sidegrade is a 780ti which is 699usd and that is 400usd over what your hd 7950s worth

http://www.techspot.com/review/738-gigabyte-geforce-gtx-780-ti-ghz/page3.html

Mostly your bad results are due to bottleneck,Bad drivers ,throttling or the games you play dont scale well on cfx
No way it's a bottleneck, read above. Also, no way it's thermal throttling too since my cpu runs max at 45°C with a noctua NH-D14 while playing games. The cause of the problem can't be found neither in bad drivers, since i tryed many different drivers (13.9, 13.12, 14.1,14.2,14.4 beta and stable ones), every time completely removed also through DDU. So the only thing is that the problem could come from are the games themselves, and the only thing i can do to fix that i switch to a single gpu configuration, as i want to do smile.gif

Anyways, i don't want necessarily a sidegrade, as i said different times. Right now i simply wanted to know the performance in game of both (the 780 and the r9 290) and it looks like they're pretty similar, in almost every game there is a difference of only 2-3 fps. Then i think i'll just pick up a 780 (or maybe the 780 ti if i can get extra money, who knows) as soon as i sell my 7950s, at least this way i just end the "desire" to try an Nvidia card once for all. Also, if i don't like Nvidia too much nothing avoids me to just send back to amazon the card and change that with an AMD (290/290x)
post #26 of 43
Have you looked into some replacement fans for your sapphire 7950??

Some frameless fan like this, if 80mm is correct: http://www.coolerguys.com/840556094357.html?productid=840556094357&channelid=FROOG&gclid=CKWJ9Ii4v7wCFeYDOgodZEAAXg

You shouldn't sell a defective graphics card unless you advertise it appropriate.
Edited by TiezZ BE - 5/21/14 at 6:55am
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post #27 of 43
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Have you looked into some replacement fans for your sapphire 7950??

Some frameless fan like this if 80mm is correct: http://www.coolerguys.com/840556094357.html?productid=840556094357&channelid=FROOG&gclid=CKWJ9Ii4v7wCFeYDOgodZEAAXg

You shouldn't sell a defective graphics card unless you advertise it appropriate.
As i said above:
"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."

Anyways, yeah, i tried to look for some replacement fan, but the only ones i found are out of the EU. Any other replacement fan i could use? (possibly some selling in the eu)
post #28 of 43
Who said that the cpu was throttling?and how do you know that an i5 3570k doesnt bottleneck 2x 7950 at 1080 in your games?or that your games scales fully to 7950 cfx?sigh
Edited by PontiacGTX - 5/21/14 at 7:06am
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Ivy oced only 45C max...Even with my loop i hit 60C delidded
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Who said that the cpu was throttling?and how do you know that an i5 3570k doesnt bottleneck 2x 7950 at 1080 in your games?or that your games scales fully to 7950 cfx?sigh
I thought you meant cpu throttling, with "thorttling". Anyway my GPUs aren't trotthling neither, since they run at 46-47°C while playing. Also, i know that the 3570k doesn't bottleneck because you just need to make a quick google search to see that with an overclock as the one i have there's no way that the 3570k will bottleneck smile.gif
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