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honestly, the 760 is very slept on... it deserves some respect biggrin.gif
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Makes sense to not include discontinued but still available products in most of their article but I think covering discontinued GPUs that happen to still be available at nice price/perf ratios could have made for a nice addition to the conclusions. Especially since they did so for the 260X, missed opportunity to inform readers they might want to check for deals on some other discontinued cards that are still available like the 280(X)s and 290(X)s.
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Notice how they chose settings to make the nV cards have more overhead to downstep for framerates? Why a 3.0 5960? Oh, lower per-core clock right, because lower CPU clocks is how you test GPUs without limiting them.

Anybody who intentionally compares GPUs on a system that's been downclocked from 4.0 needs to not be posting on the internet.
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No but a 5960x does have 40 lanes which does help with sli and crossfire and getting a 5960x to 4.0 isnt hard
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I would argue otherwise, the article is written from the perspective of now, without generational distinction being given. There is significant supply of 290X GPUs available, across multiple retailers. There also hasn't been an official EoL notice posted for the 200 series either. We have no idea how many more 290 or 290X GPUs will be produced by AMD, if not for something as simply fulfilling contractual obligations to the foundry.

A person looking at buying a GPU, today, and viewing this article, would not be given the information about the 290X, it being left out. Although a handful of other 200 series of cards were tested. Again, that is a problem because the 290X is readily available today, right now.

Then again, using the logic of age, the 750 Ti in the list looks a little out of place as well. Since the 950 is here and all.

EDIT:

Just wanted to point out, again, that this article makes no distinction of time. It isn't stating "Current Generation Only" cards, or "Cards Released in The Last 12 Months", or even "Cards You Can Buy in The Future". It is broadly stating "The Best Graphics Cards: Nvidia vs. AMD at Every Price Point". Well, right now, that is pretty much the 290X.

There are no conditions listed for the article. I suppose we will just have to agree to disagree on it though, everyone is going to look at it different.

So would you include the 290x at MSRP ($550) or the current sale/discount prices?
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The 290X if you find it around $275 is a BEST buy bar none. However the reason you would not include is the price is not static. You cannot say the 290X is the best buy at $250 because it is not always or even most often at $250. The current card lineup pricing is fairly static so you can make judgments of best at price.
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I really think we should remake this chart using prices of sold USED GPUs on OCN, Craigslist, and Hardwareswap. THEN we'll see who the real king is. Nobody with a budget buys new if they know to look in these places. For the price of a new 960 you can get a 770. For the price of a 280 you can get a 280x. That's actually a gross underestimation too. I'm not talking about insane deals where you buy a 770 for $100 (like I just did) or a 970 for $225 or a 960 for $110. But you can easily get a 970 G1 for $260 and a 960 EVGA SC for $140. You'd be paying $300 and $170 for the same thing new.
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The 290X if you find it around $275 is a BEST buy bar none. However the reason you would not include is the price is not static. You cannot say the 290X is the best buy at $250 because it is not always or even most often at $250. The current card lineup pricing is fairly static so you can make judgments of best at price.

That is why reviews will always use MSRP, and then make reference to the "street price" when they are different enough to mention. Price/performance charts would be absolutely worthless if anything other than MSRP was used, and as far as I know the MSRP of the 290x has never changed from the original $549. This little detail is what a lot of people seem to forget when comparing the 290x and 390x, as far as AMD is concerned the 290x is $549 and the 390x is $429, a savings of $120 or 28%.
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I really think we should remake this chart using prices of sold USED GPUs on OCN, Craigslist, and Hardwareswap. THEN we'll see who the real king is.

That was sarcasm right?
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post #90 of 135
personal preferences
some dont mind to pay a few more bucks for quality, others wantto pay for performance only, energy efficiency or heat output...
both amd and nvidia have advantages and disadvantages

its so wrong saying like "this card performs better in a couple of games and its 15€ cheaper, so this is the right choice" but if i prefer a card to be silent and have good frametimes specially in multigpu config?or if i play actually pc games (most reviews ignore that and test ***typopularports), the result is completely different..
we all have different needs\preferences, its ok to share your opinion but cmon don't say this product is better because its better fo you

i probably post in the wrong thread but this happens in most of OCN gfc review threads
Edited by jmcosta - 10/30/15 at 12:29pm
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