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To those who are getting R9 290X, what do you have now? What are your reasons?

#21ThescyyPosted 10/4/2013 7:00:03 AM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
I'd wait, price drop probably within 2 months of its release.

7970 had a price drop soon after, 7990 had a price drop soon after..

Nvidia working on the 770ti, which is around 5% of a 780 and for around $450

http://wccftech.com/nvidia-possibly-preparing-geforce-gtx-770-ti-midrange-cards-tackle-amd-r9-r7-series/

So yeah, expect AMD to drop the prices soon of the R9, the 7950 is good enough to hold out a couple more months


If the shader count is correct I doubt it will be within 5% of the 780 unless it can clock much better than the 780 which can already clock fairly well nowadays at the mid 1.2v area and stay pretty much completely safe.
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#22coolpal23Posted 10/4/2013 7:10:16 AM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
I'd wait, price drop probably within 2 months of its release.

7970 had a price drop soon after, 7990 had a price drop soon after..

Nvidia working on the 770ti, which is around 5% of a 780 and for around $450

http://wccftech.com/nvidia-possibly-preparing-geforce-gtx-770-ti-midrange-cards-tackle-amd-r9-r7-series/

So yeah, expect AMD to drop the prices soon of the R9, the 7950 is good enough to hold out a couple more months


They're making a 770ti?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmaUYSkNWcs
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#23Xeeh_BitzPosted 10/4/2013 10:33:21 AM
Thescyy posted...
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
I'd wait, price drop probably within 2 months of its release.

7970 had a price drop soon after, 7990 had a price drop soon after..

Nvidia working on the 770ti, which is around 5% of a 780 and for around $450

http://wccftech.com/nvidia-possibly-preparing-geforce-gtx-770-ti-midrange-cards-tackle-amd-r9-r7-series/

So yeah, expect AMD to drop the prices soon of the R9, the 7950 is good enough to hold out a couple more months


If the shader count is correct I doubt it will be within 5% of the 780 unless it can clock much better than the 780 which can already clock fairly well nowadays at the mid 1.2v area and stay pretty much completely safe.


That's what people said about the 780 and Titan.
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#24Killah PriestPosted 10/4/2013 10:37:11 AM
I want to get one, gotta wait until amazon has it because I have like 300 dollars in amazon certs.

What I have now? onboard intel HD 4800 I think, whatever is with the i7 4770k
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#25Xeeh_BitzPosted 10/4/2013 10:59:43 AM
Killah Priest posted...
I want to get one, gotta wait until amazon has it because I have like 300 dollars in amazon certs.

What I have now? onboard intel HD 4800 I think, whatever is with the i7 4770k


I'd personally wait if at all possible, AMD is just now catching up to 2 year old tech with Nvidia. The 880 is releasing in Q1 of next year, new architecture. You should expect to see a 30% gain over the R9 easily since it's around that of a 780/Titan and probably for the same price.
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#26ThescyyPosted 10/4/2013 12:14:14 PM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
Thescyy posted...
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
I'd wait, price drop probably within 2 months of its release.

7970 had a price drop soon after, 7990 had a price drop soon after..

Nvidia working on the 770ti, which is around 5% of a 780 and for around $450

http://wccftech.com/nvidia-possibly-preparing-geforce-gtx-770-ti-midrange-cards-tackle-amd-r9-r7-series/

So yeah, expect AMD to drop the prices soon of the R9, the 7950 is good enough to hold out a couple more months


If the shader count is correct I doubt it will be within 5% of the 780 unless it can clock much better than the 780 which can already clock fairly well nowadays at the mid 1.2v area and stay pretty much completely safe.


That's what people said about the 780 and Titan.


And with voltage software hacks and modded vbios it's not true. It was true when we were stuck being TDP and voltage limited but not anymore really.
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#27Rexdragon125Posted 10/4/2013 12:23:59 PM
I didn't think they could come up with a worse naming scheme than Nvidia but they pulled it off. Been into PC building since 2005 and even I'm confused.
#282Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 10/4/2013 12:26:40 PM
Rexdragon125 posted...
I didn't think they could come up with a worse naming scheme than Nvidia but they pulled it off. Been into PC building since 2005 and even I'm confused.


The 2nd set of numbers says how good it is. 250->290X. The X just makes it sound more special. The Rn part says what class it's in. So the R9 cards are better than the R7 cards
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#29dennis941012Posted 10/4/2013 12:53:38 PM
so official release date/ real benchmark is???
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#30RequiemPosted 10/4/2013 6:44:31 PM
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