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

#31Flaktrooper123Posted 10/4/2013 7:09:38 PM
Not just 770ti actually. They also plan to add 750ti to fight with the R7s, and 780i is possibly on the way.
#32Xeeh_BitzPosted 10/4/2013 8:00:42 PM
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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.


Both has mods to remove the tdp, voltage limit tho.
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#33ThescyyPosted 10/6/2013 11:00:09 PM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
Thescyy posted...
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.


Both has mods to remove the tdp, voltage limit tho.


Yeah, but the reason the 780 could come so close to the titan was TDP throttling at high overclocks. Now that that limitation is gone the titan can stretch it's legs more since it's going to use more power and thus would be power throttled earlier than the 780 on stock vbios which caused the 780 to have more consistent boost clocks.
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