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AMD R9 290X, power of a Titan but not Nvidia overpriced!

#1SocksFromWokPosted 10/26/2013 11:18:06 AM
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/AMD/R9_290X/images/perfrel.gif

http://www.hardocp.com/images/articles/1382088059a47QS23bNQ_14_4.gif

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/AMD-Radeon-R9-290X-Hawaii-Review-Taking-TITANs

Very nice! Will be buying some later this year.

Nvidia done.
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#2Jprime666Posted 10/26/2013 11:26:55 AM
I regret buying my 770 to be honest. Might sell it.

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#3DarkZV2BetaPosted 10/26/2013 11:31:18 AM
Didn't this same thing happen with the 780 some months ago?
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#4NicodimusPosted 10/26/2013 12:05:46 PM
Too bad the temps are so high, it might have been competition.
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#5Xeeh_BitzPosted 10/26/2013 1:08:12 PM
Jprime666 posted...
I regret buying my 770 to be honest. Might sell it.

TEH POWER OF RADEON!


Why? in 6 months Nvidia will release the 800 series and it'll stomp the piss out everything on the market
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#6blakegallowayPosted 10/26/2013 1:17:08 PM
Nicodimus posted...
Too bad the temps are so high, it might have been competition.


Why does it matter if the gpu temps are so high? It's designed to run that high all day.
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#7RequiemPosted 10/26/2013 1:17:58 PM
It makes it more difficult to overclock, if nothing else.
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#8QuestofChosenPosted 10/26/2013 1:19:49 PM
blakegalloway posted...
Nicodimus posted...
Too bad the temps are so high, it might have been competition.


Why does it matter if the gpu temps are so high? It's designed to run that high all day.


High temps usually means high noise. Some people don't like noisy video cards. The 290x has a lot of power. The titan and 780 are still more efficient, cooler, and quieter. If all you want is power then the 290x is the way to go.
#9MasterDonGeroPosted 10/26/2013 1:23:03 PM
QuestofChosen posted...
blakegalloway posted...
Nicodimus posted...
Too bad the temps are so high, it might have been competition.


Why does it matter if the gpu temps are so high? It's designed to run that high all day.


High temps usually means high noise. Some people don't like noisy video cards. The 290x has a lot of power. The titan and 780 are still more efficient, cooler, and quieter. If all you want is power then the 290x is the way to go.


Or, ya know, wait until manufacturers throw their own coolers on it.
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#10blakegallowayPosted 10/26/2013 1:27:03 PM
MasterDonGero posted...
QuestofChosen posted...
blakegalloway posted...
Nicodimus posted...
Too bad the temps are so high, it might have been competition.


Why does it matter if the gpu temps are so high? It's designed to run that high all day.


High temps usually means high noise. Some people don't like noisy video cards. The 290x has a lot of power. The titan and 780 are still more efficient, cooler, and quieter. If all you want is power then the 290x is the way to go.


Or, ya know, wait until manufacturers throw their own coolers on it.


From the reviews and benchmarks I've watched so far it seems the noise is a non issue with the stock coolers. Obviously things will get even better with proprietary coolers. It seems to be a lot of armchair quarterbacks who haven't seen the card in action griping about the heat and noise.
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