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SocksFromWok
3 years ago#1
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.

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Jprime666
3 years ago#2
I regret buying my 770 to be honest. Might sell it.

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DarkZV2Beta
3 years ago#3
Didn't this same thing happen with the 780 some months ago?
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Nicodimus
3 years ago#4
Too bad the temps are so high, it might have been competition.
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Xeeh_Bitz
3 years ago#5
Jprime666 posted...
I regret buying my 770 to be honest. Might sell it.

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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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blakegalloway
3 years ago#6
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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Requiem
3 years ago#7
It makes it more difficult to overclock, if nothing else.
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QuestofChosen
3 years ago#8
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.

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MasterDonGero
3 years ago#9
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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blakegalloway
3 years ago#10
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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