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Two GTX780 or Two R9 290X

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2 years ago#1
With prices that low I might as well buy both pairs for my two PCs. I can't wait till Black Friday for at least 100 USD off. I'll save $400 on the graphic cards.
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2 years ago#2
Flip a coin.
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2 years ago#3
Do you want to play games or cook your food on your PC?
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2 years ago#4
Well, maybe you should get one pair for each of your PC and you can then tell us the performance difference.
2 years ago#5
Depends on what resolution you're going to be playing at, but I'd give the nod to the GTX 780's at anything below 4K.
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2 years ago#6
One of each.
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2 years ago#7
From the reviews I've been reading, the 290x is on par with the 780 in almost every way. It beats the 780 in some games by a couple frames, and loses by a couple frames in others. The biggest problem with the 290x is heat. A single card getting up to 95c is ridiculous in my opinion. Unless you are planning on getting custom water blocks for two 290x cards, I would go 780s.
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2 years ago#8
Go with the 780, your balls will catch on fire if you get two R9 290x
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2 years ago#9
cynicwithin2000 posted...
From the reviews I've been reading, the 290x is on par with the 780 in almost every way. It beats the 780 in some games by a couple frames, and loses by a couple frames in others. The biggest problem with the 290x is heat. A single card getting up to 95c is ridiculous in my opinion. Unless you are planning on getting custom water blocks for two 290x cards, I would go 780s.


Yeah, as a furnace replacement, the 290's would be great.
But as a gaming machine, I'd go for the 780's.
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2 years ago#10
get both.use the 290xs for winter and the 780s for summer
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