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R9 290 card is the new bang for the buck card

#1TaitaoPosted 11/5/2013 7:39:26 AM
Only a 2fps difference to the higher end 290x. That's a saving of $150 bucks
http://www.techspot.com/review/736-amd-radeon-r9-290/
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#2ThePCElitistPosted 11/5/2013 8:01:01 AM(edited)
This new name branding structure. Makes no **********g sense. Please name your GPU's easier things to label in tiers AMD, kthx

Why is non-x better than x? Who knows.
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#3Paco223Posted 11/5/2013 8:32:27 AM
SOLD!!!

Are there non-reference editions out now?
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#4Hi CPosted 11/5/2013 8:33:21 AM
9500 Pro all over again.
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#5CheeseCurlsPosted 11/5/2013 8:41:18 AM
Paco223 posted...
SOLD!!!

Are there non-reference editions out now?
no, and don't buy it until there is, but after there is, there is no doubt this is the card to own
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#6GTRagnarokPosted 11/5/2013 8:41:58 AM
This is funny.

HardOCP's review:
Fan noise at 47% is negligible, we heard the fan, but it was nowhere near annoying or loud while gaming

AnandTech's:
the 290 is a loud card. A very loud card. An unreasonably loud card
#7Paco223Posted 11/5/2013 8:43:25 AM
GTRagnarok posted...
This is funny.

HardOCP's review:
Fan noise at 47% is negligible, we heard the fan, but it was nowhere near annoying or loud while gaming

AnandTech's:
the 290 is a loud card. A very loud card. An unreasonably loud card


Well, we never buy reference cards anyway.

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#8sanas_thirituPosted 11/5/2013 8:45:24 AM
Nvidia has paid off anandtech. That's why they didn't recommend the card. They're very hurt that amd spoilt their party on customer ripping off.
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#9Snuckie7Posted 11/5/2013 12:27:27 PM(edited)
ThePCElitist posted...
This new name branding structure. Makes no **********g sense. Please name your GPU's easier things to label in tiers AMD, kthx

Why is non-x better than x? Who knows.


There really still are people that are too dense to understand AMD's new naming scheme?

I see you have an Intel CPU, let me help you out.

Intel i5-2500K
AMD R9-290X

"Makes no **********g sense"
Why is K better than non-K? Who knows.

http://i.imgur.com/3aQwZ.jpg
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#10protools1983Posted 11/5/2013 1:15:47 PM
Snuckie7 posted...
ThePCElitist posted...
This new name branding structure. Makes no **********g sense. Please name your GPU's easier things to label in tiers AMD, kthx

Why is non-x better than x? Who knows.


There really still are people that are too dense to understand AMD's new naming scheme?

I see you have an Intel CPU, let me help you out.

Intel i5-2500K
AMD R9-290X

"Makes no **********g sense"
Why is K better than non-K? Who knows.

http://i.imgur.com/3aQwZ.jpg


K is for overclocking. So what the hell is X for? Do we need an equation to figure it out?
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