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2 years ago#1
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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2 years ago#2
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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2 years ago#3
SOLD!!!

Are there non-reference editions out now?
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2 years ago#4
9500 Pro all over again.
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2 years ago#5
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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2 years ago#6
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
2 years ago#7
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.

NVIDIA = FINISHED
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2 years ago#8
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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2 years ago#9
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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2 years ago#10
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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