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Looking to upgrade from a 4890. Best performance/price gpu?

#11Snuckie7Posted 11/11/2013 2:39:25 PM
The R9 290 without a doubt.
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#12Whitemike20052(Topic Creator)Posted 11/11/2013 2:54:14 PM
I saw that the 280X has a core clock of 1000mhz whilst the 290 is only 947.

Its also 100 bucks cheaper.

Or am i looking past some things?
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#13Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 11/11/2013 2:55:40 PM
The 290 has about 500 more processor cores and double the ROPs along with higher memory bus width.

The R90 is better than the 280x no doubt
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#14Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 11/11/2013 2:56:41 PM
Its also extremely loud and it runs hot so thats just a heads up if you get it. The performance also varies from card to card because the cards clock rate changes with how well it can cool itself.
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#15SenkoyPosted 11/11/2013 2:57:57 PM
QuestofChosen posted...
The R9 290 is a fantastic card for $400. But I would wait for the cards with non-reference coolers to come out first. Unless you don't mind the noise and heat.


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