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Should I get a 7970 or a R9 290?

#1Cosmic_CoyotePosted 11/12/2013 12:24:46 PM
I saw the R9 290x is out of stock and over $500 so is not an option for now.

However I am interested into a 7970 for $300 (or also a 7950 but donīt know if there is much difference between these), but I also saw the R9 290 for around $400

so what do you say?

What will give me the best bang for my buck?

And is it compatible with any Motherboard or not?
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#2DerPancakePosted 11/12/2013 12:25:53 PM
Get the 280x.

If you want to cook in your case then get a 290.
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#3Snuckie7Posted 11/12/2013 12:26:11 PM
Get a 290 when the custom models come out.
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#4Cosmic_Coyote(Topic Creator)Posted 11/12/2013 12:28:29 PM
DerPancake posted...
Get the 280x.

If you want to cook in your case then get a 290.


what do you mean? does it runs really hot or with cooler problems?
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#5Snuckie7Posted 11/12/2013 12:28:30 PM
DerPancake posted...
Get the 280x.

If you want to cook in your case then get a 290.


The blower cooler actually does a pretty good job of exhausting the hot air outside of the case.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_r9_290x_review_benchmarks,12.html
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#6xcmon3yx2Posted 11/12/2013 1:07:19 PM
Snuckie7 posted...
DerPancake posted...
Get the 280x.

If you want to cook in your case then get a 290.


The blower cooler actually does a pretty good job of exhausting the hot air outside of the case.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_r9_290x_review_benchmarks,12.html


Its not even the cooler that is really the problem. Its the fact the default settings, never turn the fan past 55%. With my default profile i hover around 70C in BF4
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#7ThePCElitistPosted 11/12/2013 1:10:04 PM
xcmon3yx2 posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
DerPancake posted...
Get the 280x.

If you want to cook in your case then get a 290.


The blower cooler actually does a pretty good job of exhausting the hot air outside of the case.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_r9_290x_review_benchmarks,12.html


Its not even the cooler that is really the problem. Its the fact the default settings, never turn the fan past 55%. With my default profile i hover around 70C in BF4


You can just use msi afterburner and turn it up to 65% if you wanted. It's not until 70% where the fan becomes obnoxiously loud.
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#8KainstryderPosted 11/12/2013 2:34:33 PM
R9 290 100%. Benchmarks shows it has equal or better performance than the gtx 780 which is 100 dollars more.
#9noname278Posted 11/12/2013 2:38:25 PM
Same thing with my EVGA card. Without the Precision software the card will not hit 50% fan until it hits 85c lol. with my new fan setting the card stays at 70c with 70% fan speed with a 1281/3600 overclock.
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#10godplaysSNESPosted 11/12/2013 2:49:06 PM
The R9 290 supports Trueaudio
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