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Any exact date as to when the non reference 290 cards release?

#1EpicKingdom_Posted 12/5/2013 9:16:17 PM
I don't know how much longer I can wait. D: Also, will the non-reference cards cost more?
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#2ni12345pPosted 12/5/2013 9:21:21 PM
not yet. the regular 290 is expected maaaaybe by the end of december, probably january. I'm most likely going to pick up a 4gb gtx 770. Less powerful, but much more reliable design. Kinda disappointed with amd on this one. Could've been a great card for the holidays.
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#3The_Count_FooPosted 12/5/2013 9:29:34 PM
ni12345p posted...
not yet. the regular 290 is expected maaaaybe by the end of december, probably january. I'm most likely going to pick up a 4gb gtx 770. Less powerful, but much more reliable design. Kinda disappointed with amd on this one. Could've been a great card for the holidays.


I'd wait, 4GB with a 256 bit bus?
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#4EpicKingdom_(Topic Creator)Posted 12/5/2013 10:07:50 PM
So what's the next best thing that I can upgrade to from my 7850 2GB? In terms of price for performance budget. I have $540.
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#5Flaktrooper123Posted 12/5/2013 10:11:18 PM
http://videocardz.com/48319/asus-radeon-r9-290x-directcu-ii-makes-first-appearance
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#7Termin8rPosted 12/6/2013 12:16:29 AM
The_Count_Foo posted...
ni12345p posted...
not yet. the regular 290 is expected maaaaybe by the end of december, probably january. I'm most likely going to pick up a 4gb gtx 770. Less powerful, but much more reliable design. Kinda disappointed with amd on this one. Could've been a great card for the holidays.


I'd wait, 4GB with a 256 bit bus?

This is pretty much the reason why I got rid of my 770 about a week after I got it. There's a good reason why the 290 has a 512-bit bus even though it also has 4GB of VRAM.
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#8KabtheMentatPosted 12/6/2013 1:03:46 AM(edited)
EpicKingdom_ posted...
So what's the next best thing that I can upgrade to from my 7850 2GB? In terms of price for performance budget. I have $540.


R9 290(x).

I suppose the non reference models will run a little higher than reference ones, which are hovering around $550. If you don't want that, then the 280x (7970s) would probably be good. Around $340ish, give or take.
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#9EpicKingdom_(Topic Creator)Posted 12/6/2013 6:01:36 PM
Should I just pick up a Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB TOXIC along with a newer PSU?
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#10PhilOnDezPosted 12/6/2013 6:13:37 PM
I think 280xs are all sold out and the prices are jacked up. By the time they're back to normal nonref 290s should be available.
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