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User Info: EpicKingdom_

EpicKingdom_
3 years ago#1
I don't know how much longer I can wait. D: Also, will the non-reference cards cost more?
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ni12345p
3 years ago#2
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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The_Count_Foo
3 years ago#3
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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EpicKingdom_
3 years ago#4
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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Flaktrooper123
3 years ago#5
http://videocardz.com/48319/asus-radeon-r9-290x-directcu-ii-makes-first-appearance
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Termin8r
3 years ago#7
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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KabtheMentat
3 years ago#8
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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EpicKingdom_
3 years ago#9
Should I just pick up a Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB TOXIC along with a newer PSU?
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PhilOnDez
3 years ago#10
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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