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October 21, 2013 12:30:45 PM

I need a graphics card for 1440p gaming. I can't wait until mid-november for the GTX 780 TI so I was wondering if you guys think the GTX 780 will drop price to at least $600. If not I guess I will have to buy the R9-290X. Do you guys think the 780 TI is going to be that much powerful than the 780?
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October 21, 2013 12:40:20 PM

Rumors are the R9 290X will retail anywhere from $650 to 720 when it releases, so if you are looking for a $600 GPU the 290X probably won't be it (the R9 290 might be priced under $600 though).

Nobody knows if, when, or how much the GTX 780 will drop in price. The consensus is that it probably will, but we don't know if it will be a $50 drop the day after the 290X releases or a $10 drop two weeks after.

Nobody knows how powerful the 780 Ti will be other than that it will be more powerful than the 780.
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October 21, 2013 1:15:25 PM

I would go with the 290x, drivers are still immature new architecture lots of room for improvements. The GTX 780Ti will sit between the 780 and Titan, from early benchmarks the 290x has the lead beating out the Titan in many situation ..again will only get better with time.
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October 21, 2013 8:07:34 PM

The r9 290 is also being compared to the 780 in performance for again the price of $600 give or take. The drivers as stated are completely new and performance I believe will only increase. You will also I think be able to get mantle then which I dont have all the details but the will increase performance too.
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October 21, 2013 8:08:07 PM

The r9 290 is also being compared to the 780 in performance for again the price of $600 give or take. The drivers as stated are completely new and performance I believe will only increase. You will also I think be able to get mantle then which I dont have all the details but the will increase performance too.
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October 22, 2013 4:23:47 PM

You could get 2 7970s for $600. From what I have seen the 290x is right around the Titan, if not a little slower... BUT the drivers are immature, where as the Titan has been out for a while. I don't think you should pay that much for a card, UNLESS you are swimming in money. If you are congrats buy all the stuff you'd like! Xfire 7970s beat the Titan and the 290x, the frame pacing is much better if I remember correctly and wouldn't scare me off. Just my .02. What resolution are you playing at if you don't mind me asking? 280x xfire for 600 also From many reviews I've read its only 10 fps slower than the Titan.
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October 22, 2013 4:29:42 PM

MANOFKRYPTONAK said:
You could get 2 7970s for $600. From what I have seen the 290x is right around the Titan, if not a little slower... BUT the drivers are immature, where as the Titan has been out for a while. I don't think you should pay that much for a card, UNLESS you are swimming in money. If you are congrats buy all the stuff you'd like! Xfire 7970s beat the Titan and the 290x, the frame pacing is much better if I remember correctly and wouldn't scare me off. Just my .02. What resolution are you playing at if you don't mind me asking?

I don't want to deal with Xfire ever again! I sold my two 7950s because of that. I bought a 1440p monitor.

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October 22, 2013 7:57:28 PM

Jeankyyyy said:
MANOFKRYPTONAK said:
You could get 2 7970s for $600. From what I have seen the 290x is right around the Titan, if not a little slower... BUT the drivers are immature, where as the Titan has been out for a while. I don't think you should pay that much for a card, UNLESS you are swimming in money. If you are congrats buy all the stuff you'd like! Xfire 7970s beat the Titan and the 290x, the frame pacing is much better if I remember correctly and wouldn't scare me off. Just my .02. What resolution are you playing at if you don't mind me asking?

I don't want to deal with Xfire ever again! I sold my two 7950s because of that. I bought a 1440p monitor.



It's probably a typo but when I Google R9 290x a sponsored link shows up on the side from Newegg with the price of the R9 290x at $9999.99. Wouldn't that be something? xD

Anyway, from what I understand the GTX 780 TI will basically be a hair below the Titan in performance, which should be exactly on par with the 290x. It might be more expensive than the 290x due to the premium construction of the chassis, better power efficiency, stronger architecture, and stable drivers. Way down the road when the prices drop you may even consider SLI the GTX 780 or 780 TI. And if you do you won't have to worry about frame latency and other anomalous issues that typically are not present with nVidia cards.
I also had a pretty shitty experience with 3 different Radeon architectures on 2 different series of cards in CF. So if you ask me I'm nvidia all the way. And I can't imagine the GTX 780 holding it's release value after the r9 290x hits the scene. They'd have to drop the price at least 5 - 10% to stay competitive. Otherwise the 290x is just too good of a deal.
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October 23, 2013 6:16:22 AM

anthony8989 said:
Jeankyyyy said:
MANOFKRYPTONAK said:
You could get 2 7970s for $600. From what I have seen the 290x is right around the Titan, if not a little slower... BUT the drivers are immature, where as the Titan has been out for a while. I don't think you should pay that much for a card, UNLESS you are swimming in money. If you are congrats buy all the stuff you'd like! Xfire 7970s beat the Titan and the 290x, the frame pacing is much better if I remember correctly and wouldn't scare me off. Just my .02. What resolution are you playing at if you don't mind me asking?

I don't want to deal with Xfire ever again! I sold my two 7950s because of that. I bought a 1440p monitor.



It's probably a typo but when I Google R9 290x a sponsored link shows up on the side from Newegg with the price of the R9 290x at $9999.99. Wouldn't that be something? xD

Anyway, from what I understand the GTX 780 TI will basically be a hair below the Titan in performance, which should be exactly on par with the 290x. It might be more expensive than the 290x due to the premium construction of the chassis, better power efficiency, stronger architecture, and stable drivers. Way down the road when the prices drop you may even consider SLI the GTX 780 or 780 TI. And if you do you won't have to worry about frame latency and other anomalous issues that typically are not present with nVidia cards.
I also had a pretty shitty experience with 3 different Radeon architectures on 2 different series of cards in CF. So if you ask me I'm nvidia all the way. And I can't imagine the GTX 780 holding it's release value after the r9 290x hits the scene. They'd have to drop the price at least 5 - 10% to stay competitive. Otherwise the 290x is just too good of a deal.

Interjecting....

1) I have seen similar prices here in Japan on Amazon. Some graphics cards listed at the equivalent of $10,000; I don`*t really think people are handing over their wallets.

2) In terms of the GTX780Ti performance; it will obviously be better than the stock GTX780 and better than souped up iterations from the likes of MSI, Galaxy, HoF, Asus and Zotac etc... AND THEY ARE ALREADY practically clocked to be almost on a par with the Titan....
QED; the GTX780Ti will be quicker than a Titan, but will likely have more like 4GB memory rather than 6.

3) Worries about Crossfire and SLi are minimal at best. I have been using AMD cards for the past ten years or more, and I will go to NVidia purely for 3D reasons, not due to non-existent crossfire `issues`.
As for using `Crossfire`, I have found AMD HD7770`s to be EXCELLENT in crossfire and I have never seen any problem with it at all (nor ever seen any latency issues). Only one game needed me to switch the cards to non-crossfire (RAGE), but the rest of my dozen games work perfect.

4) If the R9 290X advertised clearly if it does stereoscopic 3D via the HDMI 2.0 port it has (in 120Hz shared at 1080p), then I would buy that; but as it is, until then, I will be watching closely as the GTX780Ti is revealed. The standard NVidia cooling needs to be changed for me to rush out and buy the GTX780Ti version though.
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