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R9 290 or GTX 780

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November 4, 2013 10:40:41 PM

Hey I saw these benchmarks here and it seems like the R9 290 is on par with the GTX 780 for over $100 bucks less... I've never really had an AMD card, and I'm looking foward to G-Sync as well, which obviously will only be for the Nvidia cards.... but I'm thinking about getting a 290 now and then getting a G-Sync monitor with a nvidia maxwell card in Q3 of next year.

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November 4, 2013 10:42:33 PM

R9 290X
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November 4, 2013 10:44:35 PM

The 290X is a little above my budget.

I was going to be buying two of them and putting them in crossfire so $800 for essentially two GTX 780 doesn't sound bad, plus I'll get to use AMD's mantle for the time being until Maxwell is released.
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November 4, 2013 10:46:07 PM

DR0PBASS said:
The 290X is a little above my budget



Why did you ask about it if its over your budget?


290x is better, if you cant get it, the 780 is still a really good card.

BUT IF YOU CAN, get the 290x.
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November 4, 2013 10:46:49 PM

I didn't ask about the 290X i asked about the 290

The 290 is $399

The 780 is $499

The 290X is like $570 or something
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November 4, 2013 10:52:08 PM

u_gonna_squeal_b4_we_cookya said:
Mirakledba said:
DR0PBASS said:
The 290X is a little above my budget



Why did you ask about it if its over your budget?


290x is better, if you cant get it, the 780 is still a really good card.

BUT IF YOU CAN, get the 290x.


Because the 290 is a completely different card than the 290x. The 290 is only $400 and is supposed to be released today. http://www.anandtech.com/show/7481/the-amd-radeon-r9-29...


Right, I missed the "x" that wasnt there...I still say get the 290 by ASUS.
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November 4, 2013 11:43:28 PM

One thing, if you plan to go Cross fire with 290 or Sli with 780 on a 1080p display, you are wasting your money, it's an overkill.
At 1080p get a single card, or SLI 770.
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November 4, 2013 11:44:15 PM

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