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Why is the 290x so much more expensive than the 290?

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November 11, 2013 12:31:19 PM

Every benchmark I have seen puts the 290x ahead by only like 3-5 fps in 1080p and 7-10 in 1440p. I don't know about you guys but that's not $180 worth of difference for me. Is there something I'm missing or is it a marketing strategy to make the 290 that much more popular?

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November 11, 2013 12:37:07 PM

Higher stream processors, higher clock speeds, and .7 teraflops more computing power.
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November 11, 2013 12:38:53 PM

Because people will still buy it.
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November 11, 2013 1:07:01 PM

There also an issue with the new card or at least the Bios/reference cooling issue take a look at this:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-290-drive...

I have a feeling there will be some sort of revision made otherwise the 290x won't sell even then it still may only be 510% faster for 20% more money but we'll see.
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