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msi hd 7970 oc be or r9 290 card

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December 4, 2013 10:31:56 AM

hi i have msi readeon hd 7970 be oc 3 gb card but thinking of selling and getting the new msi r9 290 card it will be an extra 100 pounds is it worth the extra for the upgrade ?

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a c 106 U Graphics card
December 4, 2013 10:36:25 AM

Currently I wouldn't get a r9-290 until the cards with non-reference coolers come out, unless you plan on water cooling or installing an aftermarket cooler.
December 4, 2013 10:42:34 AM

thanks for reply any idea when that will be as i have the 7970 and am being offered the same money which i paid for it now?
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a c 106 U Graphics card
December 4, 2013 10:45:47 AM

Rumors say end of the month or the beginning of January.
December 4, 2013 11:04:48 AM

Why not just put an aftermarket cooler. Toms made an article with the arctic gpu cooler. Works great.