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    Default Re: The Official I just "Got" Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mgutierrez33 View Post
    but oh, does this press me to want to get that R9 290 that much more.
    The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti is showing up in reviews now. You may want to consider one of those from what I'm reading.

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    Default Re: The Official I just "Got" Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti is showing up in reviews now. You may want to consider one of those from what I'm reading.
    I hear you

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    Default Re: The Official I just "Got" Thread

    Not with that price tag. I can build decent PC for that price.
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    Default Re: The Official I just "Got" Thread

    Not sure about the new 780Ti, but I'm really liking the Sapphire R9 280X Toxic.

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    Default Re: The Official I just "Got" Thread

    But of course. the 290X GPUs are also kind of sweet, and you can't beat the price.

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    Default Re: The Official I just "Got" Thread

    Thank's for sharing Stan I will be getting me a new card at tax time. I hope .

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    Default Re: The Official I just "Got" Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Not sure about the new 780Ti, but I'm really liking the Sapphire R9 280X Toxic.

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    This is a great looking GPU. Hope it performs well. The 290Xs look good too, but how loud are they?

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    Default Re: The Official I just "Got" Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    But of course. the 290X GPUs are also kind of sweet, and you can't beat the price.
    yeah free is good

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    Default Re: The Official I just "Got" Thread

    From the Nexus review of the 780ti vs the 290x.

    "There's hardly anything separating the performance of the two cards, but it's worth noting that memory usage was recorded as 3,030MB on the GeForce and 3,137MB on the Radeon. Considering the price tag and the product positioning, we'd really liked to have seen Nvidia equip its card with a larger frame buffer.:

    The FPS difference was next to nothing. The max was 5fps. That doesnt cover that huge price difference.

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    Default Re: The Official I just "Got" Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    From the Nexus review of the 780ti vs the 290x.

    "There's hardly anything separating the performance of the two cards, but it's worth noting that memory usage was recorded as 3,030MB on the GeForce and 3,137MB on the Radeon. Considering the price tag and the product positioning, we'd really liked to have seen Nvidia equip its card with a larger frame buffer.:

    The FPS difference was next to nothing. The max was 5fps. That doesnt cover that huge price difference.

    Review: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti vs. AMD Radeon R9 290X at 4K - Graphics - HEXUS.net
    The extra noise and heat that one of them produces should be considered. I'm not buying either one of them anytime soon, so I can "armchair evaluate" them with impunity. Just saying,..........

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    Eh, the extra noise from a reference cooler card is of little consequence to me since once I get one the ball will be set in motion for water cooling my rig. I can deal with it for a little while if need be.

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    Yeah in like you. Noise is not a concern from ref coolers. Heat might be if the 3rd can't handle it.
    As for performance and price there is no way I would get the 780ti with it barely doing better then a 290x.
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    I wouldn't get either one yet. The price wars have only just begun.

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    If I where considering a purchase I would definitely buy the cheaper of the two especially since the performance is so close

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    Default Re: The Official I just "Got" Thread

    I haven't tested the 290X GPUs yet, been busy getting benchmarks done on the 280X Toxic, however I should have time tomorrow to install the 290X GPUs. I try a single card first, then move on to a dual card setup. Neil, I'll let you know about the fan noise from the 290X, I believe I still have a sound meter some where, it's just a matter of finding it, I gave the other one to Will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Neil, I'll let you know about the fan noise from the 290X, I believe I still have a sound meter some where, it's just a matter of finding it, I gave the other one to Will.
    The few reviews I've read so far have all complained about the 290X's noise levels. (compared to the GTX-780 Ti) I have yet to water cool a GPU myself, so I don't usually consider the additional costs of a water block up front. I do consider noise levels to be important, and that's why I usually like Non-Reference air cooled GPUs. They're quieter and clocked higher.
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