R9 290X vs GTX 780
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R9 290X vs GTX 780
Over the next few days, folders around the world will be getting their hands on some shiny R9 290Xs to do their bidding, and we should be getting results from them soon. Seeing as 7970s pull about 100k each, it's a safe assumption that these monsters will be pulling a minimum of 150k PPD, especially with the exponential quick return bonus in effect.

In addition, they're retailing at a full $100 cheaper than 780s.

Interestingly enough, the 7990 has dropped a full $500 in price to be the same price as the R9 290X. Because the 7990 used to be three times the price of the 7970 for 1.8x the power, people rarely bought them for folding, but now it's a very viable option if the R9 290X doesn't out-muscle it.

Either way, I can't see NVIDIA coming out on top here. The Titan is still a good $500 more expensive than the 7990/290X and barely outperforms the 7970, so that's still an absolute waste of money, but it'll be interesting to see how the 290X performs compared with the 780.

Anyone looking at buying one or the other?
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2013-10-28, 02:34:20 AM
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RE: R9 290X vs GTX 780
UK prices:

R9 290X - £485.15
HD7990 - £371.75

GTX780 - £499.99
TITAN - £779.59

The HD 7990 is the most powerful card their.
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2013-10-28, 03:28:26 AM
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RE: R9 290X vs GTX 780
well, I have a 780 and I think it'll do just fine :)
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2013-11-01, 06:30:47 PM
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RE: R9 290X vs GTX 780
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Here's a pic of a dead R9 290X...
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2014-01-19, 02:13:03 PM
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RE: R9 290X vs GTX 780
Why you would ever have a single fan at the very end of a card that big, I don't know. At least nVidia has they fans in the middle, and those are the reference coolers.
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2014-01-19, 02:17:10 PM
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RE: R9 290X vs GTX 780
(2014-01-19, 02:17:10 PM)Walfas Wrote: Why you would ever have a single fan at the very end of a card that big, I don't know. At least nVidia has they fans in the middle, and those are the reference coolers.

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2014-01-19, 02:32:31 PM
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RE: R9 290X vs GTX 780
Shouldn't be too hard to get a warranty this replacement.
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2014-01-19, 02:38:44 PM
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RE: R9 290X vs GTX 780
(2014-01-19, 02:38:44 PM)Spazturtle Wrote: Shouldn't be too hard to get a warranty this replacement.

It's the weekend... and monday is MLK day...
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2014-01-19, 03:06:00 PM
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RE: R9 290X vs GTX 780
@Luis I swear I've only ever seen the reference 780s with the fan in the center. o.o
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2014-01-19, 05:23:40 PM
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RE: R9 290X vs GTX 780
Thats not reference.

All reference blows suck air in at one end of the card, push it though the heat-sink along the card and then out the other end of the card.
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2014-01-20, 02:19:55 AM
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RE: R9 290X vs GTX 780
The reference 690 has a single fan in the middle; that's probably what you're thinking of. It has the same metal-and-polycarbonate look, so it's an understandable confusion.
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