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Old December 18, 2013, 04:20 AM
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this should peek alot of intrest in the gigabyte windforce 3 since their cooler works even better typically than asus's dcuII coolers.
Not the latest ones..

The DCII on the 780 and 770 have been far better than anything else in the price-range.

And on the OC page the "780 ti crushing performance" of the 290x overclocked is still behind the 780ti non ref designs that aren't overclocked.. Just found it funny.

Great job by asus again.. quality components with a good cooler go a long long way.

Nvidia need to release the reigns on their power and voltage cap some.. :(
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Old December 18, 2013, 04:49 AM
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Very, very nice. Now let's hope the retailers calm down on their pre-Christmas price gouging. I'm looking at you NCIX!
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Old December 18, 2013, 04:58 AM
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No issues with the card. No black screens or flickering.

No, it doesn't beat non-reference GTX 780 Ti cards but......those come at a premium as well. A massive premium compared to the ASUS card.

The R9 290 cards will be launched at CES with limited availability in mid-Jan.
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No issues with the card. No black screens or flickering.

The R9 290 cards will be launched at CES with limited availability in mid-Jan.
That's if all the lite and bit coiners feel like sharing with the rest of the world.
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It is great to see the Gigabyte non-reference version compared in the over-clocking section so you can see how a non-reference stocks up against another non-reference card. I don't feel that the gap is large enough to (potentially) justify a $150 price tag for the 780Ti, but it is good to see an apple's to apple's kind of fight... not an apple to a hybrid apple fight :P

The 780 Ti may still have the crown for performance, but it will have a lot of serious competition on its price if these custom 290X start popping up with minimal markup.
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I'll be in the lineup for one of these for sure!
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That's if all the lite and bit coiners feel like sharing with the rest of the world.
Bitcoin and litecoin mining needs to die a horrible quick death...

If it doesn't let up or if mantle isn't everything that has been promised from AMD, i'll be going with a GTX 780 for my next card. As I see it, when you factor in price, power consumption and thermals it's the real winner right now. Especially if you can get it on sale too!

Throw in a G-sync monitor to the mix and you get loads of smexy gaming hours
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GSync is the reason I'm keeping an Nvidia card in my main computer :)
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The 780 Ti may still have the crown for performance, but it will have a lot of serious competition on its price if these custom 290X start popping up with minimal markup.
I agree it's still better bang for buck.. But thats if the prices stay at MSPR.. Which they haven't and generally never do on team red on release (usually due to limited supply, now due to high mining demands)

780ti + gsync will be smexy for gaming.

Multiple of these + mining will pay for it all lol
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