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Submitted by blackmagic 764d ago | review

Radeon R9 290X Review: AMD's Back In Ultra-High-End Gaming

After eight months of watching Nvidia go uncontested in the ultra-high-end graphics market, AMD has a new GPU based on existing technology that promises to challenge the top position. It gets mighty loud at times, but you can't ignore the R9 290X's price. (AMD, PC, Tech) -

Software_Lover  +   764d ago
I'm expecting the R9 290 to be around 400-450. AMD blew it out of the park with the 290x and that price point. People can say what they want about the Titan but it was severely over priced. I don't care if it had no competition for months.

AMD could have said "Well hey, the Titan is 999 and is selling, we are on par in performance, lets price ours at ........... 750-850". They chose not to.

I applaud them for that.
Lolrus  +   764d ago
You can actually get it for £388 On DABs using 'uni30' discount code. Incredible price for this beast.
GentlemenRUs  +   764d ago
Yet you need a bankers job to get this...
joe90  +   764d ago
Does that mean you need a bankers job for a PS4 or Xbone?

Not that far in price difference.
Maxor  +   764d ago
You need to stop working minimum wage to get this.
sdozzo  +   764d ago
People really buy this stuff. When I was making good money to buy something like this I didn't have the time. now... you know the story.
Nocando  +   764d ago
Until next week....
Polysix  +   764d ago
o/c a GTX780 instead
Xristo  +   764d ago
This! I am hoping that the eVGA 780 Classified drops to around $600 or so to compete. Better power consumption, heat levels, features, all around the same speed. Mantle is AMD's only wild card that temps me to go Red. But nVidia has the best current features + future features.
Erudito87  +   764d ago
i so wanted this card but reviews are saying that it runs at 94 degrees and amd won't allow any aftermarket cooler editions until next year.
Neixus  +   764d ago
The card handles that high amount of degrees just fine.
Erudito87  +   764d ago
I wouldn't feel confortable temps that high in my rig. I thought 75 degrees from my 670 felt too high.
SlapHappyJesus  +   764d ago
Perhaps, but it is far too early to say how true that holds over time.
chaldo  +   764d ago
That is correct. Anything above 80 for the 680 or 780 can be bad for the card, confirmed by EVGA_Jacoba on the evga forums, product manager.
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IaMs12  +   764d ago
I completely understand the worry for having it run that high but if the card was built to with stand it as a normal temp then it should be fine. It'll warm up your house a bit thats for sure because my computer now is almost like a personal space heater hahaha.
Maxor  +   764d ago
94 degrees is too damn hot, my computer room faces the sun so it's extra hot there during the summer. Even with the AC on the thought of sitting near a card that's running at that tempt isn't my cup of tea.
Maxor  +   764d ago
You can't even buy this card right now they're all sold out. But PC gaming is dead amirite folks?
gamernova  +   764d ago
People don't get sarcasm lol
jmc8888  +   764d ago
Sort of.

Ultra high gaming means multiple graphics cards.

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