PowerColor PCS+ R9 290X Review: Cool, Quiet, And Priced Right

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Laytonoid

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I was only talking about single GPU. I ordered both the 280x and the 290 (non X) to decide which I wanted to keep. The 290 was around 10 FPS better then 280x in everything at 1080p. So yes.. the 290 as a single card is totally worth it at 1080p. The 290 is worth it over the 280x in 1080p. Most people buy single cards.. not CF or SLI.
 

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so is this review for the 290 or the 290x? best pricing for the 290x is still like $550, and that's newegg/microcenter pricing. i don't remember the 290X hitting $700, or were they?
 

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oh yeah the 290x was 700 and 290 maybe 600ish on newegg and amazon probably 3 months back. I waited and waited and got a 290 vapor x finally for 450 a week ago. It just broke unfortunetly and I had to return it to amazon. Pink trees and other weird lighting things in games. Good news is I get to keep the 3 digital games that came with it.
 

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PowerColor PCS+ AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 OC 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card AXR9 290 4GBD5-PPDHE
Amazon com price $459.99 & FREE Shipping

GTX 780 Ti goes for 680 to 1065 at Amazon com

Also no 4k gaming test ? Isn't that where the AMD card would shine compared to the Nvidia card ?
 
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