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Message 1465828 - Posted: 18 Jan 2014, 16:58:07 UTC
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Now that the new ATI Radeon R9 290X is out in the market, I am hoping there will be a good competition for nVidia's 780Ti. Here is a good review from Anandtech.

I have been using nVidia till now. Recently, one of my older GPUs, a GTX 285 went bad. I need to replace it and was thinking of getting something from ATI for a change. Does anyone out there have this card crunching Seti? Any suggestions regarding the performance and value for money?

Edit: The Windforce model from Gigabyte is listed for $700 by Newegg.
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Message 1465831 - Posted: 18 Jan 2014, 17:04:17 UTC

Make sure you have the latest apps running.

Check my website to make sure.

On AP`s the 290x is faster than 780ti.
On MB7 should be almost equal.
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Message 1466114 - Posted: 19 Jan 2014, 7:53:38 UTC

Thanks for the info Mike. I shall try to get a couple of the 290X then.

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Message 1466127 - Posted: 19 Jan 2014, 8:59:59 UTC

Prices of 290 and 290X are well over recommended by AMD. People mining coins buys them like hot cakes. AMD advantage is gone. I can't see price wars (that I was hoping) in near future...
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Message 1466270 - Posted: 19 Jan 2014, 16:19:24 UTC - in response to Message 1466127.

Prices of 290 and 290X are well over recommended by AMD. People mining coins buys them like hot cakes. AMD advantage is gone. I can't see price wars (that I was hoping) in near future...


I did note the higher price tag on these cards compared to what AMD used to release before. However, I have never been able to understand the bitcoin stuff. Nevertheless, I really want a couple of ATI cards to cruch seti and the 290X seems to be the best one currently available, unless someone can point out another one.

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Message 1466302 - Posted: 19 Jan 2014, 17:38:35 UTC - in response to Message 1466270.
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Prices of 290 and 290X are well over recommended by AMD. People mining coins buys them like hot cakes. AMD advantage is gone. I can't see price wars (that I was hoping) in near future...


I did note the higher price tag on these cards compared to what AMD used to release before. However, I have never been able to understand the bitcoin stuff. Nevertheless, I really want a couple of ATI cards to cruch seti and the 290X seems to be the best one currently available, unless someone can point out another one.


I`d go for a R9 290X TriX from Sapphire.

It has special cooling and is factory overclocked as well.

R9 290X TriX
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