I will say this.
The price is $549 and when the card's fan is set to full range (anywehere from 0-100%) The 290x will match the performance of the TITAN but use a bit more power doing so.
The R290X at $550 will dominate the market (*if* it performs), and there is NOTHING wrong with that. The only people its launch affects are people who recently bought Titans or 780's
(Giggles) Waits to hear the collective groan at midnight from $1,000+ Nvidia Titan owners as they realize their cards have just lost half their value.
I'll probably wait till some aftermarket cooler 290x cards become available based on early reports about the fan noise...MSI Lightning 290X sounds good
Did you guys at least get a chance to mess around with crossfire?
the one that REALLY confuses me about batjoe, is does he even have a Titan? does he work for NV?
2 different quotes same person, less than 2 weeks apart!
Sorry, totally off topic, but I couldn't resist
Newegg has pricing listed for the ASUS model with BF4 on their CA site:
My guess is it will be $579.99 on Newegg.com later.
Attempting to overclock the R9 290X revealed that the GPU is basically already giving its all. We managed to extract another 90MHz (9% gain) for a core speed of 1090MHz. However, the card's GDDR5 memory skipped from 5GHz to 6.4GHz without any problems.
AMD's stock cooler is completely overwhelmed with the heat output of the card during voltage tweaking, though. Even at 100%, it could barely keep the card from overheating and was noisier than any cooler I've ever experienced. My neighbors actually complained, asking why I used power tools that late at night.
Ha! That reminds me of my GTX 480.