Cant decide between 780 and 290

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#1 Posted by Alienware_fan (1514 posts) -

How are the gigabyte 780 oc WF3? They are on sale right now or should I get 290x? I dont care about temperature or money. Just need a high-end sli or crossfire gpus for my 1600p display. I might only keep them till 20nm come out.

#2 Edited by Alienware_fan (1514 posts) -

@Alienware_fan said:

How are the gigabyte 780 oc WF3? They are on sale right now or should I get 290x? I dont care about temperature or money. Just need a high-end sli or crossfire gpus for my 1600p display. I might only keep them till 20nm come out.

This is kinda urgent, I have no gpus right now, gave my 7970 to my cousin, You guys told me to wait till the 20nm come out, but thats atleast 7 to8 months of waiting, cant wait that long.

#3 Posted by 04dcarraher (19481 posts) -

Is it the 780 "ti" your talking about?

#4 Posted by Alienware_fan (1514 posts) -

Is it the 780 "ti" your talking about?

No, but do you think its worth the price over the regular 780? Then I can get one now and another one later this month.

#5 Posted by 04dcarraher (19481 posts) -

If you can get the 780ti go for it.

#6 Edited by Alienware_fan (1514 posts) -

If you can get the 780ti go for it.

Why? the best nvdia gpu is always a ripoff, and Im only planning to keep them till 20nm gpus come out anyways.

#7 Edited by The_Capitalist (10838 posts) -

If you care about power efficiency, GeForce cards are a bit more power efficient.

#8 Edited by Alienware_fan (1514 posts) -

The one Im looking at, the gigabyte WF3 version comes close to a stock 780 ti.

#9 Edited by 04dcarraher (19481 posts) -

The GTX 780 WF3 is able to be overclocked past 1ghz allowing it to match and surpass the 290x and 780ti, So its a good choice

#10 Posted by Alienware_fan (1514 posts) -

If you can get the 780ti go for it.

And do you think I can even tell the difference between 780 and ti at 1600p?

#11 Posted by 04dcarraher (19481 posts) -

@04dcarraher said:

If you can get the 780ti go for it.

And do you think I can even tell the difference between 780 and ti at 1600p?

Do plan on overclocking? Because stock vs stock in games like Crysis 3 there is 5 fps difference while Metro LL and BF3/4 you can see up to 15 fps difference at 1600p

#13 Posted by mastershake575 (8354 posts) -

If you want a fast single card while you wait for 20nm then get a third party 290 (not out yet but should be soon) and overclock it to 1050-1100mhz

If you want dual card (or are buying a single card with a strong possibility of buying a 2nd one later down the road) get the 780 (SLI driver as a whole fair better for dual GPU's).

1600p is a really demanding resolution so a 290 at 1050-1100mhz is the lowest I would go. Luckily you don't need much AA/AF at 1600p which is good because those settings are usually the ones that cripple your system.

#14 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

If you want a fast single card while you wait for 20nm then get a third party 290 (not out yet but should be soon) and overclock it to 1050-1100mhz

If you want dual card (or are buying a single card with a strong possibility of buying a 2nd one later down the road) get the 780 (SLI driver as a whole fair better for dual GPU's).

1600p is a really demanding resolution so a 290 at 1050-1100mhz is the lowest I would go. Luckily you don't need much AA/AF at 1600p which is good because those settings are usually the ones that cripple your system.

This.

#15 Edited by Alienware_fan (1514 posts) -

@Elann2008 said:

@mastershake575 said:

If you want a fast single card while you wait for 20nm then get a third party 290 (not out yet but should be soon) and overclock it to 1050-1100mhz

If you want dual card (or are buying a single card with a strong possibility of buying a 2nd one later down the road) get the 780 (SLI driver as a whole fair better for dual GPU's).

1600p is a really demanding resolution so a 290 at 1050-1100mhz is the lowest I would go. Luckily you don't need much AA/AF at 1600p which is good because those settings are usually the ones that cripple your system.

This.

I just hope I can fry those 780's. THis would be my sexond nvdia pc after 10 years.

#16 Posted by Postmortem123 (7670 posts) -

Haven't you got a 7990? Just use that, it's much faster than both the 290x and 780.

#17 Posted by Alienware_fan (1514 posts) -

Hen when are the maxwell come again?

#18 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (3811 posts) -

Another thread about the same thing....Really?

#19 Posted by BattleSpectre (5982 posts) -

This guy has too much money to burn. Donate to charity you'll live longer.

#20 Posted by marcthpro (7927 posts) -

Hen when are the maxwell come again?

I think around August 2014 if they keep getting Delayed but it certainly not Before July

#21 Posted by Branmuffin316 (1200 posts) -

This guy has too much money to burn. Donate to charity you'll live longer.

7990's are selling for $1000 on eBay. He could be selling it so he can get a new one.

#22 Posted by BattleSpectre (5982 posts) -

@BattleSpectre said:

This guy has too much money to burn. Donate to charity you'll live longer.

7990's are selling for $1000 on eBay. He could be selling it so he can get a new one.

I could of swore second post down he stated he has no GPU's at the moment and I quote: "This is kinda urgent, I have no gpus right now, gave my 7970 to my cousin,"

Unless of course he's already sold the 7990.

#23 Edited by Branmuffin316 (1200 posts) -
#24 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6041 posts) -

go with the 780, the 290's are pretty expensive at the moment and not worth it.