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Referance R9 290 for $200, shall I?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Reference R( 290 on newegg for $200, Should I get it? I need to replace my dying 280x anyways.


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RMA the 280x

might get something better back (low chances but at least you can sell it and get a 390 instead of the 290)


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280x to a 290 isnt really an upgrade is it


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It's a pretty decent upgrade actually.

but how many extra frames would he get though for games


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but how many extra frames would he get though for games

Considering a 290 is basically 3FPS slower at the same clock speeds as a 390, it's a lot of frames.

But the reference cooler, ugh.


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I gained about 15 fps by upgrading from a gtx 770 to r9-290. The 280x has performance on par with the 770 (at least at release). So it's a pretty big upgrade for very little extra money, especially if you shop the used market. 

 

EDIT: 15 fps on average. I also gained more stability in games like Watch Dogs.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

It's a pretty decent upgrade actually.

The only thing Im worried about is the cooler. Is it really all that bad?


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The only thing Im worried about is the cooler. Is it really all that bad?

If you value noise at all, then yes. It's not worth it when you'll be spending $60+ to cool the darn thing when you could just buy a 390. Some people are more tolerant and it's not too loud, just higher pitched than every fan in your system which will definitely annoy some people used to a constant hum. Prices on these cards are dropping like crazy anyways so don't get the reference unless you can find it for less than $150. Got my MSI gaming 290s each for $143


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