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Old 22-11-13, 05:38 PM
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okay so I searched online on 3dmark

the average for 670 sli ranges between 6500 - 10k - my cards get 7200

the average for a single R9 290 ranges from 7k to 9.6k - same cpu

okay so the problem is a R9 290 costs 4600ZAR and a 290x is around 7400ZAR and 780ti is 9800ZAR - prices are south african rand so just use google to convert.

both my cards cost 4400ZAR. I can sell them for atleast 3200 -3500 zar and buy a once off 290 with a aftermarked cooler that I have to apply myself, but I want to get a bigger case next year and get a small watercooling setup for the GFX.

now say for instance I do that will it still be a better option to keep the 670's even tho mantel is coming and 99% of my competitive titles I play are amd optimized aka cod and bf4, dota aint so much its fine

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Old 22-11-13, 06:03 PM
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In my opinion and from what you have now, a 290 isn't a good upgrade unless it is going to be extremely minimal cost after the sale of the 670s and you unlock and overclock the 290.
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Old 22-11-13, 10:52 PM
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look I'm going to save a few bucks even after buy the card + a cooler, and no more launch date games without SLI support, and I think most of my games nways gives better frame rates than SLI.

btw my cards scored on 3dmark 11 13471 r9 290 128ish http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages...hmarks,26.html

there i saw it. but yea sofar I'm going to wait for mantel reviews, also 2 cards really heat up a room and power draw is rather high. must say I will be missing shadowplay :-( best thing about nvidia
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Old 23-11-13, 12:52 PM
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I think 290 is your best option because not all games support sli it depends on what you plan on playing.
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