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Considering giving up my r9 290 CF for a 970
Sick of AMD's crap and would get money plus extra if I sell them.

Bad or good move?
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>>52356652
tree point fiive
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>>52356685
I'm very well aware of this but NVIDIA > AMD?
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>>52356748
If you're looking to run a 1080p set up yes.
If you like slightly faster 4K slideshows stick with your r9 290
>inb4 but 1 shitty unoptimized garbage nobody actually plays uses more than 3.5 GB!
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>>52356748
The 390 is superior
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>>52356821
yeah got 2 1080 monitors and I'm cool with that but 4k seems like a meme just now
>>52356825
no thanks
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>>52356652
>not buying a 980ti
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>>52356652
>Sick of AMD's crap

what did they do to you?
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>>52356901
If he's choosing between a 390 and 970 I doubt that is within his price range.
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>>52356940
>not getting more money
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390 unless you need shadowplay or G Sync or some shit
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>>52356652
bad move stick with the 290
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390 is about equal price to 970 but will have more dx12 and vram. 970 is for people like me with small psu's and only one monitor.

Pic related but the code is ScaryMommy2016
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>>52356825
>>52357003
The 290 and 390 are the same card, dumbasses.

>>52356652
Fucking retarded move, senpai. The 970 is a gimped piece of shit that doesn't even keep up with a single 290. So if you're sick of Crossfire (and let's face it, only a retard would own either Crossfire or SLI in 2016), sell one 290 and keep the other one.

I can't even imagine how stupid somebody would need to be to buy a 970 A) ever and B) four months before Pascal.
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>>52356652
Why would you want to downgrade, and make very little profit?
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>>52356652
>sick of AMD's crap
>implying Nvidia isn't much worse in their jewish practices

Get a 390, it's better for the price.
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>people literally recommending he "upgrade" to a 390 when he already owns two

Why is /g/ so stupid?
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>>52356825

no it isn't you deluded AMD shill
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>>52356977
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AMD drivers are absolute trash. a 970 is a significant downgrade from crossfire 290s though, assuming you're playing a game that's actually multigpu compatible. better off waiting, OP.

pic related, AMD refuses to fix their horrible CPU overhead in order to make their DX12 performance look better than it really is
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>>52357238
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>>52357238
Literally only a concern if you're a poorfag running a shit tier CPU. You seem a bit buttbothered about it, so I assume you must be a poorfag.
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>>52357132
My god.. These framerates beat the pants off consoles
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get a 980 or SLI two 970's
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>>52357144
>no 390 on graph

Why
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>>52357267

>thinking people who need to save $20 on a pooinloo gpu that will cost them more through excessive power draw are going to be savvy or financially secure enough to be pairing it with a $500 intel cpu
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>>52357326

because all of the gpus there outperformed it, the only time a 390 beats the 970 is when you compare a reference 970, which hasn't been available to purchase new since 2014
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>>52356652
Computational power of AMD's cards are ridiculously high, its just that their software isnt where it needs to be, hence all the improvements with dx12.
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>>52357348
Well I'll be damned. The 970 does have a higher clock but I didn't know that.
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>>52356652
>he fell for the AMD meme
So, your house burned down and you lost all your possessions? You asked for it, running not one, but TWO housefire cards.
Stick with team green. Green is good.
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>>52356821
tons of shitty day 1 or month 1 games that address that broken .5 gb before the good 3.5 is used.
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>>52357475
I'm team green, but AMD running hot is a meme now friend. Say hello to 2005 for me.
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>>52356652
ill never understand why people buy 2 crappy cards to make them kind of like 1 good one, when there are so many issues they introduce.

get 1 good card, either a fury or a 980ti and be done with the bullshit issues multigpu add.
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>>52357501
>R9 290 and 290X designed to run at 95°C
>AMD running hot is a meme
Meanwhile, a GTX 970 uses half the power for better performance and stays under 70°C.
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>>52357501
>I'm team green, but AMD running hot is a meme now friend. Say hello to 2005 for me.

you sure about that? i've owned both a 390 and a 970 and can safely say the 970 produced way less heat and never required an audible fan setting unless i was utilizing it 100% with hashcat or similar tools. on the contrary, the 390 needed a fan profile that took it to 100% fan speed under gaming load and overclocking resulted in temps that needed >50% fan speed even at idle
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>>52357535
My 390X Nitro never surpassed 69°C while gaymen. Only furmark can push it over that.

>OP has 2 290s
>ppl recommending 390s

Wtf, they are basically the same. In full HD there is literally no need for 8GB vram.

OP:

1. sell one 290 and

2. buy a raijintek morpheus with two noise blocker eloops.

3. OC that bitch

4. Get close to stock 980.
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>>52357621
5. Set house on fire.
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>>52357535
>>52357538
I'm not saying that they run cooler than nvidia cards, just saying they don't run nearly as hot as they used to when that stereotype started.
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>>52357641
>has house that ignites at <75°C.
So you live in a dry paper box
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>960 is too shit
>970 is too expensive
>960 Ti doesn't exist

380X it is then.
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>>52357815
Enjoy the housefires!
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>>52357856

Enjoy your memes!
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>>52357893
Okay, maybe not housefires with a 380X. Just driver crashes every other day, higher power bills and potentially fried cards.
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>>52357815

no reason to buy the 380x, if you want value you could easily find a used 290 or 770 in the 150-200 range. you could also probably find new reference 290s and refurb 970s for 250
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>>52357910
Wow you must suck at installing drivers.
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>>52357815
Would be a nice downgrade from his 2! 290s
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>>52357977
>run DDU
>run new driver installer
Too bad the drivers are just shit.
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>>52357815
But 380x is only slightly better than the 960 while eating more power and running hotter.
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>>52357535
OP here my 290's dont go over 70 and idle around 30-40
>>52357621
I ain't getting a 390 so it ain't happening also I ain't overclocking
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>>52358074
That's why I was wondering about the 390 recommendations.

So what's the problem with the cards then?
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>>52358074
>I ain't overclocking

Retard. Free performance for the cost of downloading Afterburner and moving two sliders. Kill yourself you lazy shitfuck.
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>>52356652
Selle them and get a 980. A 970 is just not really better than even one 290.
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>>52357910
this card runs cooler than my 980 stop posting bullshit. any overclocked maxwell card will draw about just under 30 to 50 watts less than AMD cards.
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I have 8350, can i buy 390x?
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I have two 970's in SLI, never encountered any problem with games, I'm able to max out ANY game I play. Currently only playing GTA5, the Witcher, and GTA 5.
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>>52358122
Generally no shown benefit from the CF so I'm at least going to sell one
>>52358148
Lazy shit fuck for not wanting to overclock? You're a nigger
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>>52358428
do you play GTA V?
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