AMD Benchmarks Show Radeon R9 290X Outgunning Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 at 4K Resolution

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Nigs

Awwwww yeeeeh nVidia shills up in dis bitch

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rjohnsonca

Seems as if AMD is resorting to Nvidia-esque tactics these days.
And I like it.

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Veen

Shhhh, dont type to loud... ;) the Nvidia fanboys here don't like it...

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BDickey

LOL!!!!! I know right????

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Ghost XFX

Um, hey Paul, about that line you struck out... I'm guessing that was wishful thinking, right?

Don't we all wish AMD's CPUs had the chops to match these cards? AMD should be tired of Intel chips cuckold them for theri GPUs...

All of that said, I'm not impressed with this stunt AMD pulled. If the R9 has it in spades, there's no need to seek to upstage your competitor. Let the reviewers discover this for themselves.

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Paul_Lilly

There was a bit of confusion in the data AMD sent. TressFX was disabled for the benchmarks numbers provided, not enabled as originally thought.

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AFDozerman

I heard that Nvidia actually placed a bouncer outside of the building next door and wouldn't let anyone in that NV flew out to the conference.

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vrmlbasic

Looking again at those numbers, I think that it might be a good thing that 4K monitors look to be years distant for PC gaming as these cards can't even hack today's console ports at those resolutions.

Though these FPS are still higher than any non-tiled 4K monitor/TV on the market currently can do; as much as I want higher resolution gaming, I don't think that I could stand going down to 30 FPS (b/c HDMI) to get it.

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blackdog

They're graphics cards people thats it, try something a bit harder,like growing up for some of you. lol

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AFDozerman

Still getting the R9, but Jesus, AMD. You don't have to be such epic clowns. Setting up right beside a press event? That's just desperate.

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aarcane

I might be impressed if AMD graphics didn't look like crap next to their nVidia price-point counterparts.

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Mikey109105

All I can say to this at AMD's expense for nVidia's ears is: lol.

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Veen

Awesome to see AMD coming out with an amazing card! 15% powerful than Nvidia!! Looking forward to playing it on 4K TV, the card has great tech and software making programing games & driver easier = future proof and better performance in the next following months.

AMD will hold the leading position for the next year or two so its a safer investment.

Its sad to see all these NVDIA fanboys trashing an amazing card because... they can't appreciate great technology when they see one, I guess its more important for them to protect their egos because thats what they bought with their money...or because they got "bought" with money...

I believe that investing in great technology and encourage "honest companies" that actually bring better products on the market is more important then pleasing ones ego.

I have no problem with the nvidia fanboys as long as they CANT realise that they are just hurting themselves.... ;)

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AFDozerman

You got paid to say that, didn't you?

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biggiebob12345

"leading position"

Uh...yeah...AMD (cpu and graphics divisions) spends less money right now on R&D than NV does focusing solely on graphics. That's why they're 6 months behind and in another 5-6 months will be even further behind when the 800 series comes out.

Go home, you're too drunk.

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JimmyD1964

Who is Drunk? Can't you read?
AMD Benchmarks Show Radeon R9 290X Outgunning Nvdia GeForce GTX 780 at 4K.
OK, now you can "what if" next years cards all you want...SHOW ME NOW!

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solomonshv

that's cool and all, but there are a few problems here

1, the 290x isn't actually available for sale anywhere and no one knows what it will cost. so AMD's "leaked" benchmarks don't mean diddly squat right now.

2, nVidia's Titan has been around for months, so yes, they are months ahead of AMD. if the 290X does beat the titan (and if it does, it will be by a tiny margin), the titan has already been out for months and AMD would have only caught up to nVidia, not surpassed them.

3, when the 290x comes out, so will nVidia's price cuts and the new GTX 780 Ti, at which point the 290x will probably not be competing with the GTX 780.

4, nVidia had the fastest single GPU solution on the market for the better part of the last decade. and my experience with nVidia cards has always been flawless. can't say the same for ATI/AMD.

having said that, i will be picking up a pair of 290X cards to try them out.

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SilverSurferNHS

biggest babble of bullshit i've read in a while - way 'to go!

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Veen

N/A

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Innomasta

Once AMD's Tahiti architecture dries out, they'll have nothing but the consoles to keep them afloat.

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xJohnnyQuidx

I'd like to see Titan vs. R9 290x benchmarks..

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John Pombrio

Lots still to be covered about the AMD R290X. Gordon was pointedly asking about the ambient temperature/fan noise that the card will have considering how noisy some of its predecessors were. Another is going to be how NVidia changes the price on the 780. 4K is fine and I might move there eventually, but how about a more reasonable 2560x 1440? Someone probably has these reviews out by now.
AMD could sure use the sales tho...

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Bdiddytampa

If AMD hadn't come out with a card that bests Nvidia's tip top for their "new" line, there really wouldn't be a point in releasing it lol. I'm slightly disappointed they didn't have something to blow the roof off, a few frames is hardly the performance improvement most will notice. And like someone else said, I'd like to see the performance numbers for the resolutions it is actually gonna be used for (hardly anyone is using 4K) before I pass judgement on its comparative performance :-/

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Satchboy

I have 3 1920x1200 monitors (5760x1200) for gaming so I'm one of the people interested in 4K performance.

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vrmlbasic

Sadly that setup is still rather useless as while it lets you see more of the game it doesn't solve the "pixel density is too low @ 1080" problem. It makes it ~3x worse.

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nonpracticingatheist

pixel density is much less of a problem than screen input lag. None of the 4k displays have shown a playable input lag. Well i guess playable is subjective depending upon what kind of games one plays. 50 ms input lag is probably perfectly fine for farmville, but for any game that requires fast reflexes, one is pretty much limited to 1080p and screen sizes under 50".

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Ninjawithagun

The GTX780 has been out for 6 months, yet the R9 290X is only 10% to 15% more powerful in frame rate benchmarking over a stock GTX780? Really? That's all? This is to be expected and is definitely NOT worth the extra $100 to buy a R9 290X over a GTX780. What isn't shown here is that the frame latencies are still superior on the 6-month old GTX780 - nuff said! I would rather have lower FPS and a smoother gaming experience than higher FPS and a bunch of choppiness. NVidia FTW!!

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BlackWing

(what you say may be true but what you said) "What isn't shown here is that the frame latencies are still superior on the 6-month old GTX780 - nuff said!" you just said the "What isn't shown here is that the frame latencies" (and then you counterattack you self by saying) "are still superior on the 6-month old GTX780 - nuff said!" (so what you said) "are still superior" (and) "What isn't shown here is that the frame latencies"
(so how is it) "still superior" (if you said)"What isn't shown here"

(so how is it superior if it's not shown it's unknown how is the framerate latencieys Superior because you your self said) ""What isn't shown here is that the frame latencies" (so how are the frame rate lateniceys Superior if you dont even know what they in the first place you wanna know why i think you are twisting the facts because you are pissed and here's why you own a gtx 780 and are a nivedia fan boy and hate they you are getting owned by your enemy amd so wait untill they relese the facts to judge)

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biggiebob12345

The 780 has been out 6 months already, so even if the 290X is better (and it's not even on shelves yet), it's not really an achievement.

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vrmlbasic

I assume that "quiet mode" gimps performance. Are there test results with this AMD GPU in "loud mode"?

I'm not sure that it is really relevant to test @ 4K as the PC world hasn't even mastered 1080 monitors yet. PC monitors haven't really even embraced Quad HD yet, which makes me think that Quad Full HD gaming monitors are a long, long, long ways off for most gamers. I like the idea of "future proofing" the hardware but by the time Quad Full HD becomes mainstream for gaming both of these GPUs will be as decrepit as the Voodoo3 is today.

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mpyusko

Hey now... let's not be cruel. I still use my Voodoo3 2000 PCI.

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Xenite

Nvidia doesn't like it? Yet they paid Origin 6 figures to bad mouth AMD products... stay classy Nvidia.

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Ninjawithagun

Keep trolling...nothing to see here...move along, move along.

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The Mac

You realize this was proven right?

you cant troll with the facts...

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EatGamer

Source? Last I saw it turned out it was AMD's sleazy PR guy that was the source for everyone reporting on a payout.

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Xenite

PCWorld covered it, they even questioned the original press release. Semiaccurate has ran stories, so has several other websites. Nvidia is giving out payoffs, product discounts and guaranteed early access to newer cards before other distributors.

Pretty disgusting behavior and AMD should be looking to slap an antitrust lawsuit on them.

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Airheadq

It's called Semiaccurate for a reason. It's almost a tabloid site.

PCWorld: "We know what Nvidia has to gain, but there’s no proof that it influenced Origin, financially or otherwise."

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The Mac

I suggest you read the article.

The author actually called a bunch of companies and got them to admit nvidia tried to bribe them.

If the author made it up, there would be a massive lawsuit.

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The Mac

Semiacurate actually did some calling around and got severlal companies to admit that Nvidia approached then for payouts.

http://semiaccurate.com/2013/10/05/much-nvidia-pay-origin-pc-drop-amd/

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Nimrod

keep being a stupidass fan boy

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pastorbob

Nimrod says "keep being a stupidass fan boy"

The typical response of somebody who can't come up with an intelligent and logical counterpoint.

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appleroxinhouston

Keep in mind this card was originally meant to be compared to the Titan. GG, AMD.

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crwlngkngsnk

http://www.techpowerup.com/192630/radeon-r9-290x-pitted-against-geforce-gtx-titan-in-early-review.html

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The Mac

That was posted by some crazy chinese site, there is absolutley no confirmation of those numbers.

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crwlngkngsnk

Informational purposes only, I make no claims as to Chinese veracity.

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vrmlbasic

Isn't that redundant? ;)

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kixofmyg0t

I cant wait til MaximumPC reviews it and says its slower than a GTX 770!

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borkbork

Mindless fanboism aside, everyone loses when there's no competition.. so be careful what you wish for.

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crwlngkngsnk

They benchmarked on an Intel system?
Oh, also, setting up shop across the street is hilarious. Probably "unprofessional", but hilarious.

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Maximum Defiant

Well, since AMD bought ATI, which was a Canadian company, it's kind of hilarious that Nvidia would choose to host their event in Canada. Looks like they woke up the bear, and got bit.