1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Graphics Any R290 owners yet?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Neogumbercules, 10 Nov 2013.

  1. law99

    law99 Custom User Title

    Joined:
    24 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    2,390
    Likes Received:
    63
    the flow and ebb of forum chatter getting you down Shirty?

    Maybe you need to take a moment out to watch some Cats on youtube? :thumb: (or dogs, however you roll... Dogs are just as good as Cats, if not selectively better.)
     
  2. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

    Joined:
    15 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    8,723
    Likes Received:
    637
    I'd agree with this here. I'm not afraid of my geeky nature, but I do get quite irritated when what starts as a reasoned discussion resorts to mud-slinging of sorts. As lots of you know, I spend much of my day-job doing contentious work and I enjoy a (reasoned) argument very much.

    However, I post on here hoping for a friendly (if sometimes slightly heated) discussion in which reasoned views are put forward.

    I've now lost track of where I was going with this because the 'phone rang. But seriously - can't we put this silly mud-slinging, non-reasoned, fanboy-accusatory style of thread to bed? Thanks awfully.
     
    Last edited: 12 Nov 2013
  3. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Apr 1982
    Posts:
    12,583
    Likes Received:
    1,766
    Join the members only club to experience more.

    I noticed... ;)

    Tiresome isn't it?

    Not really, it's just a bit embarrassing, like when the dog poops on the carpet whilst you've got friends around and a bit splatters on their trousers.

    I'm genuinely interested in these new cards from both camps as I'll be buying one in two months, so reasoned, heated debate is what I'm here for. Mud-slinging does not form part of that debate.
     
  4. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

    Joined:
    15 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    8,723
    Likes Received:
    637
    Ha ha ha, Shirty said 'poop'!

    (too much? sorry.)
     
  5. jizwizard

    jizwizard Modder

    Joined:
    24 Dec 2010
    Posts:
    1,907
    Likes Received:
    136
    In there like swimwear
     
  6. law99

    law99 Custom User Title

    Joined:
    24 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    2,390
    Likes Received:
    63
    I'd say go for the r290 or r280x if I was buying from scratch at the moment. Not sure if I find the Nvidia cards that compelling price wise... the Nvidia 770 is the one I'd consider if any currently.

    Also, everybody poops. :yawn:

    I don't play enough games to upgrade really currently. Although I fancy more FPS in Metro and probably Crysis 3 when I get enough time to buy it.
     
  7. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Apr 1982
    Posts:
    12,583
    Likes Received:
    1,766
    I'm currently leaning towards one of the more aggressively clocked 280s and probably another mech keyboard rather than anything much more potent.
     
  8. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

    Joined:
    28 May 2010
    Posts:
    5,650
    Likes Received:
    268
    Buy more keyboards.
     
  9. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

    Joined:
    5 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    5,900
    Likes Received:
    2,224
    Except that it's not new, it's based on the existing GCN tech. Not wanting argument, but i hate things that are wrong. Which is why i hate myself.

    If I were buying a graphics card now, it'd be a 290. 'Reasonable' price for great performance. I also can't wait to see some of the mods and scratch builds that will come out of not having to use a crappy bridge to connect the cards.
     
  10. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

    Joined:
    15 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    8,723
    Likes Received:
    637
    If I were buying a new GPU and money was no object? 780Ti, because it's the fastest.

    Rational purchase? 290, or a 280 if I was looking for the best pound-per-fps, I guess :)
     
  11. law99

    law99 Custom User Title

    Joined:
    24 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    2,390
    Likes Received:
    63
    Probably wise. Is the 280 the 7970? I lose track of all the differences between the sames.

    TBH 7970ghz would probably do me. 1080p is high as I go for the foreseeable future now. I can't see the PS4 and XBone will be pushing a 7970 out the ball park of extra visual fidelity any time soon. Talking £250 for Direct CU versions... either 7970ghz and or 280x
     
  12. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Apr 1982
    Posts:
    12,583
    Likes Received:
    1,766
    Mantle excites me more than it probably should :D
     
  13. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

    Joined:
    7 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    15,424
    Likes Received:
    3,667
    Says the "borderline" geek! For shame, Nick, for shame! :D
     
  14. law99

    law99 Custom User Title

    Joined:
    24 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    2,390
    Likes Received:
    63
    It does sound promising. (nice to have GCN now... ) But it would be nice if it worked for everyone... i.e. it isn't a case of splitting resources between direct3d and mantle. I suppose it depends on how close to consoles it is... ???
     
  15. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Apr 1982
    Posts:
    12,583
    Likes Received:
    1,766
    I'm just having a holiday from geek Nick while I'm working all the time and broke.

    It'd be great to see a new, universal API to finally usurp DX and OGL but unfortunately that would require AMD and Nvidia to share their architecture, which will never happen.
     
  16. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    7 Dec 2009
    Posts:
    3,421
    Likes Received:
    70
    Crysis 3?

    I've had more playable poops.
     
  17. law99

    law99 Custom User Title

    Joined:
    24 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    2,390
    Likes Received:
    63
    yeah. This is the issue. You piqued my interest and I've had a little google and there are quite the few mentions of something called Glide by 3dFX. Before my time really(I'm old enough, just didn't care)... but sounds like the same sort of problem. Although rather than having OpenGL, Direct3D and Glide, there will be; Direct3D, OpenGL, Mantle and the two consoles(possibly 3??? Doesn't Nintendo still exist? :D) operating in the same sphere.

    Not an image I want to live out... :nono:

    It's for the pretties.
     
  18. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Apr 1982
    Posts:
    12,583
    Likes Received:
    1,766
    Wasn't Glide the last hardware based API we had on PC?
     
  19. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    14 Aug 2004
    Posts:
    2,464
    Likes Received:
    29
    [​IMG]

    Updates to follow later!
     
  20. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Apr 1982
    Posts:
    12,583
    Likes Received:
    1,766
    I actually can't wait. Same case bro :thumb:
     

Share This Page