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I decided to purchase an R9 290x once I found that the 300 series was just a slightly better remake of the 200 series, and when looking at cards, I found that Sapphire was the only one who had a custom pcb version come out recently. Knowing that Sapphire tends to be AMD's go to for testing hardware, I decided to jump on it, and it seems that besides the vram, this newer Sapphire model really matches up to the new 390x design changes.

It's been a world of difference coming from my 6870 to this as well. Posting a photo of the card in my case as well as the comparison in 3dmark of old card and new card. If you want to see more photos of my build, check out my prior build posts.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

OMG took you long enough to post this ....LOL j/k bro!! It looks good

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Except for the models of 300 series cards utilizing HBM anyway; those will be quite superior.

Nonetheless, it's always cool to see builds with the 290x.

Good Firestrike score with just the one card too. Looks like a great machine.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

those arent classed as 300 series cards, thats the fury line now :/ if they were cheaper i would probably have waited longer to upgrade.

Thanks though :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

When did I miss this update? Isn't their press conference later today?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150616005757/en/SK-Hynix-Ramps-Production-High-Bandwidth-Memory#.VYBUmhNVhBc

the info has been leaking out for a few weeks about the fury line being the only one with HBM at launch.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a bit depressing.

Any price leaks on the Fury?

  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

I can confirm all of that information is true. Just watched AMD's PC Gaming show conference.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you get all the parts beside the GPU free?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

no they were from my last build posts. i only showed costs on any changes to my build.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

if it has no price for a part in a build is it free or do you still have to pay for it?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

oh i understand the confusion now. You can edit the prices on your build to show what you paid for when you built it, in order to see what the prices cost for the parts now, you just have to click on the part and it will show you the costs to buy that part and what site has it at that price. I advocate editing the prices to show what you paid, as over time certain items are no longer carried for sale and will show a blank or exorbitant price.

if you click view full price breakdown above the parts list, then click edit this parts list, you can click remove custom prices after that to see what it costs to build my computer in todays costs. you will notice that my ram has no available seller, so it will show no cost, you will need to find similar ram instead, or i can send you a link to it as well. i have a build guide that may be more helpful than looking at my build, http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/rmCmP6/under-1k-amd-build

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

So if prices are not available then you cannot use them?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless you manage to find the item for sale somewhere, it means no one is selling it currently.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

why so much red(amd) mannnnnn come over to the light side oher than that nice build good choice with the 750D

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, it matches my scheme for keyboard and mouse, as well as background