[section_title title=P15 : The Verdict]
The Verdict :
From our tests we can see that the R9 290 does come close to the performance of the GTX 780. It might be slower, but is much cheaper too. I think it strikes a great balance between price and performance and I think in that aspect, it has the edge over the GTX 780/290X. Asus has done a good job and brought down the temperatures of this card to a much more comfortable value (down to mid 70s from 90s in stock cards). 4GB memory really helps if you are thinking of high resolution gaming (1440p and above) which I think is another strength over the GTX 780. Overall, I am really pleased with the Asus R9 290 DirectCu II and at a price of around Rs39,500, it is an expensive card but does have all the performance to back that price tag up. I’ll give it a solid 9/10 for a better balance between price and performance.