Hilariously accurate. I don't have any problems with throttling using MSAA on my 660's. Yeah, you have to water cool the 290x just to keep it from throttling. Even the aftermarket air coolers, that all the AMD fanboys said would save the 290x, still couldn't keep the thing cool and they still ended up loosing out to a stock 780Ti. But if your are looking at expense, just buy a 780. They are the same price as a 290x, at stock perform within 10% of a 290x, overclock to match or better a 290x(because you can't overclock a 290x on air cooling), and you don't have to spend $200 on a liquid cooling system to keep the 780 from throttling and making games perform like shit!