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2 years ago#1
So, I'm split. These are the two cards I'm split on:

Sapphire 7970:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008

or

MSI r9 280x


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127759


I know I'd have to get a new PSU, before you ask (in the event I choose the r9 280x).


EDIT: I know the r9 280x is the new card, and is good for a couple years. I wanted to see what the overall opinion is.
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i5-3570k, Asus P8Z77-V LE, Corsair Vengeance 8 GB, Diamond HD 7970, 430W PSU, Cooler Master Storm Scout 2
2 years ago#2
Bump
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i5-3570k, Asus P8Z77-V LE, Corsair Vengeance 8 GB, Diamond HD 7970, 430W PSU, Cooler Master Storm Scout 2
2 years ago#3
Bump again...
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i5-3570k, Asus P8Z77-V LE, Corsair Vengeance 8 GB, Diamond HD 7970, 430W PSU, Cooler Master Storm Scout 2
2 years ago#4
In terms of actual performance, the difference would be negligible when both are overclocked as the r9 280x is mostly just a rebadged 7970 GHz edition which is just a binned 7970. Go with whichever one you feel suits you best. If the games appeal to you, get the 7970. I'll probably just get an r9 280x myself since I have all of the games on that list that actually interest me.
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2 years ago#5
I feel like I'm trying to find a new card at the worst possible time. There's just not enough information for me off work off of.
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i5-3570k, Asus P8Z77-V LE, Corsair Vengeance 8 GB, Diamond HD 7970, 430W PSU, Cooler Master Storm Scout 2
2 years ago#6
I ordered the MSI R9 280x with a $25 off coupon. Sold my 7970 to my brother. And depending how the new 290 shape up to be, I will just do a 2 way 280x crossfire. But if you can wait, ill let you know how it handles in my system.
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FX8350 oc'ed 4.6ghz asrock 990fx extreme9 8gigs ddr3 antec 750W 7970 sapphire http://imgur.com/DKxtZXP http://imgur.com/I9vdXTk MOAR POWER!!!!!
2 years ago#7
What's wrong with your current 7970?
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2 years ago#8
Not much difference between them. Any other alternatives?
2 years ago#9
turbovirgin posted...
What's wrong with your current 7970?


nothing. But his 7850 broke and I saw an opportunity to get something new! but sadly, the 7970 is also new..... the best part? his a10 is holding the 7970 back..... HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA
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FX8350 oc'ed 4.6ghz asrock 990fx extreme9 8gigs ddr3 antec 750W 7970 sapphire http://imgur.com/DKxtZXP http://imgur.com/I9vdXTk MOAR POWER!!!!!
2 years ago#10
turbovirgin posted...
What's wrong with your current 7970?


It's too loud and it's not actually mine. My brother gave it to me, and told me that when he wanted to sell all his parts, he wanted it back. So, I'm giving it back to him so he can get money for a new build. I might just get the r9 280x Toxic instead. 50 bucks more, but more performance.
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i5-3570k, Asus P8Z77-V LE, Corsair Vengeance 8 GB, Diamond HD 7970, 430W PSU, Cooler Master Storm Scout 2
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