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GTX 770 or R9 280X?

#21DiehardFFv2Posted 11/2/2013 1:29:08 PM
MasterDonGero posted...
DiehardFFv2 posted...
Requiem posted...
On a side note, if you get a 7970 (or 7970ghz), you'll get free games, as well.
And since 280x is just a rebrand of the 7970...


This. The 7970 will also support Mantle. Looking back, I should have gotten a 7970, but no use crying over spilled milk.


Mantle is just bulls*** and won't be bringing significant performance over Nvidia equivalents. Stop worrying about it.


Wat? O_o
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#22NicodimusPosted 11/2/2013 1:36:34 PM
4GB version of the 770.
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#23Ringo_88Posted 11/2/2013 1:48:06 PM
Nicodimus posted...
4GB version of the 770.


I agree, i have the Gigabyte 770 4gb as well, and its a f***** beast.
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#24Snuckie7Posted 11/2/2013 1:49:42 PM
Ringo_88 posted...
Nicodimus posted...
4GB version of the 770.


I agree, i have the Gigabyte 770 4gb as well, and its a f***** beast.


$100 more than the 280X and not even better.
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#25DarkZV2BetaPosted 11/2/2013 2:06:09 PM(edited)
Wait and go 880.

Also, in regards to 280x vs 7970, 280x seems to do better than 7970GHz in tessellation heavy testing.
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#26Shebeskii(Topic Creator)Posted 11/2/2013 2:03:59 PM
Snuckie7 posted...
Ringo_88 posted...
Nicodimus posted...
4GB version of the 770.


I agree, i have the Gigabyte 770 4gb as well, and its a f***** beast.


$100 more than the 280X and not even better.


What I was thinking.
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#27Shebeskii(Topic Creator)Posted 11/2/2013 2:07:37 PM(edited)
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Wait and go 880.

Also, in regards to 280x vs 7970, 280x seems to do better than 7970GHz in tessellation heavy testing.


Yeah it doesn't seem like a total rebrand.

I'm debating this. I was making this topic with carts open and everything doing research, but I may defer to just getting a new heatsink and taking my 2500K to the sky, then getting an 870 or something.

Interesting to see opinions, though, and may help others to make the purchase.
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#28Nightmare2398Posted 11/2/2013 2:07:29 PM
personally i think i'm going to get crossfire 280x's (probably the sapphire toxic) because the 4gb 770s are still too expensive (and 256bit) and the toxic looks awesome
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#29KamenRiderBladePosted 11/2/2013 2:08:02 PM
If the TC is asking about the GTX 770 or R9 280X, they don't want to spend beyond the $330 price range, asking him to upgrade to a higher level card isn't helping.

Everybody has a budget, asking him to go over budget isn't helping with the decision.

Personally I recommend the R9 280X.

More VRAM, comparable performance for less money.

Get the ASUS model which is $309

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121803
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#30Shebeskii(Topic Creator)Posted 11/2/2013 2:08:07 PM
Nightmare2398 posted...
personally i think i'm going to get crossfire 280x's (probably the sapphire toxic) because the 4gb 770s are still too expensive (and 256bit) and the toxic looks awesome


Sapphire TOXIC is a noisy piece of junk. I'd look into Gigabyte right now.
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