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Should I get a 7970 or a R9 290?

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2 years ago#1
I saw the R9 290x is out of stock and over $500 so is not an option for now.

However I am interested into a 7970 for $300 (or also a 7950 but donīt know if there is much difference between these), but I also saw the R9 290 for around $400

so what do you say?

What will give me the best bang for my buck?

And is it compatible with any Motherboard or not?
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2 years ago#2
Get the 280x.

If you want to cook in your case then get a 290.
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2 years ago#3
Get a 290 when the custom models come out.
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2 years ago#4
DerPancake posted...
Get the 280x.

If you want to cook in your case then get a 290.


what do you mean? does it runs really hot or with cooler problems?
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2 years ago#5
DerPancake posted...
Get the 280x.

If you want to cook in your case then get a 290.


The blower cooler actually does a pretty good job of exhausting the hot air outside of the case.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_r9_290x_review_benchmarks,12.html
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2 years ago#6
Snuckie7 posted...
DerPancake posted...
Get the 280x.

If you want to cook in your case then get a 290.


The blower cooler actually does a pretty good job of exhausting the hot air outside of the case.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_r9_290x_review_benchmarks,12.html


Its not even the cooler that is really the problem. Its the fact the default settings, never turn the fan past 55%. With my default profile i hover around 70C in BF4
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2 years ago#7
xcmon3yx2 posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
DerPancake posted...
Get the 280x.

If you want to cook in your case then get a 290.


The blower cooler actually does a pretty good job of exhausting the hot air outside of the case.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_r9_290x_review_benchmarks,12.html


Its not even the cooler that is really the problem. Its the fact the default settings, never turn the fan past 55%. With my default profile i hover around 70C in BF4


You can just use msi afterburner and turn it up to 65% if you wanted. It's not until 70% where the fan becomes obnoxiously loud.
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2 years ago#8
R9 290 100%. Benchmarks shows it has equal or better performance than the gtx 780 which is 100 dollars more.
2 years ago#9
Same thing with my EVGA card. Without the Precision software the card will not hit 50% fan until it hits 85c lol. with my new fan setting the card stays at 70c with 70% fan speed with a 1281/3600 overclock.
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2 years ago#10
The R9 290 supports Trueaudio
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