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Best gpu for with about $500 limit?

#11WerdnAndreWPosted 4/5/2014 2:45:54 PM
I use the MSI 780 TF and its a great card. I say buy now because you could be waiting till the end of the year for Maxwell.
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#12skpalPosted 4/5/2014 3:01:52 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9290aedfd
#13HistoryLizardPosted 4/5/2014 3:08:15 PM
So between the 290 and 780, they seem to trade blows in benchmarks, but would it be worth going one way or the other besides price? Doesn't nvidia have some freebies like shadowplay and such?
#14killkountPosted 4/5/2014 3:10:21 PM
Get the $450 780
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#15ShubPosted 4/5/2014 3:24:21 PM
HistoryLizard posted...
So between the 290 and 780, they seem to trade blows in benchmarks, but would it be worth going one way or the other besides price? Doesn't nvidia have some freebies like shadowplay and such?


AMD has exclusive features, too, Mantle being the biggest one, but it has not yet proven its worth despite being a very attractive concept. Personally I was faced with a similar choice last month and went with a 780 (Ti actually but only because I found some extra money at the last minute). Otherwise I was set on an EVGA 780 Classified. The MSI 780 Gaming is an excellent option and for $479, it's a great deal.
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#16blax34dmPosted 4/5/2014 3:35:04 PM
Master_Bass posted...
Combo Master posted...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127746

$450 gtx 780 after rebate non reference.

If you need a card now, this is a pretty good deal.


Get this
#17LikesApplePie(Topic Creator)Posted 4/6/2014 7:49:07 PM
I'm on the edge and going to buy one in the morning one way or the other, but what about vram? I know it is supposed to help at higher resolutions, and since I only game at 2048x1152 I'm not sure it will make a huge difference. Will the 2gb on the 780 be enough to play at max settings for a while or will the extra gigs on the 290 be made use of? I play a lot of Company of Heroes 2 and occasionally battlefield 4 with my friends as my main games so again, not sure if the extra ram would be noticeable in improving much. I do appreciate any advice!
#18ShubPosted 4/6/2014 8:04:17 PM
The 780 has 3 GB of VRAM, not 2 GB. It should be a while before 3 GB becomes gravely inadequate.
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#19LikesApplePie(Topic Creator)Posted 4/6/2014 8:11:48 PM
Opps, noticed that myself, so I suppose it won't be that big of a difference in the end.
#20WyzeGyePosted 4/6/2014 8:47:27 PM
2048x1152


... is that actually a resolution? How'd you come to this number? i'm curious.
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