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Radeon R9 280 Vs. Radeon R9 280X - What's the difference?

#11SugarlamaPosted 6/10/2014 10:53:57 PM
I have radeon R9 280x. It is not best for newer games but it works ok.
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#12Majoras_pantsPosted 6/10/2014 11:04:25 PM
Buy an Nvidia card.
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#13BeatItUpRightPosted 6/10/2014 11:47:25 PM(edited)
NewportBox100s posted...
Is it worth the extra 80 bucks?


The 280x is what... 10% faster if that?

I picked up my 290 second hand for 140, the 290x second hand is roughly 250... and for what... 5% difference??

You'd be playing at 33fps instead of 30fps... if that seems like it's worth $80 then be my guest, but if I pay an extra say 50% more in price I expect a huge performance increase.


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#14MaxCHEATER64Posted 6/11/2014 2:36:37 AM
Majoras_pants posted...
Buy an Nvidia card.


fail
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#15Neo_PortaPottyPosted 6/11/2014 4:38:44 AM
BeatItUpRight posted...
NewportBox100s posted...
Is it worth the extra 80 bucks?


The 280x is what... 10% faster if that?

I picked up my 290 second hand for 140, the 290x second hand is roughly 250... and for what... 5% difference??

You'd be playing at 33fps instead of 30fps... if that seems like it's worth $80 then be my guest, but if I pay an extra say 50% more in price I expect a huge performance increase.



Ouch I'd never buy a used r9 unless I knew the seller personally there marketed as mining cards and that just wrecks them then people resell the cards.
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#16Hi CPosted 6/11/2014 5:44:28 AM
Better value would be crossfired 270's overclocked to 270X's. Then resale the $200 in games you get with them.
#17NewportBox100s(Topic Creator)Posted 6/11/2014 5:54:07 AM
Sugarlama posted...
I have radeon R9 280x. It is not best for newer games but it works ok.


This is a lie. Go to youtube and you can clearly see that the card runs new games like Battlefield 4 on Ultra settings just great, even with an AMD CPU.
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#18fastitocalonPosted 6/11/2014 6:08:01 AM
NewportBox100s posted...
Sugarlama posted...
I have radeon R9 280x. It is not best for newer games but it works ok.


This is a lie. Go to youtube and you can clearly see that the card runs new games like Battlefield 4 on Ultra settings just great, even with an AMD CPU.


I would not go that far. I have 7950's in Crossfire with a 3570k @4.5 and I still wouldn't say it runs high end games "great" on highest settings. Granted it depends on what you consider great. I classify that as >60fps at all times at 1080p or higher.
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#19DarkZV2BetaPosted 6/11/2014 9:26:55 AM
My bad, was thinking of 270/x.
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#20BeatItUpRightPosted 6/11/2014 9:44:38 AM(edited)
Neo_PortaPotty posted...
BeatItUpRight posted...
NewportBox100s posted...
Is it worth the extra 80 bucks?


The 280x is what... 10% faster if that?

I picked up my 290 second hand for 140, the 290x second hand is roughly 250... and for what... 5% difference??

You'd be playing at 33fps instead of 30fps... if that seems like it's worth $80 then be my guest, but if I pay an extra say 50% more in price I expect a huge performance increase.



Ouch I'd never buy a used r9 unless I knew the seller personally there marketed as mining cards and that just wrecks them then people resell the cards.


Yep, was a mining card, but has a warranty.

Remember, this card new is around 320, also the moment you buy a card, insert it in your PC it becomes second hand. Loads and temperature are what kills cards. A constant load would theoretically be safer for your cards since it wouldn't be under stress from the rapid heating and cooling that goes on like when playing games for example

I'm not paying 180 more for peace of mind, never had a card or cpu die on me yet. It has no doubt been ran hard, but will no doubt last me the years I need it for.
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