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Between these two cards

#1-CJF-Posted 8/17/2014 6:26:29 PM
Both have the same Windforce coolers, both are factory OC, both are the same price, and both have a $20 MIR lowering the total price to $200. The R9 280 is eligible for 3 free games from the never settle promotion, while the GTX 760 comes with Watch Dogs, I think?

The Nvidia card does have Shadowplay and Physx, but I'm more interested in raw performance. I've heard AMD has horrible drivers, but I'm not sure just how bad they actually are.

Which one would you go with and why?

Gigabyte GTX 760 Windforce 3X: http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-2GB-WINDFORCE-GV-N760OC-2GD-REV2-0/dp/B00DGM8B6O/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1408328648&sr=1-2

Gigabyte R9 280 OC Windforce 3X: http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Radeon-Display-PCI-Express-GV-R928WF3OC-3GD/dp/B00J41A5GK/ref=sr_1_13?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1408328648&sr=1-13

Will be paired with an i5 4670k.
#2Dieinafire1Posted 8/17/2014 6:28:06 PM
GTX 770 instead
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#3conker332Posted 8/17/2014 6:38:36 PM
Between the GTX 760 and R9 280, i would definitely pick the R9 280 since it is more powerful than the 760. AMD having horrible drivers has been greatly exaggerated by many people; NVIDIA and AMD drivers are pretty much equal now.
#4Dieinafire1Posted 8/17/2014 6:49:24 PM
I had the 6850 then 6850 crossfire then the 7970 before going Nvidia. I would never go back too hot too loud and below average drivers plus no physx
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#5Love_Me_SexyPosted 8/17/2014 6:51:57 PM
I'd pick the 760 over AMD.
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#6Trance_FanPosted 8/17/2014 6:53:10 PM
r9 280 or 280x is much better than 760 and 770

3gb > 2gb
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#7Dieinafire1Posted 8/17/2014 6:54:17 PM
770 has 4gb model
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#8Garage_ManPosted 8/17/2014 6:56:02 PM
conker332 posted...
Between the GTX 760 and R9 280, i would definitely pick the R9 280 since it is more powerful than the 760. AMD having horrible drivers has been greatly exaggerated by many people; NVIDIA and AMD drivers are pretty much equal now.


Nonsense. I prefer AMD drivers all day. Not once do I ever open my driver menu except to adjust scale on new displays.
#9Fade2black001Posted 8/17/2014 6:58:42 PM
conker332 posted...
Between the GTX 760 and R9 280, i would definitely pick the R9 280 since it is more powerful than the 760. AMD having horrible drivers has been greatly exaggerated by many people; NVIDIA and AMD drivers are pretty much equal now.


um.... right.....
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#10YOeastonYOPosted 8/17/2014 7:17:10 PM
Dieinafire1 posted...
770 has 4gb model


With an incredibly low bus frequency for 4gb.
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