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EVGA GTX 780 or Sapphire Tri-X OC R9 290/X

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#1 ascalice


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 04:59 PM

Which should I buy? For now, I will be gaming at 1080p, but will upgrade to 1440p or 4K in the future.

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:02 AM

Hi and welcome to the fourm! Out of those three graphics card, the Sapphire 290X would be the fastest out of the pack. If you plan to upgrade the monitor to 1440p or 4K, then the 290X is still the card to choose, mainly because of it's larger vram and memory bandwidth which would be a huge advantage over the GTX780 and it is cheaper while having a better cooler on it.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 02:16 AM

i think the 780 is most powerful from those about +5-7 fps on some benchmark compared to the 290X its almost the same which one you pick, my self i have ASUS 780 and so far have Ran all the games about 60-100+ highest(depending on somegames) battlefield 4 i actually had to turn the  vsync on because the fps went higher than 60 and its useless when i have only 60hz monitor,  I dont know about the 4K but 1440p shouldn't be problem for either of those cards. but i'd recommend buying 780 TI, 

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 08:35 PM

i would go with the 780.


the amd cards had a sensational event that is influencing their popularity in a negative way. it is called script mining and those miners were buying them up in a feverish pitch, and the effects that had on the market is more than likely not good on a few levels.  then it gets worse, these script coins are e-currency in the global narcotics trade.


also, the nvidia line-up is going to be experiencing a likewise negative effect in the coming months with those miners toppling market  supplies when their high performance maxwell cards go live.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:51 AM

I realise I'm being sort of a dick asking you to spend the extra money, but a Sapphire 290X Vapor-X has a significantly better cooling solution than any of them, and will outperform all of the cards at the start. From the ones in the start just go with the GTX 780, it's better and you'll probably have a better experience than any AMD users when Far Cry 4 comes out since there's a good chance they won't optimise the bloody thing.

Edited by Jeremiah Fish, 22 July 2014 - 10:51 AM.

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