SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X R9 280X 3G G5 vs MSI GTX 760 HAWK 2G G5 ??

Hi guys. Building one rig and I'm not sure which card to pick? The questions is:

SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X R9 280X 3G G5

or

MSI GTX 760 HAWK 2G G5

Can you help me? Which one is the better one and why?
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  1. The 280X will outperform the 760. In fact it is closer to performance to GTX 770, and if you overclock it you can get it to perform as well or better than the 770. Whether that is worth the extra $50 or so in price is up to you.

    I say if you can afford it go with the 280X.
  2. Well, between non-clocked HAWK 760 & 280X VAPOR-X which is the better one? I'm really confused.
  3. Bottom line: The 280X will be better in terms of performance.
  4. Yea + 2GB vs 3GB which is always a plus. I've always been an Nvidia fan but I think I'm going to buy 280X this time.
  5. The first card is significantly faster.
    They aren't even in the same class.
  6. Hi man! I'm from Bulgaria, too. :) I've been using only Nvidia but I think I'm going to give ATI a chance.
  7. It's great.
  8. And one last question, Kamen (яко име :P). Which card is the better one? Gigabyte R9 280X or SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X R9 280X (I read that this Vapor-X is very noisy...?!) ?
  9. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3607#kf is that work for me for this card sapphire r9 280x !!
  10. Both have good coolers which are shown to do great on HD 7970's.
    They just aren't tweaked quite as well on 280x's.
    You can do that manually though by chaning the fan speed.
    I'd get the Vapor-X for the looks alone.
  11. The 760 Hawk gets between 3-7FPS Less than a 770(stock) in Most of the Recent Games. MSI has a real good reputation for their Twinfrozr Cooler and the Hawk Edition's Cooler is even better allowing for better overclocking(GPU Boost 2.0). The Price of the 760 Hawk cant be turned down, especially when it comes to the R9 280X. The Cards perform very similar and Nvidia's Cards are on a much higher standard, from quality of the chips to drivers. you simply cant go wrong with any card from nvidia. Hope this helps...
  12. Yeah it is true that nvidia has good cards but when comparing 280x with 760 gtx is like comparing Nissan gtr with a Benz c180 the Benz is great but Nissan gtr will blow it away in terms of speed go for the 280x the sapphire toxic is the best of 280x
  13. Picked SAPPHIRE R9 280X VAPOR-X a long time ago. :D You can close this thread now.
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