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GeForce GTX 760 4GB VS AMD R9 280X 3GB

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October 23, 2013 5:44:45 PM

I am planning on buying a Graphics card to support my gaming for when I buy and play "WatchDogs" and "Titanfall", since all I have right now is the HD Graphics from my Core i 5 and I want to play in High Settings. I am over a budget so I have done some research and found this cards which where under $350.00(My Budget).

Was already planning on buying the GTX 760 but found out that when it comes to performance the R9 280x is slightly better, also that amount of space on the 760 is not really quite useful since most games don't use up that certain amount. Though the 760 seem to have more speed than the r9 280x, am I right so far? Not only do I want to use it for gaming, but for editing as well, programs like Power director, Mixcraft and etc. Not going to go too extreme so yeah.

I'm not that smart when it comes to this stuff, so I appreciate any help out there.
I looked up some forums about this, but people just seem to go off-topic lol.
I don't want to wait for drop price or new cards, especially over my budget(unless the card is really good). If I do wait I will wait till the release of Watchdogs. Oh and is only going to be use for one monitor(For Now), i received $350.00 as a gift so I figure why not use all? :D 

Anyway thank you all! I really want your opinions on this as for I sadly am not that smart.

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October 23, 2013 5:55:07 PM

The 280x is much better than a 760. For editing it doesn't matter which card. There is no "speed" on these GPUs, only performace. However look at this amazing deal: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax79...
You save $100 and get almost exactly the same thing (the 7970 is exactly the same at the 280x). You can spend that money on other components in the future. But to answer your question: 280x (or 7970)>GTX 760
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October 23, 2013 6:07:00 PM

kirilmatthew said:
The 280x is much better than a 760. For editing it doesn't matter which card. There is no "speed" on these GPUs, only performace. However look at this amazing deal: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax79...
You save $100 and get almost exactly the same thing (the 7970 is exactly the same at the 280x). You can spend that money on other components in the future. But to answer your question: 280x (or 7970)>GTX 760


Ah! Performance, that's what I meant. I see, so with editing is fine.
you said 280x and 7970 are the same but are they really?, putting that great deal aside which one will you recommend between those 2? I'm sort of picky when it comes to this, sorry.

Also is the manufacturer "Powercooler" a good one? Thank you for responding back by the way, didn't expect to get an answer already, thanks a lot!

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October 23, 2013 6:10:29 PM

Chewin316 said:
kirilmatthew said:
The 280x is much better than a 760. For editing it doesn't matter which card. There is no "speed" on these GPUs, only performace. However look at this amazing deal: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax79...
You save $100 and get almost exactly the same thing (the 7970 is exactly the same at the 280x). You can spend that money on other components in the future. But to answer your question: 280x (or 7970)>GTX 760


Ah! Performance, that's what I meant. I see, so with editing is fine.
you said 280x and 7970 are the same but are they really?, putting that great deal aside which one will you recommend between those 2? I'm sort of picky when it comes to this, sorry.

Also is the manufacturer "Powercooler" a good one? Thank you for responding back by the way, didn't expect to get an answer already, thanks a lot!


The 280x is a rebranded 7970. They have exactly the same specifications and benchmarks. I currently have a powercooler and its fine, I think it would be just good! I would give a very minimal edge to the card you picked, but only a couple %. Not worth $100. If you save another $150 you could even add a second 7970/280x. Its certainly a way better deal.
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October 23, 2013 6:16:48 PM

760 if you want to save up cash, 280x if you want performance. if you want 3 free games, look for a deal on the 7970 ghz (not to be confused with a plain 7970) for around $300, unless you're willing to spend that whole $350.

also, if you want to simplify things when looking for a GPU in the future, don't bother looking up the specs. the only thing you can trust are the benchmarks from various reviews. a 650ti with a core clock of 1000mhz isn't going to be a whole lot better than a 7950 with a core clock of 900mhz.

and just to be safe; if this is a prebuilt, unless it's from some gaming brand like Cyberpower, you may need to spend on a Power Supply Unit as well. those from the likes of Dell, HP and whatnot tend to go with the cheap ones that just aren't that good and safe to run a mid to high end cards. and that's assuming it'll fit the case.
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October 23, 2013 6:19:22 PM

Hazle said:
760 if you want to save up cash, 280x if you want performance. if you want 3 free games, look for a deal on the 7970 ghz (not to be confused with a plain 7970) for around $300, unless you're willing to spend that whole $350.

also, if you want to simplify things when looking for a GPU in the future, don't bother looking up the specs. the only thing you can trust are the benchmarks from various reviews. a 650ti with a core clock of 1000mhz isn't going to be a whole lot better than a 7950 with a core clock of 900mhz.

and just to be safe; if this is a prebuilt, unless it's from some gaming brand like Cyberpower, you may need to spend on a Power Supply Unit as well. those from the likes of Dell, HP and whatnot tend to go with the cheap ones that just aren't that good and safe to run a mid to high end cards. and that's assuming it'll fit the case.


This is poor advice. The 760 costs at cheapest $250. The cheapest radeon 7970 is $250. Games come with all 7970s. Core clocks cannot be compared across cards. The 650Ti wouldn't beat a 7970 even if it was clocked at 2Ghz.
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October 23, 2013 6:21:41 PM

Hazle said:
760 if you want to save up cash, 280x if you want performance. if you want 3 free games, look for a deal on the 7970 ghz (not to be confused with a plain 7970) for around $300, unless you're willing to spend that whole $350.

also, if you want to simplify things when looking for a GPU in the future, don't bother looking up the specs. the only thing you can trust are the benchmarks from various reviews. a 650ti with a core clock of 1000mhz isn't going to be a whole lot better than a 7950 with a core clock of 900mhz.

and just to be safe; if this is a prebuilt, unless it's from some gaming brand like Cyberpower, you may need to spend on a Power Supply Unit as well. those from the likes of Dell, HP and whatnot tend to go with the cheap ones that just aren't that good and safe to run a mid to high end cards. and that's assuming it'll fit the case.


I understand what you're saying, my pc is custom made so yeah. I have a good power gaming supply, Thank You for your feedback!
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