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October 25, 2013 11:45:45 PM

so with the release of the R9 290x and the soon to be released R9 290 and gtx 780ti, I'm stuck on witch would be the best for a 23 inch 1080p monitor. I'm aware that the 290x can match and almost beat a titan in 4k gaming and is cheaper than the 780. Yet the 290x runs at almost 100 degrees Celsius, witch is very bad in terms of life expectancy, yet is $100 cheaper than the 780 and over $425 cheaper than the titan , and the 290 is probably going to be the same in terms of heat. And my problem is that most of the tests results Ive seen have been comparing crossfire and sli or 4k resolution between the 290x, 780 and titan, not on the 1080p scale. (if someone could post links to some tests that would be great)

So bottom line whats your opinion for the best at 1080p, R9 290x and 290 with huge heat emissions,or Gtx 780, 780ti (soon to be released) with better coolers and drivers on the 780.
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October 25, 2013 11:52:12 PM

For 1080p gaming you will be fine with R9 280X or GTX770 if you want to run full settings. Currently undoubtedly R9 280X is the best bang for buck for that resolution.

Overall the R9 290X would be an easy card to recommend after custom versions come with proper cooling solutions. But it would still be completely unnecessary for 1080p. Save your 350 for a future upgrade and get an R9 280X.

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October 25, 2013 11:58:44 PM
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If you want to max everything at 1920 x 1080 you really do need a GTX 780 or R9 290X. Now only a few games ( Crysis 3 ) need that kind of power at this point but if you want something to last a few years and be top end you are on the right track.

Personally I am ready to upgrade myself and was looking at a GTX 780. The 290X obviously changed my mind on that one. So I am going to wait about a month and see where prices end up and what the 780 Ti can do. All this competition is great for us consumers!
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October 26, 2013 1:06:24 PM

rvilkman said:
For 1080p gaming you will be fine with R9 280X or GTX770 if you want to run full settings. Currently undoubtedly R9 280X is the best bang for buck for that resolution.

Overall the R9 290X would be an easy card to recommend after custom versions come with proper cooling solutions. But it would still be completely unnecessary for 1080p. Save your 350 for a future upgrade and get an R9 280X.


I get that only a 770 or 280x can max out games, but I wont be able to upgrade for the next 3 or 4 years so, I was looking for a heavyweight champ to get for now. I should have specified that sorry.

October 26, 2013 1:09:28 PM

anort3 said:
If you want to max everything at 1920 x 1080 you really do need a GTX 780 or R9 290X. Now only a few games ( Crysis 3 ) need that kind of power at this point but if you want something to last a few years and be top end you are on the right track.

Personally I am ready to upgrade myself and was looking at a GTX 780. The 290X obviously changed my mind on that one. So I am going to wait about a month and see where prices end up and what the 780 Ti can do. All this competition is great for us consumers!


I should wait because didn't nvidea announce price cuts along with their November release of the 780ti?
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October 26, 2013 1:26:55 PM

Yep, they did. Prices should level out by the end of next month.
December 7, 2013 10:19:22 AM

A GTX 760 will play almost everything maxed out at 1080p, i dunno why they keep suggesting these $350 cards, when they are complete overkill.

The 760 will play BF3 @ 1080p maxed settings 60FPS
Crysis 3 @ 1080p at High Settings @ 60 FPS

Additionally by buying nvidia, you get the Geforce experience application that will automatically tune all your games settings to the right settings to ensure you get 60FPS @ whatever resolution your running.
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