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GTX 760 or MSI R9 280X

It comes down to 2 graphics cards, which one should I go with?
1. MSI Gaming N760 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127745
2. MSI R9 280X GAMING 3G Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127759

Is it worth the extra $50 bucks to go with the R9 280x?

I will be using the GPU for gaming. Will I be able to run Far Cry 3 in 1080p on ultra? Which one is the better choice now and in the long run?
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  1. 280x is a faster GPU. Whether or not it's worth it is up to you.
  2. 280x since its faster than the 7970ghz which is equall to the gtx 770
  3. 280X.......
  4. corvetteguy1994 said:
    280X.......


    So will it be worth it to spend the extra $50? Will it be able to run Far Cry 3 in 1080p on Ultra?
  5. 06yfz450ridr said:
    280x since its faster than the 7970ghz which is equall to the gtx 770


    What are the numbers? How much faster is the R9 280x over the GTX 760?
  6. I think it's worth it. If I was buying a new high-end GPU, 280x is about the sweet spot right now.
  7. n00b82 said:
    corvetteguy1994 said:
    280X.......


    So will it be worth it to spend the extra $50? Will it be able to run Far Cry 3 in 1080p on Ultra?

    with AA off yes. that game wasent developed the best so out of the 280X and 760 i would go with the 280X for sure. AA in far cry 3 will knock down your frames badly.
  8. corvetteguy1994 said:
    n00b82 said:
    corvetteguy1994 said:
    280X.......


    So will it be worth it to spend the extra $50? Will it be able to run Far Cry 3 in 1080p on Ultra?

    with AA off yes. that game wasent developed the best so out of the 280X and 760 i would go with the 280X for sure. AA in far cry 3 will knock down your frames badly.


    OK, so how about in general?
    Bioshock Infinite ultra 1080p?
    Black Ops 2 ultra 1080p?
    Metro Last Light ultra 1080p?
    etc... will it be able to max most games
  9. Best answer
    n00b82 said:
    corvetteguy1994 said:
    n00b82 said:
    corvetteguy1994 said:
    280X.......


    So will it be worth it to spend the extra $50? Will it be able to run Far Cry 3 in 1080p on Ultra?

    with AA off yes. that game wasent developed the best so out of the 280X and 760 i would go with the 280X for sure. AA in far cry 3 will knock down your frames badly.


    OK, so how about in general?
    Bioshock Infinite ultra 1080p?
    Black Ops 2 ultra 1080p?
    Metro Last Light ultra 1080p?
    etc... will it be able to max most games

    Black ops 2 without a doubt. MetroLL with msaa X2. Bioshock inf should be great. the only thin that slowed my 1 7970 down was the BF4 beta but that was a "beta" but i have two in CF. Anyway you will be doing great with a 280X
  10. corvetteguy1994 said:
    n00b82 said:
    corvetteguy1994 said:
    n00b82 said:
    corvetteguy1994 said:
    280X.......


    So will it be worth it to spend the extra $50? Will it be able to run Far Cry 3 in 1080p on Ultra?

    with AA off yes. that game wasent developed the best so out of the 280X and 760 i would go with the 280X for sure. AA in far cry 3 will knock down your frames badly.


    OK, so how about in general?
    Bioshock Infinite ultra 1080p?
    Black Ops 2 ultra 1080p?
    Metro Last Light ultra 1080p?
    etc... will it be able to max most games

    Black ops 2 without a doubt. MetroLL with msaa X2. Bioshock inf should be great. the only thin that slowed my 1 7970 down was the BF4 beta but that was a "beta" but i have two in CF. Anyway you will be doing great with a 280X


    Thanks for all of your help!
  11. n00b82 said:
    corvetteguy1994 said:
    n00b82 said:
    corvetteguy1994 said:
    n00b82 said:
    corvetteguy1994 said:
    280X.......


    So will it be worth it to spend the extra $50? Will it be able to run Far Cry 3 in 1080p on Ultra?

    with AA off yes. that game wasent developed the best so out of the 280X and 760 i would go with the 280X for sure. AA in far cry 3 will knock down your frames badly.


    OK, so how about in general?
    Bioshock Infinite ultra 1080p?
    Black Ops 2 ultra 1080p?
    Metro Last Light ultra 1080p?
    etc... will it be able to max most games

    Black ops 2 without a doubt. MetroLL with msaa X2. Bioshock inf should be great. the only thin that slowed my 1 7970 down was the BF4 beta but that was a "beta" but i have two in CF. Anyway you will be doing great with a 280X


    Thanks for all of your help!
    No problem :) glad to help. write back when you get it.
  12. corvetteguy1994 said:
    n00b82 said:
    corvetteguy1994 said:
    n00b82 said:
    corvetteguy1994 said:
    n00b82 said:
    corvetteguy1994 said:
    280X.......


    So will it be worth it to spend the extra $50? Will it be able to run Far Cry 3 in 1080p on Ultra?

    with AA off yes. that game wasent developed the best so out of the 280X and 760 i would go with the 280X for sure. AA in far cry 3 will knock down your frames badly.


    OK, so how about in general?
    Bioshock Infinite ultra 1080p?
    Black Ops 2 ultra 1080p?
    Metro Last Light ultra 1080p?
    etc... will it be able to max most games

    Black ops 2 without a doubt. MetroLL with msaa X2. Bioshock inf should be great. the only thin that slowed my 1 7970 down was the BF4 beta but that was a "beta" but i have two in CF. Anyway you will be doing great with a 280X


    Thanks for all of your help!
    No problem :) glad to help. write back when you get it.



    Will do. One last thing. What do you mean "slowed down"? will i still be able to play bf4 with the R9 280x?
  13. n00b82 said:
    corvetteguy1994 said:
    n00b82 said:
    corvetteguy1994 said:
    n00b82 said:
    corvetteguy1994 said:
    n00b82 said:
    corvetteguy1994 said:
    280X.......


    So will it be worth it to spend the extra $50? Will it be able to run Far Cry 3 in 1080p on Ultra?

    with AA off yes. that game wasent developed the best so out of the 280X and 760 i would go with the 280X for sure. AA in far cry 3 will knock down your frames badly.


    OK, so how about in general?
    Bioshock Infinite ultra 1080p?
    Black Ops 2 ultra 1080p?
    Metro Last Light ultra 1080p?
    etc... will it be able to max most games

    Black ops 2 without a doubt. MetroLL with msaa X2. Bioshock inf should be great. the only thin that slowed my 1 7970 down was the BF4 beta but that was a "beta" but i have two in CF. Anyway you will be doing great with a 280X


    Thanks for all of your help!
    No problem :) glad to help. write back when you get it.



    Will do. One last thing. What do you mean "slowed down"? will i still be able to play bf4 with the R9 280x?
    By that i mean since the game was not optimized fully yet my frame variance was slightly noticeable but nothing serious.
  14. OK. I will check back in when the card comes. I will probably wait for black friday, so i can score a sale.
  15. true that.
  16. Iam thinking buy MSI R9 280X 3GB is a good card? Is more 40€ GTX760 price difference justifies performance/quality of the card?
  17. Yeah, go with the MSI R9 280x, Twin Frozr is one of the best cooling solutions out there and it outperforms a 760.
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