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GTX 760 or MSI R9 280X

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October 27, 2013 5:55:50 PM

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=N82E168...
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=N82E168...

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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October 27, 2013 6:03:31 PM

280x is a faster GPU. Whether or not it's worth it is up to you.
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October 27, 2013 6:05:03 PM

280x since its faster than the 7970ghz which is equall to the gtx 770
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October 27, 2013 6:05:04 PM

280X.......
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October 27, 2013 6:06:32 PM

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?
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October 27, 2013 6:08:00 PM

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?
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October 27, 2013 6:09:08 PM

I think it's worth it. If I was buying a new high-end GPU, 280x is about the sweet spot right now.
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October 27, 2013 6:09:30 PM

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.
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October 27, 2013 6:12:36 PM

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
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October 27, 2013 6:19:08 PM

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
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October 27, 2013 6:21:33 PM

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!
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October 27, 2013 6:22:49 PM

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.

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October 27, 2013 6:26:02 PM

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?
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October 27, 2013 6:29:06 PM

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.
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October 27, 2013 6:30:31 PM

OK. I will check back in when the card comes. I will probably wait for black friday, so i can score a sale.
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a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2013 6:45:49 PM

true that.
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June 3, 2014 1:58:58 AM

Iam thinking buy MSI R9 280X 3GB is a good card? Is more 40€ GTX760 price difference justifies performance/quality of the card?
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June 3, 2014 2:29:17 AM

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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