Solved R9 280X vs 7970 GHz Edition Tags: Asus GPUs Radeon Graphics Last response: October 28, 2013 11:48 AM in Graphics & Displays Share Birkinator October 28, 2013 11:43:17 AM Good Afternoon, I am currently looking to upgrade my GPU. However i am torn between 2. That of the Asus R9 280X and the ASUS Radeon 7970 GHz Edition. R9 280X - http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-RADEON-280X-PCIE-CTLR/dp/B00... 7970 GHz - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Despite the obvious monetary differences, which one would i be better off purchasing? I am also open to alternates if they are <=~ $410(plus shipping) and you have a convincing argument. At a glance, it looks like they have essentially the same features, with a few port differences, but can work around that. 384bit interface, 3Gb buffer mem, 1600MHz mem clock. Would i notice any difference between the two? Thank you in advance for your input! More about : 280x 7970 ghz edition Reply to Birkinator Best solution beekermartin October 28, 2013 11:46:44 AM Share From what I've read the 280x is essentially a 7970 GE. In fact you can use a 280x in crossfire with a 7970. So basically at this point the 280x is the way to go since you will find them slightly cheaper. Reply to beekermartin TBC1 October 28, 2013 11:48:09 AM The 280x is a ghz 7970 (it's just a re-brand). Go with the cheaper one. Reply to TBC1 Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedAsus Matrix R9 280X vs. Asus Matrix 7970 GHz Edition Forum IceQ 7970 GHZ Edition vs R9 280x Forum SolvedWhat is the difference between the XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB and the MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Forum is the r9 280x the same as a HD 7970 or the GHZ edition? Forum SolvedAMD R9 280X vs AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHx Edition Forum SolvedSAPPHIRE TOXIC R9 280X 3GB Crossfire SAPPHIRE 7970 Ghz, PSU Forum SolvedGTx770? 7970ghz? or R9 280x? Please Help! Forum SolvedHD 7970 vs R9 280x Forum SolvedR9 280x crossfire vs 7970 crossfire vs 770 sli Forum Solvedr9 280x toxic edition vs EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual Classified w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Forum XFX 7970 v R9 280x toxic edition Forum Solved2GB GTX 770 vs amd R9 280X 3GB vs 3GB amd 7970 Forum SolvedAsus GTX 770 DirectCU II OC vs Sapphire Radeon R9 280X Toxic edition Forum Solved7970 vs R9 280x vs 770 for gaming at 2560x1440? Forum SolvedHD 7970 vs GTX 770 vs R9 280X Forum SolvedR9 280X vs OC'ed 7970 (Watercooled) Forum SolvedR9 280x vs cheaper 7970 Forum SolvedGTX 770 vs Radeon HD 7970 vs R9 280x Forum SolvedGtx 770 vs R9 280x vs Radeon HD 7970 Forum SolvedR9 280X Vs HD7970 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !