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October 31, 2013 11:15:04 AM

I know this question has been asked a handful of times here before.

However I want a specific answer to my own if possible.

I am running a 4770k, 8GB of Ripjaws RAM, and a EVGA 750watt PSU

I am stuck between a 2GB GTX 770 and a 3GB R9 280x

Both are MSI GAMING edition cards.

Nvidia just lowered the price of the 770 to $329.99 and the 280x is $309.99

I have seen some things saying the 280x benchmarks better and some say the 770.

I will be using this mostly for BF4 and gaming, however I like to compete against my friends in overclocking, so high benchmark scores and overclocking is a plus.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Nick
October 31, 2013 12:32:41 PM

Both cards are pretty much same in performance. I would go for a GTX 770 cause its a bit fast. And for PhysX also.
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October 31, 2013 12:35:33 PM

I just read the part where you said overclocking and if you are gonna be overclocking go with a AMD card they are usually the more overclockable ones, as for the PhysX issue people say there isn't PhysX for AMD that is not true there is PhysX it just isn't Advance PhysX. And AMD cards do perform better in other things such as Bitcoin mining, mining in general, Overclocking, and some games.
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October 31, 2013 12:38:48 PM

lonewolf7 said:
Both cards are pretty much same in performance. I would go for a GTX 770 cause its a bit fast. And for PhysX also.


I would not choose a video card based off of physx support. Mantle will blow physx out of the water. If i were to go with a gtx card based off of proprietary functions I would go with the card that will have that fps matcher thingie mabobber on it.

Anyways, here is a list of games with harware physx support.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_hardwar...

As you can see, for as long as physx has been around, it's not many.

Mantle on the other hand gives game making code monkeys the ability to tie in directly to the video card hardware for hardware acceleration, which is going to make games a lot more visually stunning then a few extra blood drips.

If you don't believe me, look at the benchmarks in BF4 for gtx vs radeon.
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October 31, 2013 12:44:02 PM

I would go for the 280X. For $30 less, you get about the same performance, but with an additional gigabyte of VRAM. Also, the 280X will have full Mantle support. Mantle may catch on, it may not. However, it WILL definitely be utilized in BF4 for potentially massive performance gains compared to the 770.

Finally, if you wait a few days / weeks for the next AMD game bundles to come around, you will be able to snag BF4 and another 2 games for free.
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October 31, 2013 1:42:19 PM

I think it is largely depending on which game you will be playing and what feature are you looking for.

The performance between these two cards are almost identical.

Nvidia cards generally have a more stable driver and support for wide variety of games. (nvidia actively support small developers)
It also specialize in games like batman or borderlands which fully utilize the physicX technology.
Features like G-Sync is also interesting.

AMD cards are ususally cheaper for the same performance but driver can sometimes get annoying. (it might be better now)
They specialize in games like BF4 and also the future games that can utilize Mantle technology.
Considering the next-gen consoles are all using AMD, I can see the potential in Mantle as long as developers adapts it.

Disclaimer, I have never used AMD card before, my opinion comes from my recent research on the internet.
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October 31, 2013 2:49:58 PM

Thank you everyone for the input! The biggest game I will be playing is Battlefield 4. I also play Counter Strike but that isn't intensive at all. I also will want to play ArmA 3, DayZ Standalone, Crysis 3, GuildWards, Elder Scrolls Online, etc. Seems as though the general consensus is the R9 280X. Any idea when you think they will add BF4 as a bundle to the GPU?? That would be awesome as it would essentially save my $64.
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October 31, 2013 3:21:57 PM

dbrownick said:
Thank you everyone for the input! The biggest game I will be playing is Battlefield 4. I also play Counter Strike but that isn't intensive at all. I also will want to play ArmA 3, DayZ Standalone, Crysis 3, GuildWards, Elder Scrolls Online, etc. Seems as though the general consensus is the R9 280X. Any idea when you think they will add BF4 as a bundle to the GPU?? That would be awesome as it would essentially save my $64.



All speculation in afraid. Reference 290(x) are out as a bundle, could be a week, could be a month.
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October 31, 2013 3:42:56 PM

AMD is waiting for older bundles and older cards to run out of stock before restocking new cards with new bundles. In my opinion, you can expect a new wave of game bundles for new cards within the month.
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October 31, 2013 4:05:46 PM

Intervenator said:
AMD is waiting for older bundles and older cards to run out of stock before restocking new cards with new bundles. In my opinion, you can expect a new wave of game bundles for new cards within the month.


This seems logical. He has my vote on best answer.

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