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What is the difference between the XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB and the MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB

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November 1, 2013 5:53:48 PM

I am in the process of designing my first gaming pc and I have found the XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB and also the MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB. Is the 7970 worth the extra £2 I found it for?

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a b 4 Gaming
November 1, 2013 5:56:29 PM

The 280x uses slightly less power for the same performance. The 280x is basically a better binned 7970ghz. The 7970ghz should have a game bundle with it so I would probably lean towards that. Even if you're into those games, you can sell off the codes.

Could you link the specific cards plz?

Here are the power consumption figures
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/R9_280X_Gaming/2...

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a b 4 Gaming
November 1, 2013 6:14:37 PM

If you're into the game bundle on the 7970ghz or you're willing to sell them off I would get the 7970ghz. If not then the 280x. I trust MSI a bit more than I trust XFX but both cards seem okay
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