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7950 vs R9 280x is it worth it?

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November 8, 2013 8:51:05 PM

I'm looking between the gigabyte 7950 and the Sapphire R9 280x vapor x and is it worth an extra $50 USD for the sapphire card. Is there much performance difference?

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November 8, 2013 8:57:47 PM

280x is just a rebrand of the 7970 with higher clocks, and considering the 7970>7950, I think 50$ should be just enough to ensure that your gpu will not be outdated anytime soon. If I were you, I'd go for the 280x.Then again, it depends if you want 15% more performance for 50$.

EDIT: Refer to this post if you'd like to know more: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1841376/7950-280...
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November 8, 2013 9:04:24 PM

The 50$ difference is well worth it, the 7950 is a great card, but the 280x(old 7970) is definitely worth the price difference.
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