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November 18, 2013 2:18:36 AM

Hello
i have decided to purchase a r9 280x and have been researching what is the most powerful card.I cannot purchase a sapphire toxic where i live however I prefer msi or asus anyway.
So what is the most powerful card that would rival a gtx 770 best.

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November 18, 2013 3:00:41 AM

OC or not?

Because people consensus is that the DirectCU II is a beast of a Overclocker that might help you leverage a 770 mate! :) 

But then again there is question of budget and OC capabilities on your end that might alter my statement.
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November 18, 2013 3:21:48 AM

seezed said:
OC or not?

Because people consensus is that the DirectCU II is a beast of a Overclocker that might help you leverage a 770 mate! :) 

But then again there is question of budget and OC capabilities on your end that might alter my statement.

Hello
Money is no object as i havent seen an r9 280x over $500
if you could reccommend a r9 280x that would be great as i wasnt planning on overclocking as i would prefer to have the fastest stock gpu.
Thanks


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November 18, 2013 3:47:57 AM

I did a brief search on kitguru and I saw the XFX, ASUS Matrix, and Vapor-X reviews. The first two were approximately equal in performance (I didn't check cooling ability, but I want to say Asus has the advantage), and the Vapor-X was slightly less powerful.
All three were less than the Toxic, which is to be expected.
If you want the Asus: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you want XFX: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FSC5N66/?tag=pcpapi-20
If you want MSI Gaming: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
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November 18, 2013 10:18:07 AM

Wait if budget isn't an issue why not wait for a aftermarket 290?

NOT THE 290x, sorry had to edit that.
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November 18, 2013 10:35:34 AM

seezed said:
Wait if budget isn't an issue why not wait for a aftermarket 290x?


if you read what he said he's looking for cards under $500. Since he hasn't referred to wanting a 770 then it's obviously best to get an R9 280x.

No aftermarket 290x have been released neither, wait till february-june.

The ASUS R9 280x is probably the best R9 280x out there, said by many reviews and consumers aswell. Has the highest memory and core clock except for the toxic. Cooling is exceptional aswell with 4 heat pipes reviews said on load it reached 65c-67c and OCed is roughly the same. It's quiet as well

I myself am getting the ASUS R9 280x

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 18, 2013 12:16:15 PM

BlankInsanity said:
seezed said:
Wait if budget isn't an issue why not wait for a aftermarket 290x?


if you read what he said he's looking for cards under $500. Since he hasn't referred to wanting a 770 then it's obviously best to get an R9 280x.

No aftermarket 290x have been released neither, wait till february-june.

The ASUS R9 280x is probably the best R9 280x out there, said by many reviews and consumers aswell. Has the highest memory and core clock except for the toxic. Cooling is exceptional aswell with 4 heat pipes reviews said on load it reached 65c-67c and OCed is roughly the same. It's quiet as well

I myself am getting the ASUS R9 280x

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Shit sorry, I meant the 290, it's just 500 dollars here in Sweden! :) 
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November 18, 2013 12:28:17 PM

seezed said:
BlankInsanity said:
seezed said:
Wait if budget isn't an issue why not wait for a aftermarket 290x?


if you read what he said he's looking for cards under $500. Since he hasn't referred to wanting a 770 then it's obviously best to get an R9 280x.

No aftermarket 290x have been released neither, wait till february-june.

The ASUS R9 280x is probably the best R9 280x out there, said by many reviews and consumers aswell. Has the highest memory and core clock except for the toxic. Cooling is exceptional aswell with 4 heat pipes reviews said on load it reached 65c-67c and OCed is roughly the same. It's quiet as well

I myself am getting the ASUS R9 280x

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Shit sorry, I meant the 290, it's just 500 dollars here in Sweden! :) 

not worthing buying though, the reference 290x is said to reach temps up to 90c
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November 18, 2013 12:40:50 PM

Its actually the Sapphire model! :) 

Anyway - back on topic.

I believe both BlankInsanity and I agree that the Asus 280x model is the one to go on. Second in term of speed by a tiny bit by that is negligible by its amazing OC ability from DCU2.
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November 18, 2013 12:58:11 PM

seezed said:
Its actually the Sapphire model! :) 

Anyway - back on topic.

I believe both BlankInsanity and I agree that the Asus 280x model is the one to go on. Second in term of speed by a tiny bit by that is negligible by its amazing OC ability from DCU2.


I've changed my opinion to the MSI R9 280x, ASUS doesn't really have the best customer support if so non-exsistant so if you possibly get a DOA just hope your retailer can fix your issues. MSI on the other hand has a decent RMA system.

Even though the MSI R9 280X has a lower clock than the ASUS, you can easily OC the card to the ASUS clock's without seeing a huge margin in temperature increase
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November 18, 2013 5:27:03 PM

So what would you guys ultimately recommend either the msi version or the asus version
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November 18, 2013 5:40:05 PM

Finair14 said:
So what would you guys ultimately recommend either the msi version or the asus version


both are great but performance wise I'd get the ASUS R9 280x
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