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AMD Radeon R9 280X 3GB or GTX 770 2gb???

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November 18, 2013 4:41:05 AM

Basically i just wanted to know wether i am better off buying a AMD Radeon R9 280X 3GB or a GTX 770 2gb with the new system i am building for christmas. The processor i plan to buy is the intel i5 4670K, will this be able to handle either of these cards? i plan to play BF4, BF3, Minecraft, Borederlands 2 and many more and just want an all round long lasting and high performance Graphics Card.
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November 18, 2013 4:52:32 AM

R9 280X, no doubt what so ever, Mantle for BF4 is going to rock and you have 3GB VRAM as well.
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November 18, 2013 4:57:10 AM

Maximus_Delta said:
R9 280X, no doubt what so ever, Mantle for BF4 is going to rock and you have 3GB VRAM as well.


I don't just want to play BF4 as i said i will be playing a wide range of games. So will the R9 280X be my best bet for a long lasting and high performance? And could i play BF4 on Ultra settings?
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November 18, 2013 4:59:47 AM

Not at ultra settings, might need 2 for that maybe (I have 2x 7970s for ultra at 1440p), but then neither could the GTX770. Basically 3GB VRAM is what wins it for me, from a longevity perspective. Get a 280X but with a decent cooler so you can overclock it.
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November 18, 2013 5:05:03 AM

Maximus_Delta said:
Not at ultra settings, might need 2 for that maybe (I have 2x 7970s for ultra at 1440p), but then neither could the GTX770. Basically 3GB VRAM is what wins it for me, from a longevity perspective. Get a 280X but with a decent cooler so you can overclock it.


I just had a look at the two cards there, my only worry is that is says that the 770 has a higher engine clock and memory clock, quite a significant difference actually the R9 280x has 850MHZ for the engine clock and 6000GHZ for memory clock whereas the 770 has 1046GHZ for engine clock and 7010GHZ for memory clock. Peronally i have no idea if this even makes a difference i just want to be sure.
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November 18, 2013 6:49:06 AM

its seems your leaning on 770. go get a 770. when your mind is set, its difficult to change :)  IMHO, i have a r9 280x and i can play bf4 on semi-ultra with 100% resolution scale and just turning off msaa. i went for the r9 280x because im looking forward to this MANTLE thing. maybe the r9 280x is more future-proof.
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November 18, 2013 7:03:22 AM

Frank Esguerra said:
its seems your leaning on 770. go get a 770. when your mind is set, its difficult to change :)  IMHO, i have a r9 280x and i can play bf4 on semi-ultra with 100% resolution scale and just turning off msaa. i went for the r9 280x because im looking forward to this MANTLE thing. maybe the r9 280x is more future-proof.


What is this whole Mantel thing anyway? i have no idea what difference it makes.
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November 18, 2013 8:02:46 AM

I have a Sapphire HD 7950 OC Ed. and i play Battlefield 4 1920x1080 on ultra and i have an average 50-70 fps.

It is almost the same that the R9 x280 and it works like a charm. That's what i mean.

A little contribution. Sorry if it doesn't help.
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November 18, 2013 8:54:42 AM

if you want eyecandy for batman arkham origins, go with 770.
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November 19, 2013 5:09:23 PM

The R9-290x runs at 1Ghz, and you could probably overclock it to 1100mhz+ no probs with the third party cooler models. It also has a 384-bit memory bus compared to the 770s 256-bit. Its a stronger card in demanding games.
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