Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

What Graphic card to replace a Gigabyte GV-R797OC-3GD?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
November 27, 2013 12:24:42 PM

Hi guys,

I have to replace my Gigabyte GV-R797OC-3GD because of Coil Whining (fortunately I found it a couple of days after the purchase so I was able to return it). Unfortunately the vendor is not able to replace it with the exact same one.

So I need your advise on what Graphic card I should choose instead.

FYI: I will not overclocking (don't even know what is it) and I don't want a card known for being very noisy.

Here are a few questions:

1/ Would I be right if I say that:
7970GE > R9 280X = 770 > R9 270X

2/ Can I pick any 797 instead of the Gigabyte and have the same quality? (HIS, Asus, MSI...)

3/ Is a r9 280X a big difference of quality compared to the 797?

4/ The Vendor lend me a Sapphire RADEON R9 280X 3GB. But I heard that Sapphire's card were not very good. Is that right?

5/ Feel free to gave me any advise you can think about ! ;) 


Thanks a lot for your help!

a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2013 12:30:11 PM

R9 280X is basically a rebranded, overclocked version of the 7970. In terms of performance: GTX 770 >= R9 280X > 7970 >> R9 270X.

Sapphire makes good cards. I don't know where you heard it was a bad brand, but they have a pretty good reputation when it comes to quality.
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2013 12:30:23 PM

1) The 7970 and the 280X are more or less the same card, and they trade blows with the GTX 770 depending on the specific application. The 270X is on the tier below all of them.
2) Yes, you can probably get a better 7970 from ASUS and MSI. The ASUS DirectCU II and the MSI Twin Frozr are good cards. If you want something extra premium, take a look at the ASUS 7970 Matrix or the 280X Matrix.
3) There is no real difference between the 280X and the 7970 other than the name, the 280X is a rebranded 7970.
4) Sapphire is known for their "Toxic" edition cards, but I don't know about their regular stuff. I would say they are trustworthy though, they've been in the market for a while now.
5) If you're willing to wait a few months and spend a little more money, you can probably get an R9 290 with aftermarket cooling for just over $400. That would be a really fast card.
m
0
l
Related resources
November 27, 2013 12:34:53 PM

1.)the R9 270x is lower than the 770 and the R9 280X is often a little better than the 770.

2.)Prety much but they may have different out of box overclock's

3.)Not huge but it does sometimes give better performance and is cheaper

4.)They are not bad but just not the best (cooling wise)

5.) I recommend getting the Msi R9 280X TF OC edition as it comes oc'ed it has a good cooling system and is easy to overclock.
m
0
l
November 27, 2013 12:45:08 PM

Ok, so the Sapphire RADEON R9 280X 3GB is not necessarily that bad compared to the Gigabyte GV-R797OC-3GD? Am I right?

Unfortunately I can't wait since my computer is without graphic card right now.
m
0
l
November 27, 2013 12:47:08 PM

Seuv said:
Ok, so the Sapphire RADEON R9 280X 3GB is not necessarily that bad compared to the Gigabyte GV-R797OC-3GD? Am I right?

Unfortunately I can't wait since my computer is without graphic card right now.


Yeah it is not that bad and is at least better than stock cooling but try look for other brands eg. msi
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2013 12:47:38 PM

Not bad at all, anything that has good aftermarket cooling and isn't DOA is a good card in my opinion.
m
0
l
November 27, 2013 12:51:59 PM

thismafiaguy said:
Not bad at all, anything that has good aftermarket cooling and isn't DOA is a good card in my opinion.


Agreed
m
0
l
!