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Which Black Friday Deal ? ASUS 660 $129 or MSI R9 270x $159

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November 28, 2013 6:40:29 PM

Going to get a graphics card tomorrow and can't decide between these two. From what I can see in the benchmarks the MSI framerate is slightly better then then the ASUS 660. I am running an ASUS board so there are some advantages to going with the ASUS and it's BIOS integration from what I have seen. Here are the exact cards at Frys, bottom of the ad. Maybe neither one is that much of a jump from the Intel HD 4600 graphics ? Also wondering about the Mantle support with the R9 if that is of any use.

http://www.frys.com/ads/page110#AdNavi

My system specs are

Fractal Design XL R2
Corsair 100i Coolers
4770k
16GB Patriot Viper
Antec Trio 650W
Samsung EVO 128GB SSD
ASUS Z87 Pro Board

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November 28, 2013 8:01:41 PM

270x is faster, 660 is cheaper.......
any dedicated graphics card is a major jump from intel graphics.
you have another thread with a near identical question, no need for another thread really.
mantle support will be of use for mantle supported games, of which there is none yet, but bf4 and thief will support mantle at some stage. and it will increase performance.
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November 28, 2013 9:16:49 PM

I would go with the 270x, with mantle in the future and the fact that amd is way better at this price point. Also, where did you find a 270x for that price?
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November 29, 2013 2:28:20 AM

Frys.com

$159 Black Friday special




Kaleeeb27 said:
I would go with the 270x, with mantle in the future and the fact that amd is way better at this price point. Also, where did you find a 270x for that price?


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