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Palit GTX 770 Jetstream (or maybe Zotac AMP!) vs Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X

My rig's based on an i5-4570 and a G1.Sniper B5, which means no CPU overclocking for me. My monitor's a budget Asus VS239H at 1080p, and will possibly never go into anything higher than that. I only intend to use one screen tho, as I think having 3 screens for Eyefinity/Surround is a waste of electricity.

I don't intend to CrossFire either (my mobo doesn't support SLI) as I'm more into selling the old card and buying a new single GPU when things get tough.

The games that I play are: Dota 2, Mass Effect 3 (yea it's old but I still love it), Assassin's Creed 3, among other games (might play Far Cry 3, Metro, not really into Crysis, will play Assassin's Creed 4, CoD Ghosts, BF4, Batman Arkham Origins)

Interested in Mantle, but G-Sync weighs more to me because I think having smoother frames is better than having more fps. Besides, Nvidia might be able to get some of Mantle too, tho AMD seems to be looking to match G-Sync...

So, yea. I want to change my current GT 430, and I need help with choosing the right card for me, given these factors. Also, no Toxic option available as the local shops here are always out of stock.

Much appreciated. :)
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    kaorucat said:
    My rig's based on an i5-4570 and a G1.Sniper B5, which means no CPU overclocking for me. My monitor's a budget Asus VS239H at 1080p, and will possibly never go into anything higher than that. I only intend to use one screen tho, as I think having 3 screens for Eyefinity/Surround is a waste of electricity.

    I don't intend to CrossFire either (my mobo doesn't support SLI) as I'm more into selling the old card and buying a new single GPU when things get tough.

    The games that I play are: Dota 2, Mass Effect 3 (yea it's old but I still love it), Assassin's Creed 3, among other games (might play Far Cry 3, Metro, not really into Crysis, will play Assassin's Creed 4, CoD Ghosts, BF4, Batman Arkham Origins)

    Interested in Mantle, but G-Sync weighs more to me because I think having smoother frames is better than having more fps. Besides, Nvidia might be able to get some of Mantle too, tho AMD seems to be looking to match G-Sync...

    So, yea. I want to change my current GT 430, and I need help with choosing the right card for me, given these factors. Also, no Toxic option available as the local shops here are always out of stock.

    Much appreciated. :)


    Hello,

    Most of the games you're wanting to play are beter optimized for nvidia cards, so I would suggest to go with a nvidia card aside from Mass Effect and BF4.
    As for the model, the gtx 770 and r9 280x are really close to each other.
    Here's a comparison for the particular models you're about to purchase:
    http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1896&gid2=1815&compare=radeon-r9-280x-sapphire-vapor-x-3gb-oc-edition-vs-geforce-gtx-770-zotac-amp-edition
    As you might see, the gtx 770 really shines in the "GPU DISPLAY" category. (Higher texture rate, Pixel rate etc.)
    However, the r9 280x has more memory,bigger memory bus,and much larger memory bandwith. Meaning if you dual monitor or play at higher resolutions, the r9 280x takes the lead. It is also faster at processing data.
    So simply put:
    The r9 280x has beter "memory" based statistics
    The gtx 770 has beter "gpu display" statistics.
    It's a tough call, personally I would get the r9 280x Vapor-X. But if you want to spend a little bit more money get the Zotac gtx 770 one since most of your games are beter optimized for nvidia.

    Hope this helps^^
  2. Waghzufel said:
    kaorucat said:
    My rig's based on an i5-4570 and a G1.Sniper B5, which means no CPU overclocking for me. My monitor's a budget Asus VS239H at 1080p, and will possibly never go into anything higher than that. I only intend to use one screen tho, as I think having 3 screens for Eyefinity/Surround is a waste of electricity.

    I don't intend to CrossFire either (my mobo doesn't support SLI) as I'm more into selling the old card and buying a new single GPU when things get tough.

    The games that I play are: Dota 2, Mass Effect 3 (yea it's old but I still love it), Assassin's Creed 3, among other games (might play Far Cry 3, Metro, not really into Crysis, will play Assassin's Creed 4, CoD Ghosts, BF4, Batman Arkham Origins)

    Interested in Mantle, but G-Sync weighs more to me because I think having smoother frames is better than having more fps. Besides, Nvidia might be able to get some of Mantle too, tho AMD seems to be looking to match G-Sync...

    So, yea. I want to change my current GT 430, and I need help with choosing the right card for me, given these factors. Also, no Toxic option available as the local shops here are always out of stock.

    Much appreciated. :)


    Hello,

    Most of the games you're wanting to play are beter optimized for nvidia cards, so I would suggest to go with a nvidia card aside from Mass Effect and BF4.
    As for the model, the gtx 770 and r9 280x are really close to each other.
    Here's a comparison for the particular models you're about to purchase:
    http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1896&gid2=1815&compare=radeon-r9-280x-sapphire-vapor-x-3gb-oc-edition-vs-geforce-gtx-770-zotac-amp-edition
    As you might see, the gtx 770 really shines in the "GPU DISPLAY" category. (Higher texture rate, Pixel rate etc.)
    However, the r9 280x has more memory,bigger memory bus,and much larger memory bandwith. Meaning if you dual monitor or play at higher resolutions, the r9 280x takes the lead. It is also faster at processing data.
    So simply put:
    The r9 280x has beter "memory" based statistics
    The gtx 770 has beter "gpu display" statistics.
    It's a tough call, personally I would get the r9 280x Vapor-X. But if you want to spend a little bit more money get the Zotac gtx 770 one since most of your games are beter optimized for nvidia.

    Hope this helps^^


    I took the Zotac (it went on sale, cheaper than the 280X Toxic and the 770 Jetstream).

    Having loads of fun with it, and it's such a good performer! I'm running BF4 Ultra, as optimized by GeForce Experience, and only went up to 69 degrees tops. Super smooth, the game only stutters when autosaving.

    Thanks for the help mate. :)
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