Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

GTX 770 or R9 280X for 1080p single monitor

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
December 6, 2013 7:33:51 AM

im stuck between those 2 cards for 1080p gaming i see that gtx 770 is slightly better in performance, i dont know if the 2gb vram in that is gonna be enough for future games since ill stick to one of these cards for like next 2 years.
asus models of both cards are on same price.
appreciate your comments thanks.

More about : gtx 770 280x 1080p single monitor

December 6, 2013 7:37:14 AM

flip a coin. they are both good and have pros and cons.
m
0
l
a b C Monitor
December 6, 2013 7:37:22 AM

2gb is enough, but 4gb never hurts. the 770 outperforms the 280 but this is expected to change over time.
m
0
l
Related resources

Best solution

a b À AMD
a b Î Nvidia
a b C Monitor
December 6, 2013 8:35:46 AM

Xaeron said:
im stuck between those 2 cards for 1080p gaming i see that gtx 770 is slightly better in performance, i dont know if the 2gb vram in that is gonna be enough for future games since ill stick to one of these cards for like next 2 years.
asus models of both cards are on same price.
appreciate your comments thanks.


neither card is fast enough to use more then 2gb of vram.. the only reason you'd want 3 or more is if you planned on SLi/xfire. as both cards certainly ARE fast enough to use more then 2gb of vram while in SLi/xfire. The 770 is basically a 680 only overclocked a little and with a better turbo feature. the r9-280x is basically a 7970 GHz Ed. They're essentially identical cards. depending on the game one will work a little better then the other. with mantle coming out soon the 7970/290x might turn out to be the significantly better buy especially if you like games on the cryengine/frostbite engine... or a few other popular ones that are adapting to it.
Share
December 6, 2013 9:49:01 AM

thanks for the explanation but is there any clue about the mantle release date and why do they delay it instead of releasing so it can make an impact
m
0
l
December 6, 2013 9:49:03 AM

thanks for the explanation but is there any clue about the mantle release date and why do they delay it instead of releasing so it can make an impact
m
0
l
a b C Monitor
December 6, 2013 10:53:09 AM

Xaeron said:
thanks for the explanation but is there any clue about the mantle release date and why do they delay it instead of releasing so it can make an impact


my guess is mantle isn't finished yet, could be wrong tho
m
0
l
December 6, 2013 12:56:12 PM

Performance wise the two cards are VERY similar, another thing to keep in mind is the stuff included with the cards, like the GTX 770 includes batman and 2 other games, and the 280x include battlefield 4. sorry i have no idea about mantle. also remember the software included with them like nvidias "shadowplay" and PhysX or amd's audio solution
m
0
l
a b À AMD
a b Î Nvidia
a b C Monitor
December 6, 2013 1:24:28 PM

their both good but if in the future you want pretty much max ultra 1440/1600p performance you could do it no problem by doing sli/crossfire but if you think you may do that…. skip the 2gb nvidia cards altogether and concentrate on 4gb 680/770 or the 280x. other than that if your just on a single 1080p…2gb is probably fine and both are great. get whatever is cheapest or comes with games bundled that you would enjoy.
m
0
l
a b À AMD
a b Î Nvidia
a b C Monitor
December 6, 2013 5:27:19 PM

i think mantle is being delayed so that dice can fix the other game-breaking issues with bf4.
m
0
l
!