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2GB GTX 770 vs amd R9 280X 3GB vs 3GB amd 7970

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December 15, 2013 10:11:10 AM

So I'm creating my first PC build and I have all the specs down;
CPU- i5 4670K
Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3
Hard Drive- 500gb Toshiba
RAM- 8gb 1600mhz corsair vengeance
Case- Corsair 200R
PSU- 600W hybrid modular
Operating Software- Windows 7 64bit Professional

All I'm missing is my graphics card. I'm willing to spend about £269.99 (British Pounds) on a graphics card but I'm stuck between the gtx 770, amd R9 280X and the amd 7970. Both the amd cards have 3GB of RAM and are slightly cheaper but the gtx 770 has a lot of cool feature eg physX and other things like that and currently out perform both amd cards as far as I know.

I don't plan on upgrading my build for a few years and plan on doing a lot of gaming on my PC at 1080p but since I don't wan to upgrade my PC I'm worried 2GB RAM on the gtx 770 won't be enough compared to the other amd cards with 3GB of RAM.

I plan on playing games like bioshock infinite, battlefield 4, assassins creed 4 and other games like those. Any help is really appreciated, any suggestions on other cards in my price range would be helpful and will my PSU be able to power all of my specs.

Thanks

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December 15, 2013 10:20:41 AM

hamboy said:
So I'm creating my first PC build and I have all the specs down;
CPU- i5 4670K
Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3
Hard Drive- 500gb Toshiba
RAM- 8gb 1600mhz corsair vengeance
Case- Corsair 200R
PSU- 600W hybrid modular
Operating Software- Windows 7 64bit Professional

All I'm missing is my graphics card. I'm willing to spend about £269.99 (British Pounds) on a graphics card but I'm stuck between the gtx 770, amd R9 280X and the amd 7970. Both the amd cards have 3GB of RAM and are slightly cheaper but the gtx 770 has a lot of cool feature eg physX and other things like that and currently out perform both amd cards as far as I know.

I don't plan on upgrading my build for a few years and plan on doing a lot of gaming on my PC at 1080p but since I don't wan to upgrade my PC I'm worried 2GB RAM on the gtx 770 won't be enough compared to the other amd cards with 3GB of RAM.

I plan on playing games like bioshock infinite, battlefield 4, assassins creed 4 and other games like those. Any help is really appreciated, any suggestions on other cards in my price range would be helpful and will my PSU be able to power all of my specs.

Thanks


Don't worry, more than 2gb of vram is useless in 1080p gaming. I'd say go for the 770, because of the reasons you stated and because the 770 is much quieter and consumes much less energy
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December 15, 2013 10:37:15 AM

okay thank you I think I'll go with the GTX 770 then :) 
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