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which is better out of the following two graphics cards?

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a b U Graphics card
December 21, 2013 5:00:25 AM

The ASUS is better unless your going with 4K or above resolution which will most likely need the extra VRAM.
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December 21, 2013 5:04:55 AM

I'd choose Sapphire and not because of the extra memory, I'd also choose the Sapphire if it had 2GB. Sapphire makes really good AMD cards, and you can crank up the clock speed to match the one on the Asus.
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December 21, 2013 5:13:46 AM

Francisco Costa said:
I'd choose Sapphire and not because of the extra memory, I'd also choose the Sapphire if it had 2GB. Sapphire makes really good AMD cards, and you can crank up the clock speed to match the one on the Asus.


Most manufacturers cards will be the same. The only difference will be cooling and power systems. While your sapphire might overclock better than one persons ASUS the same is also true the other way round, This is how overclocking works. There will always be the amazing AMD chips and the weak AMD chips that only just do stock speeds. Not to mention the ASUS has 2 awards.
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December 21, 2013 5:25:55 AM

Asus has great products all around. Very high rep... so I'd say ASUS. Their r9 series cards have been tested to perform very well with their great heat pipe config and duel fan.

just a tip....it go with the r9 280x over the 270. More compatibility, options, resolution, and better clock speeds and better rated cards.I like the xfx R9 280x myself cause of the lifetime warranty and a sleek design.
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December 21, 2013 5:31:02 AM

ganon11000 said:
Francisco Costa said:
I'd choose Sapphire and not because of the extra memory, I'd also choose the Sapphire if it had 2GB. Sapphire makes really good AMD cards, and you can crank up the clock speed to match the one on the Asus.


Most manufacturers cards will be the same. The only difference will be cooling and power systems. While your sapphire might overclock better than one persons ASUS the same is also true the other way round, This is how overclocking works. There will always be the amazing AMD chips and the weak AMD chips that only just do stock speeds. Not to mention the ASUS has 2 awards.


I know the chip is the same, I was talking about the cooling... And the cooling on the Sapphire is better, allowing for bigger overclocks
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a b U Graphics card
December 21, 2013 5:36:46 AM

Francisco Costa said:
I know the chip is the same, I was talking about the cooling... And the cooling on the Sapphire is better, allowing for bigger overclocks


They both have a 2-fan custom design. Sapphire don't tend to use stock cooler designs but since the ASUS is also custom it should be at least as good as the sapphire. And maybe the OP doesn't want to overclock?
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December 21, 2013 5:44:52 AM

Actually, ASUS one will run much better on one monitor because of higher frequencies and because 4gb vram is overkill for that card. Take Sapphire only if you will go multimonitor(you'll need 3 monitors for FPS games because of aiming and for a lot of other games, altough some require only 2 in multimonitor setup). If you will be playing in FullHD(1920x1080) go with ASUS, it also has DirectCU II tecnology which allows GPU to run 20% cooler and 3x quieter.
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December 21, 2013 5:48:13 AM

lukapavlinovi said:
it also has DirectCU II tecnology which allows GPU to run 20% cooler and 3x quieter.


Straight from the Asus site... You can't believe in everything. The Asus is a very good card, but I just think that the Sapphire is the best one
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December 21, 2013 6:39:39 AM

ganon11000 said:
The ASUS is better unless your going with 4K or above resolution which will most likely need the extra VRAM.


ganon11000 said:
Francisco Costa said:
I know the chip is the same, I was talking about the cooling... And the cooling on the Sapphire is better, allowing for bigger overclocks


They both have a 2-fan custom design. Sapphire don't tend to use stock cooler designs but since the ASUS is also custom it should be at least as good as the sapphire. And maybe the OP doesn't want to overclock?


ganon's right im not really looking to overclock, im going to go for the asus i think. I have one main 1920x1080p monitor and i just wanted a graphics card which could run the upcoming next gen games without the hassle of overclocking and overheating really. Cheers to everyone.
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