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What's better a more powerful GPU or monitor and a less powerful gpu?

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January 23, 2014 12:46:04 AM

Hey Tom's Hardware Community, Should I get a 280x or a 270x and a 1080p ips monitor Currently I'm using the Intel hd4000 on a 19" Dell 1440x900 monitor.I'll be mostly gaming but also be doing some video editing/recording and programming Thanks a ton!

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January 23, 2014 12:52:41 AM

280x would be a waste for 1440x900.
Buy a 770 and the monitor if you can afford as 770 is cheaper than 280x
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January 23, 2014 12:53:04 AM

770 performs a little better than 280x.
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January 23, 2014 12:58:40 AM

I can't. I can only get a 280x or a 270x and a monitor. I cannot get a 770 and a monitor
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January 23, 2014 1:00:15 AM

ok.
Sorry for asking again does monitor come with 280x?
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January 23, 2014 1:06:50 AM

No its either 270x with monitor or 280x with old monitor
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January 23, 2014 1:09:47 AM

if you go with 270x with the new monitor you will be able to play games on 1080 but it will not be future proof,
But if you go with a 280x which is a powerful card than 270x , you may be loosing out on monitor.
But it will be future proof as it can handle games better than 270x i the future.
You can upgrade your monitor later.
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January 23, 2014 1:17:29 AM

I think I'll be able to updrade my monitor 1 year after getting the 280x. Is 1440x900 @ 19" to 1920x1080 @ 23" A HUGE difference?
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January 23, 2014 1:27:29 AM

Ya it is esp from 1440 x 900 to 1080p.
You are able to play at full hd.
More clarity,more detailed.
Ya then get the 280x and buy monitor later.
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January 23, 2014 1:33:59 AM

what are you using now?? there no point in buying a 280x with your monitor if anything save your money or do both save your money and get the r9 270
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January 23, 2014 1:40:39 AM

thequn said:
what are you using now?? there no point in buying a 280x with your monitor if anything save your money or do both save your money and get the r9 270


Get a r270 now and then again spend money on a gpu one year later.
No point.
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January 23, 2014 2:08:35 AM

Any other opinions?
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January 23, 2014 2:27:42 AM

Well, if you buy an R9 270(X) and monitor now, you will need a new GPU sooner rather than later. And you will lose on the GPU when trying to sell it.

I would get the R9 280x now (you have the guarantee of the horsepower), and the new monitor when possible.
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January 24, 2014 9:16:38 AM

varun_02 said:
thequn said:
what are you using now?? there no point in buying a 280x with your monitor if anything save your money or do both save your money and get the r9 270


Get a r270 now and then again spend money on a gpu one year later.
No point.



well considering hes not a Graphics enthusiast he wont really need to upgrade much as long as his specs are above that of the Playstation 4 or Xbox One- forgive me guys for saying it that way. i feel all dirty inside just for thinking it. anyway the 270x gives almost as good as the gtx760 and is for father the GTX 580. and could last him a long time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4ajiun9z6s


ps. I agree with Pr3di but it depends on you man.
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