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R9 280x vs. GTX 770

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February 23, 2014 12:27:59 PM

I bought my R9 280x back when it was $300 and now I am seeing them sell used for $450 so I want to sell it but is that a good idea? What could I replace it with that wouldn't cause too much of a performance loss?

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February 23, 2014 12:39:38 PM

The difference between the GTX 770 and the 280x is minimal with the 770 considered to be just a little bit faster.
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February 23, 2014 2:09:22 PM

so which of the 770s is the best?
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February 23, 2014 2:35:16 PM

There are many good ones the MSI Lighting is the fastest with the Gigabyte Windforce right behind it. But the Asus and EVGA(classified versions) are good aswell. I am currently running 2 of the 770 windforce cards.
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February 23, 2014 2:39:09 PM

Not saying they are all bad but I've heard enough bad stories about gigabyte cards that I wouldn't get one. Asus, evga and MSI are the top three. Really can't go wrong with any of them
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February 23, 2014 2:48:38 PM

thdarkshadow said:
Not saying they are all bad but I've heard enough bad stories about gigabyte cards that I wouldn't get one. Asus, evga and MSI are the top three. Really can't go wrong with any of them


Mine and the ones I've used in the past have all worked very well.
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February 23, 2014 3:01:06 PM

@bignastyid im not trying to say its a bad brand just stuff like voltage locked 7950 and stories of bad cooler mounting from a person here or there make me prefer other brands at the same price.
Honestly if you bought a gigabyte card I would bet it will be great and you will love it. Just personally I would buy evga, asus or MSI over gigabyte.
When you have so many good brands to choose from every little difference from colors to a backplate included to supporting msi or evga because of their overclocking software can be the deciding factor. That's why I wouldn't get gigabyte. One bad story here and another there can break a 4 way tie.

Not trying to bash a brand just trying to help make a hard choice between several good brands
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February 23, 2014 4:20:13 PM

I have had poor experiences with gigabyte so if there is no advantage to them I would prefer to avoid them. How much performance loss can I expect if I went to a GTX 760?
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February 23, 2014 6:17:53 PM

stock 760 vs stock 770 is about a 20% performance gain. now if it is an factory overclocked 760 (like asus or msi) vs say a pny single fan 770 (the cheapest 770 last I looked) then the difference will be less.
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