I recently decided that I wanted to upgrade my gpu in my gaming rig and i'm willing to drop around 400 bucks on a card. I currently have an amd 7770 which has not been performing well in recent games like bf4. I have been looking at cards in my price range and so far the two that stand out are the gtx 770 and the amd r9 280x. I am struggling to decide on which one is better.
I think the 770 is cheaper, performance wise theyre really really close. But the 770 does offer less power consumption, quieter fans, and runs cooler. Amd card are typically power hungry, hot, and loud fans to keep cool. You would get mantle with amd, yet physics with NVidia, and with direct x12 coming I don't think mantle will mater any more.
yes and it comes with a 3gb VRAM buffer wich will became quite handy to have in a near future...even at 1080p and even today BF4 when you use some supersampling (scalling) will use more than 2gb at 1080p...i would go 280x
and the MSI gaming twinfrozr is awesome thats the one i picked for my GTX780 and couldnt be any happier, very cool running card and very silent