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Is the r9 280x a problem Child?

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April 1, 2014 9:59:14 AM

Been doing research and I keep seeing very mixed reviews for the R9 280X's on Newegg but the reviews for the cards do seem positive when people preview them.

Is this GPU good or not?
I am not tech savy so please don't throw numbers at me LOL.

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April 1, 2014 10:07:48 AM

Not a bad GPU, but recently they've been overpriced due to the mining craze. Go with a 770 instead.
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April 1, 2014 10:08:13 AM

Edgerunner said:
Been doing research and I keep seeing very mixed reviews for the R9 280X's on Newegg but the reviews for the cards do seem positive when people preview them.

Is this GPU good or not?
I am not tech savy so please don't throw numbers at me LOL.


Simple answer? Yes. According to reviews and benchmarks it's a bit worse than the GTX 770, but none the less a GREAT card. Some of the reviews are made on «branded cards», cards from EVGA, Gigabyte and all of that..... I would reccomend the EVGA one if you have the chance and an Asus one if you don't (price differences are...... well quite big). This business is all about luck: you can buy a top high-end card that stops working after a couple of months and a crappy one that lasts till the day you die..... maybe not that much :) . Hope I helped and if you do have any other questions feel free to ask them!
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