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R9 270X or GTX 760 or R9 280X

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April 16, 2014 7:02:22 AM

Hello all
I am looking to buy a new GPU for my PC because I believe my GTX 650 Ti Boost is not going to keep up with my expectations anymore. I have a budget of 26K INR and so the top 3 GPUs that fit in are the GTX 760 , R9 270X , or the R9 280X. The question is which one is more VFM for me ?
I can get a
270X with 4GB RAM And 120GB Intel 530 SSD/
760 with 120GB SSD/
280X
At the same price.
Which one will be better for me ?
My rig -
Intel i5 3570K w/CM Hyper 212 EVO
Corsair XMS3 4GB RAM
ASRock Z77 Extreme3
CM HAF XB
WD GREEN 500GB
SeaSonic X850
LG GH24NS95

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April 16, 2014 7:05:17 AM

The R9-280X will perform the best out of those three options. Alternatively, you could get a GTX 770.
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April 16, 2014 7:06:50 AM

I agree the 280x is the best or like Joseph said you could get the gtx 770 if the price is the same
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April 16, 2014 7:10:07 AM

For the upgrade to be visually pleasing then the 280X out of those cards as stated above. Any less it will lack the wow factor.
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April 16, 2014 7:10:23 AM

R9 280x + 4GB RAM + 120GB Intel 530 is the best if you can afford it ^^
Just kidding :) 

SSD will not get any extra fps in games but will make your PC feels more responsive. Get it only if you really have the money.
I saw also that you have only 4GB RAM, an extra 8 (2x4) or 4 ()2x2 GB more RAM should bring also quite a lot.

If you can do some replaning, I would suggest to get 4 or 8 GB more RAM (not GPU RAM)+R9 280x, and postpone the SSD.
This should be the better upgrade for you.
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April 16, 2014 7:19:25 AM

Oh BTW I cant get a GTX 770 in my money , creepy nvidia is selling it far more expensive here.
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April 16, 2014 7:20:22 AM

I would go with the Sapphire DualX just because it is cheaper, some of the other cards may get 1-3FPS better performance out of the box but can be matched with simple OC on the Sapphire.
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April 16, 2014 7:23:09 AM

I was leaning towards the ASUS variant because it seems cooler and since my previous GPU ( 650TiBE) had a DC2 which was great cooling. What are the differences between the two ?
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April 16, 2014 7:27:10 AM

It is another good choice price wise, either and you can not go wrong. The Asus has a little higher clock.
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April 16, 2014 7:31:12 AM

Really thanks for your help. Might have been easy for you but I had spent 2 days on thinking what to buy and it took a lot to save the money, really.
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April 16, 2014 7:33:24 AM

Glad we could help but the main thing is that you are selecting a card from respectable manufacturer.
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April 16, 2014 7:48:29 AM

Just another question , will it be enough for dual 1080p monitors ? And is it possible ( dual 1080p monitors , Dell S2240L ) ?
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April 16, 2014 8:30:49 AM

It will run them presuming you will be gaming on one and run something else on the other one.
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April 16, 2014 8:39:49 AM

That means dual 1080p monitors on a S2240L is possible ? Its got a HDMI and VGA only , you sure right ?
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April 16, 2014 9:34:25 AM

Yes it is.
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April 16, 2014 9:37:05 AM

I would love to have any R9 sick as hell performance lol
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April 16, 2014 9:42:57 AM

^LOL
Thanks rolli.
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April 16, 2014 2:00:17 PM

The R9-280X can handle even triple-monitor resolutions in games as Radeon cards are good at multi-monitor configurations. So yes, you can play games using up to three monitors on the R9-280X if you wanted to. AMD Eyefinity has matured more than Nvidia Surround.
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April 16, 2014 10:59:39 PM

Yes you can play with 3 monitors.
But, 1 single R9 280x can not handle e.g. BF4 properly on 3 full-HD monitors with everything maxed.
You must play with the settings (reducing the graphic quality e.g. no AA, lowering texture details, etc. ) to get it running smoothly on 3 monitors.
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April 16, 2014 11:57:30 PM

I'd try a CF by the end of the year , and then try for a dual or triple monitor then. Or maybe I'll try a 1440p monitor.
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