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Power cooler R7 260X 1GB vs EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB

My current build is an AMD 5800K with no independent video card. I am doing a build for my girlfriend and was thinking of trading her my CPU and going with the AMD 760K Richland 3.8GHz, it seems it is the same CPU as the 5800K without the APU.

She will get the APU card and I will upgrade by going with an independent video card.

I purchased a powercooler R7 260X 1GB from newegg, it will be $80 after I receive a mail in rebate. They made a mistake sending the card to the wrong house, so I am waiting for them to send me a new one. So I have some time to decide.

I saw the GTX 750 on sale today, it is $130 after a $10 mail in rebate. So it costs $50 more, but the rebate isn't as large to deal with. I know power consumption the 750 is the clear winner and may become an issue with my PSU which is a corsair CX 430W.

I don't have much experience with graphics cards. Can I get people opinions please. Is it worth the extra cash? Will I need a new PSU if I go wih the 260X? The GTX has an extra 1gb of ram, currently I am just using my 720P tv as a monitor. Will the gain in ram be much of a difference?
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  1. Power consumption isn't an issue, you're looking around 225w at full system load with that setup. The 750 is definitely not worth an extra $50 at all.

    At 720p, 1GB is plenty. Games just recently started requiring a bit over 1GB at 1080p :)
  2. I will try to give information in-depth.
    GTX 750 is slower then GTX 750ti and GTX 750ti itself is not very fast then R7 260x the difference is negligible in mantle games like Battlefield 4 R7 260x win over 750ti. Now let's come back top GTX 750 it's power consumption is less then R7 260x but if we compare that you have to give extra 50$ it does not worth it. Stick with R7 260x also you are using 720P monitor then 1 Gb Gddr5 will be enough you cannot see gain in performance with extra Video Ram and also you can run all the modern games at highest settings at 720P resolution with >40fps.
    Corsair CX 430W PSU will be okay and can handle this GPU with AMD 760K.
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    Easy.... EVGA 750ti 2GB is the winner. AMD release the R7 265 to match the 750ti. Out of the box they may be close but a quick oc the 750ti easily beats the 260x. Nvidia's new 337.50 beta driver makes it even better and the new Maxwell GPU of the 750ti is much more efficient than the 260x.
  4. jmanusa6 said:
    Easy.... EVGA 750ti 2GB is the winner. AMD release the R7 265 to match the 750ti. Out of the box they may be close but a quick oc the 750ti easily beats the 260x. Nvidia's new 337.50 beta driver makes it even better and the new Maxwell GPU of the 750ti is much more efficient than the 260x.


    The 750 Ti is great card, and it and the 260x trade blows, but the 265 is a better card. Efficiency is great, but most people don't care about a 50w difference, and want more performance.
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