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GIGABYTE Radeon R9 270X 4gb vs GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 760 4gb

I'm going to a build a gaming pc and am a huge noob.

This is what i'm hoping to build:

CPU - Intel Core i5-4670K

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3

Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

Storage - Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, Blue - OEM

Video/Graphics card - (Need your help)

Power supply - (Need your help)

Case - (Need your help)

I read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1940854/gigabyte-radeon-270x-4gb-gigabyte-geforce-gtx-760-2gb.html

but the 760 mentioned was 2gb, what about the 4gb?

which should I go with?

GIGABYTE Radeon R9 270X 4gb vs GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 760 4gb?

I also considered all of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%2050001314&IsNodeId=1&srchInDesc=760&Description=graphics%20card&page=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=48%7C14-125-476%5E14-125-476-TS%2C14-125-496%5E14-125-496-TS%2C14-125-466%5E14-125-466-TS%2C14-125-494%5E14-125-494-TS&percm=14-125-466%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B14-125-494%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24

but it seems like the above two are the best..

Thanks in advance!
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  1. Best answer
    Having 4GB on R9 270x is not really effective, most probably that you will hit the GPU brute performance limit earlier than you hit the RAM size limit.
    I would rather not paying extra for 4GB R9 270x and pick 3GB R9 280x instead.
    You should either stick with the 2GB R9 270x or go for 3GB R9 280x.

    Similar is also valid for GTX760 and GTX770.
  2. Premi said:
    I'm going to a build a gaming pc and am a huge noob.

    This is what i'm hoping to build:

    CPU - Intel Core i5-4670K

    Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3

    Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

    Storage - Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, Blue - OEM

    Video/Graphics card - (Need your help)

    Power supply - (Need your help)

    Case - (Need your help)

    I read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1940854/gigabyte-radeon-270x-4gb-gigabyte-geforce-gtx-760-2gb.html

    but the 760 mentioned was 2gb, what about the 4gb?

    which should I go with?

    GIGABYTE Radeon R9 270X 4gb vs GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 760 4gb?

    I also considered all of these:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%2050001314&IsNodeId=1&srchInDesc=760&Description=graphics%20card&page=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=48%7C14-125-476%5E14-125-476-TS%2C14-125-496%5E14-125-496-TS%2C14-125-466%5E14-125-466-TS%2C14-125-494%5E14-125-494-TS&percm=14-125-466%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B14-125-494%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24

    but it seems like the above two are the best..

    Thanks in advance!




    Hi,
    Your motherboard and CPU are not compatible. Tell us your budget, so we can help you build your PC.
  3. yeah, guanyu210379 is right. If you can afford 280x/770 and that would be better than either 270x or 760 4gb cards. I would recommend windforce 770 at your price range.
    windforce 770:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125504
  4. maurelie said:

    Hi,
    Your motherboard and CPU are not compatible. Tell us your budget, so we can help you build your PC.


    Correct. That motherboard goes for AMD FX CPU's. You need to get this one for Haswell overclockable motherboards:
    GA-Z87x-UD3H
    That one's compatible with your processor. However, the budget is a better idea.

    About the video card, if you're not gaming at 4K, getting 4GB for a 760 or 770 won't make any difference if you're not going to SLI.
  5. There is no point on getting the 4gb versions on both, they simply do not have the power to use it all. Unless you go SLI or crossfire the extra Vram is nearly useless.

    I would recommend the OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom as the power supply.
  6. Or any other 650W+ Gold rated PSU.
  7. Just like the others have stated, don't waste your money on 4GB versions of those cards. They don't even have the bandwidth to utilize 4GB VRAM. Those versions are marketing gimmicks to make more money off cards.

    You really need to look at the MSI R9 280X Gaming http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FR6XPL8 which will be superior to either of those cards. It's also a better price to performance ratio. I've used the MSI R9 280X and can vouch for it's performance. The Twin Frozr cooler is also very quiet and efficient.
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