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April 20, 2014 7:49:30 AM

Hello everyone was looking into getting a new graphics card for my computer. Current cpu is i5-2320 and plan on upgrading in the near future so I wouldn't really worry about this too much.

Another thing im taking into consideration is if I want to run sli with 2 cards but I'm not sure if there's any real benefit to this. I know what's required just not if it's better than one good card. Budget is between $150-$350 and might be willing to go to $400 if it's really worth it. I'd like to play most if not all games max with good for. Thanks in advanced!

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April 20, 2014 7:58:20 AM

770 or R9 280x both are great for 350$~
280x have more VRam so might benifit if you play on a very high resolution, about par of 1440p

But overall both GPU best for a 1080p resolution and good maximum settings , getting you about 50~ FPS On average.
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April 20, 2014 8:13:39 AM

Nking4 said:
What about sli? What are the benefits of any? I heard some people have compatibility issues. Or should I just stick with one good card?


Get the one best card you can afford now. Once you've saved up or the price of the card goes down you can add another one.

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April 20, 2014 8:15:58 AM

Nking4 said:
What about sli? What are the benefits of any? I heard some people have compatibility issues. Or should I just stick with one good card?

Sli aren't working with some games. So having a good card is better than two medium.
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April 20, 2014 8:02:38 AM

I like one good card rather than two medium cards. Less power draw and less heat.
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April 20, 2014 8:16:28 AM

Stick with one good card and go for R9-280X if can.GTX770 is slightly slower compare to R9-280X.You see that CUDA core for Nvidia and Stream Processor for AMD is basically the same thing and their job in rendering graphics are about the same except they had different naming and technology.GTX 770 possess a 1536 CUDA core and R9-280X possess 2048 stream processor.Moreover GTX770 has only 256- bit buswidth and R9-280X has a 384-bit buswith. your choice and i hope i helped :) 
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April 20, 2014 8:09:51 AM

yeah Id suggest getting the GTX 770 it is a faster card when compared to R9 280X, plus it will run almost every game at maxed out settings. One last thing if you are going to play at 4k Resolutions, only the Extreme high end cards will deliver acceptable frame rates, If you're gonna stay under 4K get the GTX 770 you just can't go wrong with it.
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April 20, 2014 8:11:42 AM

What about sli? What are the benefits of any? I heard some people have compatibility issues. Or should I just stick with one good card?
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April 20, 2014 8:24:42 AM

You can always SLI GTX 770 and get more performance, the performance won't double up in any way, but with SLI you could go into higher Resolutions, but also consider that your'e system will consume a lot more power.
Now when it comes to Crossfire(AMD), it will consume less power at idle stage, but AMD in multicard setups have Frame rate latency problems, most of the issues have been ironed out but some still persists. P.S get the GTX 770, and down the line you can SLI another one or just get a single powerful card.
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April 20, 2014 8:28:31 AM

Thanks for the answers guys think I'm going to stick with one good card but still a little undecided on which one to get. Both the r9 280 and 770 look nice but not too sure which one to get yet.
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April 20, 2014 8:37:52 AM

Nking4 said:
Thanks for the answers guys think I'm going to stick with one good card but still a little undecided on which one to get. Both the r9 280 and 770 look nice but not too sure which one to get yet.

I think the Sapphire 280x toxic is good. Do you need a silent card ?

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April 20, 2014 8:43:21 AM

Silence isn't a primary concern for me seeing as I have about 6 fans running in my case atm (yes I'm aware they are all not needed and aren't really that bad) I have a headset on most of the time and don't pay attention to it. I really just want value for my money and something that can run games max. This doesn't nessesarily mean I want to spend all $400 but am willing to if it means getting value. Just want something good.
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April 20, 2014 8:50:49 AM

Nking4 said:
Silence isn't a primary concern for me seeing as I have about 6 fans running in my case atm (yes I'm aware they are all not needed and aren't really that bad) I have a headset on most of the time and don't pay attention to it. I really just want value for my money and something that can run games max. This doesn't nessesarily mean I want to spend all $400 but am willing to if it means getting value. Just want something good.


So I recommend you the 280x toxic card.
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