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Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X (4GB) vs MSI GeForce GTX 760 (4GB)

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April 21, 2014 3:02:30 PM

Hey guys, I am planning out my new build and I am trying to get the best graphics card I can for gaming (multiple monitors), 3D Animation, and other general use like watching videos. No set budget for a GPU yet, but I would like it to be below $300 (preferably as cheap as possible with best graphics and performance). So, I found a Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X with 4gb of VRAM running at 1.05GHz OC to 1.1 for 239.99 USD or with the AMD Silver Rewards (2 free games) for 241.98 USD. My second option is a GeForce GTX 760 4gb by MSI. It runs at 1.08GHz and is OC to 1.15, and costs 269.99 USD. Which one do you guys suggest? Which is better, and which is better for the money? Thanks for any help and advice!

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a c 190 U Graphics card
April 21, 2014 3:06:51 PM

For 300$ I would recommend you 280X

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $299.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-21 18:06 EDT-0400)

Second option with rebate comes with 3 games.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $299.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-21 18:07 EDT-0400)
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a c 1429 U Graphics card
April 21, 2014 3:07:55 PM

A 2 GB card would suit you just as well as 4GB.
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April 21, 2014 3:15:58 PM

rolli59 said:
A 2 GB card would suit you just as well as 4GB.


It would? What about having multiple high res monitors? Still 2GB?
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a c 1429 U Graphics card
April 21, 2014 3:19:15 PM

Unless you are gaming on them in extended resolution or watching animations in extended res 2 GB is enough.
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April 21, 2014 3:26:50 PM

rolli59 said:
Unless you are gaming on them in extended resolution or watching animations in extended res 2 GB is enough.


Yes, I was planning on using extended resolution. So is 3GB enough for... say 3 monitor extended resolution? The monitors will probably be 20"-24"
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a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2014 3:29:00 PM

yes for that 3gb is good...4gb for more future-proofing but 3gb will do just as good for the games and apps that are out ATM...
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April 21, 2014 4:22:06 PM

Echocookie said:
rolli59 said:
Unless you are gaming on them in extended resolution or watching animations in extended res 2 GB is enough.


Yes, I was planning on using extended resolution. So is 3GB enough for... say 3 monitor extended resolution? The monitors will probably be 20"-24"


It is a balance and if the applications you are using need many FPS neither a single GTX760 or 270X may be able to provide it on extended resolution performance wise. So you are going to be better of with a stronger card like the 280X 3GB.
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