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Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB vs EVGA GTX 770 2GB ($200 vs $350)

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May 3, 2014 9:56:01 PM

Hey all.

So the title pretty much says it but I can either get a 280X 3GB for 200$ or I can get a 770 SC for around $300~$350.

Which should I get?

Also I heard you need at least 600W and some other factor to run the 770.
If I were to get the 770, would this power supply be able to run the 770?
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-GX-Bronze-RS750-ACA...

Thanks in advance.

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May 3, 2014 9:57:56 PM

Hi and welcome to toms hardware!

280X indeed, that is a huge price gap that isn't worth it, both cards perform quite similar, though AMD cards are benefiting from their mantle engines in modern games, get the R9 280X. A 600W PSU with reasonable quality can run either of the cards
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May 3, 2014 10:15:27 PM

770 hands down
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May 3, 2014 10:16:35 PM

no way, for $150-$50 more, that is out of the question.
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May 3, 2014 10:36:30 PM

I had the same choice. Buy the Sapphire 280x for $50 less than a 770. It was a no brainer. The 280x is a machine. I max out all my games with 60fps. Buy the Sapphire 280x.

The 280x and 770 are almost the same.

600W will be enough to power the 280x or 770.
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May 4, 2014 12:51:43 AM

Okay, thanks for the replies. I'll go with the 280X.
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July 26, 2014 4:21:22 PM

justcallmetom13 said:
Okay, thanks for the replies. I'll go with the 280X.


Did u experience any of the GPU Artifacts and crashes that most people are talking about?
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wahdan said:
justcallmetom13 said:
Okay, thanks for the replies. I'll go with the 280X.


Did u experience any of the GPU Artifacts and crashes that most people are talking about?


Not sure what you are talking about. I have owned a Sapphire 280x for 6 months and have had 0 artifacts and no crashes.
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