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

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-ACAAD3-US/dp/B0035WTD2Q/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1399179229&sr=8-2&keywords=cooler+master+650w

Thanks in advance.
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  1. 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
  2. 770 hands down
  3. no way, for $150-$50 more, that is out of the question.
  4. 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.
  5. Okay, thanks for the replies. I'll go with the 280X.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. justcallmetom13 said:
    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-ACAAD3-US/dp/B0035WTD2Q/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1399179229&sr=8-2&keywords=cooler+master+650w

    Thanks in advance.


    may i ask where you got the 280x for 200 dollars??
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