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XFX r9 280 or Asus GTX 760?

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May 9, 2014 4:43:00 PM

As above, the xfx doesn't have any reviews. I'll be using it for a dual monitor setup, one screen will be gaming and the other will be for firefox,maybe watching a video(doubt this though). They're similarly priced. Is they're much difference between the two, other than the r9 280 having more ram, I can't find any comparison+benchmarks for it either.

EDIT-Here's the links:
XFX R9 280-http://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-amd-radeon-r9-280-827m...
Asus GTX 760-http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00DBPKEOI/ref=ox_sc...

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a b U Graphics card
May 9, 2014 4:57:12 PM

The 280x will be better for multiple monitors because of that vram.
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May 9, 2014 4:59:36 PM

Go with the MSI 280 or an Asus 280 as they will get you the most bang for your buck
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May 9, 2014 4:59:47 PM

Beezy said:
The 280x will be better for multiple monitors because of that vram.


It's a 280 he's talking about, not a 280X. I made the same mistake when I first read it as well :)  Too conditioned to seeing 280X :D 
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May 9, 2014 5:04:00 PM

Yep its the 280...Is it still the better choice? I've heard/read that XFX are a good brand and they have a lifetime warranty? I've also added the links to the OP.
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May 9, 2014 5:10:22 PM

That lifetime warranty has a billion lines of fine print with all the conditions and terms of the "lifetime warranty." I would go with a better know gpu brand like asus or msi or gigabyte, you can trust their products quality. The only thing I know about XFX is that they make pretty good psus
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May 9, 2014 5:15:06 PM

I think if going new then the 760 is good, but either is fine for your use. For used go for one that has not voided the warranty and is a fair value. If you can find a gtx 670 or 660 ti, or a 7950 for around 150 or less used locally with a warranty that is viable that would be my choice.
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May 9, 2014 5:20:55 PM

Nabeel_nabs said:
Yep its the 280...Is it still the better choice? I've heard/read that XFX are a good brand and they have a lifetime warranty? I've also added the links to the OP.

They're going to perform reasonably similarly, the 280 essentially being a re-badged 7950 Boost. As they cost the same, it's probably worth taking into account the free games on offer; the AMD one comes with 3 of your choice from a selection. I thought nVidia cards were meant to be coming with Watch_Dogs, but it looks like Amazon in the UK is not running the offer (they're not one of the 'where to buy' places listed on nVidia's UK site).

Take a look at the games on offer with the AMD card, and if any appeal to you, I'd say go with the 280.
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May 9, 2014 5:26:26 PM

Besides murder soul suspect and watchdogs,I've either played or own the other games...The msi twin frozr version of the 760 can be bought at the same price. I'm not going to be gaming for another 2 weeks, if they're similar I guess I'll wait for a better brand 280 or a price drop in the 760...
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May 9, 2014 6:00:10 PM

Just to state my opinion and my pursuasion, I recently found a gtx 760 for 160 on craigslist. Works great no complaints, you may be able to scoop a nice deal if you can find one with a warranty locally.
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