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r9 270x toxic vs msi gaming r9 280 vs vapour x tri x r9 280x for 1440x900

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May 23, 2014 7:10:02 AM

hey guys
i decided to go for any of these 3 cards for a resolution of 1440x900 .
actually I want to max out most games so which in your opinion is better and if you have any other suggestions you are welcomed.
I have a 550 watt PSU so is this enough for any of these card or should I upgrade.(processor-fx6300).
thanks for your responses.

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May 23, 2014 7:40:02 AM

I'd suggest you Sapphire R9 270x Dual-x for your resolution and save some bucks while R9 280x might be little overkill at that resolution. I see no point in getting costly Toxic edition card for R9 270x just for small performance benefits. But if you really choose wanna 270x Toxic & r9 280 then r9 280 will be better choice since r9 280 has much greater performance than r9 270x Toxic
But if you'r going to upgrade your monitor to 1080p then you better get the 280x/280( whichever is in your budget)

A good quality 550W PSU will be fine for any of these cards
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May 23, 2014 7:54:25 AM

maktovic said:
I'd suggest you Sapphire R9 270x Dual-x for your resolution and save some bucks while R9 280x might be little overkill at that resolution. I see no point in getting costly Toxic edition card for R9 270x just for small performance benefits. But if you really choose wanna 270x Toxic & r9 280 then r9 280 will be better choice since r9 280 has much greater performance than r9 270x Toxic
But if you'r going to upgrade your monitor to 1080p then you better get the 280x/280( whichever is in your budget)

A good quality 550W PSU will be fine for any of these cards

can i overclock r9 270x dual x so it performs same as toxic version?
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a b 4 Gaming
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May 23, 2014 7:57:58 AM

It will depend on the luck if the card you get overclocks well.
Toxic version is more for people looking for aesthetic or people who wants tri-fan coolers.
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a b 4 Gaming
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May 23, 2014 8:04:41 AM

Yes it is possible.
You might not get same performance as Toxic but still will be quite close
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May 23, 2014 8:05:11 AM

The R9 270x would be a good fit at that resolution. Best price/performance.
One thing to consider is if you think you will using the resolution for the foreseeable future. Consider the 280 if you think you might move to 1080p.

What PSU do you have?
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May 23, 2014 8:11:03 AM

Suztera said:
It will depend on the luck if the card you get overclocks well.
Toxic version is more for people looking for aesthetic or people who wants tri-fan coolers.


can the toxic version can be further overclocked or is the factory oc at ts maximum level
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May 23, 2014 8:14:00 AM

Embra said:
The R9 270x would be a good fit at that resolution. Best price/performance.
One thing to consider is if you think you will using the resolution for the foreseeable future. Consider the 280 if you think you might move to 1080p.

What PSU do you have?


Corsair VS550 550 Watt PSU
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a b 4 Gaming
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May 23, 2014 8:18:26 AM

With that PSU you should be better off with R9 270x Dual-x(since it consumes less power than Toxic)since it's not that great PSU and uses low-quality capacitors which donot handle the load well.
For 280/280x you might consider upgrading your PSU first
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May 23, 2014 8:24:17 AM

maktovic said:
Yes it is possible.
You might not get same performance as Toxic but still will be quite close


maktovic said:
With that PSU you should be better off with R9 270x since it's not that great PSU or if you can upgrade it to something more better


what fps would i get with it (dual x and toxic) in bf4 crysis 3 and so on.
and what psu do you suggest for 280
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May 23, 2014 8:35:22 AM

At 1440×900 + ultra settings in BF4 → Average 60fps
Crysis 3→ Average 50+fps
BF3 → Average 70-80 Fps

Toxic will give you around 5-10% more performance than Dual-x which is at stock settings

Here's the benchmark link
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2013/11/13/am...
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