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R9 270x vs GTX 760 (both single and crossfire/sli)

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May 31, 2014 10:50:31 AM

I am building a computer used for gaming and video rendering maybe once in a while. I am maybe looking for high texture and frame rates so I can play nice and smoothly. Also, I am planning to crossfire/sli which ever one i get. Which one is good enough to run on its own now while playing demanding games such as battlefield 4? Also, I heard AMD drivers cause flickering, are they really that bad? Thanks
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May 31, 2014 2:16:04 PM

IMO 2gb will be enough if you are playing on a 1080p monitor, BF4 used about 2gb of ram, Watch Dogs uses more but it is still poorly optimized and hopefully they fix that soon. You really only need the more Vram if you are going to be playing on 1440p or higher. But if money is not an issue you can play it safe and grab the 4gb. My laptop has a 2gb 770m and I have no problems playing any game out right now.
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May 31, 2014 7:50:36 PM

ChrisR83 said:
IMO 2gb will be enough if you are playing on a 1080p monitor, BF4 used about 2gb of ram, Watch Dogs uses more but it is still poorly optimized and hopefully they fix that soon. You really only need the more Vram if you are going to be playing on 1440p or higher. But if money is not an issue you can play it safe and grab the 4gb. My laptop has a 2gb 770m and I have no problems playing any game out right now.


Okay and since the r9 280x is the same price as the gtx 760 4gb would it be worth it to get that or stay with the 760?
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May 31, 2014 8:18:21 PM

i would go for the gtx 760 why? is a stronger card, have more cuda cores and 2 gbs of vram is more than enough for 1080p gaming :D  and you also have shadowplay, amd still doesnt have any response :/ 

If you think this helped you please pick it as the answer xD
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June 1, 2014 5:46:51 AM

dpaterno123 said:
ChrisR83 said:
IMO 2gb will be enough if you are playing on a 1080p monitor, BF4 used about 2gb of ram, Watch Dogs uses more but it is still poorly optimized and hopefully they fix that soon. You really only need the more Vram if you are going to be playing on 1440p or higher. But if money is not an issue you can play it safe and grab the 4gb. My laptop has a 2gb 770m and I have no problems playing any game out right now.


Okay and since the r9 280x is the same price as the gtx 760 4gb would it be worth it to get that or stay with the 760?


The 280X is closer in performance to the 770. If 2gb of vram isn't enough, i would definitely say go with the 280X, you will be getting more power for an extra $20.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1038?vs=1041
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June 12, 2014 2:07:40 PM

ChrisR83 said:
dpaterno123 said:
ChrisR83 said:
IMO 2gb will be enough if you are playing on a 1080p monitor, BF4 used about 2gb of ram, Watch Dogs uses more but it is still poorly optimized and hopefully they fix that soon. You really only need the more Vram if you are going to be playing on 1440p or higher. But if money is not an issue you can play it safe and grab the 4gb. My laptop has a 2gb 770m and I have no problems playing any game out right now.


Okay and since the r9 280x is the same price as the gtx 760 4gb would it be worth it to get that or stay with the 760?


The 280X is closer in performance to the 770. If 2gb of vram isn't enough, i would definitely say go with the 280X, you will be getting more power for an extra $20.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1038?vs=1041


would 2gb vram be good enough to play on a 24 inch monitor at 1080p?
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June 12, 2014 2:19:53 PM

the size of the display is completely irreleavant, a 99" 1080p monster will be just as hard to drive as a 24" 1080p, 2gb vram is more than enough, also when deciding between AMD and nvidia, there is only one thing to consider really...and that is do you want physx?...if the answer is yes then no option but to go for nvidia, if no, then amd cards will give you better price : performance, games that support physx http://www.geforce.co.uk/hardware/technology/physx/game...

EDIT: also, you mentioned that the 4gb and 2gb cost the same?...if they do, then no question get the 4gb
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