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Hey guys,

I need to replace my Graphic card, currently I'm using GTX 580.
I have in mind of getting GTX 770 4gb, my set up is dual monitor.
Im not sure whether its a wise upgrade or not.
Friend told me to go for 780 but that is out of my budget :(
is it future proof? I want to be able to play Battlefield 4 smoothly, and any other new coming games, like Tom Clancy's The Division

Thanks guys for the input in advance.
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  1. An AIT 280x will perform almost as fast and should cost significantly less.
  2. The best option is to see if you can get an AMD Radeon R9 290. This on average costs about the same as a GTX 770, but is way faster. Sometimes it is faster than the GTX 780 too.

    Not to mention it has Mantle which helps with Battlefield 4.
  3. IInuyasha74 said:
    The best option is to see if you can get an AMD Radeon R9 290. This on average costs about the same as a GTX 770, but is way faster. Sometimes it is faster than the GTX 780 too.

    Not to mention it has Mantle which helps with Battlefield 4.


    mmmm i will search more about AMD card then, I have quite a bad experience with AMD card few years back before change to Nvidia.
    What is the difference between R9 290 and R9 290x?
  4. stexze said:
    IInuyasha74 said:
    The best option is to see if you can get an AMD Radeon R9 290. This on average costs about the same as a GTX 770, but is way faster. Sometimes it is faster than the GTX 780 too.

    Not to mention it has Mantle which helps with Battlefield 4.


    mmmm i will search more about AMD card then, I have quite a bad experience with AMD card few years back before change to Nvidia.
    What is the difference between R9 290 and R9 290x?

    The 290x is about 8% faster.
    I would just buy a 290 and overclock it to the 290x level.
  5. I haven't ever had an issue with them. I've heard a lot of people say stuff, but it seems like its all from years gone by. They don't seem to have any issues now.

    The 290x and 290 are similar, I'm trying to remember. I think the 290 is a cut down 290x with fewer cores, or else its just a drop in Mhz. Otherwise its the same card.
  6. IInuyasha74 said:
    I haven't ever had an issue with them. I've heard a lot of people say stuff, but it seems like its all from years gone by. They don't seem to have any issues now.

    The 290x and 290 are similar, I'm trying to remember. I think the 290 is a cut down 290x with fewer cores, or else its just a drop in Mhz. Otherwise its the same card.

    It lower core and less Texture Units but the different in performance is about 8%
  7. Just double checked, it has fewer cores and a drop in speed, but depending on the cooler on it, has the potential to beat he Nvidia 780 still.
  8. A 290x will cost a lot more than a 290 and give very little extra performance.

    A 290 is a cracking card, and should be the same price as a 4Gb 770.
  9. @IInuyasha74 @mrmez
    Okay I will reconsider about this. I read somewhere in the forum saying that R90 fan is quite noisy, and some people would rather watercool it, and there are heat issue as well? (im not too sure about this)
    and here they are selling 4GBOC version for $539.00 and the normal one for $514.00
  10. stexze said:
    @IInuyasha74 @mrmez
    Okay I will reconsider about this. I read somewhere in the forum saying that R90 fan is quite noisy, and some people would rather watercool it, and there are heat issue as well? (im not too sure about this)
    and here they are selling 4GBOC version for $539.00 and the normal one for $514.00

    That is mosty with the stock fan.
    Asus and XFX make great cooler for the 290
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1032150-REG/xfx_force_r9_290a_edfd_radeon_r9_290_black.html
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HWQUI02/?tag=pcpapi-20
  11. Znoxz said:
    stexze said:
    @IInuyasha74 @mrmez
    Okay I will reconsider about this. I read somewhere in the forum saying that R90 fan is quite noisy, and some people would rather watercool it, and there are heat issue as well? (im not too sure about this)
    and here they are selling 4GBOC version for $539.00 and the normal one for $514.00

    That is mosty with the stock fan.
    Asus and XFX make great cooler for the 290


    Ahh i see, so you would rather recommend to get other than the stock one ya?
    And btw im design student as well, so i will be using 3D software and other adobe software, will AMD perform as good as Nvidia?
    I really want to get my bucks for performance
  12. Best answer
    For 3D software and other adobe software amd card should work fine but Nvidia card seem to work better.
    It mostly depend Photoshop should work fine on both but some program like Premier Pro should work better Nvidia card.
  13. Znoxz said:
    For 3D software and other adobe software amd card should work fine but Nvidia card seem to work better.
    It mostly depend Photoshop should work fine on both but some program like Premier Pro should work better Nvidia card.


    Okay, I am in dilemma now :(
  14. Yes the AMD card will work fine. Some programs are optimized more for Nvidia, but Adobe and several others run just as good on AMD.
  15. stexze said:
    Znoxz said:
    For 3D software and other adobe software amd card should work fine but Nvidia card seem to work better.
    It mostly depend Photoshop should work fine on both but some program like Premier Pro should work better Nvidia card.


    Okay, I am in dilemma now :(

    I would just go for the 290 card. Again nvidia card do run better in 3D software and adobe software but the 290 should still run those program just fine.
  16. Okay thanks guys for helping me out :) really appreciate it!
    cheers!
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