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R9 270X vs GTX 760 Price/Performance?

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June 28, 2014 5:44:16 AM

I am building a custom gaming PC. So far I have an EVGA GTX 760 GPU and an i5-4430 CPU. Would it be a better choice to swap the 760 for an R9 270X? I've seen multiple builds use the R9, but I decided I wanted a little more memory and a bit better performance. But with the $100 dollar difference from the R9 2GB to the 760 4GB, would it really be worth it? Would I be better off just getting a 4GB R9? Thank you for the help.

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June 28, 2014 5:51:45 AM

Don't get the 4 GB ones. Consider a 280.

The 270X has pretty much the same perf.
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June 28, 2014 6:03:46 AM


Post your entire build ...

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June 28, 2014 6:32:10 AM

If you stick with Intel you should purchase a 9-series motherboard. A 4GB video card is over-kill unless you plan on running multi-monitor nVidia 'Surround' or AMD 'Eyefinity'

With your budget, you should check out the FX-6300 Piledriver and Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P AM3+ for $190 before $10 rebate ... and other similar combos including RAMs.

edit: There is quite a bit of difference between the 270X and the 280 ... roughly the difference between the HD7870 and HD7950 (50% more shader cores)

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June 28, 2014 7:08:51 AM

Wisecracker said:
If you stick with Intel you should purchase a 9-series motherboard. A 4GB video card is over-kill unless you plan on running multi-monitor nVidia 'Surround' or AMD 'Eyefinity'

With your budget, you should check out the FX-6300 Piledriver and Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P AM3+ for $190 before $10 rebate ... and other similar combos including RAMs.

edit: There is quite a bit of difference between the 270X and the 280 ... roughly the difference between the HD7870 and HD7950 (50% more shader cores)



I'm running on a 1600 by 900 monitor. I would like to be able to stay locked on 60 FPS for almost any game. Would an Sapphire R9 280X Toxic 3GB be overkill for 900p? I'd also like to keep the motherboard price down as much as possible. Would it bottleneck if I kept my current board? Thanks.

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June 28, 2014 7:04:27 PM

Or if you want overclocking, you can get the newly released G3258. Do you already have some of the parts? If so post them separately.
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June 30, 2014 7:56:41 AM


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I'm running on a 1600 by 900 monitor. I would like to be able to stay locked on 60 FPS for almost any game. Would an Sapphire R9 280X Toxic 3GB be overkill for 900p? I'd also like to keep the motherboard price down as much as possible ...


It comes down to 'balance' and 'effectiveness' in a $900 build (after accounting for the cost of your case). In a gaming rig your frames are 70% driven by your video card BUT using 1600x900 as a base resolution mitigates that a bit. That resolution almost eliminates the need for anything greater than 1GB of VRAM but no such animal exists at your video card level.

At 16x9 an R9 280 or GTX760 will work just dandy.

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