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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 770 AMP! Edition vs Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC Version SAPPHIRE

Basically i want to max games in 1080p for 2-3 years from now. Is a ZOTAC GeForce GTX 770 AMP! Edition 2 GB enough for this or should i aim at Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC Version SAPPHIRE 4 GB? The reason i stated these 2 cards is because in my country atm there is nothing else better. GTX 770 costs 487$ in my country and r290 costs 611$. Its very expensive, but i don't have an other option. Is it worth paying the extra 124$?

P.S. is a 550w psu enough for either of those?
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  1. Which make/model psu is it? In 3 years the gtx 770 will probably run games fine with medium settings at 1080p. r9 290 would do a bit better, of course.

    Are we talking about USD? If so, those are some salty prices indeed.
  2. Brand/model PSU???

    The 290 is faster and will last you longer. You would be pushing it with that PSU unless it was a really good one.
  3. I know a brand determines a higher quality, but i think its dumb to think it somehow won't last because of that. Anyway, its a german brand Xilence. Still no one said, is it worth the extra 124$ to buy a 290, since the benchmarks don't offer a legit comparison.
  4. What does gtx 970 costs in your country ?? if it costs same or below the r9 290 then go for it better performance , low heat and much more energy efficient.
  5. Not available at the moment. Should i wait for 2 months, but then again ill skip DA Inquisition, which i don't wanna do.
  6. http://www.quietpc.com/x-550gp-psu This?

    I can tell you right now there is no way your system is going to work with neither of those cards. As for the gpu's, if you have the money, go for the 290. But you might want to get the 770 and use the 124 for a new psu.
  7. TraneBoy said:
    I know a brand determines a higher quality, but i think its dumb to think it somehow won't last because of that. Anyway, its a german brand Xilence. Still no one said, is it worth the extra 124$ to buy a 290, since the benchmarks don't offer a legit comparison.


    TraneBoy said:
    Not available at the moment. Should i wait for 2 months, but then again ill skip DA Inquisition, which i don't wanna do.


    That sucks anyway r9 290 is much better than gtx 770 .
    R9 290 is more faster than the gtx 780 in performance and benchmarks also it comes with 4 gb vram so there is no comparison between gtx 770 and the r9 290.
    Waiting for 2 month is upto you but i would for a better card.
    And 550 watt PSu would be very tight for both of the card i personally would not use any thing less than 650 watt for either of the card.
  8. I would recommend a better PSU for both those GPU's you are considering.
    The fact that you want a card to last you 2-3 years, the 290 would be a better choice.
  9. Ok, final answer. I don't know when exactly will gtx 970 appear on the market in my country, but is it worth the wait if it will cost the same as r9 290 or even higher or its just a tech master race no one will ever surpass?
  10. It uses less power and is faster than the 290. It is closer in performance to the 290x.
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    TraneBoy said:
    Ok, final answer. I don't know when exactly will gtx 970 appear on the market in my country, but is it worth the wait if it will cost the same as r9 290 or even higher or its just a tech master race no one will ever surpass?


    GTX 970 is about 15-20% faster than R9 290 at stock clock when overclocked it can reach the speed similar to R9 290x plus not only this its cheap very power efficient 145 watt TDP only and comes with new features installed by nvidia like DSR (Dynamic Super Resolution) in short with that technology you can play at 4k quality with a 1080p display http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/maxwell-architecture-gtx-980-970 so its a catch.
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