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gigabite gtx 970 xtreme gaming vs amd sapphire r9 390x which one is better?

i was gonna buy the amd r9 390x but after some research i found the gtx 970 xtreme gaming is a very good card so what should i choose?
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  1. Joe pad said:
    i was gonna buy the amd r9 390x but after some research i found the gtx 970 xtreme gaming is a very good card so what should i choose?


    the 390 overall is better, BUT you need a 650w or better power supply from a tier 1 or 2 model on this list:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
  2. The 390x is definetly better than 970. The 390x is more close to the Nvidia 980. 390 and 970 are more like the same.
  3. maxalge said:
    Joe pad said:
    i was gonna buy the amd r9 390x but after some research i found the gtx 970 xtreme gaming is a very good card so what should i choose?


    the 390 overall is better, BUT you need a 650w or better power supply from a tier 1 or 2 model on this list:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html



    i found a vidieo that say not but its russian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALMK5OGpEeA
  4. Joe pad said:
    maxalge said:
    Joe pad said:
    i was gonna buy the amd r9 390x but after some research i found the gtx 970 xtreme gaming is a very good card so what should i choose?


    the 390 overall is better, BUT you need a 650w or better power supply from a tier 1 or 2 model on this list:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html



    i found a vidieo that say not but its russian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALMK5OGpEeA


    you do actually, youtube is full of untrustworthy people faking a lot of stuff


    290(x)/390(x)'s can spike well over 350w

    they require beefy power supplies with strong caps


    these forums are full of people with issues because they believed they could run these cards with anemic power supplies
  5. Qenetor said:
    The 390x is definetly better than 970. The 390x is more close to the Nvidia 980. 390 and 970 are more like the same.


    this video says not but watch it till the end its russian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALMK5OGpEeA
  6. maxalge said:
    Joe pad said:
    maxalge said:
    Joe pad said:
    i was gonna buy the amd r9 390x but after some research i found the gtx 970 xtreme gaming is a very good card so what should i choose?


    the 390 overall is better, BUT you need a 650w or better power supply from a tier 1 or 2 model on this list:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html



    i found a vidieo that say not but its russian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALMK5OGpEeA


    you do actually, youtube is full of untrustworthy people faking a lot of stuff



    but i think that the xtreme edition is realy strong
  7. maxalge said:
    Joe pad said:
    maxalge said:
    Joe pad said:
    i was gonna buy the amd r9 390x but after some research i found the gtx 970 xtreme gaming is a very good card so what should i choose?


    the 390 overall is better, BUT you need a 650w or better power supply from a tier 1 or 2 model on this list:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html



    i found a vidieo that say not but its russian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALMK5OGpEeA


    you do actually, youtube is full of untrustworthy people faking a lot of stuff


    290(x)/390(x)'s can spike well over 350w

    they require beefy power supplies with strong caps


    these forums are full of people with issues because they believed they could run these cards with anemic power supplies


    and also my screen is just 1080 so i cant play on 1440
  8. Best answer
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gpus,4380.html
    "Gamers willing to tone down graphics quality at 1080p for the sake of spending less should consider the Radeon R9 380. Available under $200, it’s a full $100 less than the 390. And if you pay close enough attention, it’s possible to find 4GB models selling for the same price as the cheapest 2GB versions. A 4GB GeForce GTX 960 also goes for $200, but loses to the 380 in our benchmark suite more often than not."

    Just saying you could save another $100
    (though as GTX 960 SSC 4gb owner who games in 1080p, i wish i got more performance from my GPU)
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