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What would be the best graphics card I could get for around £300?

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January 18, 2014 2:56:03 PM

I'm currently building my new PC at the moment and am wondering what graphics card i should choose, I will want to be able to play games on high setting in 1920*1080. I would also like to be able to run 2 monitors, maybe not game on both of them at the same time, as if your playing multi-monitor gaming your better off with 3, don't like the cross-hairs being split up onto two monitors.

My current system setup is:

i5 4670K @ 4.2 GHz (Stable)
Asus Maximus Gene VI
Corsair 16GB (2x 8GB) Vengence
Kingston 240GB HyperX 3k SSD
WD Black 2TB
Corsair 350D Black Windowed Case
Corsair CX600M PSU
Corsair Hydro H110
2x LG 23EA63V 23-inch IPS LED

I'm not to fussed about either AMD or Nvidia, just wanted someone elses opinion.

I was looking at the "Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 770 OC 4GB DDR5 WF3"
"http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00CU9GOAO/ref=ox_sc..."

Thanks!


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January 18, 2014 2:59:16 PM

GTX 770 or R9 280X .They have similar performance .-GTX 770 is 4% faster on average.
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January 18, 2014 2:59:58 PM

For 1080p I'd get the 2Gb GTX 770 or a R9-280x.
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January 18, 2014 3:02:45 PM

While the R9 280x is stronger at higher resolutions, at 1080p the difference between it and the GTX 770 is too close to call. The 280X might have a bit more overclocking capability, but you'll be maxing out everything short of Crysis 3, anyway.

So, best bet is to probably go with whichever is cheaper, or comes with the best games.
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January 18, 2014 3:13:40 PM

Get the GTX 770 with 4gb. It won't make a difference at 1080p now but it could with games to come. Otherwise i'd prefer the 280x as it's a bit cheaper i believe with 3gb also. I have 280x which requires 300w due to extra vrm with two eight pins feeding juice. So you might want be aware of your PSU requirement with oc and everything else you got running.

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January 18, 2014 3:21:24 PM

Gee Bee said:
Is it possible to spend a little more and get the GTX 770 with 4gb. It won't make a difference at 1080p now but it could with games to come. Otherwise i'd prefer the 280x as it's a bit cheaper i believe with 3gb also.


More than 2GB will not make a difference for some time at 1080p. Honestly, for each 1080p of pixels you push onto a screen, it seems modern games use up about 1GB. In other words, it already has twice as much as is required. By the time that 2GB is exceeded at 1080p, you'll want a new card, anyway.
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January 18, 2014 3:22:22 PM

^ True.
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January 18, 2014 3:26:21 PM

Omegaclawe said:
Gee Bee said:
Is it possible to spend a little more and get the GTX 770 with 4gb. It won't make a difference at 1080p now but it could with games to come. Otherwise i'd prefer the 280x as it's a bit cheaper i believe with 3gb also.


More than 2GB will not make a difference for some time at 1080p. Honestly, for each 1080p of pixels you push onto a screen, it seems modern games use up about 1GB. In other words, it already has twice as much as is required. By the time that 2GB is exceeded at 1080p, you'll want a new card, anyway.


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January 18, 2014 3:26:25 PM

Omegaclawe said:
Gee Bee said:
Is it possible to spend a little more and get the GTX 770 with 4gb. It won't make a difference at 1080p now but it could with games to come. Otherwise i'd prefer the 280x as it's a bit cheaper i believe with 3gb also.


More than 2GB will not make a difference for some time at 1080p. Honestly, for each 1080p of pixels you push onto a screen, it seems modern games use up about 1GB. In other words, it already has twice as much as is required. By the time that 2GB is exceeded at 1080p, you'll want a new card, anyway.


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January 18, 2014 3:27:38 PM

yes i agree but who knows what will happen tech wise and how fast. If i had the choice i'd still take the 4gbs
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January 18, 2014 9:35:00 PM

bignastyid said:
For 1080p I'd get the 2Gb GTX 770 or a R9-280x.


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If you have a 1080p monitor get something that is at least 2GB VRAM. If you're planning to play any games from the Battlefield series get a R9 280x, or get the 290X whenever the unbranded ones come out.
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January 19, 2014 4:43:50 AM

Thanks for all of your answers! I think I'm going to get the R9 280x, although the Nvidia 770 4GB is only £40 more, Hmmm...
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