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Can't decide between 280x and 770gtx
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Default Can't decide between 280x and 770gtx - 10-14-2013, 22:59 | posts: 41

From what I have seen in benchmarks 280x is on par with gtx770(in some better) but that depends on the card etc. Now in the UK the 280x is 60-70 less which makes is more affordable for me and I'm a bit hesitant which one to go for.

I'm a nvidia fanboy and would like to stick with them but as I said above price isnt justified atm for me. Now I can wait a little longer but really would like to replace my Gtx 470 as it is almost like an airplane.

I am looking for thoughts and opinions. Cheers.

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Default 10-15-2013, 03:34 | posts: 138 | Location: Texas! What country you from

Are you talking about a GTX280 vs. a GTX770?
   
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Default 10-15-2013, 03:35 | posts: 1,824

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Are you talking about a GTX280 vs. a GTX770?
loooooool

AMD R9 280X, of course.

The GTX280 does not cost less 70 than the GTX770, it would cost a lot less.

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Default 10-15-2013, 03:37 | posts: 138 | Location: Texas! What country you from

ok I thought something was wrong
   
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Default 10-15-2013, 06:01 | posts: 457 | Location: San Jose Ca

honestly If I was in your shoes, I would grab an Asus 280x and save the 100dollars for something else. Drivers for AMD are fine now and I have both an Nvidia card and AMD.
   
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Default 10-15-2013, 06:31 | posts: 1,599 | Location: Unknown

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loooooool

AMD R9 280X, of course.

The GTX280 does not cost less 70 than the GTX770, it would cost a lot less.
You said 280 first. Fix OP and title. 280 is not out yet.

Between 280X and 770, 280X offers better price/performance. If you want to stick with green team, your options would be to either wait for 770 price drop or get a GTX 680, which can be found for the same price as 280X.
   
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Default 10-15-2013, 06:49 | posts: 782 | Location: South Africa

Go for 280
   
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Default 10-15-2013, 06:53 | posts: 6,299 | Location: Sunny Scotland

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From what I have seen in benchmarks 280 is on par with 770(in some better) but that depends on the card etc. Now in the UK the 280 is 60-70 less which makes is more affordable for me and I'm a bit hesitant which one to go for.

I'm a nvidia fanboy and would like to stick with them but as I said above price isnt justified atm for me. Now I can wait a little longer but really would like to replace my Gtx 470 as it is almost like an airplane.

I am looking for thoughts and opinions. Cheers.
go for a nice 770, or wait to see if 770 ti appear soon. If you're a BIG BATTLEFIELD FAN THE PERHAPS consider switching to the reds.
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Default 10-15-2013, 09:59 | posts: 41

I'm thinking actually of both battlefield and call of duty. As I said the price is a lot different and the performance of gtx770 isnt just that much stronger to justify it.
   
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Default 10-15-2013, 10:10 | posts: 1,599 | Location: Unknown

In that case choose between 680 and 280X. 770 is just an overclocked 680 with better memory chips anyways.

OCuk has MSI 680 PE for 259 pounds. Even a liquid cooled model for 299.
   
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Default 10-15-2013, 18:51 | posts: 7,212

For the 250-260 mark I'd probably opt for the Sapphire Toxic 280X. Although it can likely be had for a bit less with a little shopping around.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7406/t...x-toxic-review
   
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Default 10-16-2013, 00:44 | posts: 9 | Location: Philippines/Canda/Paris

they are soo close in benchmarks. if you want cheap mantel technology by AMD go for 280x
but if you want fast driver updates and physX. go for nvidia.
they are the same.nothing comparable. its like your comparing a different colors of apple(Green or Red) but the same taste.
   
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Default 10-16-2013, 01:13 | posts: 528

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if you want cheap mantel technology by AMD go for 280x
but if you want fast driver updates and physX. go for nvidia.
lol. You should add "very costly" before 'physx' word. As increasing drawcalls makes mantle 'cheap'. Whereas, Two-wolves-fur-simulation causing titan to go from 400+fps to 65fps in 480p , should make physx the most costly .
And about drivers? Alot Changes occured while u were sleeping in a cave :p. Amd drivers are now alot better , may be superior to nvidia ones.
   
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Default 10-16-2013, 09:23 | posts: 3,960 | Location: Serbia, NS

Well if you want to pay 100$ more for same performance (and physx) then get a GTX770, if not just a get a R9-280X.

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Default 10-16-2013, 10:29 | posts: 3,619 | Location: Nederland

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honestly If I was in your shoes, I would grab an Asus 280x and save the 100dollars for something else. Drivers for AMD are fine now and I have both an Nvidia card and AMD.
AMD cuts driver support 2 generations later tho, unlike NVIDIA.

So if you plan to keep it for more than 2 generations get NVIDIA.
   
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Default 10-16-2013, 11:09 | posts: 3,086 | Location: Lebanon

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AMD cuts driver support 2 generations later tho, unlike NVIDIA.

So if you plan to keep it for more than 2 generations get NVIDIA.
That GeForce 200 series is surely getting a lot of updated code in the drivers.
   
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That GeForce 200 series is surely getting a lot of updated code in the drivers.
Source?
   
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Default 10-16-2013, 11:59 | posts: 217 | Location: Washington D.C.

I would wait tillNvidia drops the 770 price. They pretty much have to so as to stay competitive.
   
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Default 10-16-2013, 18:10 | posts: 7,861 | Location: UK

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AMD cuts driver support 2 generations later tho, unlike NVIDIA.

So if you plan to keep it for more than 2 generations get NVIDIA.
really that true? i wouldnt want to get a 290 and then 2 gen's later driver support is crap...
   
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Default 10-16-2013, 18:13 | posts: 249 | Location: Brazil

Funny how people sayd that you should go with the 280 because a 770 is a rebadged 680. Because in fact the 280 also is a rebadged 7970. If you want more performance, go with the 770, if you want a better price go with the 280.
   
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Default 10-16-2013, 18:49 | posts: 7,212

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Funny how people sayd that you should go with the 280 because a 770 is a rebadged 680. Because in fact the 280 also is a rebadged 7970. If you want more performance, go with the 770, if you want a better price go with the 280.
Where in this thread has anyone used that as reasoning to go for the 280? I'd also like to see the reviews you're reading in which the 770 gives more performance. The cards are more or less neck and neck.
   
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Default 10-16-2013, 18:54 | posts: 249 | Location: Brazil

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Where in this thread has anyone used that as reasoning to go for the 280? I'd also like to see the reviews you're reading in which the 770 gives more performance. The cards are more or less neck and neck.
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In that case choose between 680 and 280X. 770 is just an overclocked 680 with better memory chips anyways.

OCuk has MSI 680 PE for 259 pounds. Even a liquid cooled model for 299.
Here.
   
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Default 10-16-2013, 19:01 | posts: 7,212

I suggest you try reading things more carefully in future before commenting. He in no way stated the OP should get a 280X because the 770 is a rebrand, he stated that the 680 was more or less the same thing and could be considered a cheaper alternative.
   
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Default 10-16-2013, 19:12 | posts: 25,762 | Location: Hampshire UK

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Funny how people sayd that you should go with the 280 because a 770 is a rebadged 680. Because in fact the 280 also is a rebadged 7970. If you want more performance, go with the 770, if you want a better price go with the 280.
R9 280 is not a rebrand 7970 by any means. Get your facts right before you start arguing.
   
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R9 280 is not a rebrand 7970 by any means. Get your facts right before you start arguing.
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With the AMD R9-280X things get a little more interesting. Honestly, this really is the Radeon HD 7970 GHz edition (the one that can boost the clock frequency). With a few tweaks we see it perform slightly faster than that Radeon HD 7970 GHz edition. Now NVIDIA refreshed its product as well, so both parties did this.
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http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages...hmarks,29.html

   
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