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http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2013/11/8/amd-radeon-r9-290-blowing-the-doors-off-the-competition.aspx

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Heya,

I currently have a 770gtx 2gb video card with my i5 4670k ,16gb ddr3 ram, 120gb samsung 840,1x2tb wd black hdd,750 fsp psu gold and my 770 gives me alot of stuttering in game like final fantasy and crysis 3 so im here to change ships.

Would it be a good upgrade to go with a xfx 7970 3gb card for $315

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25637&zenid=86cc50390ca7f88ec8c5e6e5b3bbfd75


Or are the r280x versions alot better, they are about $70 more
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Heya,

I currently have a 770gtx 2gb video card with my i5 4670k ,16gb ddr3 ram, 120gb samsung 840,1x2tb wd black hdd,750 fsp psu gold and my 770 gives me alot of stuttering in game like final fantasy and crysis 3 so im here to change ships.

Would it be a good upgrade to go with a xfx 7970 3gb card for $315

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25637&zenid=86cc50390ca7f88ec8c5e6e5b3bbfd75


Or are the r280x versions alot better, they are about $70 more

280x is a re-branded 7970 just get the cheapest of the two. Will you get performance increase from 770? No, they are pretty equal.
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Heya,

I currently have a 770gtx 2gb video card with my i5 4670k ,16gb ddr3 ram, 120gb samsung 840,1x2tb wd black hdd,750 fsp psu gold and my 770 gives me alot of stuttering in game like final fantasy and crysis 3 so im here to change ships.

Would it be a good upgrade to go with a xfx 7970 3gb card for $315

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25637&zenid=86cc50390ca7f88ec8c5e6e5b3bbfd75


Or are the r280x versions alot better, they are about $70 more

Check out the post above. For $85 more you could have 290. I would wait for the non reference cards though. They should have much better cooling solutions.
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A 290 here in Australia starts at $499 which is $184 more than the original 7970. Does the 925mh clock speed matter on the $315 card or is it worth to spend the extra for a 1000mh card?

Something has to be better than the 770gtx stuttering in video playback . When I use my misses 7870 2gb this issue does not happen at all.
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A 290 here in Australia starts at $499 which is $184 more than the original 7970. Does the 925mh clock speed matter on the $315 card or is it worth to spend the extra for a 1000mh card?

Something has to be better than the 770gtx stuttering in video playback . When I use my misses 7870 2gb this issue does not happen at all.


After overclocking my Matrix platinum (which comes clocked at 1100mhz/6400mhz already) to 1220/7000mhz, I got around a 9-12% gain to my frame-rates depending on what game was being played over stock clocks, for example. From all that I've gathered, a well clocked 7970/280x is pretty close to gtx 780 territory in quite a few cases. I would imagine that would get you around 20% more performance at the least with a card that can clock to around 1200mhz as opposed to one around 900mhz, so yeah, I'd say they're worth the extra money unless you decide to step up to the 290...
     
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My budget does not really stretch that for for a 290 unless they go down in price anytime soon, so aim for a 1000mh 7970/280 ya reckin?
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if you get a 280x you can pick up a second one later for a reasonable price , it s not an option with 290.
Anyway if you want a 290 , wait for the custom version.
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I was looking at the HIS Radeon R9 280X they are $385

http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/51913-his-r9280x-3gd5-t

They have a 1000mhz frequency. Are they a good brand or is Gigabyte better? My current 770gtx is gigabyte so im a bit hesitant in buying another
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My budget does not really stretch that for for a 290 unless they go down in price anytime soon, so aim for a 1000mh 7970/280 ya reckin?


The ASUS R9280X-DC2T (1070mhz), Sapphire Toxic (1150mhz), Matrix Platinum (1100mhz), and SAPPHIRE 100363VXSR Vapor X (1070mhz) are the cream of the crop in 280x land I would say...they are 4 of the highest clocked 7970/280x's and as such offer the most overclocking headroom compared to the others...can't go wrong with any of them really!!!
     
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