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I currently have a gtx 660 and it works great with games, and about 45fps on games like FC3 with my 1080p TV.

 

However I was thinking about maybe sometime soon upgrading to a Crossover 1440p monitor and i know if i tried playing big games at that res my 660 would be asking me personally to kill it...

 

I was looking at the new R9 280x and thought it might be a good upgrade choice, since i heard it was being geared for the high res gaming community? unless there is another card about 300 that performs the same, that seems like a good choice

 

any opinions?

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forgot to mention... let the fanboy games begin :applaud:

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Originally Posted by Radmanhs View Post

forgot to mention... let the fanboy games begin applaud.gif

sorry to disappoint but even a nvidia fan like myself has to admit for ~$300 the 280x is the card to get until/or if nvida drops the price of the 770 - then the FB games can happen. thumb.gif

but right now you would be making a wise the only purchase available. wink.gif
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OP get a HD 7970 or R9 280X. they are the same chip. if you want the free games then go with sapphire HD 7970 OC(1 ghz)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008

if you don't want the games go with ASUS R9 280X DCII TOP. fantastic cooler.

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191904&page=4
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/61013-asus-radeon-r9-280x-directcu-ii-top/?page=10
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7400/the-radeon-r9-280x-review-feat-asus-xfx/20

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121803

oh btw there is a $25 off on any purchase on newegg which does not come with gift coupon for oct 11th. code SAVE25OCT11R . usd 291 for the asus r9 280x with shipping thumb.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1432035/amd-r9-280x-280-270x-owners-club/40#post_20965758
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cool, i saw the charts and i was really suspicious...

 

btw, is there any benefit on getting the new card? im assuming updated drivers will help, also any list on optional games for the 3 free ones?

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Originally Posted by Radmanhs View Post

cool, i saw the charts and i was really suspicious...

btw, is there any benefit on getting the new card? im assuming updated drivers will help, also any list on optional games for the 3 free ones?

the Tahiti chip used in HD 7970 and R9 280X is the same. so HD 7970 and R9 280X will both benefit from the latest 13.11 beta drivers. as for the games you can choose 3 from a list of 9 games. Saints Row IV is a new and popular game. tombraider, farcry, hitman and sleeping dogs are also very good games. thumb.gif

http://amd4u.com/radeonrewards/

here is the MSI HD 7970 TF3 OC BE (1050 mhz) for USD 300

www.amazon.com/MSI-Overclocked-R7970-TF-3GD5/dp/B00CAN84OY/
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

the Tahiti chip used in HD 7970 and R9 280X is the same. so HD 7970 and R9 280X will both benefit from the latest 13.11 beta drivers. as for the games you can choose 3 from a list of 9 games. Saints Row IV is a new and popular game. tombraider, farcry, hitman and sleeping dogs are also very good games. thumb.gif

http://amd4u.com/radeonrewards/

here is the MSI HD 7970 TF3 OC BE (1050 mhz) for USD 300

www.amazon.com/MSI-Overclocked-R7970-TF-3GD5/dp/B00CAN84OY/

yeah, all the cool kids have them . . . biggrin.gif
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What about a hd 7950 crossfire?
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