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GTX 760 2Gb vs Radeon R9 270X 4Gb

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I'm thinking of upgrading my second computer and can't seem to figure out witch of these card's will perform the best when playing games. These are the parts I've got so far:

Mini ITX board socket LGA 1155
Intel Core i5-3570K
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Deltaco PSU-423 500W
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2x4Gb Kingston Corsair Vengeance Low Profile

Now, as in the title; should I get a Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2Gb or an AMD Radeon R9 270X 4Gb?

PS: I've used several power calculators (http://www.msi.com/service/power-supply-calculator/ , http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine and others) and they all say the computer will draw about 360-370W so the power supply should be good enough for now.
post #2 of 11
GTX 760 performs better in most games, but if you're gaming at 1440p or larger then you might want more VRAM. To make your choice even harder, you can also get a 7950 for about the same price. It may be the best choice if you're considering future upgrades, like a larger resolution monitor. It's faster than the R9 270X and has more memory bandwidth.
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GTX 760 performs better in most games, but if you're gaming at 1440p or larger then you might want more VRAM. To make your choice even harder, you can also get a 7950 for about the same price. It may be the best choice if you're considering future upgrades, like a larger resolution monitor. It's faster than the R9 270X and has more memory bandwidth.
Gaming at 1440p+ on a 270x wouldn't be fun. Those 2 extra GB are useless in 99% of games, it will run out of juice well before reaching the vRAM wall.

The choice is between 760 and 7950.
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There is a 4GB 270X?
Impressive. It is a midrange card, but that is still impressive.
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There is a 4GB 270X?
Impressive. It is a midrange card, but that is still impressive.

There's a 4GB GTX 760 too. For a bad price of course. Also won't NVIDIA be releasing a GTX 760 Ti soon?
Edited by boredgunner - 10/26/13 at 10:32am
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There's a 4GB GTX 760 too. For a bad price of course. Also won't NVIDIA be releasing a GTX 760 Ti soon?
There is a 760 Ti OEM which is a rebranded 670, but Nvidia will probably release a 760 Ti to stay competitive with the 280X.
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I can get a GTX 670 for about 10 bucks more, should I go for it or the GTX 760?
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I can get a GTX 670 for about 10 bucks more, should I go for it or the GTX 760?

The 670 will be faster than the 760.
post #9 of 11
280X, sli down the road?.....299$ for that card is very reasonable and only 50 bucks more than 760....

I've considered R 280X CF myself but never owned AMD cards. If Nvidia stays with their current pricing I'll switch. Great performance for much less.
post #10 of 11
The 270x is a replacement for the 7870, there is no 7950 replacement so far as the 280x is the replacement for the 7970ghz edition, if you can get the 280x for cheap you might as well go for it, as the 760 competes with the 7950.
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