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Going from a r9 280x to a gtx 780

post #1 of 5
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Hello guys,

I'm looking for some advice. I recently got a Sapphire Vapor X 280x and i was really expecting to max everything out with this card at 1080p with 60fps. To my surprise i find myself having to scale down some of the graphical settings on games such as far cry 3, metro 2033 and even like this there are scenes where the framerate drops and i get some stuttering. I'm apparently very sensitive to framerate stutter. With this in mind and seeing how the 780 has dropped its price i've been toying with the idea of getting a 780. Not only is it a premium card, but they're offering three games to sweeten the deal. I could also sell the 280x and get back every dollar i payed for it.

My question is, do you think it would be a huge improvement?

From what i've read, apparently with nvidia you pay a little more, but more games are supported by it than with amd.
post #2 of 5
It is a good upgrade, do you play at 1080p? If so then the 780 will max out *most* games at 60 FPS. I think that metro 2033 and far cry 3 are two exceptions though.... I will have to look into some benchmarks.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thank you very much, i do game at 1080p
post #4 of 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVWUn41BIuo Metro 2033 while recording

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhBvFtVp7Sc Far Cry 3

Keep in mind these were both made shortly after the release of the card, and that they reflect the benchmarks I have seen.
post #5 of 5
I've got a referance 780 settings set to very high and it plays Metro 2033 plays and looks great. Though I let gforce experiance do my optimal setting. Playing 1080. Dont know about Far cry 3 but Metro is a very demanding game. Useing G-puz it sometimes pushes 98% gpu useage. Never had a studder.
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