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What 280x should I get?

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Hello guys
Im looking to upgrade my oldie double Gainward crossfire 4850 with a new(single, for now) 280x, but they are so many that i dont really know which one is better bang for the buck.
im thinking about goin for a Asus R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II TOP, you guys think its a good choice? or would i be better with a MSI/XFX/SHAPHIRE version?
my local store only have this one and the MATRIX one on stock, but i dont really think the matrix is worth 50€ more.

thank you in advance for your opinion smile.gif
Edited by lygen - 11/17/13 at 6:12pm
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I will have a slightly different opinion but raghu's recommendation is a solid choice. Also what res are you playing at?

I vote the Sapphire Toxic. @ 1150/1600 it isn't far behind stock 780s and it's 350$. If you aren't into OCing it gets that out of the way as those are pretty high factory clocks. And on air 1200/1700 is about max IMO. Or at least in my experience with my 7970s.

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It's to note that AMD seems to be doing much better in BF4 than the green team though i haven't checked the latest performance improvements in drivers from Nvidia.
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/battlefield_4_vga_graphics_performance_benchmark,7.html
That 7970 is @ 1050 and the 280x at 1000mhz.
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thank you for your feedback. as for the resolution i have 2 1860x1050 displays, might get a 1440 in 6 months or so if i feel like it.rolleyes.gif
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1440p is definitely where the toxic with higher clockspeeds shines IMO. Though it's to note there isn't much OC headroom left from what i've seen.
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