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R9 290 or GTX 770

Poll Results: R9 290 or EVGA GTX 770 ACX

 
  • 12% (1)
    EVGA GTX 770 ACX
  • 87% (7)
    R9 290 Reference
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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi, I'm buying a graphics card soon, and I can't decide between an EVGA GTX 770 SC or a reference R9 290. The benefits to the EVGA I know are that it runs cool and quietly, while the 290 is a consumer-grade windstorm, and that it comes with NVidia support on G-Sync and other various programs. Finally, it comes with 3 free games. However, the 290 is simply a beast. I'm contemplating whether it's really worth it to pay $100 more just for the performance, and only get the advantage of Mantle support. Help please!

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post #2 of 7

I'm in the same boat but I've decided to go with the R9 290 because it has double the VRAM and performs consistently better. The software associated with either side doesn't matter so much, some games prefer AMD and others prefer Nvidia.

 

It helps to compare the 290 to the 770 4GB, the price difference is only $20 or so dollars in that scenario.

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post #3 of 7
This is a no contest, 290 hands down.
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post #4 of 7
280X or 290
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post #5 of 7
Since this is the watercooling section I assume you are watercooling it? Then the ACX heatsink is meaningless.
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post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
I will be watercooling it eventually.
post #7 of 7
The 290 will hump a 770... biggrin.gif
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