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Which of these two cards is the better card?

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I am deciding between these two cards but I am open to other suggestions

Asus GTX 780
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121779

Asus GTX 280X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121805

I can get the 780 for $535.42 and the 280X for $364.21. I'd like to leave the option to SLI or CF so I would think the 780 is the better option. Heat and noise is a big issue to so I assume the 780 gets another point there along with greater performance...did I just answer my own question?

Are there any other options out there? I will only take cards that look like this, the asus ROG look is great and works perfect with my build. Also 3gb is a minimum for VRAM. I would think about getting the 290X but even with aftermarket coolers wouldn't the heat still be a bit high?
post #2 of 13
780 gets my vote....
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the 780 beats the 280x in everything except mining potential.


get the 780.
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post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by szeged View Post

the 780 beats the 280x in everything except mining potential.


get the 780.

I have also thought about getting the DirectCU II 780ti but it is just outside of my budget...that doesn't mean I cannot come up with the money but I just do not see the performance justifying a $200 difference. I am running a 5760x1080 setup though...
post #5 of 13
the only non reference 780ti worth getting atm is the classified from evga, the other custom cards are still locked on voltage.
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the only non reference 780ti worth getting atm is the classified from evga, the other custom cards are still locked on voltage.

Yeah I just saw those cards on YouTube and they seem to perform better than the Asus ones and keep just as cool.
post #7 of 13
Both 3 GB of ram therefore 780's all the way thumb.gif
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the classifieds can do up to 1.5v for much higher overclocks, and 1.8v on the memory for much higher memory clocks, all while remaining cool and very quiet. the asus card is stuck at 1.212v unless you want to hard mod it, and the 780ti dcu2 didnt get that great of a score in reviews =\ i wonder if it was just the sample they got that sucked, but either way the classified is the better choice.
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Originally Posted by szeged View Post

the classifieds can do up to 1.5v for much higher overclocks, and 1.8v on the memory for much higher memory clocks, all while remaining cool and very quiet. the asus card is stuck at 1.212v unless you want to hard mod it, and the 780ti dcu2 didnt get that great of a score in reviews =\ i wonder if it was just the sample they got that sucked, but either way the classified is the better choice.

So if I can come up with the money would you suggest the
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487007

I only plan on doing a single card at 5760x1080 and want to be as future proof as possible...i might liquid cool the GPU at some time in the future too to OC it even further and make it even more future proof.
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yes i would recommend saving a bit more and getting that, but dont buy it from newegg, they are a bunch of price gouging pieces of........stuff...........

buy it from here

http://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=0&family=GeForce+700+Series+Family&chipset=GTX+780+Ti


i dont like the words " future proofing" because in the future, games will be more demanding than these cards today are designed to run smoothly, so the only way to really "future proof" would be to get 3 or even 4 of these cards to enjoy smooth fps, and then who knows, games then might be using 10gb of vram each tongue.gif

thats why i buy for now and dont plan to keep any of my cards for more than a year...or even 6 months really lol.

constantly upgrading, constanting buying and selling new and old tongue.gif never ending cycle lol.
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