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Sapphire R9 280X VaporX vs Toxic: Is there a massive difference in perf and cooling?

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Hi!
Well, here is the deal: I live in the arse of the world, AKA, Argentina. And the 280X Toxic (The model i'm really interested in) is hard to get (Not like our friends in Spain), also, every time a shipment arrives, the price of the card bumps up.
I heard that the VaporX model is entering soon to the country... so my question is:

The difference in performance between these cards is really massive IN GAMES?
What about their cooling solution? Does the VaporX stays far away behind the Toxic's when it comes to keep the card cool?

All this is for playing games, I will not use it for benchmarking or minning.

Thanks smile.gif(:
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The performance gain from the Toxic would be slightly higher max fps (not massive, but maybe a tiny bit noticeable from time to time) because of the higher factory overclock.
The Vapour-X might run slightly quieter though, temps probably wouldn't be much difference, but if you're not overclocking or mining it doesn't matter too much, temps in gaming never get very high anyway.
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Any will do the job.go for the cheapest
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If i'm lucky, tomorrow i'm going to get an ASUS Direct CU II... but since i'm not lucky... I won't... but anyways I will cross my fingers.
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Well... I got the Direct CU, I can´t believe it xD

Thank you for the answers!!!
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Congrats! Its a good card smile.gif
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