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Its good for it's size. But there are still better cards for a tad more. 760 and AMD 270 come to mind.

The reviews I see show the 760 looking pretty impressive overclocked so far smile.gif
post #22 of 44
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I'm going to discount wattage as being much of an issue then, as it seems only the 4870x2 can be such a hog.
Are these both definitely outperforming 4870x2?
Can't really compare if they run faster or not, I would say yes they run faster... a single 760 should run almost as fast or faster than my crossfire system and be smoother, your card performance is below my crossfire so yea...
The power consumption and heat will be ALOT lower. I had one of those, I hated it in the summer and loved it in the winter. Lets just keep it at that... thumb.gif
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Why so good? smile.gif

The GTX 750ti has good power/performance, and that is just it. For about the same cost you can get a r7 265, which is a good deal faster. Really I have no idea why people recommend a 750ti, it is a good card ONLY if you don't have the power supply required for a better card like the 265 or Low Power Usage is your goal.


OP the GTX 760 is a good choice, but if it was up to me a r9 280 is what I would get. The card pretty much is a re-branded 7950, which is a pretty awesome card to own. Stock the GTX760 is almost par with the r9 280 because of the low stock clocks on the 280. But if you are going to overclock the videocard, even just a easy boost, the card can hit 1100mhz pretty easily and will run circles around a gtx 760 even if it was overclocked it the max. Plus the r9 280 brings more memory bandwidth, more v-ram, and mantle. Easy Choice if you ask me.

I have a 7950 in my sig, really you will need a gtx680/770 or 7970/280x to beat the 7950/280 especially if you overclock it.
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The GTX 750ti has good power/performance, and that is just it. For about the same cost you can get a r7 265, which is a good deal faster. Really I have no idea why people recommend a 750ti, it is a good card ONLY if you don't have the power supply required for a better card like the 265 or Low Power Usage is your goal.
Good to see another person that also thinks everyone recommending the 750ti for every scenario is doh.gif worthy.
People be like...


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OP the GTX 760 is a good choice, but if it was up to me a r9 280 is what I would get. The card pretty much is a re-branded 7950, which is a pretty awesome card to own. Stock the GTX760 is almost par with the r9 280 because of the low stock clocks on the 280. But if you are going to overclock the videocard, even just a easy boost, the card can hit 1100mhz pretty easily and will run circles around a gtx 760 even if it was overclocked it the max. Plus the r9 280 brings more memory bandwidth, more v-ram, and mantle. Easy Choice if you ask me.

I have a 7950 in my sig, really you will need a gtx680/770 or 7970/280x to beat the 7950/280 especially if you overclock it.

I agree with you, if the OP can afford OC UK has the VTX3D for 190 quid, still within the limit OP has. 10 quid lower than the limit to be precise.
VTX3D R9 280 X Edition
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These all look like really good suggestions. Gtx 760 seems reasonable as i think overclocked would beat my current card, almost definitely, and I like the r9 280 suggestion too, any specific brands of these that might offer some advantage (ie good stock cooler, improved performance vs other brands)? I'm not that worried about power consumption now i see they're not all hoggy like the 4870x2, as all i need really is to leave open the option for a kind of moderate and easy overclock when I upgrade (something in the amd fx series, so i think that would be alright). Should I leave open the option for crossfire/sli here btw? I have heard there are still some issues with crossfire (flickery/glitchy?) that might just make it worth going for raw performance with just one card.
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Should I leave open the option for crossfire/sli here btw? I have heard there are still some issues with crossfire (flickery/glitchy?) that might just make it worth going for raw performance with just one card.

Have a look at THIS if you'd consider SLI in the future.
2x Asus GTX 760 DCU II going up against a GTX Titan
and doing a damn good job at it.

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Have a look at THIS if you'd consider SLI in the future.
2x Asus GTX 760 DCU II going up against a GTX Titan
and doing a damn good job at it.

thumb.gif

Would it be a problem using SLI on an AMD (am3+) board?
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Would it be a problem using SLI on an AMD (am3+) board?

What model do you have exactly ?
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Have a look at THIS if you'd consider SLI in the future.
2x Asus GTX 760 DCU II going up against a GTX Titan
and doing a damn good job at it.

thumb.gif

Would it be a problem using SLI on an AMD (am3+) board?
No it won't be. A lot of people would disagree, but those of us with AMD systems are very happy! thumb.gif
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Would anyone recommend the asus version of gtx 760? It seems to me it has the best stock cooler, but I'd want to leave open the option to put a third party one in, anyone tried that? Any other reason why I should favour the asus version? It seems a fair bit more expensive,
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