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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

There are used r9 290 for 345 in the marketplace so I think that a 290 would be much better bet for the same money and you get 21% more performance in games(1080) and 1gb more vram an 10-20% more opencl performance

But which resolution?which cpu?which psu?

a bit off topic but i guess an r9 290 is more than just 20% faster than a 280x/7970 ghz judging from the benches that i have seen so far
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I decided against getting a new card. My 7870 runs what I have fine. I think it would be most wise to wait until there is something that I can't run well and then upgrade. But upgrading for the future is kind of dumb I think.

Sounds like a good idea. I was originally going to get a 270x Gaming for my new rig (the one in sig is sold). The only reason I opted for the 280X was because I got a used one for the same price as the 270x. If the 7870 is serving you well, I'd say wait for Maxwell or the next iteration of GCN and see what they bring to the board. Worst case, current cards drop in price and you get a 2xx series card for cheap tongue.gif
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I wouldn't sink more money into the 3 year old GCN 1.0 Radeons if you can help it. Like you said, you are running fine right now.

Buying used is a different story altogether. It's a great time to find some retired mining cards.

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no doubt a used 7870 for cheap heck my 7970s were both lightly used cards but havent cause me any issues. next time though I will buy a new ati card since you dont get the warranty with them like with used nvidia cards
 
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a bit off topic but i guess an r9 290 is more than just 20% faster than a 280x/7970 ghz judging from the benches that i have seen so far
i am based on a benchmark from TPU! From 3 or 4 months ago so...maybe they are better with newer drivers and I wasnot talkimg about bf4 lol
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no doubt a used 7870 for cheap heck my 7970s were both lightly used cards but havent cause me any issues. next time though I will buy a new ati card since you dont get the warranty with them like with used nvidia cards

Gigabyte, MSI, and ASUS all do their warranties by serial number I believe. You can still RMA their cards if you bought em used. Sapphire does require proof of purchase though.
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Gigabyte, MSI, and ASUS all do their warranties by serial number I believe. You can still RMA their cards if you bought em used. Sapphire does require proof of purchase though.

wait really? I remember reading about every single ati card when transferred was no longer valid, maybe that was all wrong or I was just thinking my sapphire cards.
 
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