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Help needed. Struggling with r9 280x n r9 380

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Powercolor r9 280x or
sapphire nitro r9 380 4g

Both are of the same price
But the powercolor doesnt seems to provide warranty in my region n i heard they gt bad customer service
Any ideas on the warranty of both the cards?

If neglecting the warranty issues, which card has a better performance?
I found many articles about the artifacts of r9 280x, does the powercolor has problem with it?

Also for owner of r9 380, how do u feel about tis card
Since its still new i can hardly find users' review

Help is much appreciated, TQ

Note:playing on 1080p
Edited by Wcfox - 7/7/15 at 7:20am
post #2 of 10
They trade blows depending on the game, however the extra GB of VRAM and the fact that the Tonga chip in the 380 has better tessellation performance and also improvements in the way the memory is handled which make up for the slightly narrower memory bus would push me towards the newer card.

Going forwards I think the 380 will perform better generally as newer games come out as tessellation is used even more.

Can't help you to much with the warranties as it's been more then 10 years since I had a card from either company. Sapphire is AMD's main board partner though so that would push me towards the 380 again.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thx for the infos, leaning towards the r9 380 right now
Any sapphire r9 380 4g owner here?hw r u guys feeling with the gpu?
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by Wcfox View Post

Thx for the infos, leaning towards the r9 380 right now
Any sapphire r9 380 4g owner here?hw r u guys feeling with the gpu?

This probably isn't much help. But when I did have AMD cards, all I would use were Sapphire. The last one I had, before switching was the 280x, and I loved it. It is still probably one of my favorite cards, and brands. I have been thinking about jumping ship, and getting rid of my 970, to go back to Sapphire, and AMD.
post #5 of 10
yeah as said above the newer architecture on R9 380 with better tesselation performance, the hardware H.265 HEVC video decoder, Freesync support and the extra 1 GB VRAM make it a better choice than R9 280X. Sapphire is one of the best AMD partners and their product quality is very good. go with the Sapphire Nitro 380 4GB. thumb.gif

http://www.eteknix.com/sapphire-nitro-r9-380-4gb-graphics-card-review/14/
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I've had the card for about 5 weeks now. Performance seems to be good. I upgraded from an MSI 6850. But almost every 5th reboot, I get blue and yellow artifacts on the whole screen.
This happens in whether or not I'm playing a game (I only play Diablo 3 at the moment). I have the latest drivers installed, but it keeps happening. I haven't found any online solutions yet.
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I just went with the Saphhire Radeon R9 390X and i freaking love it!!! Amazing card and it has barely broke a sweat yet!!!
   
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post #8 of 10
my vote is also for 380. i do not own, but do build systems for work. just my opinion.
post #9 of 10
You are not alone sunnytheseal

almost every 2th reboot, I get blue and yellow artifacts on the whole screen.
This also happens in whether or not I'm playing a game.

Once the card is working good is never crashed, only if right after start up I get those blue and yellow noise the card is very unstable

I think is must be a software issue, probably when starting up a setting the is wrongly set that messes up the card. but I'm not sure.

Anyone else having the same problem, or a solution?
post #10 of 10
I say neither as the R9 380'X' is being released on November 15th.

http://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/Report-AMD-Radeon-R9-380X-Coming-November-15-249

Either way though I would definitely go with a 300 series card. Newer technologies such as true audio, better power efficiency, more Ram, shorter card length, faster. I see no reason to go with a 200 series unless you get a really, really good deal.

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