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I'm looking for a graphics card that will run games such as Call Of Duty, Battlefield, Tom Clancy, Fifa, Counter Strike and other FPS games on Medium/High settings with good FPS that will last for 3-4 years which I think the R9 380 and GTX 960 is the best card within my budget $150-230 or £100-150, the computer specs are,

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post #2 of 38
Maybe wait for 380X, should be out soon.

But I would buy 380 over 960.
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I'm in the same situation as you, and after doing a bit but if looking online it seems that the r9 seems to pull ahead in most tests.

If you do go with the r9 I'd recommend getting the 4gb model though.
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Throwing in my 2cents, I went with a 960 4GB and I love it.
Cool, quiet, plays everything superbly, consumes next to no power, and OC's like a champ.

But honestly I would get a used 290 or, if you want new, wait and buy a new 380X. Both of those will pull ahead noticeably I reckon.
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Throwing in my 2cents, I went with a 960 4GB and I love it.
Cool, quiet, plays everything superbly, consumes next to no power, and OC's like a champ.

But honestly I would get a used 290 or, if you want new, wait and buy a new 380X. Both of those will pull ahead noticeably I reckon.
Patience is a virtue thumb.gif .
This was pretty much my decision in the end. Going to spend the same amount of money on a used card and get something that will probably last a bit longer.
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Maybe wait for 380X, should be out soon.

But I would buy 380 over 960.
The 380X will probably be out of my budget but how much in performance stock and OC is R9 380 better than GTX 960

Also there are quite a few brand of the R9 380 4GB such as Asus, MSI, XFX, Sapphire, Powercolor and HIS, which one is the best in terms of cooling and OC?
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The 380X will probably be out of my budget but how much in performance stock and OC is R9 380 better than GTX 960

Also there are quite a few brand of the R9 380 4GB such as Asus, MSI, XFX, Sapphire, Powercolor and HIS, which one is the best in terms of cooling and OC?
The R9 380 and the 960 GTX stock are very close. The R9 wins in most benchmarks and tests, but only by a very small percent. Also heard that the R9 are very good overclockers, but i don't know much about the GTX in terms of OC.

Sapphire Nitro and the MSI Twin Fozr are both very well cooled from what i've read.
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R9 380 and GTX960 have identical performance at stock clock, however R9 380 have better overclocking potential and better DX12 performance which makes it the better choice.
on a side note, an overclocked GTX950 can match a stock GTX960, although overclocking the GTX960 would pull it ahead, it is however a valid option when budget is of a concern.

other options would be the older cards R9 280X and R9 290, both are faster than R9 380 and GTX960 although their price and availability are subjective, R9 290 might even be out of your budget.

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Maybe wait for 380X, should be out soon.
that would put him over budget, the presumed target price of 380X is $250.
Edited by epic1337 - 10/25/15 at 12:55pm
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Throwing in my 2cents, I went with a 960 4GB and I love it.
Cool, quiet, plays everything superbly, consumes next to no power, and OC's like a champ.

But honestly I would get a used 290 or, if you want new, wait and buy a new 380X. Both of those will pull ahead noticeably I reckon.
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The R290 or 290X is better than R9 380 and GTX 960? I thought the higher number means better performance
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The R290 or 290X is better than R9 380 and GTX 960? I thought the higher number means better performance
No, just means a new revision in this case. The R9 380 is more on par with the R280 or perhaps 285.
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