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In 300-400$ should be 970 Ti OR 290x, in 400-500$ should be 980 OR Fury/Nano. The 390x is more or less a 290x in almost all aspects.
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In 300-400$ should be 970 Ti OR 290x, in 400-500$ should be 980 OR Fury/Nano. The 390x is more or less a 290x in almost all aspects.
No card by that code.
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just in case this wasn't obvious enough by now. good summary. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by ku4eto View Post

In 300-400$ should be 970 Ti OR 290x, in 400-500$ should be 980 OR Fury/Nano. The 390x is more or less a 290x in almost all aspects.

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No card by that code.

970ti wut???? Also, whether or not a card is a "rebrand" has no bearing on it's price/performance value.
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I would argue the 390 vs 970. The 390 has the same or better performance and much better memory subsystem for roughly the same price. The power usage difference is not a big deal as anyone buying one of these cards likely has a 500 to 600 watt PSU which works just fine with the 390.

As for the rest I think it is pretty accurate. Though I might give the 950 the nod over the 370, the performance is close but the 370 lacks a lot of modern features like variable sync support.
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I would argue the 390 vs 970. The 390 has the same or better performance and much better memory subsystem for roughly the same price. The power usage difference is not a big deal as anyone buying one of these cards likely has a 500 to 600 watt PSU which works just fine with the 390.

As for the rest I think it is pretty accurate.

It would of looked like a AMD bias article if that whole list were recommending AMD except for 980TI.

But we all know the truth, currently 980TI is the only card worth purchasing on the NVIDIA side. Everything else goes to AMD.
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970ti wut???? Also, whether or not a card is a "rebrand" has no bearing on it's price/performance value.
Yea, that Ti was my fault. Dunno why i decided to put it there. Anyway, a 290x=390x, but with higher factory clocks. Yes, this nets some performance if you do not OC, but slapping a lot higher price and then making it this into this graph is... stupid i would say. The 290x can take the entire 300-400$ positon range, instead of offering the weaker 390 for the same price, or the 3.5gb 970.
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I'd argue it was worth the Nvidia GPU's for fancy effects like physx and gamesworks if only lower end cards could run it.

I'd put a 970 over 390 in my ol'ladys rig because all she does is play mmo's. In my personal rig I'd put a 390 over a 970 because I need the extra Vram.

Id put a lower end AMD GPU in a rig over a lower end Nvidia GPU, unless it's a very weak cpu or dual core. In that case I'd put in a Nvidia GPU. In a HTPC for personal use I'd use a 950 since I wouldn't be worried about getting the best performance for the dollar.


The list seems pretty solid though I don't think there's a ever a one size fits all answer to hardware. Intended usage plays a large roll when I recommend hardware.
     
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What if I bought a GTX 980 for 300 bucks? Would it win in the 300 to 400 dollar range?
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