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post #11 of 135
Looks good except for the 970. 390 is a better choice unless there are specific games you want the 970 for and need the power savings.
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Originally Posted by rudyae86 View Post

What if I bought a GTX 980 for 300 bucks? Would it win in the 300 to 400 dollar range?

Yep, for sure. Even at the $430 I paid for my 980 nine months ago I would put in place of the 390x. thumb.gif
Edited by criminal - 10/26/15 at 12:06pm
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post #12 of 135
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What if I bought a GTX 980 for 300 bucks? Would it win in the 300 to 400 dollar range?

For sure! If you wanted something close to that performance and new (assuming the $300 980 is used), you can still get your hands on a 290x for around $300.
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Why have AMDs mid range GPUs much better efficiency than low end or high end?...
expect Fury and R9 Nano... but why is R9 270X very efficient or R7 370 (7850) and why R9 280X which is same GCN, but much more inefficient....
Edited by Themisseble - 10/26/15 at 1:09pm
post #14 of 135
390X is the best $400+ rebrand of a $300 290X.
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390X is the best $400+ rebrand of a $300 290X.

Well, the 8 GB 290X was $350 to $450 at the time IIRC. Still overpriced for $430 MSRP @ launch though. You can buy an 8 GB 290X right now on Newegg for $350 AR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150723 I remember the Sapphire TriX being like $360 or $370 around the 390X launch time. They should have priced the 390X way lower.
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No doubt it would have been nice to be priced lower. What does it say about the competition though when it is still a decent price/performance value priced where it's at.
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post #17 of 135
Great and now everyone will ask the same question again:

390 or 970?

They should have gone with one gpu here. In my book the 390 is better and the 390x is not faster. Just get a Sapphire 390 Nitro and be happy.


Btw where is the 4gb 3,5gb Vram award for the Gtx 970? rolleyes.gif
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Btw where is the 4gb 3,5gb Vram award for the Gtx 970? rolleyes.gif

rolleyes.gif As if it even makes a difference. The 970 only has a little bit more horsepower than the 780 and the 780 is fine with 3gb. I have yet to run across any vram issues with my 970's, even with running 4k DSR on quite a few games. It will run out of processing power before it runs out of ram.


As far as which one to get, I think it comes down to which ecosystem you want to be a part of.
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My bets on 95% of ppl in here have never compared these cards next to each other. Don't mind the jack knifed semi worth of salt all over this thread.
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This list is a bit of a joke. The fact that the ~$250 290X isn't on it gives enough warrant to ignore it.
    
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