Originally Posted by xzamples
Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead
Especially if the monitor you want to buy (or already have) has either FreeSync or G-Sync. That right there will automatically make your card choice very easy.
If you own a G-Sync monitor, you'd be an idiot to buy an AMD card. Likewise, if you already own a FreeSync monitor, you'd be an idiot to by an nVidia card.
i currently have a 760 2gb, i want to get another 760 2gb for sli especially since used ones sell for about $110-$120
i only game at 1080p at high to very high settings
however, everybody online is suggesting i should get a 970 because of the 4gb vram, but do i really need a 970 to game at 1080p? plus isn't 760 2gb sli good enough and powerful?
i don't understand
Originally Posted by Liranan
Sell your 760 and get a 280X instead or a 290(X) unless you really want to stay with nVidia and get a 970 but right now old AMD stock are really cheap and you will get a lot more value than from nVidia.
I'm going to have to agree with that 100%. A 970 is a bit of overkill at 1080p 60fps, but not by much. You will be able to max everything out and I mean MAX. 4x hell, 8x MSAA if you want to. You'll actually be able to use HBAO too. They can be had used for $260 EASILY, less if you search around and bide your time.
Honestly though, a 280X is an even better option. I used to be bias toward Nvidia to a larger degree after going through driver hell with R9 270X's in Crossfire *shudders*. But as long as you've got the CPU to deal with their drivers, they make excellent cards for the money.
I was going to go for a 960 for $140 used, but it turns out I can get a 280x for $120-$140 which is 17% faster. That's a pretty big leap right there. Yea sure it's missing some top new features and power consumption to performance ratio is well.... AMD. But we here at OCN don't really
care about that. At least not when 17% performance is at at steak. http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-960-vs-AMD-R9-280X/3165vs2192
Check Craigslist, Hardwareswap and the OCN marketplace (in that order). Ebay and Amazon will be 20-25% more expensive.
If you stick at it, you should be able to find something like a Gigabyte 280X G1 for $130. Might be shipping included, might have to pay $7. Still, that's a killer deal right? I got mine for $130 shipped.