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Need a little help. 780ti classy or G1 970 vs PCS+ 290x

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Hey peeps need a little help deciding on a car here.

Platform is X99
Monitor Asus 29" ultrawide - 1080p

Prices quoted in US based upon prices in my country(Barbados) and all cards used.
$305 Evga 780ti classified
$335 Powercolor PCS+ 290x 8gb version
$350 Gigabyte GTX 970 G1

I play
Project cars
Grid Autosport
Any Colin McRae game - DIRT etc
War Thunder
Arkham series
post #2 of 23
A few more questions:

- What's your screen resolution and refresh rate?

- What version of Windows do you run?

- Do you plan on overclocking your GPU?

- Are you using a case with poor cooling?

- How long do you plan on keeping that GPU?
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post #3 of 23
Hard call.

I'd personally get the Classy.
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post #4 of 23
290x 8gb more GB more performance can't go wrong
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Nice to see a fellow West Indian on this forum. I would go with the R9 290X however i bet you could find a cheaper 290X on ebay.
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post #6 of 23
I would take the 290X 8gb.
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post #7 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by BinaryDemon View Post

I would take the 290X 8gb.

I agree that VRAM is going to help alot AND with DX12, 290Xs have performance equal to 980TIs! (minus 1-2FPS). If you ever need more performance add another card and you'll be getting double the VRAM since in DX2 the VRAM actually stacks.
post #8 of 23
The first game on the OP's list is Project Cars. Therefore it's easy: 970.
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post #9 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brucethemoose View Post

A few more questions:

- What's your screen resolution and refresh rate?
60hz, monitor is the Asus pb298q
- What version of Windows do you run?
10
- Do you plan on overclocking your GPU?
Yes but not a necessity
- Are you using a case with poor cooling?
Mastercase 5 or phanterks Evolv
- How long do you plan on keeping that GPU?
Not sure on this but not until I see something I like
Quote:
Originally Posted by sage101 View Post

Nice to see a fellow West Indian on this forum. I would go with the R9 290X however i bet you could find a cheaper 290X on ebay.

He he, same here. Ebay problem will be shipping and then clearance fees

Quote:
Originally Posted by specopsFI View Post

The first game on the OP's list is Project Cars. Therefore it's easy: 970.
You are saying this because of Gameworks I presume.

Just a note my dollar is 2 to 1 therefore the prices are the G1 will cost me $700, the 290x $670 and the Classy $610.
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What's the import duty charges on pc components in barbados? It's 23% in my country.
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