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Can't for the life of me figure out why it's not more popular. 175W and just one 8 pin power connector ? It's tiny and under full load it gets up to 75c which as someone who has a 290x at the moment is nothing

You can get them for £380 in the UK - the Fury is around £20-30 more and the fury x is about £500 so it's cheaper too

seems perfect for 1440p gaming by the benchmarks - faster than a 980 but not quite as fast as it's bigger cousins

I think I will get the XFX version of it , any reason why I should not ?
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Great card. It's just that the noise level and overclocking aren't great, especially if you put it in a small case.
   
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cant go wrong with an r9 nano, same price as gtx 980 and while its only just a little bit faster even mostly the same performance as gtx 980 but it has the advantage of being small making it perfect for mini itx machines
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Put it under water and its beastly thumb.gif
Polaris nano is going to be my next upgrade
   
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Great card. It's just that the noise level and overclocking aren't great, especially if you put it in a small case.

Just be going in a cooler master N300 case ( I think it's a full ATX case)

I just think with it being cool , taking just 1 x 8pin connector and using just 175 watts of power it should be much more popular
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I just think with it being cool , taking just 1 x 8pin connector and using just 175 watts of power it should be much more popular

I don't know about the prices there but for the same price I'd probably have a 980 instead, if it fitted in my case. 980 is just as fast but clocks much better, consumes the same amount of power or less in 2D/multi-monitor, and most of all, doesn't get awfully noisy and as hot.
   
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I think I will get the XFX version of it , any reason why I should not ?

I'd personally opt for the Sapphire version. £388 from Scan.

It's the same GPU but the warranty experience is much better with Sapphire than XFX.
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I don't know about the prices there but for the same price I'd probably have a 980 instead, if it fitted in my case. 980 is just as fast but clocks much better, consumes the same amount of power or less in 2D/multi-monitor, and most of all, doesn't get awfully noisy and as hot.

980's only consume 175w at full load ??? I would have thought they would be well over 200w. My 290x pushes the 300w mark I think

Nano is slightly faster and it's at least £400 for a 980 in the UK last I checked.

I don't think a 980 would be a good buy at all really , only Nvida card I would consider would be a 980ti and they are just far too expensive , cheapest being about £580 I think.
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I'd personally opt for the Sapphire version. £388 from Scan.

It's the same GPU but the warranty experience is much better with Sapphire than XFX.

Scan are OK , it will be either them ebuyer or overclockers I buy it from. Whoever is cheapest I suppose

I like Sapphire and had lots of their cards in the past - my 290x is the Trix one. I fancy buying XFX though , never had one of their cards before
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980's only consume 175w at full load ??? I would have thought they would be well over 200w. My 290x pushes the 300w mark I think

Nano is slightly faster and it's at least £400 for a 980 in the UK last I checked.

I don't think a 980 would be a good buy at all really , only Nvida card I would consider would be a 980ti and they are just far too expensive , cheapest being about £580 I think.

175 is just AMD's own numbers. Techpowerup's saying Msi GTX 980 uses nearly exactly the same amount of power and is practically = nano. Anand and guru3D state Nano using more power @ gaming load.
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