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Should I sell my Sapphire Nitro R9 390 and get two Sapphire R380s or R380s in X-fire mode?

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Should I sell my Sapphire Nitro R390 and get two Sapphire R380s or R380xs in X-fire mode?

Ruling out Gtx 970/980 due to bad experience with their coil whines and besides, my motherboard supports only X-fire.

Am thinking of getting a 1980x1028 144Hz monitor and using virtual super resolution 2k.

Will I need 2 R380s in x-fire mode for 2k resolution?

And what are the games that require such horsepower at 2k?

What about Attila. I heard Attila has serious issues with Nvidia SLI. Will X-fire mode has issue too?

I'm just looking for something more powerful and perhaps slightly more future proof as I prefer to change my graphics cards once every 5-6 years (And that is why I also bought an Intel i7-6700K despite many people telling me to get just an i5).

Please discuss.

Thanks.
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Try your 390 first with your new monitor.
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Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

Try your 390 first with your new monitor.

My problem is I wont be buying any 144Hz monitor probably until March 2016 at least. Currently considering BenQ 144 Hz as its the cheapest among Asus, Philips. But I understand its not freesync, just 144Hz.

And if I want to sell my R390 card, I better sell it off asap to get maximum value.
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I just went through the R390x 1440p benchmark results of the games from
- Eteknix
- KitGuru
- EuroGamer
- Maximum PC
- 3dnews (a Russian review website - very detailed website - has the settings all cranked up at 1440p, resulting in severe fps drops for both the R390x and GTX 980 in virtually all games), so kind of irrelevant and ridiculous , thus I left it out


Seems that the following games pose a challenge to the R390x (as well as the GTX 980 of course)
- The Witcher 3 43.5 (Eurogamer) 45 fps (KitGuru) 31 (Maximum PC)
- Assassin's Creed Unity 38.4 (Eurogamer)
- Grand Theft Auto V 35 (Maximum PC)


Now, should I be concerned that my Sapphire Nitro R390 (overclocked to MSI R390X equivalent) will be underpowered for games at the 1440p category over the next 2-5 years? (The same concern applies for any GTX 980 owner as well)
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Get another. You will be losing value otherwise, since 380X will depreciate faster.
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Get another. You will be losing value otherwise, since 380X will depreciate faster.


Sorry, get another what? I don't get what you mean.

You mean
1) Buy another R390 and pair up with my existing R390 for crossfire?

OR?...
post #7 of 20
Option #1.smile.gif
You might need two cards in order to reach playable frame rates in games exceeding 4 GB of textures. For those, 380X would prove quite insufficient.
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post #8 of 20
I think CFX 380s and/or 380Xs would be slower than a single 390.
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post #9 of 20
At least get an used 290/x ,new 390,or just hold for 2016 cards
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If you are unhappy and think the FPS ur getting at 4k is too low sell the card and buy 980 TI or Fury X. Most benchmarks I've been reading said that 980 TI is barely better then the Fury X at 4K.

Get rid of it now for around 250-300 before new GPU comes by and ur stuck with selling it around 200-250
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