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I see. What about the 390X, which is close to the 980Ti on the performance scale? Should I just hold out for the 1070 and 1080 to be released, or would a 390X/980Ti be a smart purchase?

Either try and pick up a used 980Ti for around $300-350, or wait and see what the Polaris cards offer. If you are only playing in 1080p then a 980Ti is a better buy than a 390X as long as you can get them both for around the same price.
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I just went from a GTX770 (almost identical to 680) to an R9 290X (essentially a downclocked R9 390X). I game on 3440x1440. I did it for the little bit of extra performance in general, plus the significant vram increase helps with the higher res. I wouldn't have done this if I still used 1920x1080 for gaming because the gains would be minimal. I would say hold onto what you have until AMD releases Polaris cards because as others said, they are aiming at the mid-range. Last said, they are aiming for 980ti performance at $300, with significant power savings.
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I just went from a GTX770 (almost identical to 680) to an R9 290X (essentially a downclocked R9 390X). I game on 3440x1440. I did it for the little bit of extra performance in general, plus the significant vram increase helps with the higher res. I wouldn't have done this if I still used 1920x1080 for gaming because the gains would be minimal. I would say hold onto what you have until AMD releases Polaris cards because as others said, they are aiming at the mid-range. Last said, they are aiming for 980ti performance at $300, with significant power savings.

I'm sorry, you had me dying of laughter at that. Most of the time you hear '8GB or go home,' even in the 290x's launch day. I remember all the reviews specifically nitpicking about the 4GB. Although a double up for you probably helped a lot.

It just gave me a chuckle, thanks for that.
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I regret not getting it back then instead of the 770, what a mistake lol.
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Hello OCN, I'm looking for an upgrade for my sig rig that doesn't break the bank and I found a good candidate in the R9 380. I play my games at 1920x1080, mostly games like League of Legends, Fallout 4, Dota 2, Witcher 3 and (modded) TESV. My understanding is that the 680 is about equal in performance to a modern 960, so how does the R9 380 fare as an (affordable) upgrade?

I have a GTX 690 and dual R9 285 {380} For folding the 690 [680 x 2] is the champ. For games BF4, Mass Effect 3 The Crossfired R9s are better. I use 2560 x 1440 for gaming. 380 4gb are better for higher resolution
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380 isn't all that great, especially coming from a 680. Try for a 390/X, used 290/X or wait on the RX 480.
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