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Hello there,

I am planning to upgrade my oldie GPU sometime this month, Im on a tight budget, however I still want to get the best I can.
My local store has some nice GPUs and I cannot decide which one is better seen as reviews have different scores and stuff

The GPUs I'm looking at are:

EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC Gaming ACX 2.0+ 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E

Asus R9 380 STRIX Gaming DirectCU II OC 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E

My limit is sitting at 250-ish euro so, sadly the new GPU line is out of reach for now.

I can put a little more for the 380X (like 20 euro more) if it reveals to be better


Links for the store and components:

R9 380

GTX 960

Many thanks
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an used r9 290x or an rx 480 (non reference)
  
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I second @PontiacGTX's response. You'd be able to get the most bang for your buck by getting a 2nd hand GPU. Although, I know not everybody is comfortable with buying used GPUs. If you do not want to go the 2nd hand route I would recommend the R9 380X out of the GPUs you listed. The 380X edges out the 960 in every way except power efficiency. So unless power draw is the most important factor in your decision AMD is the way to go with your budget IMHO. I did some searching on the site you linked & think the Sapphire 380X would be the best buy for you from what they have available. It is the general consensus that Sapphire makes the best AMD cards. Here is a link to it - http://www.chiptec.net/componentes-para-computadores/placas-graficas/placas-graficas-pci-e/sapphire-radeon-nitro-r9-380x-4gb-gddr5-pci-e.html thumb.gif

Edit: I just looked at @yraith's link & those are great prices on the XFX 380X. I'd still look for a Sapphire 380X around the same price before you grab the XFX one, but XFX makes very solid 300 series cards & it wouldn't be a huge step down from the Sapphire ones. I have an XFX DD R9 390 8GB & did not have any issues with it when I was running it. I actually really like the card & plan on putting it back in service soon in an HTPC for my living room.
Edited by Rob27shred - 7/2/16 at 10:15am
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Thanks for all the input.
I would rather get a new one. Second hand GPUs sometimes are screwed (not everyone is honest when it comes to selling "old" parts) also for warranty issues, (which I hope I wont have to deal with).

I also liked the Sapphire one, which got me thinking about it. XFX products were a disappointment for me in the past, had 3 GPUs within a month and none of them worked at 100% (all brand new).

I'm gonna check into it. Most likely I'll be going with the Sapphire 380x seen as it can be fit within the budget limit =)

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Thanks for all the input.
I would rather get a new one. Second hand GPUs sometimes are screwed (not everyone is honest when it comes to selling "old" parts) also for warranty issues, (which I hope I wont have to deal with).

I also liked the Sapphire one, which got me thinking about it. XFX products were a disappointment for me in the past, had 3 GPUs within a month and none of them worked at 100% (all brand new).

I'm gonna check into it. Most likely I'll be going with the Sapphire 380x seen as it can be fit within the budget limit =)

+rep to you all for the help
a 380x isnt worth it since rx 480 has been released and it is 35-30% faster while iy costs the same, but better get non reference cards
  
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The only 480 out in here is the ref one and its around 300 euro or so. I doubt any of them will be any cheaper. Sadly enough Portugal has overpriced components compared to some other countries...

Edit: found on another store, the Asus Strix 380x with a bundled Gladius for 259 euro, this is really tempting as I love that mouse.
Should I go for it?
Edited by DarkShooter - 7/5/16 at 5:56pm
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