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Greetings.

Im thinking on the retirement of my 290x because its a little bit struggling at 4k. Is there a card that would worth the upgrade or just buy a second 290x and go for CF? Or just wait? biggrin.gif

Thanks in advance for the help smile.gif .
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GTX 1070 should be around 1.5x of your current fps. So if you're struggling to keep 30 fps, 1070 should be around 45 fps.




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GTX 1070 should be around 1.5x of your current fps. So if you're struggling to keep 30 fps, 1070 should be around 45 fps.

Considering that's posted in the AMD section, I suppose OP would prefer a red alternative smile.gif

OP, if you can, wait for the end of the year, high end 4xx card should come around then. There is just no viable option for 4K right now on the AMD side, and as usual I would advise against CF.
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post #4 of 23
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Greetings.

Im thinking on the retirement of my 290x because its a little bit struggling at 4k. Is there a card that would worth the upgrade or just buy a second 290x and go for CF? Or just wait? biggrin.gif

Thanks in advance for the help smile.gif .

FuryX
If you want 4k performance today.
or wait until Vega hits in october timeframe.
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FuryX
If you want 4k performance today.
or wait until Vega hits in october timeframe.

It's not a suitable option, mate. Yes, it can deliver, but buying 4Gb for 4K is a really really poor choice. Also, the performance difference between 290X and FuryX is not great enough to justify the $$$ price.
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post #6 of 23
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Greetings.

Im thinking on the retirement of my 290x because its a little bit struggling at 4k. Is there a card that would worth the upgrade or just buy a second 290x and go for CF? Or just wait? biggrin.gif

Thanks in advance for the help smile.gif .

FuryX
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or wait until Vega hits in october timeframe.
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Greetings.

Im thinking on the retirement of my 290x because its a little bit struggling at 4k. Is there a card that would worth the upgrade or just buy a second 290x and go for CF? Or just wait? biggrin.gif

Thanks in advance for the help smile.gif .

Even if your games support crossfire, if sig is up to date, then the cpu will hold back the gpus i'm afraid. checkout this thread . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1587616/i5-4690k-100-usage-gaming-temps-fine-windows-10
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post #8 of 23
Hello,

I am pretty much in the same situation just that I'm at 1440p. The only alternative to going green this round would be to wait for the mythical Vega but the fact there's little to no solid information about it and that makes me rather doubtful about how good it will be.

Fury and FuryX still require lots of power, have only 4 GB and at least in my area are pretty pricey.

I'll probably go with a GTX 1070 this round but that's not a decision I'll make with ease.
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post #9 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post

Considering that's posted in the AMD section, I suppose OP would prefer a red alternative smile.gif

OP, if you can, wait for the end of the year, high end 4xx card should come around then. There is just no viable option for 4K right now on the AMD side, and as usual I would advise against CF.
Yep, on top of that my monitor has freesync so this "party" is totally red only... wink.gif Then i gess i have to wait, at least i will have more time to get the money for it biggrin.gif .
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post #10 of 23
I'd advise you to wait for Vega/Titan P in Q1/Q2 2017, since these seem to be the first cards that actually can do 4k/60 @ high settings.
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