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1080p, and that be my resolution for some time. Idk yet how well it'll OC, we'll see. At 150$ I'm pretty interested to see how well it does
at 1080 the rx 480 (non reference) could be a better choice, it performs close to a r9 390x but above 1080 the 290/x look better specially due to the bandwidth (and ROP count)
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get a 290x you can probably get it off second hand from craiglist etc for about 150-200 I got mine for that much and wont be upgrading for maybe another year or 2 maybe even 3
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get a 290x you can probably get it off second hand from craiglist etc for about 150-200 I got mine for that much and wont be upgrading for maybe another year or 2 maybe even 3

290x was anywhere from 60-120$ more unfortunately and my area doesn't have anything priced the same on Craigslist and I'm blocked from using eBay :3
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A 290 is slightly faster, that's something to remember.

Really? In what games? I have seen the 480 trading blows with the 390/390x. The 290 is at least 5% slower than 390.
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Really? In what games? I have seen the 480 trading blows with the 390/390x. The 290 is at least 5% slower than 390.

That's what I've seen too, the 290 is a couple fps behind. I'm hoping the good power delivery and decent cooling let's me hit 1150mhz at least (1200mhz is my goal). My Haf932 is ready lol
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