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post #6 of (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 02:10 AM
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I have a 290 that unlocked to an X and the difference in Unigine Valley was about 5-6 fps. The X version is also a lot smoother at keeping 60 fps when playing Crysis 3.

People say there isn't much of a difference, and you can just overclock the non X but when you can actually compare the two side by side it is a different story. You are overclocking one card to match another, but that card can overclock as well. Once games are more optimised for these two cards the X will justify it's price premium in the same way the 7970 did. Get the best card you can afford.

I also suggest the Sapphire Tri-X version as well.

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