Currently have a GTX 770. I can pick up a R9 290 for $400. Is it worth the jump in performance? Playing BF4 at 1080p with 4770k.
Let's compare it to the MSI Gaming R9 290 which was often recommended to me instead of the DirectCU II R9 290:Originally Posted by AlphaC
DirectCU II is a terrible cooler for the R9 290 series.
ASUS copy-pasted the cooler from GTX 780 to the R9 290. The r9 290 has higher thermal density and more power that needs to be dissipated.