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Poll: R9 280X DCU II TOP or R9 280X Vapor-X ? 37 Votes

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  1. Asus R9 280X DirectCU II TOP (29 votes [78.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 78.38%

  2. Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X (8 votes [21.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.62%

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Tic-Tac
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What do you think  guys? Which one is better to get?

 

Asus R9 280X DirectCU II TOP or Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X ?


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    Get a aftermarket R9-290!!!

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i say go with the best looking in your opinion



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asus video cards are good as far as i know 


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ASUS' GPUs are awesome, they do take quite a bit of space though, if it's an issue the Vapor-X might be a better option. 
 



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Asus DirectCU for sure. It's the top dog for nonreference coolers.  


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i say go with the best looking in your opinion

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Honestly most aftermarket GPU coolers perform within a couple degrees of each other.


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Lol the poll is little bit towards Asus. :)

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Depends, do you have the space for a triple slot?


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Just get the cheaper card. You will never be able to notice the difference in games unless you are buying them for synthetic benchmarks.


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Tic-Tac
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Depends, do you have the space for a triple slot?

 

Well the question is more of a general nature, for all of us, the potential buyers :) but as far as I'm concerned DCU II is about 2cm wider and longer than my MSI 7950...so I think I will have space...


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asus ,msi twin frozr,gigabyte windforce.



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if its for you its not worth upgrading from a 7950 a 290 or 290x yeah but the 280x is a 7970 GHz 



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I assume that R9 290 will be in GTX 780 price range so it will be pretty expensive and then R9 280X is the best choice I guess...


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It really comes down to what you think looks better.



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I gave ASUS the vote for this one, but usually I'd go with Sapphires Vapor-X. The Yellow/Orange on the new Vapor-X cards....umm...I'll pass.

ASUS's triple-slot cooling isn't compatible with all motherboard PCI-E layouts (i.e like my Crosshair V Formula) so it would be a pain if you plan to run 2 or 3 way Crossfire.

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You can get that asus card as a two slot also.

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