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GTX 960 and 950 question (not which is better question)

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...can't find that in the price range at my online retailer. RM889 (USD209) for 270x,RM899 (USD211) for 380,and WF2 GTX 950 for RM749 (USD176),zotac exoc 960 for RM899 (USD211)

discount is not factored in.

380 is the best bang for your buck out of those

So basically I found Gigabyte GTX 950 (WF2) and Gainward 960 (normal oc ver.) to be exactly the same price,so which one should I get?

Does the custom wf2 design worth the price over a more powerful 960?

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R9 380/285 is better than both and is usually cheaper.

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I'm not a huge gamer,and power consumption/thermal performance is important to me,so...amd??

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I'm not a huge gamer,and power consumption and thermal performance is important to me,so no amd,thanks

380 and 960 use the same amount of power - 180W (not TDP - that's different). 380 is 15% faster, however.

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I'm not a huge gamer,and power consumption/thermal performance is important to me,so...amd??

They use similar power consumption and thermals is never a problem a 380 chip, it's only 290s/390s that are known for thermal problems but the coolers still take care of it

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R9 380 is about 212 usd,and 182 for 960

I live in malaysia btw,so basically everything is more expensive lol

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The cheaper higher end card will almost always be better than the most expensive lower end card.

Also, I think you should get a R9 380 instead, it's an all around better card.

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So basically I found Gigabyte GTX 950 (WF2) and Gainward 960 (normal oc ver.) to be exactly the same price,so which one should I get?

Does the custom wf2 design worth the price over a more powerful 960?

The 960 is much better but an R9 370, or 380 is much better

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It seems like most of you suggest getting a 380...searching for more info right now

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It seems like most of you suggest getting a 380...searching for more info right now

the R9 380 is clearly without a shadow of a doubt a much stronger part:

http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-960-vs-AMD-R9-380/3165vs3482

When you see that kind of % difference of like 15% or more...the GPU is clearly and noticeably more powerful across the board.

Now up to you to decide if this extra GPU horsepower is worth the added cost, power consumption and lack of some extra nvidia features. I would personaly go with the R9 380, power consumption difference is negligeable at best and the extra features nvidia offers like Gameworks and PhysX for example arent meant to be used on low/midish range cards like that, they are meant for higher end hardware anyways and will tank your framerates when turned on.

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Hmm..i might stretch my budget a little bit for a 380,but I can only get a sapphire dual x 380. is it good?

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Hmm..i might stretch my budget a little bit for a 380,but I can only get a sapphire dual x 380. is it good?

it's flawless...sapphire cards are a very good choice.

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R9 380 is about 212 usd,and 182 for 960

I live in malaysia btw,so basically everything is more expensive lol

I hope you not buying the single fan 960, that thing get up to 80c in a blink of an eye with Malaysia climate and only have 2GB of VRAM.

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I hope you not buying the single fan 960, that thing get up to 80c in a blink of an eye with Malaysia climate and only have 2GB of VRAM.

yeah...it's quite hot in my room,so I really need a card that doesn't run too hot lol

 

it's flawless...sapphire cards are a very good choice.

Good coolers, good fans, good customer services.

Erm...if I were to get a R9 380 for USD 188 (MSI armor 2x ver.),would it be a good deal?plus, a R9 270X 4GB asus d cu ii ver for USD 202

which one is better?

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yeah...it's quite hot in my room,so I really need a card that doesn't run too hot lol

 

Erm...if I were to get a R9 380 for USD 188 (MSI armor 2x ver.),would it be a good deal?plus, a R9 270X 4GB asus d cu ii ver for USD 202

which one is better?

Asus are shit.

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Asus are shit.

really?lol

in a good way or a bad way?

you're using asus 280 right?how is it?

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really?lol

in a good way or a bad way?

In a very bad way. Avoid Asus like the plague when it comes to GPUs nowadays.

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In a very bad way. Avoid Asus like the plague when it comes to GPUs nowadays.

ok then...so I would probably get the msi R9 380..wait till I finish my exams on december lol

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ok then...so I would probably get the msi R9 380..wait till I finish my exams on december lol

380 Armor is a good card with decent cooling

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ok then...so I would probably get the msi R9 380..wait till I finish my exams on december lol

both MSI and sapphire make good cards.

ASUS...well, they make awesome high-end motherboards...and they have this new sexy Gsync monitor coming out soon, if you see what i mean ;)

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r9 380 or 285 is what you should get

 

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