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Is it worth going from a 280X to a 380X?

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So I plan on upgrading my Gpu for Christmas and I had my eye on the 380x but I'm not 100% sure if it's worth getting.

 

My original plan was just to add one more 280x but I'm having a hard time finding a Asus R9 280x.

 

What do you guys think? 380x worth it the upgrade?

 

Let me know!

 

Thanks!

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Yes, for CF.

Unless you can find the 280X for more than $50 cheaper.

Your card doesn't have to be an ASUS card.

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You can CF with any other 280x doesnt have to be Asus

Thats that. If you need to get in touch chances are you can find someone that knows me that can get in touch.

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You can CF with any other 280x doesnt have to be Asus

I don't want two different 280x cards.

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So I plan on upgrading my Gpu for Christmas and I had my eye on the 380x but I'm not 100% sure if it's worth getting.

 

My original plan was just to add one more 280x but I'm having a hard time finding a Asus R9 280x.

 

What do you guys think? 380x worth it the upgrade?

 

Let me know!

 

Thanks!

no, it's not worth it.

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I don't want two different 280x cards.

Then you need to move up to at least a 390 to see an improvement.

If anyone asks you never saw me.

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I don't want two different 280x cards.

Why not? It'll get downscaled to the lowest clocked one, that's it.

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Then you need to move up to at least a 390 to see an improvement.

I might have to do that.

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Why not? It'll get downscaled to the lowest clocked one, that's it.

Just a personal preference.

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I might have to do that.

True, but what is more important to you, performance or looks?

I'd just get another 280X. Or be patient and keep searching for another Asus card.

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Just a personal preference.

Well, same cards looks better, I can give you that.  :)

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True, but what is more important to you, performance or looks?

I'd just get another 280X. Or be patient and keep searching for another Asus card.

I prefer performance over looks to be honest.

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Well, same cards looks better, I can give you that.  :)

Lol they do but If I didn't have a window on my case I wouldn't mind it

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I prefer performance over looks to be honest.

Then you have your answer from me.

You wouldn't be willing to buy a used 280X, would you?

You could always get a 7970 and CF it with that, technically. Same chip. Many programs don't even know the difference between the two.

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Then you have your answer from me.

You wouldn't be willing to buy a used 280X, would you?

You could always get a 7970 and CF it with that, technically. Same chip. Many programs don't even know the difference between the two.

Crossfire is a giant pain in the ass. You crossfire because you're crazy. Well, at least that's my story.

If anyone asks you never saw me.

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Then you have your answer from me.

You wouldn't be willing to buy a used 280X, would you?

You could always get a 7970 and CF it with that, technically. Same chip. Many programs don't even know the difference between the two.

I don't mind used as long as the card has a manufacture warranty on it.

 

The Asus Matrix 7970 was one card I had in mind that I wouldn't mind getting.

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Crossfire is a giant pain in the ass. You crossfire because you're crazy. Well, at least that's my story.

Lots of people are masochists, too :D

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The Nitro is perfect then. It's very subdued.

Nitro R9 390 or the 380X?

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Nitro R9 390 or the 380X?

390, both are subdued but the 380x wouldn't offer any improvement in performance, not for the investment anyway. The 390 is a nice step up, but if you want bang for the buck try and find a tri-x 290x, they were a few dollars cheaper than the 390 Nitro last I checked.

If anyone asks you never saw me.

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390, both are subdued but the 380x wouldn't offer any improvement in performance, not for the investment anyway. The 390 is a nice step up, but if you want bang for the buck try and find a tri-x 290x, they were a few dollars cheaper than the 390 Nitro last I checked.

Yeah I didn't think about looking into a 290x.

 

Might just have to do that and see what I can find.

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