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R9 380 4GB Question

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So I finally decided what card I want to get, but I am really not sure if I should get the Sapphire, Gigabyte, or MSI?

 

This is the cards I've found, and their prices

 

Gigabyte, (Non gaming G1) 4GB, windforce, priced at 238€ http://www.gigabyte.lt/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5535#ov

 

Gigabyte Gaming G1 4GB , priced at 245€ http://www.gigabyte.lt/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5462#ov

 

MSI Gaming 4G priced at 250€, the most expensive one http://www.msi.com/product/graphics-card/R9-380-GAMING-4G.html#hero-overview

 

SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 380 4G D5 priced at 239€ http://www.sapphiretech.com/productdetial.asp?pid=421F760D-5247-4A25-BA5D-74A7A3139CD7〈=eng

 

Which brand should I get? And how different they are.

 

Any help is highly appreciated. Thanks.

 
 
 
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Sapphire or MSI are the best, Gigabyte are pretty bad.

Get that Sapphire IMO, the price is good compared to the MSI.

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MSI or Sapphire. Avoid ASUS and GIGABYTE aftermarket cards on the AMD side.

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MSI or Sapphire. Avoid ASUS and GIGABYTE aftermarket cards on the AMD side.

okay. thanks for telling me that.

now i just have to decide which one to get :)

the msi has a back plate and zero frozr which looks pretty nice :)

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So I finally decided what card I want to get, but I am really not sure if I should get the Sapphire, Gigabyte, or MSI?

 

This is the cards I've found, and their prices

 

Gigabyte, (Non gaming G1) 4GB, windforce, priced at 238€ http://www.gigabyte.lt/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5535#ov

 

Gigabyte Gaming G1 4GB , priced at 245€ http://www.gigabyte.lt/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5462#ov

 

MSI Gaming 4G priced at 250€, the most expensive one http://www.msi.com/product/graphics-card/R9-380-GAMING-4G.html#hero-overview

 

SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 380 4G D5 priced at 239€ http://www.sapphiretech.com/productdetial.asp?pid=421F760D-5247-4A25-BA5D-74A7A3139CD7〈=eng

 

Which brand should I get? And how different they are.

 

Any help is highly appreciated. Thanks.

 

 

If you got the extra cash, get the MSI for afterburner and the baller look

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If you got the extra cash, get the MSI for afterburner and the baller look

hahaha yeah that's what i was saving on :D

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hahaha yeah that's what i was saving on :D

That is the card I am buying

PC SPECS: Athlon 860k, MSI 380 4GB, 8GB memory, 1TB HDD, Fractal Design Core 1000

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If you got the extra cash, get the MSI for afterburner and the baller look

You can get afterburner for non-MSI cards, can't you?

Although I can't argue with the baller statement. I have their R9 390 and it's sweet looking.

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Benchmark Results: 3DMark Firestrike: 10,528 | SteamVR VR Ready (avg. quality 7.1) | VRMark 7,004 (VR Ready)

 

Other systems I've built:

Core i3-6100 | CM Hyper 212 EVO | MSI H110M ECO | Corsair Vengeance LPX 1x8GB DDR4  | ADATA SP550 120GB | Seagate 500GB | EVGA ACX 2.0 GTX 1050 Ti | Fractal Design Core 1500 | Corsair CX450M

Core i5-4590 | Intel Stock Cooler | Gigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI | HyperX Savage 2x4GB DDR3 | Seagate 500GB | Intel Integrated HD Graphics | Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 | be quiet! Pure Power L8 350W

 

I am not a professional. I am not an expert. I am just a smartass. Don't try and blame me if you break something when acting upon my advice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...why are you still reading this?

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You can get afterburner for non-MSI cards, can't you?

Although I can't argue with the baller statement. I have their R9 390 and it's sweet looking.

Maybe you can, but it would work better with a MSI card, I assume.

PC SPECS: Athlon 860k, MSI 380 4GB, 8GB memory, 1TB HDD, Fractal Design Core 1000

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Maybe you can, but it would work better with a MSI card, I assume.

I don't think so. Worked fine on my old Gigabyte card, just as well as it does on my current MSI 390.

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Benchmark Results: 3DMark Firestrike: 10,528 | SteamVR VR Ready (avg. quality 7.1) | VRMark 7,004 (VR Ready)

 

Other systems I've built:

Core i3-6100 | CM Hyper 212 EVO | MSI H110M ECO | Corsair Vengeance LPX 1x8GB DDR4  | ADATA SP550 120GB | Seagate 500GB | EVGA ACX 2.0 GTX 1050 Ti | Fractal Design Core 1500 | Corsair CX450M

Core i5-4590 | Intel Stock Cooler | Gigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI | HyperX Savage 2x4GB DDR3 | Seagate 500GB | Intel Integrated HD Graphics | Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 | be quiet! Pure Power L8 350W

 

I am not a professional. I am not an expert. I am just a smartass. Don't try and blame me if you break something when acting upon my advice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...why are you still reading this?

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I don't think so. Worked fine on my old Gigabyte card, just as well as it does on my current MSI 390.

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PC SPECS: Athlon 860k, MSI 380 4GB, 8GB memory, 1TB HDD, Fractal Design Core 1000

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Not at all the case, MSI afterburner works the same for any GPU, don't make claims that are not looked into.

thus the "I assume" 

PC SPECS: Athlon 860k, MSI 380 4GB, 8GB memory, 1TB HDD, Fractal Design Core 1000

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yeah i'll save up for like a month and get the 380 probably from msi or sapphire. maybe the sapphire r9 380x price will drop to a point where i'll be able to afford it by then =D its only like 12 euros more expensive than the msi r9 380

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for that price definetly Sapphire!

 

gigabyte is bad and Sapphire is better than the MSI

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I'd get the 290 which is the same price as a 380/X. A used flagship Vaporx 290 goes for the same price as a 380, and a new Vaporx 290 can be bought on Amazon for the price of a 380x. The 290 is a big jump in performance over the 380/x

If anyone asks you never saw me.

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If you got the extra cash, get the MSI for afterburner and the baller look

 

 

hahaha yeah that's what i was saving on :D

 

 

That is the card I am buying

 

ehm, "baller look" whats the point of it when the GPU is faced down it's whole life?

 

unless you have a case like me (Aerocool StrikeX Air) then i understand

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ehm, "baller look" whats the point of it when the GPU is faced down it's whole life?

 

unless you have a case like me (Aerocool StrikeX Air) then i understand

And it has the shiny msi logo and looks cool from up top MSI-GTX-980-GAMING-4G-angled.jpg

PC SPECS: Athlon 860k, MSI 380 4GB, 8GB memory, 1TB HDD, Fractal Design Core 1000

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And it has the shiny msi logo and looks cool from up top 

 

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P.S. That's an nVidia you got there mate hehe :)

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4999312.jpg

 

 

P.S. That's an nVidia you got there mate hehe :)

It's still a twin frozr cooler

PC SPECS: Athlon 860k, MSI 380 4GB, 8GB memory, 1TB HDD, Fractal Design Core 1000

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It's still a twin frozr cooler

Yes, rather than buy from a company that puts the same cooler on everything, buy a Sapphire that's got a cooler made for the card it's on. ;)

If anyone asks you never saw me.

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Yes, rather than buy from a company that puts the same cooler on everything, buy a Sapphire that's got a cooler made for the card it's on. ;)

That is not on topic.

PC SPECS: Athlon 860k, MSI 380 4GB, 8GB memory, 1TB HDD, Fractal Design Core 1000

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That is not on topic.

I know reading can be hard, but give the opening post another pass pretty please LOL.

If anyone asks you never saw me.

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