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Upgrade to a 390/970 or wait for pascal?

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I currently have an HD7870, and I'm wondering if I should upgrade right now or wait for pascal? Or the equivalent on the AMD side?

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I would wait the 9 months or so.

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I would wait the 9 months or so.

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arctic islands is even closer than pascal im waiting as well makes more sense right now seeing as the 490 will probably bring actual leaps in performance compared to jumping to a 300 if the performance is a must get a temp upgrade like a used 280 but other than that wait to get the most for your money.

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No I am not being sarcastic.

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arctic islands is even closer than pascal im waiting as well makes more sense right now seeing as the 490 will probably bring actual leaps in performance compared to jumping to a 300 if the performance is a must get a temp upgrade like a used 280 but other than that wait to get the most for your money.

No, upgrading to a 280 isn't worth it. It is one card better. (HD 7970 = R9 280x > HD 7950 = R9 280 > HD 7870 = R9 270[1])

 

[1] HD 7870 is not the same card as the R9 270

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No, upgrading to a 280 isn't worth it. It is one card better.

either way op should just wait since better stuff is around the corner

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How did you sense sarcasm from a simple post like that?

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I'd pick up a 290 as they offer the same power as a 390 for a 380x price tag. You just have to make sure you get one with a good cooler. Then upgrade after the prices fall with the next series of GPUs.

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How did you sense sarcasm from a simple post like that?

It's the Internet, sarcasm is everywhere

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For what games?

Most AAA games, and older games with heavy mods, i.e Skyrim

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Most AAA games, and older games with heavy mods, i.e Skyrim

Need for 290 confirmed. If you really want to get one cheap buy it used, but only from a known good seller as a bunch of them have been used for bit mining.

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