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Which graphics card?

So I'm building a computer and I need to know if a Asus strix R9 390 8gb($519 AUD) or a Asus strix GTX 970 4gb ($509 AUD) would be better. I know absolutely NOTHING about AMD so can someone point out the obvious.


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The 390 has double the VRAM and performs a bit better in most games. At higher resolutions like 1440p the 390 is the clear winner.




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Avoid Asus like the plague

R9 390 gets my vote

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