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Okay I am ready for a GPU upgrade. My system is as follows:

i7 970 @ 4.2

12gb Corsair Vengeance

750W Rosewill hive

120gb Samsung Evo

1tb WD blue

Radeon HD 7870 Asus Direct Cu II

 

I have been leaning toward the r9 280x or the GTX 770. Could I get some pros and cons between these cards?

 

Or suggest another GPU within a $300 to $400 budget that will get me the most for my money.

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R9 290. If you can spend $400, R9 290.

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R9 290. If you can spend $400, R9 290.

 

if you want to set his house on fire 

 

 

 

Wait a few days till they release non reference r9 290's then get one of them as they will destroy a gtx 770 and 780.

 

i don't think it will make big temperatures improvement unless you water cool it

and any release dates announced yet or just speculations ?

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i don't want to set his house on fire 

 

 

 

 

i don't think it will make big temperatures improvement unless you water cool it

and any release dates announced yet or just speculations ?

Just speculations, but they're not running that hot as non-reference. You don't have to be an asshole about it though.

 

The GTX 770 is good as well.

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Just speculations, but they're not running that hot as non-reference. You don't have to be an asshole about it though.

 

The GTX 770 is good as well.

i'm proud owner of 7970 and 780 .. with all respect to AMD my friend have 290 and it's running 93c on BF4 maxed out 1080p and he got a great positive air cooling in his case and he's ruining it stock .. 93c is still hot as fuck for me bro 

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i don't want to set his house on fire

i don't think it will make big temperatures improvement unless you water cool it

and any release dates announced yet or just speculations ?

According to many online sources such as techpowerup, have claimed that non reference designs will come out at the end of the month. Also people don't want a high end expensive card which sounds like a jet engine and you can cook breakfast on. So i think it is very likely for them to allow brands such as msi and asus to release their own revisions of the cards.

The r9 290 can be upgraded to a r9 290x juat by flashing it ir something like that. Which I found awesome.

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i'm proud owner of 7970 and 780 .. with all respect to AMD my friend have 290 and it's running 93c on BF4 maxed out 1080p and he got a great positive air cooling in his case and he's ruining it stock .. 93c is still hot as fuck for me bro 

Realize that the aftermarket coolers will be nowhere as hot. Also, he could get an Arctic Accelro.

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For the 100$ more between the 280x and the 290 and the 40$ more for the 770gtx or the 290 . 

 

It makes no sense to upgrade from a 7870 unless your going to something substantially better - in this case the 290 is hands down the better upgrade. 

 

If this user was coming from having no video card currently then between the 280x -770GTX and the 290 would be what ever he can afford or desired in Brand options , but upgrading to the 280x from a 7870 for 300$ makes no sense to me. 

Upgrading to a  770gtx for 360$ makes even less sense. 

 

The only plausible upgrade is a 290 @ 400$ as it is enough of a performance jump to justify the money spent upgrading. 

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$100-$150 Radeon HD 7770

$200-$300 GTX 760

$500-$600 GTX 780

And If you just don't care about how much you spend $700+ GTX 780 ti

 

Keep in mind that SLI/Crossfire is an option

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Thanks for the advice everyone! I've decided to wait until the r9 290s aftermarket iteration is available.

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i'm proud owner of 7970 and 780 .. with all respect to AMD my friend have 290 and it's running 93c on BF4 maxed out 1080p and he got a great positive air cooling in his case and he's ruining it stock .. 93c is still hot as fuck for me bro 

I don't know with winters here in the U.S that heat may come in handy.  :lol:  

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I read from numerous different sources that AMD had designed these cards to run at 94 degrees and they would do for the duration of the cards life cycle without an issue. I know it sounds awfully load on a stock cooler and the temperature is not desired but the cooling system is designed to dump the hot air out of the back of the case which is better than some of the aftermarket designs that dump it into the case.

Not sure where I am going with this but with an optimised case for efficient airflow I think you should be okay.

Good luck in your search for the right card! :)

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780 for some more future proof-being, R9 290, same story.

Both are decent cards, altough nVidia has more features.

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none ... wait untill we get more info on mantle and G-sync is released.

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