Which one should I go for?
Some extra info: the 390 is around 40-50€ more expensive for a decent implementation and would require me to spend an extra 50-60€ for a better PSU. So, the 390 would cost ~450€ in total with a new PSU while the 970 would cost 350-365€ and I would reuse my current PSU.
What psu do you have currently?
Reasons to consider 970:
>Obviously the cheaper option
>Won't get fucked over by nvidia optimized games
Reasons to consider 390:
>8gb rather than 3.5gb
>Good value for money
390 will be better in the future because of VRAM, better for multi monitor, and honestly a nice card. Drivers are just hot memes desu, I didn't even realize there was a new driver in december and fallout 4 and other games ran well.
A Corsair Cx430 v2. 28 amps on a single 12v rail. Technically it would work with a 390 but it would be near its max output, while with the 970 it would see almost the same load like it sees with my 6850
>3 + 9 + 0 = 12
>9 + 7 + 0 = 16
>higher number must be better
16 - 12 = 4
4 - 1 =3
Half-Life 3 confirmed
>40-50€ more expensive for a decent implementation
What did you mean by this? If you're talking about a third party cooler then the cheapest one one the market, the powercolor model, is actually one of the best you can get, far better than the Asus and XFX cards.
970 is a piece of shit if you're running new games over 1080p. It hits 3.5GB due to a shitty architecture flaw and completely shits out from there, dropping frame rate like a mother fucker.
Get a 980 instead and don't look back.