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Hi /g/entoomen It's that time where I need to get an upgrade

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Hi /g/entoomen

It's that time where I need to get an upgrade on my GPU.

I'm split between 2 decisions, gtx 970 or a sapphire r9 290x?

I can't afford an that are more expensive, but I'm swapping out my radeon HD7950

so... which one?
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>>51513354
Assuming you're using Windows, get the 290X.
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>>51513354
Honestly if you have a 7950 I'd hold out a year and see what the next generation for video cards bring.

The 7950 still runs games decently, and it's likely that the die shrinks on the next generation will bring significant performance gains.
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>>51513382
I also have an AMD 9590 CPU, is it also logical to get the 290x based on that?

>>51513418
yeah I mean it runs fallout 4 absolutely perfectly (apart from CPU overheating, but I derped and didn't apply enough thermal paste)
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>>51513440
Your cpu doesn't matter in this case, the 290x is just a better card.
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>>51513951
thanks /g/uy
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Just wait for the next Gen.
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is 290X a worthy upgrade over a 7990? The 7990 is powerful, but being dual GPU has its disadvantages.
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970 is better.
290x has more raw power but 970 works better the first two weeks when a new game is out.
Also, muh temps and noise.
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R9 390
Only marginally more expensive.
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>>51514062
It's actually cheaper where I am, what's the difference aside from memory?
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>>51514095
It's an overclocked 290 with 8GB of (usually faster) memory.
The 290X should have more raw power, theoretically.
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>>51514095
Better performance. Only true downside is it runs hot, like all AMD. And obviously, it's AMD. Make what you will of that. Never owned a pc so I can't tell you if all the Nvidia shill faggots are right or not. Planning in getting this, a 390x, or if the black Friday sales treat me well, a 980.
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