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Graphic card general. What are we buy, looking for, waiting for?

I just bought a 670 for $115 including shipping to SLi with my current one. I needed a little more power while I wait for Pascal.
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>>51532345

Pascal and HBM.

GTX 980 already struggles with a single 4k monitor.

We all wish for 120 fps on triple 4k monitors with a single GPU for less than $500. Until 8k comes out.
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390 worth it? should I spring for 390x? what is best right now?
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Tried to trifire a 290x with two 290's for fun

Could temp throttling be bad enough to only add 1000 graphics score from 2 to 3 cards?
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>>51532640
******in Firestrike (not extreme)
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>>51532433
What's the point of 4k? I have a 27" 1440p monitor. I dont see a point in a larger than 30"~ monitor (looks retarded, uncomfortable), and 1440p looks great at that size already, more density doesnt add much.
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>>51532540
same boat here. im thinking about buying the sapphire 390 but not really sure if i should
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just got a 960 since my 660 died. Pretty nice card
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>>51532779
>>51532540
I'm looking at the Sapphire 390 too. I'm unsure if I should just save and get the 380 then upgrade to arctic islands/pascal
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>>51532345

1100$ for these 2

R8
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>>51532926
Also my gaymur bridge
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Has Crimson made a difference? I'm going to upgrade to win 10 and then install the new drivers. I hope it improves performance between my FX 6300 and 290x.
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>>51532950
Crimson ain't a performance improvement over previous beta drivers.
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>>51532909
yeah, im unsure if i should just save up my money and wait till the new gpus come out or buy it now and not upgrade for a couple of years
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my 7870 still runs everything decently well at 1080p

when should i think about upgrading?
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>>51533038
q2 next year desu
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>>51532345
Would upgrading from a 6950 be worth it at this point?

Waiting for 14nm is suffering.
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bought 2 regular Titans few years back for STI
still regret it to this day
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>>51533098
What are you currently using?
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>>51533151

Are you fucking retarded?
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>>51533160
Yes, for some reason I read it as "would upgrading to a 6950..."

Anyway, it's an odd time to buy something brand new, pascal should be here by this time next year.
You could get a GTX 780, I got one second hand for $220 USD.
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>>51533098
>not flashing it into a 6970
>not buying a second one for any game that chugs
there's literally no game that doesn't run well on that GPU regardless of the previously aforementioned suggestions
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I'm currently using a 280x, how set am I for the future? What would be the next best card to upgrade to?
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Rumour has it AMD and their drivers are better then Nividia atm
How wrong is this?
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>>51532926
1100$?
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What's a good dirt cheap graphics card? Doesn't need to be any good at gaming or anything, I literally just need something so I can connect a monitor to my rig.
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>>51532926
>>51532936
Got that in microcenter? They got the dopest prices on processors but they rip you off with them GPU prices I swear.
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Should I upgrade from a 560ti to a 970 or 390 at this point in time? These black friday deals I'm seeing are tempting but I don't know if I should just wait for pascal or AMD's next line of cards.
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>>51533737
If you can find a good deal, I'd say so. Just got a 970 from EVGA's bstock for $209. Pascal will probably be a big leap though so it's really up to you since it seems like it will be a 6 month or so wait.
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>>51533954

How did you do that? It shows up as 259.99$ on my screen for some reason even though the email they sent out said 209.99$, and it won't even let me process the order past shipping.
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>falling for the Pascal meme
>thinking NVIDIA will use HBM2 on all of Pascal
>not remembering what GDDDR5X is

What good goys you all are
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>>51533996
They have a 780 card on the B stock for $250, would that be faster than a 970 for the same price?
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can we have a graphics card general stick? I think they are sexy but don't play gaems and don't understand the industry at all
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If I am having problems running 4k display for non gaming can I buy a small card like a 950 and have it drive that one monitor?
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>>51532926
$700 at most card + Xbox controller

I r8 rippedoff/8
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Who here 380X hype?
>tfw in a land down under and have to wait for ages and pay 30% island tax.
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>>51534255
>Reading local paper (Australia)
>small quiz
>what is the largest island in the world
>"Australia of course"
>Answer: Greenland
The fuck is this shit. Google says we can't be an island because we are a continent.
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>>51534289
>gee New Zealand, how come England lets you be TWO islands?
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Got a 960 G1 Gaming right now. Don't know much about it, but would SLI be worth it? I just get another of the exact same card and connect them with a specific cable, right? Or can someone point me to a guide?
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>>51533532
Go to amazon or something and sort graphics cards by lowest price
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>>51534704
You can get any 960 and it will work fine, however it looks much nicer to have the same card.
You just slot it in and use an SLi bridge (should come with the graphic card)

You must also enable SLi within your drivers.
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>>51534724
Cool, thanks. I saw some forum post about 980 vs 960 SLI preferring one card because not a lot of games support SLI. Is that true? Seems like SLI would be a software/drivers thing
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I'm guessing fallout 4 has constant fps drops no matter what your setup is? I have a xf 290x and the frames drop here and there, I just hope it's not another xf issue. This was my first ever dual gpu setup and I'm starting to regret it. I wonder if SLI is any better?
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>>51533098
>Would upgrading from a 6950 be worth it at this point?

In the same boat. Thought about getting another and going CF but for like $30 more I can get a 7970 and not worry about CF or power constraints.
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>>51534724
>>51534731
Oh, and to clarify, any 960 works, even if they have different amounts of memory?
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>>51534731
The issue with sli and even crossfire is if the developers don't optimize their games for it then it will always run like shit. Drivers can only do so much. The witcher 3 is still has problems with sli and crossfire even after numerous updates. It's really hit or miss with sli.
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I posted this question in a different thread but got no response. I need to run a 4k monitor for work and a 144Hz monitor for gaming.
Can I buy something like a GTX 960/50 to run the 4k Monitor and then game with a different GPU?
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>>51534782
Hmm, okay, thanks for the info. I honestly don't play a ton of graphics intensive games, but what I've been playing's been running mediocrely. I just found some suggestions for optimization, but I'm not with my tower now, so later I think I'll try those and based on the results, decide to get the 2nd card or not.
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>>51534733
no not really. I mean it varies a good deal from game to game, but unless the devs purposely coded the game to fully take advantage of multiple gpus, SLI and xfire are usually meh. I had 2xgtx 670's that stuttered more in games than my 290 xfire setup. and vice versa.

>>51534753
not really worth moving to dual 6950's. Their performance is decent but not worth the hassle, heat output, and power draw of xfire. You'd honestly get similar fps and overall performance out of a single r9 390(x) without more issues.

I'd recommend against getting a 2nd hand AMD card as unless you're buying from a reliable source, there is a 90% chance that the card you're getting was a bitcoin mining card at one point or another. Which means toasty VRMs, and potential dead card after a few months.

If you're still in hd6xxx series and are looking for a cheap card to tide you over, get an r9 370. Or an overstock non X 290.
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>>51534817
If you can afford it always go with one card. I find dual gfx cards to be nothing but a pain in the ass. Nothing is more frustrating than having to turn off one of your cards just to be able to play a game.
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>>51534845
Yeah I was just considering it since I already have one and it'd be a pain to sell.
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>>51532779
>>51532909
>>51533029
>>51532540
390X is not worth it.
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>>51534231
>>51533704
>>51533498
Looks like Australian prices to me.
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>>51534770
Yes. Although if you have a 2GB and a 4GB card then you'll only have 2GB of memory.
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>>51534883
Ah, good to know, I won't splurge for a 4gb on 2nd then. If I do it I'll probably go with the exact card I have since i found a cheap one
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>>51534883
unless he puts the card with more RAM as the top (master) card. I know in xfire if I use an 8gb 390 and 4gb 290 but have the 390 as master, the xfire setup will have 8gb vram. The ram from the 2nd card is never used.
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>>51534920
Oh, thanks for the info. I'll take that into consideration then, since i can boost the vram if I splurge
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121905
>4gb GTX 980 for $429(after mail in rebate)

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125696&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-LogicalIncrements.com%20Inc-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10440897&PID=5961731&SID=0
>4gb GTX 980 for $449(after mail in rebate)

are either of these worth it?
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What are the realistic release dates of pascal and amd's 14nm line up?

Some people are saying march/april next year for pascal, surely that's bullshit and retardedly optimistic?
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>>51533098
I had a 6950 and bought the msi 390 for $255 on Monday, still being shipped
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I bought a 7990 for 160 euros a few months back. This motherfucker is loud and hot. How do i get it be less loud and less hot?
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NO CURRENT GPU'S ARE WORTH IT.

there. i said it.

if you have to ask this late in the 28nm era of gpu's here's the straight dope: you can hardly go wrong.

so calm your autism and enjoy the steam holiday sales. so you can, you know, actually use your gpu instead of worrying about it.
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>>51535126

you don't. it's a wonder of modern engineering that the shit exists, much less works.

use long cables and get your pc further away for less noise.

open your case if you're not a OMG DUST faggot.

blow out the card if you haven't already to get rid of dust that was already in it, and do this every month if you're a subhuman that lets animals shed hair everywhere.

use msi afterburner software to manually control your fans to do x speed at y load on the graph.

deal with it
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>>51532668
it's a nice way to add a large chunk of money to the price of an item by tacking on a larger number to one of the specs.
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>>51535161
Im under the impression the that GPU fans are pure shit and that if I replace them with a bunch of scythe GTs all will be well. Am i deluded in this belief?
Worked pretty damn well for my 7950 i had .
The 7990 goes up to 85 degrees at max load but it sounds like jet engine, maybe just maybe the fans are shit?

Also im pretty sure my intake's okay for it. It's a 200mm with good specs.
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>>51535185
It looks finer - like using a laptop screen on your PC.

4k 40 and above is where it's at though.

Im personally hoping for ultrawide 5120x2160 at 45 to 55 inches.
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>>51535188
is it the base model reference 7990? If so, they were notorious for running hot and loud. The only models that ran coolish were Powercolor's Devil 13, the XFX triple D and custom liquid blocked models.
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Is the stock cooling in a Fractal R4 case enough to keep a Sapphire 390 within comfortable temps? No overclocking involved.

Please don't meme me.
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>>51535220
I knew the triple slot card would probably be a better card long run. Yet i went reference because it was cheaper (significantly so). Fuck me.
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>>51535188

so you want to spend 60 bucks on fans? i mean you could try it if it's that big of a deal.

there's just a ton of heat being made and short of watercooling you're just gonna have to live with it until you upgrade.
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>>51533532
No integrated graphics? Like, just plug your monitor into your motherboard.
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>>51535245
you could always jerry rig it. Remove stock shroud and fans. Zip tie 3x92mm fans to the heatsink itself. Control them via manual fan controller. Problem is since it is a dual gpu card, there are like no aftermarket air coolers made for it.
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Hey guys, finalizing my budget 1440p gaming rig today and buying tomorrow.

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor + CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler

MoBo: Asus Z170-P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard


RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory


GPU: Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card

EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply


What do you think?
Case: Sonata Silent III )free)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (free)
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>>51535273
yeah. And a waterblock would run me for about as much as i got the card for.
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Got a 4k monitor, 960 isn't cutting it anymore
Will 970 fare fine or should I make the jump to a 980/980ti?
I'm within stepup period
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>>51535300

if you're stepping up just go ahead and go 980ti.

then buy another one when they nose dive in price to feed your upgrade addiction.
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>>51535300
4K, you'll need bare minimum a 980ti to play games smooth at that res.
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Should I pull the trigger and order a 2GB Strix 380 for $170 right now or wait for Black Friday/ Cyber Monday?
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>>51535300

4K is FuryX and 980ti territory, anon. A 970 won't do.
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>>51534824

You wouldn't get even close to R9 390/X performance with crossfired 6950s. Even something like a R9 270X has those old two cards beaten.
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>>51535349
don't play the waiting game only to find they're sold out and back up to $200 after they restock. Just buy it now and if it drops $30 on cyber monday, so be it. Simply get what you want. Never waiting on Black-friday or cyber monday to make a deal.
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>>51535282

6600K. Don't stray from this.

You will need an SSD too. 250gb can house windows and a couple of your favourite gaymes.

Otherwise it's looking pretty solid.
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>>51535300
Do like me and wait for Pascal to roll around. You've bought that 4k monitor too early, they'll have dropped in price too when Pascal comes around
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>>51535349

Nah. Performance isn't much. Save up and get a 4gb GTX960 or R9 390. GTX970 if you can deal with the gimped vram.
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Is the GTX 980 Ti an overkill for 1080p gaming, even if future proofing? I'm kinda torn between 960 and 980 Ti.
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>>51535506
Should I go for it even if I don\t plan to clock my CPU_
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Unfortunately using CurryTech as a reference however AMD dropping ALL cards prices. Fury series by up to $80USD, and the others by <$60USD.

Hopefully that means prices in Australia too, get myself a second Fury X

http://wccftech.com/amd-r9-fury-x-nano-price-cuts/
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>>51535525
>Is the GTX 980 Ti an overkill for 1080p gaming
Yes.

980 Ti is designed for 1440p gaymen.

Get some AMD for cheap, fast, 1080p
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>>51532668
I can't tell the difference unless they are placed side by side. I notice 144hz though when I'm gaming.
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>>51535232
Yes. Should be enough. The Sapphire card has a pretty beefy cooler already, so it doesn't get that hot, and the two 140 mm case fans should move enough air through your case to keep temps at a comfortable level.

If you're that worried, just get two additional 140 mm case fans, they're not that expensive.
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>>51535530

Yes. Right now you're thinking you're not going to clock your CPU, but a couple of years down the road when it's starting to feel old, you will regret buying a locked cpu. Overclocking is made very easy now so with a decent cooler you can get a lot more from your cpu. I did the mistake you are considering doing and I regret it now. I thought I wouldn't overclock it and now my CPU, while being cheaper, will be obsolete so much quicker than if I had bought a K model.
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Haven't upgraded in awhile, currently running Nehalem i7 920, 12GB ram, Geforce GTX 295.
Not a huge gamer anymore and certainly don't care about >1080p resolutions, but some of the newer games coming out now require DX11/12 so was thinking of a new card, but I don't wanna spend more than ~$200 (more than that and I'll buy a completely new rig).
Something like a 960 worth it?
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970 Reference board, I have a hardon for that nvidia cooler what can I say. Has a shit ASIC though so I can only push the core to +250mhz over stock. It'll boost up to around 1450mhz and can hold it there all day.

Yea I know, AMD would have been a wiser choice. But I went AMD on my CPU and have fucking regretted it ever since, the 8350 is a fucking blowtorch and needs its own electrical substation to power it along with military grade VRMs on the motherboard. So I'm never going AMD anything again, sorry hivemind.
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>>51535686
You're a fucking retard desu senpai. Literally any research at all could have told you that AMD's CPUs are shit, yet you decided to buy one anyway and are now making excuses for your stupidity. Unironically kill yourself.
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>>51535525

not really if you get a 144hz monitor
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I am considering to upgrade my gtx 760, but I am poor.
Is it even worth it to upgrade?
I just need my AA filtering.
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fucking tech is fucking cheaper in fucking america

i have to pay 400€ for 290x here
in america it's 270$

i get paid 700€ a month, i guess i'll pick a new hobby, making bows or something
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What is the best GPU that I can get for a budget of 50 ~ 120 dollar?
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>>51536007
AMD
7850, 7870, 7950 or 7970

Nvidia
660ti or lower

these prices are for used cards, for 120 dollars you might want to just save the money and collect at least 200 dollars if you want new

but i recommend listed amd cards, the 7850 for example, runs far cry 4 and dying light on medium-high settings around 50fps
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>>51535957
Make a friend in burgerland. They buy card, you PayPal them munniez to repay them, they ship you card zero problems tbqh family
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>tfw you don't even play games that can stress your 770 but your autism makes you want to upgrade to something high tier.
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>>51536030
sounds like a plan
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I'm a WoW Faggot and I have a 7850 GPU and Phenom II X4 955 OCd to 4.0 GHz. But the game still average around 40 fps

Lot of site said the 7850 is okay for WoW even for Ultra so I guess the CPU is the one I have to change and not the GPU? Any other 7850 user here can somehow confirm?
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>>51536064
i had 7850 and fx-6100 setup a while ago

the fx-6100 bottlenecked the card so idk, basically, a 7850 is a r9 270
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>be strayan
>got stock 290 2 years ago for $250 off miner
>card cannot even run at stock max clock (950) for more than 1 minute before overheating and downclocking
>sell said card for same price I bought for a year ago
>buy a second hand 290 gigabyte 3 fan cooler
>still fucking overheats and down clocks

To be fair it was an OC edition at 1050mhz. But it can't even cool itself enough to maintain that speed for more than 1minute. What is the fucking point?

>mfw I just downclock to stock speeds and play games using that
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>>51536080
Take the cooler off and apply new paste ya dingus!
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>>51536089

It's not risk free though and gotta cook that shit in the oven. I don't want to waste my poorfag money like that.
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>>51536080
i have a 290x currently, with vapor-x cooler, bought it used too, changed thermal paste on it, when i opened the card up, the paste was rock-solid

dismantle the card and change the paste, it will make things better

great coolers:
>lightning
>tri-x
>vapor-x
>nitro
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>>51536098
What? Reapplying thermal paste doesn't have anything to do with cooking a gpu in the oven. It's literally the same concept as thermal paste for a CPU. Your paste is FUCKED from it being a mining card you half wit
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>>51533391
I am in the same boat.

Bought a 280x last year. And a 1440p monitor a week ago.

Thinking about selling the 208x and buying a 390 so I can use freesync or should I wait for arctic islands?
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>>51533391
>>51536113
a fury-x
r9 490, r9 490x
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>>51536100

>gigabyte cooler

fuck. Is there a guide to do this?

>>51536107

If you can't read I sold the first mining card and bought this card later (it came with a receipt of time that mining with GPU was not worth it anymore).

Anyhow, is there a guide to do this?
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>>51536127
Second one was more than likely a mining card too desu. Just look up how to take a gpu shroud off and reapply paste on Google. It's not that hard, I promise.
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>>51536127
just unscrew all the screws and start to take off parts carefully

if you are going to clean the gpu, soak it first with alcohol or soap water and dont push too hard when cleaning it, its hard to scratch, but if you do it, there's a chance to add extra thermal resistance
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>>51536174
You saying to soak the whole gpu?

Anyway, nail polish remover or whatever it's called in burgerland works pretty well if your have no alcohol to hand
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Hi, is the GTX 950 a good budget 1080p card? I'm fine with toning down the settings on the games as long as it can stay 60 FPS.
>inb4 get AyyMD
Nvidiaz are cheaper from where I'm from.
Pic related is the cheapest 950 here.
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>>51536194
>soak the whole gpu
Fucking google how to re-apply thermal paste on a graphics card, use those keywords
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>>51536194
soak this only, not under a huge load of liquid, just enough to loosen up the paste
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>>51536007
GTX 750 Ti, it's not a bad card anon
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>>51536206
Not the original guy you were responding to but soaking the whole gpu is retarded., Just dman some tissue paper with alcohol or whatever and wipe off carefully. Use cotton buds to clean the more intricate parts around the sides.

With your advice you might as stick the board in a dishwasher you fucking idiot
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>>51535751
>Literally any research at all could have told you that AMD's CPUs are shit
Found the inteldrone.
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>>51536195
Got a friend a G3258 and GTX 950. He does Fallout 4 @ 1080p 60 FPS with med/high settings (godrays off until that shit isn't fucked). Maintains it pretty well. Obviously not the greatest but it will hold its own to consoles.
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on a gtx 560 (non-TI) right now, considering upgrading to a gtx 960 since black friday and all. have a few questions though:

1) would the gtx 960 be bottlenecked by an i3-2100? if so, by how much?
2) is $220 CAD a good price for it? $180 CAD after MIR (i know these fuckin suck but i'll probably give it a shot anyways). also please don't suggest getting another card because the rest of my comp isn't great and i only have 450w to work with
3) is this upgrade even worth it in the grand scheme of things? i appreciate my fair share of gaymen but i'm thinking maybe i skip out on this and just replace the whole thing next black friday or something
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Looking to upgrade from a GTX 760 to a GTX 980 which will cost $800USD. Is it really that great of a card?
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>>51532345
>What are we buy, looking for, waiting for?
I'm waiting for 4 x Tesla K40 from Magma (plus an extension chassis)
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>>51532345
I needs some buying advice:

Use case:
- Currently looking to replace my HD6950
- Card will be mostly used to play recent games after work at 1440p
- Anticipate to buy a VR headset if any good (dx12 and vr optimization would be nice)
- Do scientific computations professionally so CUDA is nice but not required at all as we also have CUDA cards on server at work

In short, I need something that can push 90+fps in 1440p reliably.
I have been eyeing the GTX 980ti for a while now but that is 700EUR while the 390X seems like better value for my use case at 400EUR.
Nvidia would be nice because I run Linux for work and CUDA and better Linux drivers is appealing, but this card is mainly for my Windows gaming desktop.

Currently leaning towards the 390X due to the premium on Nvidia products in Europe. AMD is just better value here.

Pro's and cons or alternatives, /g/?
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>>51532345
Dat feel when tri sli 670s but they throttle due to heat. Wanna make a radbox but its not worth it to buy waterblocks for these gpus at this point
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>>51536335
id go for used 290x, basically the same as 390x, people are already starting to get rid of their r9 290s and 290x's

but sure, 390x is a nice choice, cost about 300 brand new, so its not bad at all

my 290x and 4690k have 10900 score on 3dmark fire strike
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>>51536280
Why don't you wait for Pascal?
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IS THE NEW AMD DRIVER STUFF ANY GOOD
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>>51536280
GTX 980 is not good value as off now. Especially in anywhere outside of USA.

Might as well save up an extra month and go for the 980ti if you're upgrading from a 760 to be honest family.
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>>51536195
If you're too scared to try AMD, even with Crimson now out you deserve to buy those piece of shit 950's. Wanker...

>>51536280
$800USD for a 980?! It doesn't even cost $800 in Australia. It's bretty gud.

>>51536335
You're not going to be using Linux on the PC with this GPU, so AMD. However only Fury X/980Ti will run 1440p at 90fps with some settings turned down. Some games, you're going to need dual cards.

>>51536380
It's been good for some time now, people refuse to accept it though. However Crimson is a nice, welcome change.
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>>51536380
For me, it's all been amazeballs features ever since Omega. YMMV
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>>51535300
Just wait no single card is good enough for 4k 60hz.
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>>51536335
I was in almost the same position as you a couple of months ago and ended up buying an R9 390. I wasn't willing to pay 100 EUR extra for the 5% or so extra performance a 390X offers and the 980, 980TI and the Fury cards are just obscenely expensive. My plan was to use the 390 until the new generation of GPUs gets released in 2016 and then to sell my 390 and buy one of the new flagships GPUs.

However, I saw some recent benchmarks where the new AMD Radeon Crimson drivers increase the Fury's fps by almost 50% in certain games. Now I'm almost starting to regret not buying a Fury.

I'd still recommend either getting an R9 390 or an R9 290X or to go all out and buy a 980TI. I still feel the R9 390X, GTX 980 and Fury cards are too expensive for the small performance increase compared to an R9 390.
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pls help senpai >>51536277
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>>51536429
I think I'm going to go all out and get a 980ti. I make good money in this job so I don't need to economize any longer.

While, the plan of buying a 390 now to go flagship in 2017 did sound appealing to me too, 1440p90 for VR is the goal for me. Pascal non-reference will probably land in Q1 2017 so not worth the wait IMHO.
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>>51536480
>1440p90 for VR is the goal for me.
That was my goal too, but I'm too much of a Scrooge to spend that much money on a GPU, even though I could. Afterwards I'd feel bad for wasting that much money on "frivolous" things.
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>>51536370
>>51536384
>>51536387
I meant the 980 ti
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I just ordered a 980, how fucked am I?
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>>51536497
>too much of a Scrooge
I can relate, depends on how much you want VR really.

The headset will probably go for 500USD and if your gpu doesn't pull it, you're going to get a subpar experience,
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>>51536535
>depends on how much you want VR really.
I'm so excited for this. Probably as excited as I was for the Star Wars prequels when they were first announced. I just hope VR will not be a similar disappointment.

If my 390 isn't enough to power VR I'll have to get a Fury or 980TI and sell my 390. I'm hoping my 390 will be enough to get an acceptable VR experience until the new GPUs come out.
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I'm running a Radeon 6870, willing to upgrade to a gtx970. Is it worth?
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>>51536611
Yes. That would be a huge upgrade. You might consider an R9 390 as an alternative too. Should be about the same price as a GTX 970 with slightly better performance.
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i hope no one actually believes nvidia's claim of pascal being 10x more powerful than maxwell

inb4 amdfag, i have 770's in SLI

just remembering how people claimed DX12 would give an extra 30fps is all

set your expectations low and don't get disappointed
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>>51536611
either get a 390 or a gtx 980,

970 is out of the question, it's a gimped 980, has a vram issue
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so what do the AyyyyyMD Crimson drivers actually do
what makes it so special that it warranted a whole new name
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>>51536661
>>51536733

These are the ones i have here.
980 overpriced as fuck.
Actually all of them are, Brazil import fees and stuff.
Just have to choose who will let my ass less hurt.
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>>51536765
Completely new, faster and more responsive UI. Some new features. Slight performance improvements. IIRC, the Crimson drivers were developed with Qt and for Catalyst they used .NET Framework.
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780 ti

this card is kinda over-powered, tbqh family

also, 4k gaming is a meme
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Got a 7950 barely used for $100 aussie bucks.
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>>51536524
why not a TI?
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I have $200 [spoiler]CAD[/spoiler] and a GTX 660 right now. I paid ~250 (I think) for the 660.

What decent AMD and NVIDIA cards are in the same price range?
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>>51536380
Apparently it's fucking awesome. I went and trolled some forums for info about it.

Still a little "ehhhhh" about their shadowplay equivalent being tied together with the raptr social networking crap
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>>51536887
ask around and buy an used graphics card for the time being, 280x's go around for 130 used, and they are decent, would be better to get a 290x tho
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>>51536688
If I set my expectations low and it's 3x as powerful, I'm still golden
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>>51535539
>>51535897
Thanks. Only have 60Hz monitor though lol.
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>>51536949
390 or even slower AMD should help you
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Any people here running crossfire on the new crimson driver?
Is it any good? Currently set on a single 7870, not sure if I should wait, crossfire or get a new card.
Located in EU so price drops here will still take a while I think :l
also still no 380X here >.>
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reminder to not buy reference cards everyone
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>>51536803

Could someone help?
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>>51536803
>>51537054
dont buy a 970, period

id get 390 nitro
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>>51537023
DOTA 2 IS GODLIKE NOW
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Let's say I buy some slightly decent processor for 150€-200€.

Will a 6850HD be a massive bottleneck? I'm poor-ish and I've been looking to get an upgrade for around 400€ but it doesn't seem like it will cover all (GPU/CPU/Mobo/RAM) and be just fine with newer games. So based on that, I wanted to get a good GPU later on while still having a computer to play with.
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>>51532926
St8 b8 m8
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>>51537071
I never asked anything about dota anon
if you're running crossfire could you give some insight on your setup and performance? lol
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>>51537102
I think some of the more new amd APU's can outperform a 6850 by quite some margin
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>>51537102
5000/6000 is legacy by AMD's own words so there's no point
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>>51533483
It's actually correct.
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>>51532540
390 is amazing for 1080p buy it to force njewdia to compete
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>>51537165
I'm not really sure. I want something better, but that's my current budget and I feel as though if I spend 150 on a CPU + another 150 on a GPU I won't get much better results. I might be wrong though.
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My ol 6870 is starting to fail me after years of service, upgrade to what?
Will a used 280x suffice for a few years on 1080p?
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>>51532345
Thank fuck my 7950s didn't get relegated to legacy. Thanks rebrands.
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>>51532345
can someone tell me what this whole die shrink thing is? I was talking about upgrading on /v/ and two memers told me to "wait for the die shrink".
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>>51534289
>What is Tasmania
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>>51537429
maybe this

http://wccftech.com/amd-r9-400-series-gpus-codenamed-arctic-islands/
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How much performance is usually lost on switching from a resolution of 1920x1080 to 2560x1080 for those games that support it?
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>have a 290x vapor-x (4gb)
>inner autism wants r9 390 (8gb)

by the time i need 8gb vram, the gpu will be close to being low-range anyway, help me
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>>51537398
pls
>>51537023
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>>51537070

Will do.
I'm just waiting until black fraud kicks on tonight at 10.
Half the double and shit.
Great deals.
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>>51537398
noyce
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>>51537112
what shop?
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how well does the XFX Black Edition r9 390 perform compared to the sapphire and msi models? I have the option to get the XDX for £230, worth it?
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>>51537685
i prefer the 390x but 230lbs sounds good
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I'm torn between getting a 380 or a 380x. Is it worth the extra money?
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>>51532345
bought a gigabyte G1 980ti

Planning on getting another one and building a custom loop next year.
Went team green because gamestream is a big deal to me.

Only problem I've had is that the fans are supposed to turn off when the card is idle, but running a 1440p/144Hz monitor puts the card under just enough load that it sits on the borderline between the fans being on/off. They were pulsing constantly with this really annoying noise until I manually changed the fan curve.
Bit shit considering the 980ti is hardly aimed at 1080p monitors.
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>>51537911
Is there a custom block building tutorial for retards? I'm interested in this.

I just want very silent and very cold temperatures.
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Currently on i5 3470/GTX 970.
Can't w8 for Pascal and Zen. Ima start saving some Dosh
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>>51537590
It's pretty good on the red team, nay Sayers used it years ago. I wouldn't bother if you need to spend extra cash on a mobo or PSU to run it though.
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>>51537932
There are generic gpu blocks you can buy and then just put some small passive heatsinks on vrms and stuff.

But for the gigabyte 980ti there is a full-cover EK waterblock available.
>http://www.ekwb.com/news/626/19/ek-releases-gigabyte-gtx-980-ti-wf3-full-cover-water-block/

Don't know anything about making custom blocks other than don't mix metals.
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MSI 980ti gaming for 740usd, good deal?
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>>51538006
Yes if you play at 1440p.

It's too shit for 2160p
It's too overkill for 1080p
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>>51534704
Always get a single powerful GPU. My advice is wait out for pascal's round of GPUs.

Don't waste it on another weak GPU and have headaches over sli optimization. Some games won't even start on sli systems.
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>>51538014
I thought all 980tis were 4k ready.
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>>51538087
4k 30ish fps ready
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>>51538087
Well I have played my share of games with Titan X and not even that card was ready for TW3/GTA V on 4k + maximum. I think I got 22-47 range of FPS in those games with single OC Titan X and got 48-77ish with two Titan Xs in SLI.

So therefore I doubt single 980Ti is proper card for 4k.
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got a gtx670 that i'm happy with. however, i might possibly want the ability to run 8 monitors in the future.

i can run 2 graphics cards without SLI to have 8 outputs right?
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>>51534207
The 970 is faster than the 780. I bought one for my friend and bench marked it va my 970, 970 clear winner by a good 10-20fps in most cases
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Hey, niggers. Is this a good deal?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202166&cm_re=r9_380-_-14-202-166-_-Product
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>>51538087
I have a single gigabyte 980ti and I run GTA V with EVERYTHING maxed out (even the advanced settings) at 1440p and still maintain above 40fps at all times. Can easily get 60fps locked by turning down the advanced settings which make almost no visual difference anyway.
With supersampling (so the game renders at 4k and downsamples to 1440p) I can achieve 60fps at medium/high.

Don't listen to that guy. A 980ti will happily run games at 4k as long as you're not trying to max out all settings.
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>>51538159
2160p is quite bit different from 1440p resolution so I don't see why you come and say 'I run game game at 1440p so it works same in 2160p'.

OC'd Titan X couldn't climb to 50ps (i7 processor, 16gb of DDR CL14 ram) on 4k with GTA V or TW3 maxed out (GRANTED I disabled hairworks) so I keep wondering how could 980Ti could do it?

Maybe the EVGA with higher base clock speed?

and of course you can run games without maxing out but that's just stupid meter to play around with no?
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>>51538181
you missed this part:
>With supersampling (so the game renders at 4k and downsamples to 1440p) I can achieve 60fps at medium/high.

things like the extended distance scaling, high res shadows and reflection MSAA make very little visual difference and those settings alone can boost performance by 10-15 fps when turned down.

Besides a non-reference 980ti actually outperforms a titan x when overclocked, and some (like the gigabyte g1 gaming) perform better than a titan x at stock.
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>>51538159
>>51538181
I'm not gonna be playing with motion blur, hairworks or DoF on, no AA either. Because fuck those.

I'm also very tempted by the idea of Oculus rift being able to use SLI, one for each render.
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What about R9 Nano?
I had r9 290 and sold it, dunno which one to take.
I have 144hz monitor, so defitely gaming in 1440p.
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So if I can get a SC 970 card for the same price as a 390, which should I get?

I was planning to OC the 970 but all this hate has left me paranoid. It doesn't change anything else for my build.
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>>51538293
The Nano is only for builds with super limited space or super limited power. Might as well get a Fury X if you're willing to spend that much money, as it's the same price as the Nano.
Or a 980Ti, that works too.
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Why can't AMD into overclocking

That decided the deal for me
.
980Ti for me.
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I've got an i5-2500K @ 4.8GHz, a GTX 580 and a 1080p 60Hz monitor which I've been using for the last 4 years.

Whats a good Nvidia GPU upgrade for under £350 (including anything more expensive thats on sale for black friday)? SLI is not an option.
Also will there be any problems with my processor? I'd like to use it for as long as possible.
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>>51539117
Why does it need to be an NVidia card? An R9 390(X) is probably the best value for that money, performance-wise...
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>>51538592
Good, As I have Raven rvz01.
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>bought a used R9 280x Windforce recently, still has 1 year warranty left
>tried playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. with Autumn Aurora 2
>88c after 5 minute or so at full load
>got "driver has stopped working" error
>installed Afterburner and setup a custom fan profile.
>Temp still raised to 80+.
>opened the case's side cover and it stayed at 74~76c.
Didn't try playing for a long time but I think the temperature didn't raise too fast like before.
Does this mean my case simply has shitty airflow, not the card's fault? It's a corsair 100r with 3 fans (back: 1 120mm exaust fan, front: 2 shitty 120mm intake fans). Room temperature is around 26~27c with ac on.
Any other R9 280x owners here? What's your temp at idle and heavy/full load?
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>>51539297
What the fuck, that sounds like a defective card to me. Might be a badly-fitted cooler or something.
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>>51535523

What are you talking about? The 960 is a meme card, the 380 performs better for the same price and the same thing goes for 390 vs 970.

>>51535349

Just do it.
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All the sales on 980 Ti cards kinda suck right now.
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>>51537027
To be ENTIRELY fair, unless you're buying a 250w TDP card, the reference cooler will probably do an okay job at keeping it cool.
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Im trying to think, but im having problems.
I want to get a 30"+ curved ultrawide 4k monitor, but I know my 670 won't be able to handle it. I know the pascal cards will support it fine, but would a 980ti? Or maybe two 980tis? Aslo would the pascal cards bottleneck my 4550k?
I have a good amount of spending money laying around
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I bought a gtx 960 4gb recently for the same price as a 2gb model. I still feel like the card is kinda... gimped at 1080p. I'm running Fallout 4 and had to turn a few settings off ultra to keep 60 fps smooth.

The main reason I bought a 960 over the r9 380x is because I'm really autistic about thermals. I hate running a hot system. Should I have just said fuck it and get the 380x?

also this is relevant to the thread: http://wccftech.com/nvidia-preparing-launch-geforce-gtx-960-ti/
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>>51538102
never play at 30 fps anon. It's one of the things that separates the master race from console peasants.
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Thinking about making the jump from a 560ti, but don't have much experience with AMD. Is the 390 the way to go with its new price cut, or are the 380x or 290 a better value?

Also, the MSI one won't burn my house down, right?
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>>51540212
390 is better value than 380x if you're willing to pay the difference. 290 will probably be the best value of all the cards you can get, assuming you can find it for significantly cheaper than 390, since it's the same chip with slightly more conservative clocks and 4 GB of VRAM.
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960, 970 or 380x? other cards? looking to spend about 170-220. might go over if its REALLY worth it.
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>>51540611

380x for $230 at regular price. You can't really get a 970 for that low, even with holiday sales.
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>>51540661
Well..Can't get an aftermarket one atleast.
Could maybe find a reference model floating around. But that's going to perform quite poorly.
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>>51535523
960 has the gimped VRAM too mate.
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>>51540938
what? first ive heard about this on the 960
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Why is nvidia so retarded? Are they going to fill in the huge gap between 960 and 970? If so, why did it take them so long?
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>>51536277
Far as I know, the 960 is mid-teir-ish in the lineup. an i3 might bottleneck it though, may want an i5 or better.
The price is fair, I got a 4GB version on the way right now for $179USD. It was the lowest priced one. Mail-in rebates are sketchy too from my experience.
Upgrade should be werf. If you don't game your ass off, it should suffice until Pascal or whatever the fuck. And never wait if it's discounted, the one I got shot-up $60USD the day after I ordered mine.
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I've got a Biostar A58MD Micro with a Radeon R9 270x and an AMD Athelon 4x. I want to upgrade my GPU, can anyone offer a good suggestion?
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I'm waiting for 16nm, now if only apple would stop hogging all the runs for their fucking overpriced phones.
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Currently on a GTX 750 Ti. I have the money to buy a GTX 970 next week. Is it worth it, or should I really be waiting for Pascal next year some time? I'm really not liking the performance I'm getting with a lot of games, but if it's worth waiting then maybe I should just hold out a little.
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>>51541077
Any of the 900 chips have the fucked VRAM issue. They all pretty much run the same design with the 4GB versions with that single missing L2 cache.
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>>51541094

Not with this generation. Right now they can't just make a new card to fill that gap and if they just try to make a 960 on steroids, AMD already has the 380x to fight back. It's really not worth it for Nvidia.
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>>51541135
In the same boat as you also GTX750Ti, money's no problem but I'll save up, wait for Pascal and then go all out.
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>gtx 960
>WINDFORCE
>Gigaboot didn't take the opportunity to give this qt sff GPU a qt name like "GentleBreeze" or "LightDraft"

Another wasted opportunity for brilliant marketing.
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>>51541135
My vote is save up or SLI.
EVGA has B stock cards for pretty cheap.
http://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=8&family=GeForce+700+Series+Family&chipset=GTX+750+Ti
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I have my eyes on a Sapphire 280X but I'll wait to see if I can get something better on cyber monday

Although since I'm not going to play 1440p 144hz or stuff like that I'm not sure I really need anything more powerful
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>>51534289
Isn't Antarctica way bigger than Australia anyway?
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>>51541330
I'm on the same boat, I'm running a Radeon R9 270x but I want something with a little more power. I heard the Sapphire was made really well
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>>51541355
And Eurasia is way bigger than Antarctica, what's your point?
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Gtx 690 for 260 worth it? Have researched and seems to be nothing really definitive
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Best graphics card manufacturer?

https://strawpoll.me/6108059
https://strawpoll.me/6108059
https://strawpoll.me/6108059

Best graphics card manufacturer?
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>>51541355
Antarctica is a continent, weren't you paying attention?
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>>51541389

I want the Sapphire mainly because I heard that Vapor-X thingy is really good at cooling

It's a massive card
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>>51541224
God i love my gtx 750 ti, i used to have a 550 ti, which made my computer a loud heater. An upgrade later, i now have a gpu half the size, silent, and twice as fast, shout out to moores law
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Just bought a Evga 970 FTW for $360. Did I do good?
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what's a decent, relatively cheap 1440p monitor and what GPU would be the bare minimum to play games properly on it?
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>>51541403
It's Kepler and it only has 2 GB of (dublicated) VRAM, which really isn't enough any more. Not to mention all the problems and limitations that come with SLi, plus gimped clockspeeds because max 300w TDP for 2 250W GPUs. You'll probably get better performance from a 970 or 390 even when the SLi DOES work, let alone when it doesn't.
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If a GPU is "factory overclocked", does that mean that it already runs as fast as it possibly can (or at least as fast as the manufacturer thinks it should run) and there's no room for me to OC?
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>>51541421
I just want it because I heard the drivers are fantastic and it has more VRAM than my current. I'd like to run Fallout 4 on more than minimum requirements
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I have an R9 290. It's great for what I care to afford. Anything in the next year worth looking at?
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>>51541454
Anything with a DisplayPort should work, but I'm not sure if HDMI supports 1440p
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>>51541471

if you want more vram you might as well get a 4gb 380 or 380x, the 280x only has 3
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>>51541473
I've got a 270x, mail me your 290 when you're done with it
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>>51541467
no, it means that the default values it runs at are higher than those of reference model. almost all aftermarket GPUs are factory overclocked, and you still can go much further
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>>51541494
I've had my eyes on the 380x for a while now, so I'll consider it. Thanks
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>>51541467
No, it just means that it's clocked higher than the reference spec and the manufacturer guarantees that it'll run well at that clockspeed. In fact, because it's likely been better binned and most likely has a good cooler attached, you can probably clock it higher than you could a card that is sold at stock speeds, though obviously it'll have less headroom because it's already clocked quite high.

As always, it comes down to silicon lottery, except the cards that couldn't even be overclocked THAT much have already been filtered out.
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>>51541547
so factory overclock gpu = silicon lottery filter
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>>51541462
Thanks, was kinda on the fence and tending towards just getting a 970, will do that now I'd say.
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Is the GPU important in emulation or is it all about raw CPU power?

Couldn't the computing power of the GPU be used to help the CPU?
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>>51541454

Something along the r9 390, gtx 970 range. If you're on a budget you can get a 290 for $209 right now. It's a reference cooler, but it's still the best value you can get.
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>>51541407
>voting anything other than EVGA

Their RMA support is fucking god tier. If you have a faulty GPU, they troubleshoot it over the phone, and if they decide it's faulty, they'll send you the replacement card first and ask you to send yours back within 30 days. A fucking lifesaver. They also normally send something up to date if your card is old (for example, instead of sending a replacement 780, they'd probably send a 970 or something).

I haven't heard of service like this from any of the others. Don't even get me started on Asus.
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>>51541675
>Couldn't the computing power of the GPU be used to help the CPU?

Probably, but emulation is already pretty damn hard to get right. It's been 15 years since PS2 was released, and the emulation(save for on sony's own consoles, probably) is STILL far from perfect. Not to mention that there probably aren't tons of people working on the publicly available emulators, either.
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I have a 470 that overheats and crashes during games. What is an equivalent card nowadays? How much better ins a 970?
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>>51541746

>EVGA QUALITY >EVGA QUALITY >EVGA QUALITY >EVGA QUALITY >EVGA QUALITY >EVGA QUALITY >EVGA QUALITY >EVGA QUALITY >EVGA QUALITY >EVGA QUALITY >EVGA QUALITY >EVGA QUALITY >EVGA QUALITY >EVGA QUALITY >EVGA QUALITY
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>>51541809
What is bad? Should it be straight? Sorry, tech illiterate tard here.

Is that reason to return my GPU if my heatpipe isn't straight like the other side?
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>>51541849
The point is that the third heatpipe doesn't make contact with the GPU, and would be useless even if it did since it isn't capped. It's just a useless piece of metal that does nothing.
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>>51541879
Is it reason enough to return the GPU?
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Ok I'm looking to upgrade my 660. I have dual monitors and only using one for actual gaming (1080p). My current card is the GTX660 that I bought from a friend that was really cheap. Should I go for the r9 390/390x? Which manufacturer is good for radeon cards? I don't really know AMD that well.
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>>51541809
I find the off-center position of the core disturbing.
May be that way so it doesn't touch the damaged pipe.
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Will a 5800k bottleneck a 380x?
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>>51541943
It's not damaged. That's literally how the cooler is meant to be and they're all like that.
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>>51541997
Depends on the game and the settings. It's not great, but it's still a relatively modern quadcore, so if you clock it high enough, it can probably hit 60 FPS in most games.
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>>51541920
>believing this bullshit
LOL do you know nothing of heat or how its transfered?
you'd have better chances for a cooler card if you installed gentoo
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>>51534255
>being hyped for amd
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>>51535686
i had an 8320 and a 960, upgraded to a new system and gave my roommate my old pc

now i have a dead quiet 4790k and a 980ti, noctua cooling, fractal design case, but when i go in his room it sounds like a fucking electrical turbine room

seriously those things are fucking hot and loud and i cannot believe i used to use that
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>>51541920

It doesn't really affect cooling that much, but it shows how much EVGA and Nvidia can slack off and still have shills like >>51542107 defending them. If you bought a 970 you got out-jewed.
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>>51542029
You're telling me an unsealed heat pipe is the way the card is designed and shipped?
That the shit?
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>>51542159
I have EVGA's hybrid 980Ti. I honestly never paid attention to how the heatpipes are, I guess I tursted them too much. I need to remove and check it I guess.

>ftw you are stupid.
;_;

I wanted Fury X but I read lots of discussion in overclock net and reviews from other sites which all said it dont overlock as well as 980TI
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>>51541809
It's missing the cap and the fluid inside that helps it dissipate heat?
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>>51542192
why would you get the hybrid one
i spent weeks looking at the different cards in like july/august before finally ordering the msi one for core clock, cooling, and power usage.
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>>51542192

Your card is good, this was a problem only with the EVGA 970. I don't know what they were thinking when they stocked their shelves with a faulty cooler like that one.
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>>51542195

Yes, you're pretty much left without a third of the total cooling surface area.
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My new skylake pc with gtx 970 is arriving Saturday. I6-6500 and asus strix gtx 970 I'm aiming to make it a silent build so it's only got a 850 evo 500gb and the strix is 0db under 65°c I'm also looking to get a silent cpu cooler and a noise blocking case
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can i crossfire my msi 290 with a 300 series?
like a 380?
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>>51542525
Crossfire it with a 390 or get a second 290 now that they're selling them on Newegg for 200 bucks
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Is a 290 for 260 € okay? my current are sli 2x 680 nveida
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>tfw still keeping up with 95% of modern games with my 3 year old 500 euro PC
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>>51542107
Well you clearly know nothing about how heatpipes work.

Protip: They're not just empty metal pipes, retard.
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>>51542955


Radeon 7xxx was GOAT.
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Whya re Nvidia allowed to be such turbojews, bros?
Why did they get away with the 3.5 meme?
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opinions on sapphire r9 270x?? it's either this or spend the extra $$$ for a 960, but i really don't want to deal with another horrible nvidia card. currently have an 860m and it's the worst tech component i've ever used
is this a reasonable comparison of performance?
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My friend's got an 8350 and a 650 with a 700 watt PSU in what I think is a mid size case.
He's looking at the 2 fan versions of the 390 and the 970 right now, how can I shill the AMD card to him? Has the Crimson driver thing catapulted the 390 into an even larger lead? Will the 8 GB figure proof the card against all these shifty console ports? Will it even matter since he wants to ultra everything at just 1080 60fps? The EVGA 970 is cheaper than the MSI 390 right now. Heat is also concern since he lives in Hawaii.
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>>51543099

Probably the same way they got away with their generation of coal burners. Sheep and bribes.
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>>51543126
>currently have an 860m and it's the worst tech component i've ever used

Well mang what do you expect from rebrands made for laptops?

I played on a 7670M for three years, I think it was a rebrand of a 6670. It was kinda usable for pre-2014 games but yeah it was pretty bad

Somehow I was able to play Bioshock Infinite at smooth 60 fps with it, I don't know what kind of obscure magic happened but one day it was struggling to keep 20 fps and the next day boom 50-60. all I did was some .ini tweaks and reset Catalyst settings because another game was running bad
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>>51543126
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>>51543129

>970
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>>51543126
Running an msi 270x. Card has been crashing for as long as I can remember. Buying a 390 today hopefully
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>>51543259
>2.5K
What wesbite is the senpai? Do they account for new drivers and whatnot?
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>>51543259
>Fury X matches a goddamn Titan X

Jesus Christ what the fuck?
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>>51543345
It says what drivers they're using right at the top, retard.
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>>51543259
Why can't nVidia into above 1080p resolutions?
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ok hmmmm why is the PowerColor TurboDuo 280x like 200$ cheaper than any other 280x? is it bad??? can i find any other 280x for <200$?
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>>51543345

http://www.pcgameshardware.de
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>Fury X2 will come out in December
And I just updated to 980Ti christ I need to sell this nvidia crap and get Fury X2.
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>>51537112
>>51534231
>>51533704
>>51533498


Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee u Mongols I said I got two (2) gpus aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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>>51543478

Memory clocks don't really matter.
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>>51543416
>200$ cheaper than any other 280x?

You mean it's only $30?

Dunno senpai I'd go for it if they're that cheap desu
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>>51535282
>390 for 1440p gaming
LOL
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>>51543533
nah senpai it's 190$ on newegg and i can't find any other 280x less than 300$ (i know that's not 200 less i wasn't paying attention lol)
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>>51543496
What do you mean ;_;
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>>51543564
>i can't find any other 280x less than 300$

The Sapphire Vapor-X 280X is €235, but I'm not sure that site ships to the US or actually anywhere outside of Spain
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I have a Sapphire 6950 2GB that I got back when they released. What would you recommend? I will be 1080p gaming for the next 2 years at least. I would prefer to get a card that will last me as long as my 6950 did, in terms of the performance it gave me until the last year or so of new games rolling out. Thanks
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>>51535272
Doesn't have integrated graphics. It's an old mobo that I'm trying to recycle.
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>>51543610
hmmm yeah sold out on newegg, $329 on amazon :/
but the question still stands: is powercolor a good brand??
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What are the best websites to buy Nvidia cards in the UK (for black friday deals)?
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>>51543560
I've read reviews and they all agree it can play video games at such resolution no?
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>750ti
How much can I keep it? One more year? Two?
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>>51543899

Scan, Overclockers, Novatech.
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>>51544064
Thanks
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>>51541746
XFX do exactly the same thing btw
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>>51543899
Look on amazon and check cex if you live near any
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I'm looking for a $200 card, that i'll mostly be playing at 720p until i get a new monitor
Its either the R9 380 or the GTX 960, but i mostly play 2005-2012 games, not many AAA
The R9 290 is also $200 but its hot as fuck and sounds like a jet.
AMD apparently has bad support for older DirectX games, but the GTX 960 doesn't really look all that impressive.
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>>51544340

>The R9 290 is also $200 but its hot as fuck and sounds like a jet.

Only the reference mode, but still a 290 for 380 or 960 money is insane - the card is leagues faster.

>AMD apparently has bad support for older DirectX games

Have you seen the shit they have just released in their crimson drivers? Framce pacing for DX9 games yo.
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>>51544017

If you're willing to drop graphics settings a bit (or a lot depending on the game) and are okay with <60 fps then yeah
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>>51544340
For older games at 720p? A $200 GPU is overkill.
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>>51544340
Where the FUCK did you find it for 200$
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