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Old 11-14-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
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Default R9 280X vs HD 7970 for 1080P

Which one for 1080P max?

Say I would want to run Metro: Last Light, read some bench marks which favors the R9 280X. Do not know if I am overkill, here can I step down to the 7950 or 270X and still hit good FPS at high settings? Would be paired with a Haswell i5 4670, no OC and a 750W PSU.

If I want to go Crossfire down the road, do I have the PSU to handle dual cards?
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:38 PM   #2
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Metro LL is a bear to run. What is your budget?
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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750W is fine for a 7950/7970/280X crossfire setup.

You will not be overkill for 1080P with either of those cards with modern games. The 280X is a bit faster, and if you can find it for a good price, go for it. But a 7950 (overlocked) or 7970 would work too.

As would a GTX770 if you can find one for a good price. Although the 280X is cheaper from what I have seen.
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:55 PM   #4
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Metro LL is a bear to run. What is your budget?
For a GPU? $200-$400 range, the 7950 is around $209 currently.
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:56 PM   #5
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750W is fine for a 7950/7970/280X crossfire setup.

You will not be overkill for 1080P with either of those cards with modern games. The 280X is a bit faster, and if you can find it for a good price, go for it. But a 7950 (overlocked) or 7970 would work too.

As would a GTX770 if you can find one for a good price. Although the 280X is cheaper from what I have seen.
Seems like the 280X are lower, just wondering if the 7000 series will be history in due time, I read a few are going to be discontinued.
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For a GPU? $200-$400 range, the 7950 is around $209 currently.
How long can you wait? A custom R9 290 would be right in your budget, but may take months to get here.... If you don't mind noise and heat, then maybe a reference 290? That would the fastest for your dollar, without having to deal with Crossfire.
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:50 PM   #7
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How long can you wait? A custom R9 290 would be right in your budget, but may take months to get here.... If you don't mind noise and heat, then maybe a reference 290? That would the fastest for your dollar, without having to deal with Crossfire.
Probably a few months, GPU will be the last thing I buy going to piece meal my system together over time. The 290X looks like it's $500+ on Egg?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=-1&isNodeId=1
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just leave off MSAA and physx and a 280x/7970 can stay over 60 fps in Metro LL.
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:13 PM   #9
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Probably a few months, GPU will be the last thing I buy going to piece meal my system together over time. The 290X looks like it's $500+ on Egg?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=-1&isNodeId=1

290 (no x)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814202043

I don't think it's worth $200 more than a 7950 though.
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:51 PM   #10
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290 (no x)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814202043

I don't think it's worth $200 more than a 7950 though.
Is the 7950 going to be good enough to last 2-3 years?

The 280 seems to fair well on this benchmark

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages...review,17.html
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:59 PM   #11
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I don't think anything this generation will fair any better than the 7950+, the lead on faster chips will evaporate so quickly nobody will care if the 290 gets 27 fps and the 7970 gets 22.

If you overclock the 7950 is within probably 5% of the 280 (which is just a 7970) clock for clock.

Edit: You're late to the party, 28nm is on the tail end waiting for 20nm.

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