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#1 +Matthew S.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:49

So I'm planning on upgrading my video card soon as my current one is kinda hurting.

 

I currently have a Sapphire Radeon HD 6850, I'm looking to upgrade to one of the R9's (the 280X) and was wondering if this is a good card for the money? http://www.tigerdire...3334&CatId=7387  keep in mind I am playing BF4 with this thing. lol




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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:07

Good card for BF4, if you want to do recording while you play I would recommend a nvidia card because shadowplay is truly awesome. 

Yet to see what difference mantle makes in december. 



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:36

I've never had any luck with nVidia cards so that will always and forever be a huge no for me lol...

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:52

The Vapor-X and Toxic line of Sapphire's cards are very good and the only ones I personally get. In fact, I'll probably end up getting 2 Vapor-X 290X's when they come out. (Y)



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:04

I think i've only ever owned two non-sapphire amd card ... no wait only one... which is an HIS...



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 16:14

Try a 770 or 780 :shiftyninja:



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 16:42

*Throw a tuna phish at YounGMessiah*

No :p



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 20:13

I ended up picking up the dual-x version of the card (more affordable for me lol). And boy is it rockin in my system

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 20:50

I ended up picking up the dual-x version of the card (more affordable for me lol). And boy is it rockin in my system

 

And you save money on heating now that it is Winter. Just use that card as a heater :p



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 02:01

R9 series has heat issues, so I would avoid those cards. What's your price range for your graphic card is the really question.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 02:05

Q: With these new GPU cards: how is the power consumption?

 

I haven't bought a dektop card since 2005 and the AMD x1800 card. 

 

Q: has the power consumption gone down due to more efficienies?



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 02:15

Q: With these new GPU cards: how is the power consumption?

 

I haven't bought a dektop card since 2005 and the AMD x1800 card. 

 

Q: has the power consumption gone down due to more efficienies?

 

Depends on the card. Some low end cards are very efficient. A 290X requires about 300W.



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 02:30

I've never had any luck with nVidia cards so that will always and forever be a huge no for me lol...

What luck folks have with nVidia cards seems to depend on what other hardware they have - I switched from AMD to nVidia without issue, for example.  (My current GTX550Ti is the first nV GPU I bought for my own use.)

 

I'm looking at the GTX 660 (either EVGA SC or EVGA Signature 2) as it requires no more in the power department than my 550 Ti, and supports ShadowPlay to boot (better yet, I can then upgrade everything else without nuking my budget, as either GTX660 is under $200USD).



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 06:26

And you save money on heating now that it is Winter. Just use that card as a heater :p

Actually oddly enough I find it running cooler than my old card :p

 

and actually my office is an ice box in the winter anyways so it's win-win if it does run kinda hot.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 16:11

I've never had any luck with nVidia cards so that will always and forever be a huge no for me lol...

just curious - how have you not had 'luck' w/ nvidia cards?