Help! Please?
Written by: quadcore - 21:51 Jun-25-2015

Hello everyone,

So I currently have a Tri-x R9 290, and am looking for a performance boost. I am considering many options get another r9 290 in crossfire or selling my existing r9 290 and get a single gtx 980 ti/amd r9 fury x or should I wait for next generation of graphics cards ?

My PC specifications:
CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K @ 4.4 GHZ
Motherboard: ASUS Z97-A
GPU: Sapphire Trix R9 290 OC edition
PSU: Thermaltake 750 WATT
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB
Storage: Transcend SSD370 256GB
OS: Windows 8.1 PRO

 

 

Help me decide guys

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18:36 Jun-26-2015

So 980 ti wins the contest comprehensively. I will be buying 980 ti. I am very excited because this will be my first NVIDIA gpu :D

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18:37 Jun-26-2015

Thanks everyone for suggesting me :D You guys are awesome :D

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18:41 Jun-26-2015

Should I need to buy anything else like psu, ram or my system is perfectly fine for the gpu ?

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18:49 Jun-26-2015

980Ti shall not draw more power than your R9 290, so PSU is fine
8GB is enough, but if you wanna more ram then don't forget next Intel series will need DDR4 and so DDR3 kits may run out of stock before end of this year

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19:23 Jun-26-2015

May you not regret your choice! Good luck dude.

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19:25 Jun-26-2015

Thanks :D

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07:52 Jun-26-2015

get 980Ti when AMD releases FuryX :)

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13:44 Jun-26-2015

It has been out for 2 days already :D
What difference does it make anyway? XD You should've said wait for AMD to release new drivers for Fury X :P

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14:47 Jun-26-2015

oops my bad, I was talking about worthy aftermarket cooling solutions of those both cards :)

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00:34 Jun-26-2015

980Ti, 290 is hit or miss. Talking driver support, and crossfire support(as not all games support it)+power consumption is going to be a nightmare.
The "R9 Fury X" is still beaten by a single 980ti, though they did nail it on the power consumption for that card.
Sadly AMD's best gpu right not is STILL the 295x2.
The 980ti will last you well into pascal. :)
As it is, thinking about ditching this 970 income tax time and investing in 2 980ti's myself. :)

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01:19 Jun-26-2015

2??? You're insane! :D

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00:25 Jun-26-2015

also waiting for pascal or artic islands isnt a bad idea either but you probably dont have that time :D

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00:23 Jun-26-2015

well crossfiring 290 is awesome but i am kinda worried about the driver support,i sold my gpu 6 months ago because of a ****ing awful crossfire support,so i had to wait for months for driver with cfx support,i recommend single gpu like 980 ti or fury x.If both of them are the same price in your country perhaps it would be a better choice to get gtx 980 ti because it works better on 1080p,1440p,but if fury x is cheaper than you could considering buying it.

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23:22 Jun-25-2015

Voted for Fury X i might go for that one as well

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22:22 Jun-25-2015

So far it seems everyone is favoring NVIDIA. I am the only one who voted r9 290 crossfire

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00:27 Jun-26-2015

Well, at least for me, it's not that I'm favoring them, to me it's just better to have a single better card than have lower crossfire cards where driver support can really easily mess up.

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21:54 Jun-25-2015

Can't seem to use the voting system.


I'll always recommend one beastly card over an SLI or Crossfire setup any day. I'd go with the 980Ti.

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21:58 Jun-25-2015

Now it's OK. Thanks for replying mate :D

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21:59 Jun-25-2015

If you get sh*t driver support then you'll regret the second 290 big time, also the power consumption would be quite high.
On the other hand, one 980 or 980Ti will be sufficient for AT LEAST 2 years!
Basically ZeroHours060's answer extended lol :)

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22:20 Jun-25-2015

OK then I will not crossfire my setup. In my country only MSI gtx 980 ti is available is it a good brand ?

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00:16 Jun-26-2015

msi is a great brand,

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00:32 Jun-26-2015

Second this. MSI is wonderful.

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