Should I get R9 290x or 280x
Written by: OneShootDown - 21:58 Sep-26-2013

what do you guys think:

Should i get R9 280x or R9 290x?

i am gaming on 1080p 60hz (single monitor only), but are curious about if i need the extra power or not because i wont be purchasing any hardware until it has past 4-5 years...

btw. if you dont know, here is the rest of my recent built (ordered new motherboard and few other stuff) gaming Rig

- coolermaster haf xb

- i7 4770k

- 8gb (4x4) 1600 mhz ddr3 corsair vengeance memory
(i didnt buy this, i just got it from my previous rig (the guy who bought it didint want the extra 8 gb of ram (it was 16gb in total)))

- gainward gtx 460 gs
(a really good card, bought it as a temporary gpu while waiting for amd's new gen gpu's)

- XFX Pro series xxx-editon 850W semi modular 80+bronze PSU

- MSI Gaming g45 z87 1150 motherboard
(it is dead (i broke it while experimenting :P) and will be replaced (will be delivered at Monday?) with Asus Maximus VI formula 1150 haswell)

- Samsung 840 120Gb SSD

- Segeate Barracuda 1tb 7200 rpm 64mb cache.

and a Logitech g35 headset (if it matters at all :P)

Should I get R9 290x or 280x

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22:58 Oct-15-2013

Guys, latest news:
"AMD is handling R9 290X launch much in the same way NVIDIA handled the GTX TITAN, in that there won't be non-reference design cards in the foreseeable future, with the exception of cards with factory-fitted full-coverage water-blocks."
I am leaning towards r9 280x... cuz i like silent cards :baby-face-smiling:

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05:53 Oct-13-2013

MSI Radeon R9 280X GAMING 3G 3GB GDDR5 just saw on tigerdirect selling for 320$ so i believe the 290X should be less then 600$ since the MSI Radeon R9 270X GAMING 2G 2GB GDDR5 is sold out at a price of 220$

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11:02 Oct-13-2013

Bf4 r9 290x were sold for 729.99 or something. So i expect 3rd party non bf4 bundled card would go for 699 or 649. But noone knows it for real,we have to wait for a official announcement...

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16:26 Sep-27-2013

280x is actually a rename 7970 ghz edition but with a higher memory clock, which is more than enough for 1080p I'd go with that

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16:04 Sep-27-2013

280X is very cheap (well, relatively. It's still a lot of money), and the 290X should be able to beat the titan at "just" $600. It really depends on what you want to spend on it...

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14:21 Sep-27-2013

Man definetly if you want future proofing..get the R290X beacuse i guess money is not your issue and that card will beat the hell out of any game art 1080p..its THE BEST single card out there..

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11:35 Sep-27-2013

I have 3770K with GTX770, so if you're planning to get 4770K, then you should get according gfx card for it :Đ

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12:59 Sep-27-2013

pff....

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14:28 Sep-27-2013

i already own 4770k... just need to get a new gpu cuz i am now running a temporary solution...

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16:34 Sep-27-2013

SLIed GTX760 or GTX770 then ;)

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16:42 Sep-27-2013

xfire 280x sounds better :P
but thnx for your suggestion bro ;)

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16:51 Sep-27-2013

if you're going with SLI gtx 760, I'd go for the MSI gaming graphics, they're really quite and cool even in SLI

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10:33 Sep-27-2013

290x :D

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06:09 Sep-27-2013

I would get the 290x because 4k monitors are right around the corner, and those are going to require some serious horsepower, and it's a $500-$600 Titan, which is increadible. I know I'm getting a 290x.

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06:37 Sep-27-2013

Hey faceless whats the 290x? put me on im lost in the dark.

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06:37 Sep-27-2013

Yeah but 1080p is more than enough for gaming ^_^

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06:59 Sep-27-2013

Yeah, for now. I just want to future-proof my PC a bit, and the pixel density on a 4k display would make games look amazing. I just want to buy something now that would suit my needs, and would still be able to rock a 4k monitor when they become affordable...

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09:00 Sep-27-2013

i agree that 1080p is enough, but i when i played bf3 on 3 monitors (2xtitans) at my local computer store, it was so amazing to get vision of your far right and left sides, at least when you are flying a jet or chopper...
so i might consider 3 monitors next year or so..

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06:39 Sep-27-2013

Man what is 290x can someone please respond

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06:57 Sep-27-2013

The new AMD flagship graphics card that was announced, the R9 290x.

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07:01 Sep-27-2013

How much is it? it better top the 780

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07:09 Sep-27-2013

They didn't announce a price... Judging by the prices of the other cards they showed, it will probably be $500-$600, but I'm leaning closer to $600... Oh, and it supposed to come close to, or even beat, the Titan.

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00:50 Sep-27-2013

What is the 280x?

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23:17 Sep-26-2013

Go R9 290X for sure. It is much better than the R9 280x.

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23:09 Sep-26-2013

280x, no need to waste more money .

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23:12 Sep-26-2013

yeah but 290x is gonna be much more powerfull

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00:02 Sep-27-2013

btw. will 290x be enough if i am going to upgrade to 5760x1080p (3 monitors) in future? or do i need even more vram, like 6 or 8 gb instead of 4? or should i just put another 290x and xfire?

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00:29 Sep-27-2013

well you could put another 290x and it should great but one 290x would be enough for that res

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15:45 Sep-27-2013

290x is a dual gpu card i think , and putting another in will suffer from shuttering .

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15:46 Sep-27-2013

yes you need at least 6gb vram for 3 monitors .

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22:47 Sep-26-2013

r9 290x definetely,its gonna be a great card and you re gonna have a beast rig,good luck bro :)

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23:54 Sep-26-2013

thnx mate :)

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22:11 Sep-26-2013

r9 290x, that cpu deserves it

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22:13 Sep-26-2013

:) thanks for commenting buddy ;)

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