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Windows 7: Best 280X, ASUS vs. XFX?

02 Dec 2013   #1
lewis1188

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Best 280X, ASUS vs. XFX?

I'm stumped on what 280X to get I do like the slick look of the XFX, however the ASUS has 6400MHz, instead of the XFX's 6000Mhz. I'll link both of the GPUs here, I'm not really an expert so any help is appreciated!

ASUS: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-a...i-d-hdmi-dport

XFX: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-x...i-hdmi-mdport-


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02 Dec 2013   #2
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

If you have the space go with ASUS
The Double D is slimmer i am sure they perform about the same i think ASUS has a higher boost clock as well
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02 Dec 2013   #3
N00berG00ber

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Get the Asus. Asus has a 12 phase MOSFETs and has incredible oc ability. All u have to do is replace the thermal paste and you will get amazing temps one idles at 27c and full load is 68c
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02 Dec 2013   #4
lewis1188

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
Get the Asus. Asus has a 12 phase MOSFETs and has incredible oc ability. All u have to do is replace the thermal paste and you will get amazing temps one idles at 27c and full load is 68c
Thanks, I gather there's a tutorial out there for the thermal paste replacement, I gather you just remove the plastic and the heatsink. The OCing will be handy.
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02 Dec 2013   #5
lewis1188

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
If you have the space go with ASUS
The Double D is slimmer i am sure they perform about the same i think ASUS has a higher boost clock as well
The XFX is actually slightly larger and would only fit in my case by 1/2 a cm. The Asus would have 1 and a 1/2 cm of space, which is of course better.
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02 Dec 2013   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lewis1188 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
If you have the space go with ASUS
The Double D is slimmer i am sure they perform about the same i think ASUS has a higher boost clock as well
The XFX is actually slightly larger and would only fit in my case by 1/2 a cm. The Asus would have 1 and a 1/2 cm of space, which is of course better.
I was more talking about bulk then length some Asus cards take up three slot spaces that is why i said the Double D is slimmer
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02 Dec 2013   #7
lewis1188

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lewis1188 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
If you have the space go with ASUS
The Double D is slimmer i am sure they perform about the same i think ASUS has a higher boost clock as well
The XFX is actually slightly larger and would only fit in my case by 1/2 a cm. The Asus would have 1 and a 1/2 cm of space, which is of course better.
I was more talking about bulk then length some Asus cards take up three slot spaces that is why i said the Double D is slimmer
Oh, I don't really mind about the slimness of the card.
Here's my case, everything should fit fine as far as I can tell: Sharkoon T9 Value Black Performance Case with Side Window USB 3.0 No PSU - 4044951011469 - Scan.co.uk
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02 Dec 2013   #8
N00berG00ber

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

GET THE ASUS!!! I have it and its an amazing card. When the drivers get finalized it will be even more amazing! Just know that it is a huge card. Only takes 2 slots but it is wide and long. And make sure you have very good case airflow.
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03 Dec 2013   #9
smarteyeball

 
 

Definitely the ASUS. The DCUII cooler is great.

There's only 10mhz between the two for the core clock speed which is nothing and can be easily fixed by overclocking the card.
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03 Dec 2013   #10
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lewis1188 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
Get the Asus. Asus has a 12 phase MOSFETs and has incredible oc ability. All u have to do is replace the thermal paste and you will get amazing temps one idles at 27c and full load is 68c
Thanks, I gather there's a tutorial out there for the thermal paste replacement, I gather you just remove the plastic and the heatsink. The OCing will be handy.
Bear in mind that this could void your warranty though.
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