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19 Feb 2015   #1
Graysull

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Is the Radeon R9 280x A Good Graphics Card For...

Hi,

I am building a PC and right now I'm deciding on a graphics card. I think that I want to go with the Sapphire Radeon R9 280x Vapor-X Tri-X OC. I will be using the card mostly for Planetside 2 and Minecraft with shaders. I know that Minecraft is a CPU intensive game, and I will be going with an i7 4790 processor. For Planetside 2, I'd like to use the Ultra settings at about ~60 FPS. I'd like to run Minecraft with shaders at about ~80 FPS. Are these parts a wise choice for what I want to do?

Thanks


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19 Feb 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You want to team up an AMD card with an Intel cpu ?

Go with nVidia

I recommend EVGA

http://www.evga.com/
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19 Feb 2015   #3
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Graysull View Post
Hi,

I am building a PC and right now I'm deciding on a graphics card. I think that I want to go with the Sapphire Radeon R9 280x Vapor-X Tri-X OC. I will be using the card mostly for Planetside 2 and Minecraft with shaders. I know that Minecraft is a CPU intensive game, and I will be going with an i7 4790 processor. For Planetside 2, I'd like to use the Ultra settings at about ~60 FPS. I'd like to run Minecraft with shaders at about ~80 FPS. Are these parts a wise choice for what I want to do?

Thanks
The 280x is a HD7970 Rebranded but as add ram says you could go with a GTX 970G1 or a GTX 970 and it will be balls out better 290x which is around the same price range
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20 Feb 2015   #4
stealth2920

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You want to team up an AMD card with an Intel cpu ?

Go with nVidia

I recommend EVGA

http://www.evga.com/
I am running an i7 2600 cpu with a AMD R9 290 and it is awesome in all games. No issues at all.
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20 Feb 2015   #5
Graysull

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for all the replies. Personally, I've always liked Radeon cards. Right now I have an Intel i5 with a Radeon r7 260x and its pretty good. Short of buying a Nvidia card, is the R9 280X good for what I am doing?

Thanks
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20 Feb 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I was going on the info of what he was building, not what he was already using.

I would also consider getting the 4790K, the price difference is minimal.
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20 Feb 2015   #7
Graysull

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Yes I am purchasing the card for a new build. I was just saying that right now I have an intel CPU and an AMD GPU. Btw, I don't need the 4790k because I don't overclock my CPU's.
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20 Feb 2015   #8
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Graysull View Post
Yes I am purchasing the card for a new build. I was just saying that right now I have an intel CPU and an AMD GPU. Btw, I don't need the 4790k because I don't overclock my CPU's.
Then if i were you get a 290x best bang for the buck and will last a good while 4gb the 280x is 3gb go for the more Vram
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20 Feb 2015   #9
Graysull

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I would get the 290x but I just don't have the money for it. With Amazon, I got a lot of the price off of the 280x. I can't say the same for the 290x, so I really can't afford it. Thanks though.
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20 Feb 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

With the 4790K there`s no need to OC it, out of the box it clocks at 4 GHz and Turbos up to 4.4

For $10 more, I wouldn`t think twice about it.

What is the price of the 4790 there ?
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