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Which Graphics Card?

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Finally ready to upgrade my 570 as the cloud shadows are just a no go with it. I'm looking to buy used in the $300 range.

So that leaves me with the following options:


1) 770 4gb

2) 680 4gb


Both can be had around the same price. Are they similar enough in v2.2 that I should grab whatever I get cheapest?


or I can go AMD with a R9 280x 3gb, which is cheaper but in other games has roughly the same performance as the two cards above.

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Ended up getting an AMD R9 290x, which should be head and shoulders above the aforementioned cards. 


Just won the bidding on ebay for less then a 770 4gb would of cost me. The seller had it labeled as a regular 290 (plus ending in the middle of the day cost him bidders) but all the pictures showed a 290x so I'm gambling a bit. 

We'll see if my gamble pays off. If not, I still got it for a price less then most 290's sell for and the 290 4gb still outperforms a 770 4gb as well. 

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I hope it works out for ya  :drinks:


I just hope it isn't a retired mining card. Wouldn't necessarily make it bad, but definitely something to consider. Especially with non-X 290s, as they were extremely popular with the mining community.

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