Review: AMD Radeon R9 280X vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 at 4K

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    Re: Review: AMD Radeon R9 280X vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 at 4K 2013/10/14 11:41:23 (permalink)
    Nothing new. R9 280X is a 7970 gigahertz edition with newer bios.

      
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    Re: Review: AMD Radeon R9 280X vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 at 4K 2013/10/14 11:45:23 (permalink)
    Pretty good performance for a $100 USD difference. Let's get some more 4K on the market 

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    Re: Review: AMD Radeon R9 280X vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 at 4K 2013/10/14 11:53:51 (permalink)
    I still can't believe it's this close to BF4 and AMD has NOT released pricing on the 290x...
     
    ..but I have been toying with the idea - as Brad did- of getting a 280x and  X-firing it to my current 7970

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    Re: Review: AMD Radeon R9 280X vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 at 4K 2013/10/14 11:55:49 (permalink)
    As much as the frame rates seem unplayable, at least at such an extreme GPU-bound scenario, SLI/CFX scaling should be optimal-- not 100%, but definitely scaling well at 2160p.
     
    Still, you'd need three of each just to reach the 40's I figure, thus AMD is the cheaper route-- but if you're going to spend that kind of money on a 2160p display to begin with, what are the chances you're thinking on a "per dollar" metric to begin with?  Even the 30Hz displays are $1000.

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    Re: Review: AMD Radeon R9 280X vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 at 4K 2013/10/14 13:01:08 (permalink)
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    [...] but if you're going to spend that kind of money on a 2160p display to begin with, what are the chances you're thinking on a "per dollar" metric to begin with?  Even the 30Hz displays are $1000.

    I see your point, BUT! 
     
    A high quality (and expensive) display will last you for years. Heck, even decades! The longer it lives, the better the investment.
    Most people in the "addicted PC enthusiast"-community will upgrade their GPU every single, second or third generation of graphics cards, which means that high-end GPUs in the long run will end up being more expensive than an upcoming $2000 USD 4K monitor.
     
    When consumer-leveled 4K displays will hit the market, I will be the first in line to grab one. But when it comes to the horsepower that are going to process the eye-candy? Meh, I'll just take what's best for the money.
     
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    Re: Review: AMD Radeon R9 280X vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 at 4K 2013/10/14 23:35:05 (permalink)
    Hmm, I wonder if I'll get a 2560x1440 or start gaming on all 3 of my 1080p before I get a 4k display.
    Then again, My 2GB 770 doesnt even have enough power to push past 60 fps in Battlefield 4 on Ultra @1080p.
    For not I think I'm good with this 770 and gaming on a single 1080p display for newer games and across all 3 for older games. 

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    Re: Review: AMD Radeon R9 280X vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 at 4K 2013/10/15 14:00:52 (permalink)
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    A high quality (and expensive) display will last you for years. Heck, even decades! The longer it lives, the better the investment.
    Very true, I'll give you that, it is the perfect example of future-proof given how long other resolution standards have been around as graphics card technology and games have progressed.  Dell's 30" 2560x1600 first appeared in December 2005, if anyone still owns one with minimal or no dead pixels, or RMA trouble; that person is living large.
     
     
    That said, for the current cost of 60Hz 2160p displays, the same money could go into getting four 1080p projectors and setup EyeFinity since nVidia is limited to three for Surround.  Drawback is using more power and possibly noisy.
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    Re: Review: AMD Radeon R9 280X vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 at 4K 2013/10/15 18:42:16 (permalink)
    They go back and forth, depending on the game, this is pretty much how it always has been, lately Nvidia wins more often than AMD. Would like to see the 290X vs 780GTX. I'm actually hoping the 290X does a little better than the 780 so Nvidia is forced to drop the price. I can see 2 780's in my case now
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    Re: Review: AMD Radeon R9 280X vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 at 4K 2013/10/15 20:27:01 (permalink)
    I really want a 4k monitor.... more then a TV, I just think a monitor makes more sense.  If I could sell my 3 30's for a single LARGE 4k display I would in a second.

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    Re: Review: AMD Radeon R9 280X vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 at 4K 2013/10/15 22:53:23 (permalink)
    I thought about that 2-3 years, when people made Eyefinity, OK I respect that, really is better with 3x but I don't want to feel as in some car and play. One bigger monitor 27"-30" maybe in half-circle with 4k is real thing...But you can say goodbay to AA than, no such strong cards to support that. OK on such big resolution jagged lines is barely visible and you maybe and don't need filters, but...

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    Re: Review: AMD Radeon R9 280X vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 at 4K 2013/12/02 02:18:58 (permalink)
    I just ordered a 39" 4K monitor for under $500 from Amazon.
    I was going to upgrade to a 770 for it but from the reviews I"ve been seeing you need at least a GTX 780Ti or R9 290x to get decent frame rates 

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    Re: Review: AMD Radeon R9 280X vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 at 4K 2013/12/02 02:28:02 (permalink)
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    I just ordered a 39" 4K monitor for under $500 from Amazon.
    I was going to upgrade to a 770 for it but from the reviews I"ve been seeing you need at least a GTX 780Ti or R9 290x to get decent frame rates 

     
    I wish you luck with that 30 hz refresh rate.

      
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    Re: Review: AMD Radeon R9 280X vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 at 4K 2013/12/02 03:39:09 (permalink)
    Yeah I guess I"ll finally see for myself if it's noticeable like SLI micro stuttering. I've had my SLI setup for years and never noticed it. From reviews of 30 hz only thing they seem to notice is mouse movement not being smooth. 

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    Re: Review: AMD Radeon R9 280X vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 at 4K 2013/12/02 03:58:31 (permalink)
    You can always use it as 1440p at 60hz or 1080p at 120hz (with frames dropping).

      
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