R7 260X or HD7790 ?

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R7 260X or HD7790 ?

Post by messib10 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:23 pm

Hi all

i wanna buy a new graphic card and i'm a bit confused between


ASUS HD7790-1GD5-DC2OC

OR

Sapphire Radeon R7 260X


my pc spcifications is


intel i5 2500k sandy bridge
motherboard MSI H61M-E23B3
Ram CORSAIR XMS3 DDR3 4G
HDD samsung 1To
monitor asus VX238H-W
case COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000
powersupply COOLER MASTER 460W

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Re: R7 260X or HD7790 ?

Post by CA_Steve » Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:09 pm

Welcome to SPCR. Tech Report sums it up nicely with:
In the end, then, the R7 260X's only real advantages over the 7790 are its higher clock speeds and its larger frame buffer. The two cards have otherwise very similar specifications...

..Those similarities are compounded by the fact that many, if not most, retail 7790s are clocked higher than the reference speeds you see above. AMD bragged about this fact earlier this year. It's not uncommon to see retail 7790 cards with peak GPU and memory speeds of 1075MHz and 6.4Gbps, respectively—quite close to the reference R7 260X.

The R7's larger frame buffer is a notable improvement, though. Variants of the 7790 cards with 2GB of memory do exist, but they're few and far between. Newegg carries only two of them right now: one priced at $139.99, and another at $169.99. The R7 260X will make 2GB of video RAM the new standard at $139.99. Given the slew of graphically intensive next-gen games coming later this fall, that's probably a good thing.

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Re: R7 260X or HD7790 ?

Post by messib10 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:34 am

thanks for your reply sir

i think i will buy an r7 260x

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Re: R7 260X or HD7790 ?

Post by CA_Steve » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:19 am

That said, I don't know if Sapphire's version is the quietest card. They haven't been in the past.

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Re: R7 260X or HD7790 ?

Post by messib10 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:50 am

how about ASUS GTX660-DC2-2GD5 ?
it cost about 230$ in my place
is it a good choice and does it work with pci express 2.0 ?

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Re: R7 260X or HD7790 ?

Post by CA_Steve » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:24 pm

Every new card intro'd in the last 5 years or so are PCI-e. The Asus Direct CU versions of the GTX 660 are nice cards and quiet. $230 seems high for the base clocked version, when you can get the ASUS GTX660-DC2O-2GD5 for $170 in the US.

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Re: R7 260X or HD7790 ?

Post by messib10 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:53 am

well i'm not in usa and even if i purchase it online it will cost 170$ + 50$ shipping

mean's almost the same price in my place

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Re: R7 260X or HD7790 ?

Post by fastturtle » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:18 pm

CA_Steve wrote:Every new card intro'd in the last 5 years or so are PCI-e. The Asus Direct CU versions of the GTX 660 are nice cards and quiet. $230 seems high for the base clocked version, when you can get the ASUS GTX660-DC2O-2GD5 for $170 in the US.
Actually, I've seen some new egg reviews indicating that some of the Asus Cards wont work in a v2 x16 slot. They absolutely depend on having a v3 slot but people aren't being told that before purchase. Talk about pissing folks off. Not a good move on Asus part.

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Re: R7 260X or HD7790 ?

Post by CA_Steve » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:55 pm

fastturtle wrote:Actually, I've seen some new egg reviews indicating that some of the Asus Cards wont work in a v2 x16 slot. They absolutely depend on having a v3 slot but people aren't being told that before purchase. Talk about pissing folks off. Not a good move on Asus part.
This makes no sense. The two are hardware compatible and the gfx card won't even make use of 2.0's bandwidth.

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Re: R7 260X or HD7790 ?

Post by fastturtle » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:27 pm

Ca_Steve: In looking at the specs, I can see some of the reasoning as the PCI-e 3.0 spec changed the encoding from an 18b data/20b with overhead to 128b data/130b with overhead. As to power, they made no changes there. Just the encoding and bandwidth methods to increase useable bandwidth and it could be that Asus has decided that the changes are to difficult to support (yea like that's a good excuse for not telling us). Or they're screwing people for no reason.

Based on these rumours, Asus has already started seeing a drop in sales though it may be exactly what they want if they're involved in providing the Motherboards for both the PS4/XBone. Personally, I'm going to review everything I can on a recently selected Asus 7790 card (egg list) to avoid that problem. From what reviews on the Egg say though, it shouldn't be a problem as the 7790 uses a max of 150w, well within either of my PSU's output - Antec 380 Earthwatts or the listed Corsair 430w 80+ In my desktop

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