over 1 GHz core clock - 2560 stream processors
4GB @ 5 GHz memory clock
GIGABYTE GV-R929OC-4GD Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card - Newegg.com
over 1 GHz core clock - 2048 stream processors
3GB @ 6.4 GHz memory clock
ASUS R9280X-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Newegg.com
Can you please explain which would be better for gaming. Probably the 290, right? And if so, is it because 290 is a higher number than 280?
I realize the difference in stream processor amounts but I do not know what this means or why it is important. I realize the difference in RAM and why 4 is better than 3, which makes the 290 longer suitable for future gaming.
My big question is this... is this 290 worth the extra cash over this 280X?
I know that I will be happy with either because I am upgrading from a GTX550.
I just want to make the best choice and possibly save some cash in the process.
Thanks in advance,