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Old 04-26-2014, 12:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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this is really simple, i was wondering if i should get 2x r9 280x's or one r9 290x?

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Old 04-26-2014, 02:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Always go with the single more powerfull card setup. later on you can add a second card to get even more boost. Parting with 2 cards is harder then upgrading one, also 1 gpu will encounter less issues with in game and finally not every game is configured for multi gpu use.
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Yup go with the single, When I had just 1 470 it handled everything I threw at it but now that it's finally struggling to max out games I wanted to wait for the GTX 870 but since there being delayed for release I just got another 470 and I'm still maxing most games out and it was a cheap upgrade getting a second used one. Down the road you can get a second 290X most likely cheap when the single one is starting to struggle to max the settings out.

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If you can find a 290x for a decent price that is. Otherwise I'd say get a 780ti.
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alright, so no dual gpu, the gtx 780 ti is 650 dollars on ebay though, is it worth that much or should i get a gtx 780/ r9 290/ 280x?

Note: the r9 290x is only 400 on ebay.
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That all depends on how much you're willing to spend. If you can really get a 290x with an aftermarket cooler for 400 then I say go for that.
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alright could i just clarify this, why couldnt i have multi gpu that has more power than the single card?
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Always go with the single more powerfull card setup. later on you can add a second card to get even more boost. Parting with 2 cards is harder then upgrading one, also 1 gpu will encounter less issues with in game and finally not every game is configured for multi gpu use.
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Plus, dual cards put out more heat, require more juice to run, run into driver issues more frequently, can have game compatibility issues, frame pacing issue (AMD), scaling issues. You get the picture.
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ok thanks if there are any further questions i will ask
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In Computer Technology: ;Consistently go with the song even more powerfull card setup. later on you can include a second card to get much more improvement.
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