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    Gtx 970

    I'm currently running a XFX R9 380 in Freesync on my computer. I'm using a BenQ Freesync monitor at a resolution of 2560x1440. A friend of mine recently bought himself a Asus 1080 GTX to replace his 970 GTX. He asked me if I was interested n buying it. I originally told him no, but now I'm not sure if I might chance my mind. Is there any advantage in replacing my r9 380 with the 970 GTX?

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    Re: Gtx 970

    Refresh my memory: the RX 380 is a rebranded RX 280...which is a rebranded 7950, right?

    If I'm correct, the gtx 970 should perform better and more efficiently than your 380. Using Anandtech, it looks like the 970 gives you about 70-80% increase in FPS.

    Conversely, you would lose the freesync capability (I think) but I think it would be worth it.

    My only word of caution: how much is he asking for the card? I would pay no more than...$150. The RX 480 easily beats the 970 and the RX 470 competes with the 480. You can get the 480 for $200, and the 470 for ~$180. So if he wants any more than $150, I would go with one of those two cards (which would give you the freesync capability again).

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Gtx 970

    Quote Originally Posted by btdog View Post
    Refresh my memory: the RX 380 is a rebranded RX 280...which is a rebranded 7950, right?

    If I'm correct, the gtx 970 should perform better and more efficiently than your 380. Using Anandtech, it looks like the 970 gives you about 70-80% increase in FPS.

    Conversely, you would lose the freesync capability (I think) but I think it would be worth it.

    My only word of caution: how much is he asking for the card? I would pay no more than...$150. The RX 480 easily beats the 970 and the RX 470 competes with the 480. You can get the 480 for $200, and the 470 for ~$180. So if he wants any more than $150, I would go with one of those two cards (which would give you the freesync capability again).

    Hope this helps.
    It does help immensely. I appreciate your input. Thanks.

    BTW, he was asking $160 for the 970.
    Last edited by captkirk; 11-25-2016 at 10:30 PM.

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    Re: Gtx 970

    Considering that GTX 970 is not produced anymore and at least was available new for ~$190 with free shipping in the end (ASUS GTX 970 Turbo) and considering that the faster GTX 1060 3GB is for the moment at least widely available at $200, Rx470 at $160 and Rx480 (4GB) at $180 I think your friend is getting a good price for the card at $160. The GTX970 is a good card though and would benefit your gaming system, but I think your friend is getting the (slightly) better deal.

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    Re: Gtx 970

    Quote Originally Posted by captkirk View Post
    BTW, he was asking $160 for the 970.
    Well, that's good to hear, he's at least being reasonable in his pricing. I bet he'd go for $150 if you offered.

    My worry is the person who bought the card 9 months ago for $350 and wants to recoup as much as possible, so they'll try to sell it for $250-275. I see it all the time on craigslist. Caveat Emptor.

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    Re: Gtx 970

    Just wanted to say thanks to you guys for your input. I went ahead and bought the 970 GTX from my friend. I now have it installed and it is running just fine. BTW, I got him down to $145.

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    Re: Gtx 970

    Quote Originally Posted by captkirk View Post
    Just wanted to say thanks to you guys for your input. I went ahead and bought the 970 GTX from my friend. I now have it installed and it is running just fine. BTW, I got him down to $145.
    How old/used is the 970? I'd say $145 is a great deal so congrats!

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