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Promoted 01-16-2016 by longmanj9 at 04:23 PM View Original Post
Update: New rebate form as of 1/17, valid through 1/31

Newegg has XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB GDDR5 256-Bit Dissipation XXX OC Video Card (R9-380P-4255) for $189.99 - $20 Rebate = $169.99. Shipping is free. Thanks TDMVP73

Note, for purchases made between 1/1 and 1/16, please use the following $20 Rebate form instead

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Limit 1 Rebate per household. New rebate is valid from 1/17 - 1/31.

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Edited January 17, 2016 at 07:32 AM by TattyBear
Hey guys,

I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share. This matches the previous +31 FP Deal from December 2015!

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I get the teach a person to fish thing, but I'm sure googling it came across the person's mind all on their own. Sometimes people just want to get information where they already are.

To put my money where my mouth is, I Googled it and even hit the site mentioned. It would seem this card is similar in benchmarking. Each card has different wins, but for the most part the Radeon is on par or slightly above the GTX in benchmarks.

The Nvidia has higher clock speeds and lower power (and as follows, heat) than the Radeon. Despite this the Radeon seem (per the benchmarks) to outperform the Nvidia by a bit. (10% range maybe?)

You can look at the site they were talking about here: http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9...ce-GTX-960

All that said, the person who told you to go google it probably knows more in their little finger about Graphic cards than I know in my entirety. Last time I looked/cared about them BFG was still making cards. Hope this helped some anyhow.

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Compare this to this nvidia series. What is this compared to? The gtx 960?
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Quote from Bukaki View Post :
Compare this to this nvidia series. What is this compared to? The gtx 960?
Google it. youll get a eeview site called gpuboss. that'll tell you everything you need.
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Quote from TimT3918 View Post :
Google it. youll get a eeview site called gpuboss. that'll tell you everything you need.
got em
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Compare this to this nvidia series. What is this compared to? The gtx 960?
Many will compare it to the 960, but normally it tends to be superior to the 960. While the 970 tends to be vastly superior. Considering the price at 170 I consider it a bargain for those who will gain enough performance to merit the price, but it really depends on what you are aiming for...performance wise. guru3d had a solid review with a nice chart to compare cards under the r9 380x review.
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Last edited by Ponder January 16, 2016 at 06:56 AM
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Quote from TimT3918 View Post :
Google it. youll get a eeview site called gpuboss. that'll tell you everything you need.
An even better resource would be Tom's Hardware GPU Hierarchy. On mobile, but just search "gpu hierarchy" and you'll find it.
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Quote from TimT3918 View Post :
Google it. youll get a eeview site called gpuboss. that'll tell you everything you need.
I get the teach a person to fish thing, but I'm sure googling it came across the person's mind all on their own. Sometimes people just want to get information where they already are.

To put my money where my mouth is, I Googled it and even hit the site mentioned. It would seem this card is similar in benchmarking. Each card has different wins, but for the most part the Radeon is on par or slightly above the GTX in benchmarks.

The Nvidia has higher clock speeds and lower power (and as follows, heat) than the Radeon. Despite this the Radeon seem (per the benchmarks) to outperform the Nvidia by a bit. (10% range maybe?)

You can look at the site they were talking about here: http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9...ce-GTX-960

All that said, the person who told you to go google it probably knows more in their little finger about Graphic cards than I know in my entirety. Last time I looked/cared about them BFG was still making cards. Hope this helped some anyhow.
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http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...,4388.html
this compares cards for gaming

Quote from Bukaki View Post :
Compare this to this nvidia series. What is this compared to? The gtx 960?

http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...,4388.html
this compares cards for gaming
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The R9 380 is tomshardware.com current pick for best 1080p gaming gpu for the money. Here is the article which is updated every month or so http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...,4380.html

Head to head its superior to the GTX960 in most benchmarks. The 960 uses a bit less power so might be a better choice if you are running a crap tier power supply.

I have both cards. In real world gaming at 1080p both cards feel about the same. At $170 after rebate the R9 380 is probably the best bang for your buck out there. A 970 is a big step up in price and certainly a superior card, but for 1080p gaming I doubt it will make any difference. So buy a card that matches your gaming resolution best.
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The Nvidia has higher clock speeds and lower power (and as follows, heat) than the Radeon. Despite this the Radeon seem (per the benchmarks) to outperform the Nvidia by a bit. (10% range maybe?)
The key difference is the R9 380 has a 256bit bus. vs 128bit in the 960. Both are great cards for 1080p gaming, but the R9 380 is better head to head. Here is a quote from the current tomshardware best gpu article:

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AMD again finds utility in aging silicon, this time from the Tonga GPU, formerly powering Radeon R9 285. The company recently rebranded it to Antigua for the Radeon R9 380. If you knew the former, the latter looks mighty familiar: 1792 shader cores, 112 texture units and 32 ROPs. The 285 utilized a 918MHz core clock and GDDR5 memory at 1375MHz. Radeon R9 380 enjoys a speed-up to 970MHz with memory at 1425MHz on a similar 256-bit bus.

That increase is enough to put the 380 ahead of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 960 in just about every one of our benchmarks at 1920x1080 and 2560x1440. But after our recent review of AMD's Radeon R9 380X, we collectively decided to peg this as a board suited to gamers with FHD monitors.
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I have this exact card.
For those that play Diablo 3:
CPU: Core i5 6500 @ 4GHz
Diablo 3: 40-130 FPS, 1080P @max settings
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Quote from TimT3918 View Post :
Google it. youll get a eeview site called gpuboss. that'll tell you everything you need.
Quote from jlachesk View Post :
An even better resource would be Tom's Hardware GPU Hierarchy. On mobile, but just search "gpu hierarchy" and you'll find it.
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You can look at the site they were talking about here: http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9...ce-GTX-960

All that said, the person who told you to go google it probably knows more in their little finger about Graphic cards than I know in my entirety. Last time I looked/cared about them BFG was still making cards. Hope this helped some anyhow.
Protip: if the site ends with "Boss", it's useless for anything other than quickly looking up specs. CPUBoss/GPUBoss/SSDBoss use bizarre and nonsensical scales which they don't outright disclose (though they reference sources), so the comparison result is relatively nothing to consider, especially when comparing Intel/Nvidia against AMD. As jlachesk suggests, there are better alternatives.

If you want a good site that compares hardware in a very standardized way with many sample units in real-world computers, I highly encourage you to check out UserBenchmark [userbenchmark.com]. You can even download the benching tool and bench your own system (only takes about a minute), and your hardware gets added to their database to improve the accuracy of average hardware performances. You can also use the benching tool to see if your hardware is performing better or worse than average. (This actually informed me once that a computer I was using hooked up my SSD to a SATA II connection instead of a SATA III, which makes me disappointed in the person that assembled it. But I digress.)

Though I should mention specifically for GPUs, it's helpful to see real gaming benchmarks rather than the synthetic tests UserBenchmark provides. Sites like Tom's Hardware, Anandtech, and Guru3D do in-depth reviews on individual cards and then show comparison charts with other cards they have benched at the same settings. Here are some quick examples:

http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...178-6.html
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pa...ew,12.html

Quote from Bukaki View Post :
Compare this to this nvidia series. What is this compared to? The gtx 960?
Here's how the R9 380 compares against the GTX 960 on synthetic user tests: http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Comp...3482vs3165
Here's how they compare on some benchmarking software and various games: http://anandtech.com/bench/product/1591?vs=1596

There's not a huge difference; it really depends on how any given game is optimized. At resolutions above 1080p, the 380 is consistently better.
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Last edited by roy_gallant January 16, 2016 at 11:16 AM
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380 > 960 @ 1080p, 380 >> 960 @ 1440p

dollar for dollar, 380 >>960, if you need gamestream for a shield tablet or a shield then 960. for some of us who wanted 5.1 in streaming, steam has experimental 5.1 support for now, so not many reasons to go with nvidia except the power efficiency/heat.
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The 4GB seems like overkill on this card because its not fast enough to do anything at 4k.
Am I wrong?
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