- 72 months ago
i try to look it up on numerous sites but there's so many conflicting findings that i just don't know anymore.
i would like to eventually get a nice 1440 monitor, or 4k if my budget allows, down the road. (i'll be dual monitored as well, just to clarify. one 1080p monitor and one 1440 or 4k monitor)
and highest settings on everything would be very nice indeed.
which of these two cards is the better option? the gtx 780 is /slightly/ cheaper, but will i get better performance from an r9 290x? i plan to sli/xfire down the road as well. (which would probably help with the higher resolution monitors.) the evga 780 card is tempting, and for the r9 290x i'm relatively flexible, but the gigabyte and asus cards caught my eye.
(as a side, is it smart to match up manufacturers when it comes to gpu + mobo? or does that not really matter? i've been trying to match just to be on the safe side, but if it's a negligible difference, then i am down to mix and match)