My GPU's fans have started making some lovely grinding noise, and seeing it is now out of warrenty, I think I will pick up a new card. Isnt that the thing you do, get a new card every three years or so?
So, I am tossing up between an MSI 770 and the gigabyte R9 290 windforce (not the OC version), both at the same price thanks to a big discount on the R9 290. I absolutely suck at being able to interpret GPU review, and Toms hardware says that the 290 beats out the 770. However, when I look at the specks, the 290 only has a core clock of 947 while all the 770 are up around 1110-1130.
Is anyone able to help me decipher this? Is this a super gimped version of the 290? Is it still worth it due to the sale putting in down in 770 territory? Should I wait a months and new cards will come out?