Own a r9 290: should I SLI, or Upgrade to 290x or a 970?

Faytte

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I run one monitor at 2560x1080 (21:9) and a second monitor at 1920X1080 and playing Dragon Age Inquisition. If I OC my current 290 I can get 60 ish frames in doors with drops out doors but the cards really pushing the heat (80C-85C or more). Without --it runs 'ok' at the stock overclock but I'd like to run a bit smoother. So my question is where should I invest some xmas money

1) sell my 290, spend money and get a 290x (if so, is the gains form a 8 GB 290x good cause of the high resolution im running at?)
2) buy another 290, run in xfire
3) sell 290, buy a 970 since I can OC it better and its a bit more future proof
4) wait for the 300 series since from what I read --no-- video cards run 2560xYYYY very well now a days?
 

Pla3p_Pr0

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i think wait for 300 series. I have a r9 290 too, and i have ~60. I have a sapphire r9 290 tri-x. I don't think u should buy a 970. Wait for 300 series. Nvidia vs AMD - nvidia doesn't have chanses
 

chenw

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a single 970 can run 2560x1440p on its own without maxed details, sli if you want more fps out of the setup, 4k resolution is the hard part.

But I agree with the above, 970 isn't THAT big of an upgrade over 290, wait for what 300's has in store before buying.
 

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