Reference R9 290 or 7970 Matrix

Zain Cheema

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Aug 9, 2013
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Hi all I am stuck as to which video card I should buy. Its between a 7970 matrix for £120 from a friend or an r9 290 for £115 from ebay. The only thing putting me off the 290 is the insane amount of heat that it produces cos of its reference design. Could a 7970 Asus matrix be oc'd to out perform a 290? At the moment I'm leaning towards the matrix card but I'm not sure hence why I'm asking the opinion of the forum.
 

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