At just over $200, can the XFX R9 380X Double Dissipation XXX OC 4GB unseat a GTX 960?

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 7, 2016 - 02:36 PM |
Tagged: XFX R9 380X Double Dissipation XXX OC 4GB, xfx, amd, 380x

Take a quick break from reading about the soon to be released technology at CES for a look at a GPU you can buy right now.  The XFX DD XXX series has been around for a few generations and the XFX R9 380X Double Dissipation XXX OC 4GB sports the same custom DD cooler you would expect.  The factory overclock is quite modest, 20MHz on the GPU taking it to 990MHz and retaining the default 5.7GHz memory clock.  Of course [H]ard|OCP were not going to leave that as is, they hit a 1040MHz core and 6.1GHz memory clock thanks to the custom cooling on the card, although with no way to adjust voltage they felt this card could be capable of more if that feature was added to the card.  Read on to see how this card compares against the ASUS STRIX GTX 960 DCU II OC in this ~$220 GPU showdown.

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"On our test bench today is the XFX R9 380X Double Dissipation XXX OC 4GB video card. It features the latest Ghost Thermal 3.0 cooling technology from XFX and a factory overclock. We will compare it to the ASUS STRIX GTX 960 DCU II OC 4GB in a battle of the $229 price point video cards to determine the better overall value."

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January 7, 2016 | 11:22 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Yes. It can and it does.

January 8, 2016 | 04:22 AM - Posted by JohnGR

My English might be a problem here, but I think there is no question about which card is better today at $200. And if we consider the "future proof" parameter, then there is only one option in that price point.
So in my eyes the title reeds like "Can a 980Ti unseat a Fury X?", which would have been a strange title considering that everyone knows that 980Ti is faster in today's titles.

PS
GTX 960 is a 128bit trap. Don't throw your money in that trap.

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