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Sapphire r9 280x Vapor-x vs Asus r9 280x top

Discussion in 'Mining' started by fra55, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. fra55

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    Hello guys, I'm about to purchase a new 280x for mining, and here's my question...which one, in your opioni, could be better? The Asus has a pretty good hashrate and silent fan, it can be undervolted without custom bios but the new Tri-x Vapor-x seems quite interesting (low power consumption and better cooling system with low noise).
    I will place the cards on a shelf, with riser cables and psu extension cables, so temperature should not be a problem.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Both are great choices, I personally love XFX's double lifetime warranty so I buy the products that qualify for it. Their new updated cooler is also pretty effective.
     
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    Yeah I own a XFX psu, but from what I can see on mining websites, Sapphire and Asus are the best for mining. That's why I was about to buy one of them.
    Sapphire new Vapor-x should be less power-consuming than Asus one, but the Asus is a bit cheaper (30-40 euros)
     
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    Check the warranty on both, here the Asus comes with 3 years and the Sapphire with only 1. How much of a difference in hashing are we talking about between these two and the XFX?
     
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    Well on scrypt mining about 40-50 khashes. I don't know yet on X11, not enough info yet on hardware
     
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    I dunno, to me that's not a deal breaker. Plus should you ever decide to quit mining you will be selling a used product with a lifetime warranty to the buyer should you choose the XFX.
     
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    Well I guess you are right...the Asus seems more attractive now..:)
     
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    Guess you found your card. ;)
     
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    Hope so, the Vapor-x seems a bit too much power-consuming and, for now, the V-core settings are locked