SAPPHIRE R9 290X 8GB GDDR5 vs EVGA GTX 980 Superclocked 4GB

ok so i am in the market for a new GPU im not going to lie up till now ive been a nvidia fan boy i was even going to upgrade to the evga 980 SC from my evga 295 co-op but then i was blown away as i saw a post on a ati product that has 8 gigs of gddr5 and now i dont know which to buy im so lost its been a LONG time since i bought a video card i could use help here i wont be over clocking i wont be useing a sli or cross fire setup


things i do

video editing i use sony vegas

and then play video games from old to new


i have a 850 watt PSU


so please any help would be awesome thanks guys (please note if you say get this product because its better isnt a valid point ....WHY is it better?)


vegas supports both opencl and cuda so from a content creation side of things you should be fine with either.

The extra vram might help with video processing but I cant say for sure, try and find some benchmarks :D

The 980 is too expensive for what it is. Like 10 FPS faster than a 970 for $200+ more.

Find some benchmarks and see what is faster in Vegas either CUDA or OpenCL.

What resolution do you game at?

well id like to step up to 4k

Then get the 290X. At 4K they are the same performance wise and the 290X is much cheaper.