72 months ago
Hey guys im thinking of buying a 290x but not sure which to go with. Asus or MSI. What would you guys choose and why.
Performance wise, they'll most likely be the same since they are both reference cards. Asus one comes with BF4 but is about ~$75 more (according to this site) so I would personally go with the MSI one because it is cheaper.
Yeah, the only reason I got the Asus 290x was because that was the only one available on Newegg. I would have gone with MSI b/c it was cheaper.
Oh well, yolo!
If you really care about performance, go with Asus. MSi uses Elpida RAM while Asus uses far superior Samsung RAM. The difference in performance is only really noticeable if you try to overclock VRAM a lot. Samsung RAM will reach higher frequencies.
Cool, then I'm glad I didn't get the MSI and got the ASUS instead.
Lol. Unless you're doing some serious overclocking, you won't notice a difference. But it might last longer, who knows :P