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Thinking of a GPU Upgrade

#1SzymaaPosted 10/21/2013 5:05:06 PM
I'm thinking of upgrading from an HD6850 to an R9 280x, which I understand is basically a 7970ghz. Will I see a noticeable increase in performance? And will my PSU be sufficient (a Corsair 650TX)
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#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 10/21/2013 5:05:35 PM
Yes and yes that 650 is plenty. Even enough for 2 of them probably
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#3Szymaa(Topic Creator)Posted 10/21/2013 10:17:29 PM
Bump for confirmation of the above
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#4Sergei_DukanovPosted 10/21/2013 10:33:58 PM(edited)
I have the 6850 on a spare pc. Sold a 7870ghz to a friend and the R9 280x is running everything smooth as butter. It will be noticeable for you. And your 650 will be enough. The only question is what CPU are you using?
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#5Szymaa(Topic Creator)Posted 10/22/2013 7:19:27 AM
Sergei_Dukanov posted...
I have the 6850 on a spare pc. Sold a 7870ghz to a friend and the R9 280x is running everything smooth as butter. It will be noticeable for you. And your 650 will be enough. The only question is what CPU are you using?


Currently using a stock 2500k
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#6ShubPosted 10/22/2013 7:28:09 AM
Your PSU is quite sufficient for any video card on the market. And yes, the difference from a 6850 to an R9 280X will be substantial.
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#7Szymaa(Topic Creator)Posted 10/22/2013 7:36:04 AM
The Shub has spoken! Thanks man.
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#8Sergei_DukanovPosted 10/22/2013 9:16:18 AM
Szymaa posted...
Sergei_Dukanov posted...
I have the 6850 on a spare pc. Sold a 7870ghz to a friend and the R9 280x is running everything smooth as butter. It will be noticeable for you. And your 650 will be enough. The only question is what CPU are you using?


Currently using a stock 2500k


I would OC it a little to get a little more juice out of your games. Nothing drastic, but a little performance bump.
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FX8350 oc'ed 4.6ghz ASRock 990fx Extreme9 8 igs ddr3 MSI R9 280x antec 750W NZXT Phantom Full Tower http://imgur.com/DKxtZXP http://imgur.com/I9vdXTk