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Switching from nvidia to amd

#1mycousinvinniePosted 11/2/2013 4:50:40 PM
I'm pretty new to pc gaming and hardware and I'm planning on switching an old nvidia card for a r9 280x, and I'm wondering if there is anything I need to worry about like drivers and stuff that I have to remove before I switch cards

tl:dr switching card brands is there anything I need to do before I change parts
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#2DV8ingSourcesPosted 11/2/2013 4:52:08 PM
Not really. So long as you have windows vista or later you should be fine just doing a swap. I do recommend you remove the nvidia drivers before installing the proper amd drivers but even that is likely not necessary these days.
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#3Sergei_DukanovPosted 11/2/2013 4:53:47 PM
Yes, make sure you got a good deal on an amazing card. Then sit back, grab a bottle of kraken and enjoy!

Uninstall any old drivers and install the new amd ones.
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#4mycousinvinnie(Topic Creator)Posted 11/2/2013 4:54:00 PM
thanks for the info
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#5EpicKingdom_Posted 11/2/2013 5:00:32 PM
mycousinvinnie posted...
Switching from nvidia to amd


Nvidia = FINISHED.
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#6DiehardFFv2Posted 11/2/2013 5:01:41 PM
EpicKingdom_ posted...
mycousinvinnie posted...
Switching from nvidia to amd


Nvidia = FINISHED.


AMD Master Race
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#7DerPancakePosted 11/2/2013 5:05:33 PM
Why would you get a 280x, when you can get the 770 which is better.
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#8ShebeskiiPosted 11/2/2013 5:19:26 PM(edited)
DerPancake posted...
Why would you get a 280x, when you can get the 770 which is better.


http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Gigabyte/R9_280X_OC/images/perfrel_1920.gif

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Gigabyte/R9_280X_OC/images/perfrel_2560.gif

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Gigabyte/R9_280X_OC/images/perf_oc.gif

Same price as normal 280x.
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#9DerPancakePosted 11/2/2013 5:18:06 PM
Shebeskii posted...
DerPancake posted...
Why would you get a 280x, when you can get the 770 which is better.


http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Gigabyte/R9_280X_OC/images/perfrel_1920.gif

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Gigabyte/R9_280X_OC/images/perf_oc.gif

Same price as normal 280x.


Not sure if you are agreeing with me...
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#10ShebeskiiPosted 11/2/2013 5:21:20 PM
DerPancake posted...
Shebeskii posted...
DerPancake posted...
Why would you get a 280x, when you can get the 770 which is better.


http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Gigabyte/R9_280X_OC/images/perfrel_1920.gif

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Gigabyte/R9_280X_OC/images/perf_oc.gif

Same price as normal 280x.


Not sure if you are agreeing with me...


Check edit.

It's an OC version that still OCs even more, and at its stock clocks it beats out a 770 by a touch at 1080, the 770s strong point, and by quite a bit more at 2560.

It also beats out, at "stock OC" the 770 in BF3, a Nvidia favoured title.

It's roughly the same power at 1080 and stronger when you add AA/go up in res.

The game deal is what makes the 770 look awesome, but cost for cost the r9 280x is better hardware.
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