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Upgrading HD 6850

#11coocoo4cocopops(Topic Creator)Posted 3/17/2014 10:48:40 PM
I've kinda been wanting to switch to NVIDIA though. How much of a pain is it to switch drivers from AMD to NVIDIA if I stayed with my old card and waited a bit more?
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#12ajxhPosted 3/17/2014 10:53:28 PM
Switching drivers is literally uninstalling the old driver set and installing the new driver set. Some people like to clean the registry, too, but I think it's unnecessary. Just uninstall and reinstall.

Honestly, I think your best performance to price ratio is that 270X (unless you'd want to overclock a 270). But that GTX 760 can be had for a little over $250 after MIR. That's a very good price for that card.
#13JonWood007Posted 3/17/2014 10:57:26 PM
I'd keep the 6850 for another year perhaps then upgrade. The longer you wait, the cheaper the upgrades are and the bigger the boost you'll get.

If you're unhappy with the 6850 now, you'll likely be wanting to upgrade that 660 in a year or two. So I'd keep the 6850 now and go all out next GPU you get.
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#14coocoo4cocopops(Topic Creator)Posted 3/17/2014 10:58:57 PM(edited)
ajxh posted...
Switching drivers is literally uninstalling the old driver set and installing the new driver set. Some people like to clean the registry, too, but I think it's unnecessary. Just uninstall and reinstall.

Honestly, I think your best performance to price ratio is that 270X (unless you'd want to overclock a 270). But that GTX 760 can be had for a little over $250 after MIR. That's a very good price for that card.

I'm not very familiar with the brand PNY, though. Are they reliable? Is there problems with the card itself?

Thank you everyone for putting up with my BS :')
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#15ajxhPosted 3/17/2014 11:01:30 PM
I've used video cards from a half dozen vendors from both camps. I've never had any issues with any of my video cards. I don't think you'd have to worry about QC with the video card (as I'm pretty sure they're all built by the same people, just with different stickers slapped on). Sometimes customer service can make a difference with companies, but I've never had to utilize CS, so...
#16coocoo4cocopops(Topic Creator)Posted 3/18/2014 12:10:51 AM
ajxh posted...
I've used video cards from a half dozen vendors from both camps. I've never had any issues with any of my video cards. I don't think you'd have to worry about QC with the video card (as I'm pretty sure they're all built by the same people, just with different stickers slapped on). Sometimes customer service can make a difference with companies, but I've never had to utilize CS, so...

Would an i5-2500k on an ASUS P8H61-I have any bottlenecking with the GTX 760?
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#17Flaktrooper123Posted 3/18/2014 12:21:11 AM
i5 2500k is still good.
#18thetruth928Posted 3/18/2014 12:42:46 AM
Just curious but why do you have an i5-2500k with a H61 motherboard. Should have went with a z68 motherboard so you could at least overclock.
#19coocoo4cocopops(Topic Creator)Posted 3/18/2014 1:07:49 AM
thetruth928 posted...
Just curious but why do you have an i5-2500k with a H61 motherboard. Should have went with a z68 motherboard so you could at least overclock.

Just wanted a cheap motherboard for my mITX build. No real plans to overclock these days.
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#20Skul_Posted 3/18/2014 1:22:29 AM
coocoo4cocopops posted...
ajxh posted...
I've used video cards from a half dozen vendors from both camps. I've never had any issues with any of my video cards. I don't think you'd have to worry about QC with the video card (as I'm pretty sure they're all built by the same people, just with different stickers slapped on). Sometimes customer service can make a difference with companies, but I've never had to utilize CS, so...

Would an i5-2500k on an ASUS P8H61-I have any bottlenecking with the GTX 760?


No.
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