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graphics card inquiry, DDR (x) and such

#1MasterShot2k5Posted 5/24/2014 3:20:51 PM
I currently do not know which DDR my graphics card runs. I run an AMD motherboard and my GFX card is AMD Raedon HD 6770.

I do not know how much voltage it requires, but I am looking to upgrade once I find work.

I understand the AMD R9 series is high end right now. The sapphire R9 looks pretty good to me, but it runs DDR5 Graphics memory also I am not sure how much my power supply must be as a means to floating it.

I run DDR3 RAM does that mean my graphics must also be DDR3?
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#2AsellusPosted 5/24/2014 3:23:54 PM
It's not something you have to worry about at all.
#3MaxCHEATER64Posted 5/24/2014 3:24:02 PM
Oh my.
Okay let's go line by line.

1: The HD 6770 used GDDR5, just like most graphics cards released in the past five or six years.
2: Voltage means very little in GPUs. It's all about the wattage.
3: The "R9" is not one card, and spans an entire industry's worth of individual cards.
3.5: What type of memory a card has has nothing to do with how much power it needs.
4: No.

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#4MasterShot2k5(Topic Creator)Posted 5/24/2014 3:27:26 PM
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
Oh my.
Okay let's go line by line.

1: The HD 6770 used GDDR5, just like most graphics cards released in the past five or six years.
2: Voltage means very little in GPUs. It's all about the wattage.
3: The "R9" is not one card, and spans an entire industry's worth of individual cards.
3.5: What type of memory a card has has nothing to do with how much power it needs.
4: No.


Do you recommend this one? :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202046
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#5ShubPosted 5/24/2014 3:38:56 PM
Sure, the R9 280X is a nice card. But you should figure out what kind of power supply you currently have in order to determine if you can use an R9 280X.
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#6MasterShot2k5(Topic Creator)Posted 5/24/2014 4:09:28 PM
Shub posted...
Sure, the R9 280X is a nice card. But you should figure out what kind of power supply you currently have in order to determine if you can use an R9 280X.


1.350 - 1.360 V variant.

Don't know the Watt totals.
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#7MaxCHEATER64Posted 5/24/2014 4:15:25 PM
MasterShot2k5 posted...
Shub posted...
Sure, the R9 280X is a nice card. But you should figure out what kind of power supply you currently have in order to determine if you can use an R9 280X.


1.350 - 1.360 V variant.

Don't know the Watt totals.


What is the make and model of your PSU?
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#8SinisterSlayPosted 5/24/2014 6:39:00 PM
Just to help, how much power does a 6770 use, is it more than a r9 280x?
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#9ShubPosted 5/24/2014 9:08:16 PM
No, a 6770 uses a lot less power than an R9 280X.
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#10SinisterSlayPosted 5/24/2014 10:05:21 PM
Shub posted...
No, a 6770 uses a lot less power than an R9 280X.


Ah that doesn't help then.
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