im currently on i7 3770k and radeon 7850 2gb should I upgrade to a R9 270X, 4GB ? Will I see a good improvement and how would this new card run next gen games? Radeon 7850 is slowly starting to show its age. --- I need a girl whose name doesn't end in .JPG
#2PhilOnDezPosted 6/16/2014 7:57:17 PM
The 270x doesn't have the memory bandwidth to properly utilize 4 gigs of ram. It also isn't that much faster than what you have, it's basically a 7870 with an OC vs your 7850. I'd either spend more or hold off if you want to get your money's worth. --- Every time I try to go where I really wanna be it's already where I am, 'cuz I'm already there XBL, PSN, Steam, Origin, BSN, GFAQs, MC: PhilOnDez
#3RequiemPosted 6/16/2014 11:05:08 PM
Unless you're willing to buy a 290, I don't think you'll see an appreciable difference worth your money. --- Copyright free literature available at http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page... otherwise known as Tex-Mex
#4Garage_ManPosted 6/16/2014 11:29:29 PM
290s are stupid cheap on eBay. If they ever break who cares, toss it and get another. Even 780s can be had for around the 400 mark and a TI 600ish. 7950/7970 are also real cheap.
#5ArkonBladePosted 6/16/2014 11:35:32 PM
Not going to be much of a power boost. so might as well stick with what you got for now.
If you are going to upgrade and want a bigger improvement save up for a R9 280, 290 or GTX 770 or 780 --- PC game sales= more games then you could ever dream of owning. PSN - ArkonBlade XBL - The Wolf Shadow STEAM - ArkonBlade
#6fire2boxPosted 6/17/2014 12:02:22 AM
only if you want to run 1080p+ @ maxed out settings.
I got a 7870 and im fine with running high settings in most games. I needed to bump it to medium for Watch Dogs but we all know that game is %&# and its getting exposed even more now. --- Ivy bridge i5 3570k @3.40GHz | 8 GB DDR3 | single XFX 7870| OCZ 600W Modular. Nvidia, AMD, Intel for life!! 3DS FC: 2208-5221-4039