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Is a Sapphire Dual-X R9 270X 2GB OC with Boost a good video card?

#1ghstbstrPosted 7/23/2014 11:49:43 AM
I currently have an ATI AMD HD 6770 1gb and I am deciding to upgrade.
I originally got a PowerColor PCS+ AX7950 Radeon HD 7950 3GB off of eBay for $110, and it wouldn't show any video no matter what I did even replaced the psu and still nothing.
I decided to get a different card off of eBay for $120.50, it is a Sapphire Dual-X R9 270X 2GB OC with Boost. So I hope that is a good video card.
My PC set up is...
Dell XPS 8300 (X8300-7008NBK)
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 3.4 GHz
Mobo: Some generic board has no name on it.
Graphics Card: ATI AMD Radeon HD 6770 1GB
PSU: Rosewill 550W (originally had a Dell 460W)
RAM: 8 GB
HDD: 2TB
OS: Win 7 Home Premium
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#2Delta_F14Posted 7/23/2014 11:50:59 AM
Depends on what games you play, I have a 7870 GHZ Edition and it's fairly good.

Also, never buy used AMD cards.
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#3ghstbstr(Topic Creator)Posted 7/23/2014 11:55:51 AM
Delta_F14 posted...
Depends on what games you play, I have a 7870 GHZ Edition and it's fairly good.
Also, never buy used AMD cards.

I play mainly shooters. Metro 2033, Metro Last Light, the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games, Mass Effect games, Far Cry 3, and a lot of others but those are the main ones.
I have always bought new cards in the past, but I can't afford those types of cards new at $200 or more.
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#4Delta_F14Posted 7/23/2014 12:00:43 PM
You should be able to run most of those games on at least high with ~60FPS.

Due to AMD cards beings very good for mining, people buy them, use them to their breaking point and then sometimes try to sell them.
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#5MaddSciencePosted 7/23/2014 12:15:27 PM
it's bordreline for that price. that's just a 7870 rebrand. it won't run the metro titles or far cry 3 very well above medium settings at 1080p.
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#6SonyHoundDawgPosted 7/23/2014 1:24:39 PM
Pretty much no one is going to recommend buying used AMD cards since they were probably in bitcoin mining rigs.

Anyways, if your new card works it'll be a fine mid range card.
#7I_Am_On_FirePosted 7/23/2014 1:32:14 PM
MaddScience posted...
it's bordreline for that price. that's just a 7870 rebrand. it won't run the metro titles or far cry 3 very well above medium settings at 1080p.


It'll handke FC3 at least just fine. I'm running it on high without issues on a 7850.
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#8ghstbstr(Topic Creator)Posted 7/23/2014 3:01:57 PM(edited)
Well I hope that the Sapphire Dual-X R9 270X 2GB OC with Boost is a lot better for fps and performance in games than the ATI AMD HD 6770 1gb that I currently have now. I am sure that it will be, but how much better?
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#9ghstbstr(Topic Creator)Posted 7/23/2014 7:49:20 PM
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#10it_r_over9000Posted 7/23/2014 8:00:46 PM
Holy crap I used this new thing called Google and typed in exactly what you wanted to know and it told me! I had no idea I could do this!

http://www.hwcompare.com/15727/radeon-hd-6770-vs-radeon-r9-270x/
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