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Windows 7: Upgrade from a GTS 450 to an HD 4870 x2

27 Oct 2012   #11
Chalky Emultion

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ganjiry View Post
would you not be better off buying a cheap current motherboard and then adding a mid range gpu? that way then ur not throwing money away on old tech and get better performance

if u went the amd route u could get a current mob for about 40-50, u can get a amd 965 be for 63 now and then add a amd 6850 or similar card

ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AMD 760G (Socket AM3+) DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard - Aria Technology

AMD Black Edition - AMD Phenom II X4 3.4 GHz Processor

ARIANET Radeon HD 7770 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (OEM) + FREE Games! - Aria PC
If I sell my GTS 450, finally i will pay around 30 for the HD 4870 x2. I'm not going to spend all these money for a new mobo, CPU and GPU...


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27 Oct 2012   #12
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

u can get cheaper cpu and gpu those were just an example but its all down to what u want to do at the end of the day

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=50957 47.99
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27 Oct 2012   #13
shawnglory

 

I believe he's on a limited budget. A new system may require more than just a mobo cpu replacement.

DDR2 most probably to DDR3
A new power supply probably
A new casing (we all know how newer cards are long)
New HSF (unless box provides)

that and the 3 components previously mentioned. It's still somewhat costly if someone has a limited budget.
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27 Oct 2012   #14
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

was just a suggestion.
giving him options
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27 Oct 2012   #15
Chalky Emultion

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shawnglory View Post
I believe he's on a limited budget. A new system may require more than just a mobo cpu replacement.

DDR2 most probably to DDR3
A new power supply probably
A new casing (we all know how newer cards are long)
New HSF (unless box provides)

that and the 3 components previously mentioned. It's still somewhat costly if someone has a limited budget.
My budget isn't limited, i just only want to know if an HD 4870 x2 will be better than a GTS 450. This is my second system and I use it for LAN party, as you can see I already have a decent primary pc.

I only need a few more graphics performance in this 2nd pc, nothing more.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ganjiry View Post
was just a suggestion.
giving him options
thank you for your suggestion
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27 Oct 2012   #16
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorado View Post

thank you for your suggestion
no probs
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27 Oct 2012   #17
shawnglory

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ganjiry View Post
was just a suggestion.
giving him options
Erm I didn't mean any offence by the way. Sorry if I came off that way. I tend to misinterpret my own words in ways that usually doesn't end well. Sorry if I did. Cheers.

@Dorado. ah a LAN comp. nice
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27 Oct 2012   #18
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shawnglory View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ganjiry View Post
was just a suggestion.
giving him options
Erm I didn't mean any offence by the way. Sorry if I came off that way. I tend to misinterpret my own words in ways that usually doesn't end well. Sorry if I did. Cheers.
lols no offence taken mate no worries
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27 Oct 2012   #19
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorado View Post
..i looked at this site, but it says that a GTX 670, GTX 680, or a Radeon HD 7950 beats the GTX 690 by a large margin... Since te GTX 690 is comparable to a SLI of 2 GTX 680, this is impossible...
The same thing happens with the HD 4870 x2, which has got less points than the HD 4650 x2...

So a dual-high end GPU (in this case the HD 4870 x2) would be really slower than a single-mid end GPU (GTS 450)?
Fair enough. I didn't spend much time looking for benchmarks, and I agree that the link that I provided must be bogus.

It looks like a single 4870 is better than a GTS 450:

AnandTech - Bench - GPU11

I suppose that the 4870 X2 will be significantly better. (I vaguely recall that it's not quite as good as two discrete 4870 cards in crossfire. The single card has obvious advantages.)

Are you quite sure that a PCI-E 2.1 or 3.0 card won't work with your motherboard?
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28 Oct 2012   #20
Chalky Emultion

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Are you quite sure that a PCI-E 2.1 or 3.0 card won't work with your motherboard?
yes, I am. My motherboard has this issue which can't be solved... It comes from a pre-assembled pc and it's really bad...

I have the last 2 questions:

- is a 600W PSU enough for the Radeon 4870 x2?
- do I need a motherboard which supports dual GPUs to run Radeon 4870 x2? (= support for Crossfire/SLI)
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