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Windows 7: Looking to upgrade to an R280x


30 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Looking to upgrade to an R280x

Current Specs

CPUIntel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
MotherboardASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
RAM16.0 GB
Hard DriveHDD 698.63 GB; HDD 298.09 GB; SSD 55.90 GB
Graphics CardASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
Sound CardASUS Xonar DG Audio Device; AMD High Definition Audio Device
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 8.1
Monitor"ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P" x3
Broadband ISPVerizon Fios (75mbps Down, or so they say)
Manufacturer and ModelMyself, and Myself
PC or LaptopPC
Power Supply Unit750W



Will upgrading to an r280x create a bottleneck in my system? How will my cpu compare if I upgrade my gpu?

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30 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

System seems fine, what I would worry about more is the power supply. What brand of psu is it? Some brands are cheap and can't even output what they say they support. The i5 I would say is fine and it's quad core at a decent clock speed. Hardrives are fantastic since you even got a ssd on it so should be no issues. Windows 8 is fine and your internet connection is good. I don't think anything should bottleneck. Just find out what type of power supply you got on it or post here and let us know to see if it is a good brand that can pump out that many watts. Also were you said pc or laptop, pc always comes first since you can upgrade when ever you feel it's time to, cheaper and can have a lot more horsepower and doesn't over heat as easy as say a laptop would thus longer life span.
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31 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
System seems fine, what I would worry about more is the power supply. What brand of psu is it? Some brands are cheap and can't even output what they say they support. The i5 I would say is fine and it's quad core at a decent clock speed. Hardrives are fantastic since you even got a ssd on it so should be no issues. Windows 8 is fine and your internet connection is good. I don't think anything should bottleneck. Just find out what type of power supply you got on it or post here and let us know to see if it is a good brand that can pump out that many watts. Also were you said pc or laptop, pc always comes first since you can upgrade when ever you feel it's time to, cheaper and can have a lot more horsepower and doesn't over heat as easy as say a laptop would thus longer life span.


For a GPU like that, you will need a branded PSU. Card will need somewhere around 450-600W of power.
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31 Jan 2014   #4

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

You should see a big jump in graphics performance with the r9 280X, no bottle neck. Right now I have my 8350/990fxa 16gb, ssd-hhd, 2 opticals, ASUS R9 280X TOP running with 10 apps open, 6 are Firefox, Tbird and a few others, plus all the tray stuff. I'm consuming 198-226 watts. This is with a h100i and 8 fans running. Watt reading is from a CyberPower watt gadget that has been check with a kill-a-watt meter and is within 5% error factor.

I can run my litecoin mining program that loads the gpu to 100% and I use 350+/- watts total. Your 750 watt PSU is fine.

Same system with two 7950's in Crossfire uses 225-245 watts under similar load. Both cards in mining mode it jumps to 450-500 watts.
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