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Windows 7: GPU upgrade or not?

24 Sep 2015   #1
chefduane

Win 7 Home Prem x64 SP1
 
 
GPU upgrade or not?

I am currently running a Sapphire HD7750 1G (Radeon R7 200x) and have been for some time. I am looking at possibly upgrading to a Radeon R9 270X 4GB GDDR5 DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/DP Dual-X with Boost and OC version PCI-Express Graphics Card 11217-04-20G. I have a 500w PS which should be adequate. (See Sys Specs for details.) I am mostly a flight sim gamer (MSFSX, Wings of Prey, War Thunder..) and am about ready for an upgrade. The R9 card is available for $189 (less $20 rebate) and free 2 day shipping. I'm thinking an R9 4g card delivered in 2 days for $169 is hard to beat.

Thoughts?


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24 Sep 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you`re happy settling for AMD, then I guess that`s OK
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24 Sep 2015   #3
chefduane

Win 7 Home Prem x64 SP1
 
 

Gee, I was hoping for some feedback that might be technically insightful. But your bias is duly noted. Thanks.
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24 Sep 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I know LOL

Hope these reviews will be more helpful

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...review&es_th=1
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26 Sep 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I suppose this is out of the question
Hydro GFX Liquid Cooled Graphics Card
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26 Sep 2015   #6
chefduane

Win 7 Home Prem x64 SP1
 
 

Once again, I was hoping for some insight that might be technically insightful in relation to my original post. AddRam, I do appreciate the link to the reviews. But does anybody have any serious thoughts that might actually be of value, or has the W7F GPU forum simply become a room full of smart-asses? If so, I'll seek information elsewhere.
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26 Sep 2015   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Then I would go to a R9 270x video card forum, not a Windows 7 forum, at least Mike and I responded.

Good Luck and we are not smart a@@es !!! Please watch the language Thank You.

https://www.sapphireforum.com/forumd...-R9-270-Series

Is a Sapphire Dual-X R9 270X 2GB OC Boost a good video card? - PC/Mac/Linux Society - GameSpot
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26 Sep 2015   #8
chefduane

Win 7 Home Prem x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, you actually were. But no bother, I'll seek real information elsewhere. Thanks.
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27 Sep 2015   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

OK good, Don`t let the door hit you on the way out !!!

Have a great day
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27 Sep 2015   #10
BogdanH

Windows 7 HomePremium 64bit
 
 

I had HD-7770 1GB card before, which should be comparable to your HD-7750, I think (you can check "minor" differences on web). Because I assumed my card was "dying"...
(see My solution for Monitor goes black/standby randomly )
..I bough Sapphire R9 270X 2GB -again similar to your choice. Now, I'm not a 3D gamer (so I can't tell differences for various games), but I do run some 3D applications. In short:
In real use, difference in speed IS quite noticeable -which is to be expected (GPU is more powerful after all). But in my humble opinion, a big percentage of speed we gain because of increased RAM. Today's 3D apps (especially games, I assume) have huge amount of (large) textures, which need to be available as fast as possible -so GPU can process them.
What all gamers know, graphic card can never be fast enough, so don't expect too much from this card. I've ran few (gaming) 3D benchmarks and I was quite impressed...
Summary: your 7750 is a tad slower than 7770 (which I had).. and now you'd get better GPU and 4GB.. yes, I think it's worth upgrading.
Note: 500W PS could be problematic (depends on quality of PS, etc.) -as many know, it's not wattage alone that makes a good PS. And keep in mind, R9 270X requires two 6pin power connectors.
Wish you no buyers remorse
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