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Windows 7: Upgrade advice: HD7870Ghz, HD7850 or HD7970?

17 Jan 2013   #11
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

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17 Jan 2013   #12
MonkeyFunkR

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

Cheers. Glad I was reading the reviews on newegg. I didn't notice the 7850/70 requires PCI-E 3.0. @_@

Pretty sure my rig is only using 2.0... Can that be upgraded?
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17 Jan 2013   #13
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MonkeyFunkR View Post
Cheers. Glad I was reading the reviews on newegg. I didn't notice the 7850/70 requires PCI-E 3.0. @_@

Pretty sure my rig is only using 2.0... Can that be upgraded?
PCI-E 3 cards are backwards compatible with PCI-E 2.x. The performance difference is supposed to be negligible. Don't worry about it.
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17 Jan 2013   #14
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Their requirements are not clear to me. They recommend a 500W PSU for 1 card and 1 place says a 75W 6 pin connector is required for 1 card and later they say an 8 pin is required for a single card. I can only assume it requires both. Sapphire Vapor X 3GB.
I have a reference 7970. It requires one 6 pin plus one 8 pin.
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17 Jan 2013   #15
MonkeyFunkR

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MonkeyFunkR View Post
Cheers. Glad I was reading the reviews on newegg. I didn't notice the 7850/70 requires PCI-E 3.0. @_@

Pretty sure my rig is only using 2.0... Can that be upgraded?
PCI-E 3 cards are backwards compatible with PCI-E 2.x. The performance difference is supposed to be negligible. Don't worry about it.
Excellent! That's great news. I was googling and only found upgrade instructions.

Thank you.
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