sapphire ati radeon hd5870 - should I upgrade

I have a sapphire ati radeon hd5870 1GB card. I wanna to upgrade to faster graphics card. Can somebody suggested ? I have 600W PSU...dont want to upgrade my PSU becos of graphics card change.
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  1. Depends on the budget and how much of that 600W is free. What's the rest of the system? What are you willing to spend?
  2. What's your budget? and which brand PSU do you have? You can upgrade to HD 7870 or HD 7950.
  3. I have a 8350FX on M5A99FX R2.0 with 16GB RAM. I use win7 64bit.
    Can I user GTX series ? Do they work with AMD ?
    Budget - no problem.
  4. You can get GTX 770 or GTX 780.
  5. davefowler said:
    You can get GTX 770 or GTX 780.


    But this won't leave much margin on the PSU. Besides, if you don't do heavy gaming or graphic rendering a HD7870 or a 760gtx, or even a 660gtx, will do.
  6. Since money is not an issue, and he has an awesome 8-core CPU, he should go for high-end cards.


    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1690621/gtx-780-psu-requirement-question.html


    FX 8350 max = 125W
    GTX 780 max = 250W
    600W is enough if it's a reliable brand.

    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-780/specifications
    600 W- Minimum Recommended System Power for GTX 780
  7. davefowler said:
    FX 8350 max = 125W
    GTX 780 max = 250W
    600W is enough if it's a reliable brand.


    Indeed, 600W should be enough (never denied that), but measuring the needed wattage on only gpu and cpu is very simplistic (not to mention costly). Every single component in a system needs power, and the 'less important' components together arent' neglectible.

    @nacdes: you should check for yourself, maybe using a calculator like http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/
  8. The ATI card suggested here are pcie 3.0. My mobo has pcie 2.0. Any issues on pcie 3.0 cards working on pcie 2.0 ?
  9. nacdes said:
    The ATI card suggested here are pcie 3.0. My mobo has pcie 2.0. Any issues on pcie 3.0 cards working on pcie 2.0 ?


    All PCIe are compatible, and no gpu has good use of the 3.0, so no problem.
  10. going to get Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon HD 7970 3 GB GDDR5 !
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