Solved Can an Intel i5-3470 run an AMD R9 280X effectively? Tags: Processors AMD Intel i5 Graphics Last response: October 27, 2013 11:13 AM in Graphics & Displays Share tnick771 October 27, 2013 10:58:19 AM Thinking of upgrading from my HD 7870 GHz Edition. Would this be a decent upgrade and would my processor be able to effectively run this thing? More about : intel 3470 run amd 280x effectively Best solution guggi4 a b À AMD October 27, 2013 11:01:19 AM your cpu will handle it, but i dont think its worth upgrading from a 7870 to a 280x. you'd get more performance adding a secound 7870 in crossfire. Share tnick771 October 27, 2013 11:03:56 AM guggi4 said:your cpu will handle it, but i dont think its worth upgrading from a 7870 to a 280x. you'd get more performance adding a secound 7870 in crossfire. Good to know! What about going to a 7950 instead of crossfiring? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer guggi4 a b À AMD October 27, 2013 11:13:25 AM the 7950 is even weaker than the 280x. a 280x is basically a hd7970ghz with a new name. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCan Antec Neo Eco 620C be able to run Sapphire R9 280X 3GB along with AMD FX 8350?? Forum SolvedWill Intel Core i3 4160 bottleneck AMD R9 280x? Forum SolvedIntel Xeon e3 1230v3 + r9 280x vs AMD FX 8320 + r9 290? Forum SolvedIs AMD R9 280X good enough for professional work (visual effects/animation or rendering)? Forum SolvedWill an AMD FX 8350 and R9 280x run bf4? Forum SolvedCan an amd radeon R9 280x run on 3GB Ram? Forum SolvedAMD 8350 w/ R9 280x vs. Intel i7 4770k w/ R9 270x Forum Intel CPU vs AMD CPU/APU for gaming with AMD R9 280x Forum Would an amd fx 8320 and an r9 280x be able to run the latest games on high/ultra with a decent fps? Forum xfx r9 280x 3gb radeon amd runs slow Forum Will my corsair cx750W be able to run msi r9 280x crossfire and a amd fx-8350 (nothing overclocked)? Forum AMD or Intel? MSI R9 280x Gaming 3GB or Zotac GTX760 4GB? Forum SolvedAMD FX-8320 or Intel Core i5-3470 for Gaming? Forum SolvedIntel i5-3470 vs AMD fx-8350 Forum SolvedAmd fx-6300 vs intel i5-3470 Forum SolvedWill an 850w PSU run a crossfire r9 280x? Forum SolvedI have a poor 550W power supply and can I run r9 280x idle? Forum SolvedCan i run R9 280x vapor-x on 600w PSU???? Forum SolvedEVGA 750W will run a R9 280x properly? Forum SolvedAMD FX-6300 VS Intel i5-3470 For Gaming Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !