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 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 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 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 SolvedAmd fx-6300 vs intel i5-3470 Forum SolvedCan i run R9 280x vapor-x on 600w PSU???? Forum SolvedEVGA 750W will run a R9 280x properly? Forum SolvedWill a R9 280X run on my Power Supply? 750W 4x +12V 20A Rail's Forum SolvedAMD FX-6300 VS Intel i5-3470 For Gaming Forum SolvedCan i run an R9 280x in Cross-Fire with this PSU? Forum SolvedGTX 770 vs AMD R9 280X 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 !