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Hey guys, I'm buying a new GPU (The R9 270) and I want to know whether my specs will run most games on ultra/high with good Fps..

My Specs:
Intel Core i3-2120@3.3 Ghz
R9 270
450W PSU
8 GB Ram
1366x768 LED monitor
Windows 7 Ultimate

I know that my processor is a bit old but I'm guessing that my low resolution will help increase the performance in most games. Also, I want to know if a bottleneck would happen between the CPU and the new GPU. Thanks in advance
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  1. PowerOfChaos said:
    Hey guys, I'm buying a new GPU (The R9 270) and I want to know whether my specs will run most games on ultra/high with good Fps..

    My Specs:
    Intel Core i3-2120@3.3 Ghz
    R9 270
    450W PSU
    8 GB Ram
    1366x768 LED monitor
    Windows 7 Ultimate

    It won't play watch dogs on ultra. And I would expect the same from most new games going forward.
  2. your processor is not old, just weak, an i5 would be better and is a straight swap. the 270 is mid range, expect medium to high on current games, more medium on next gen games.
  3. But shouldn't the R9 270 be enough for the 720p screen to play ultra or at least high ? I also think that the processor doesn't make much of a difference except on few games which need 4 full cores to run at the best FPS..
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    PowerOfChaos said:
    But shouldn't the R9 270 be enough for the 720p screen to play ultra or at least high ? I also think that the processor doesn't make much of a difference except on few games which need 4 full cores to run at the best FPS..


    The R9 270 is fine for 720p, easily capable of at least high settings in anything. Ultra in games at least a couple years old. I suspect the only games that'll tax it at 720p will be Crysis 3, Watchdogs, BF4...

    The CPU is acceptable. It'll perform about as well as an FX-4300 all around, and similarly to the FX-6300 in quad-core games or lower. Sufficient for high settings in pretty much everything except BF4 and Watchdogs, where it may need to be at medium.

    What's the PSU? Not all power supplies are good, regardless of wattage.
  5. Rationale said:
    PowerOfChaos said:
    But shouldn't the R9 270 be enough for the 720p screen to play ultra or at least high ? I also think that the processor doesn't make much of a difference except on few games which need 4 full cores to run at the best FPS..


    The R9 270 is fine for 720p, easily capable of at least high settings in anything. Ultra in games at least a couple years old. I suspect the only games that'll tax it at 720p will be Crysis 3, Watchdogs, BF4...

    The CPU is acceptable. It'll perform about as well as an FX-4300 all around, and similarly to the FX-6300 in quad-core games or lower. Sufficient for high settings in pretty much everything except BF4 and Watchdogs, where it may need to be at medium.

    What's the PSU? Not all power supplies are good, regardless of wattage.

    My PSU is : Thermaltake Litepower 450W
  6. PowerOfChaos said:
    Rationale said:
    PowerOfChaos said:
    But shouldn't the R9 270 be enough for the 720p screen to play ultra or at least high ? I also think that the processor doesn't make much of a difference except on few games which need 4 full cores to run at the best FPS..


    The R9 270 is fine for 720p, easily capable of at least high settings in anything. Ultra in games at least a couple years old. I suspect the only games that'll tax it at 720p will be Crysis 3, Watchdogs, BF4...

    The CPU is acceptable. It'll perform about as well as an FX-4300 all around, and similarly to the FX-6300 in quad-core games or lower. Sufficient for high settings in pretty much everything except BF4 and Watchdogs, where it may need to be at medium.

    What's the PSU? Not all power supplies are good, regardless of wattage.

    My PSU is : Thermaltake Litepower 450W


    Well, not a terrible PSU. Not as bad as most of Thermaltake's. But still not good. If you already have it, I suppose it'll manage. If you don't already have it, I'd highly suggest picking a different one.
  7. I have this PSU already and I'm getting the R9 270 mainly because of the PSU..I would've got a better one but the PSU prevents me from doing so >.<..Anyway thanks for the help all of you :)
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