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MSI GTX 750ti vs MSI R9 270 2GB

So I have recently built a low end gaming PC with my father, all new parts except for the GPU which was taken from my old PC ( Nvidia GT240 1GB )

Specs currently:
PSU : 450W
CPU : Intel Pentium G2030 3.0Ghz Dual Core
GPU : Nvidia GT 240 1GB
RAM : 8GB DDR3 1333MHz
MOBO : Asrock H61M microATX
HDD : 1TB 7200rpm
OS : Windows 8.1

Now my problem I have is choosing between either the GTX 750ti or the Radeon R9 270

Both are around my price range at about R2500 or $250 or £145 here in South Africa

My main problem is my PSU. The GTX750ti does not require an extra power adapter which made me incredibly close to purchasing it, but I did some research and found out the R9 270 - with all the components I currently have would only 'require' a 350W PSU, seen as I have a 450W I hope im in the clear.

Which GPU would you recommend for gaming? I play on a 1280x1024 monitor and I would much prefer to be able to play on High settings for games such as Battlefield 4, Arma 3( Medium will do), Witcher 2 and so on..

Much Appreciated.
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  1. What is the exact model of your PSU?
  2. At that resolution, both would play very well, but the R9 270 is the faster of the two. If you want to get the most performance out of your money that is what you should get.

    Though, if your PSU isn't known to be a good quality model, I'd then recommend the 750ti solely because you should be careful about how much power you put on low-quality PSUs.
  3. Eduello said:
    What is the exact model of your PSU?


    Unfortunately the PSU is not a popular brand as Corsair and similar are hard to obtain where I live
  4. See this list: https://community.newegg.com/eggxpert/computer_hardware/f/135081/t/45344.aspx
    If it's not in tiers 1-3, get the GTX 750Ti; The R9 270 needs a quality 450W to run.
  5. natedawg72 said:
    At that resolution, both would play very well, but the R9 270 is the faster of the two. If you want to get the most performance out of your money that is what you should get.

    Though, if your PSU isn't known to be a good quality model, I'd then recommend the 750ti solely because you should be careful about how much power you put on low-quality PSUs.


    The PSU is unfortunately not a very well known one such as Corsair as we cant seem to find any here. The 750ti sounds more appealing because of the lower TDP but I would prefer a GPU that would last me for 2/3 years being able to play games on decent setting. Do you recommend the 750ti now? Or get the R9 270 and upgrade the PSU in the near future?
  6. whats your budget?
  7. TheCheapGamer said:
    The PSU is unfortunately not a very well known one such as Corsair as we cant seem to find any here. The 750ti sounds more appealing because of the lower TDP but I would prefer a GPU that would last me for 2/3 years being able to play games on decent setting. Do you recommend the 750ti now? Or get the R9 270 and upgrade the PSU in the near future?

    I would upgrade the PSU before getting an R9 270. You should avoid taking risks on low quality power supplies, as sometimes when they fail they manage to damage other components.

    750ti is probably the best option for you right now, as for any more powerful card you should upgrade the PSU, making the total GPU+PSU upgrade more costly (as it appears you are on a fairly tight budget).
  8. iceclock said:
    whats your budget?



    R2500 or $250 or £145
  9. Eduello said:
    What is the exact model of your PSU?


    The PSU is a 450W Zixaa.

    This seems to be a PSU manufactured here in South Africa therefore I cant seem to find any references to compare it to other products
  10. Best answer
    Yeah, either upgrade your PSU and get an R9 270, or get the GTX 750Ti.
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