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Is the MSI R7 265 2GB GDDR5 OC good enough for 1080p gaming?

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September 2, 2014 11:22:36 AM

Hey Guys!

I am wondering if the MSI R7 265 OC is a good "budget" GPU card for 1080p gaming. I am looking to play games like Skyrim, Warface, BF4, BF3, and Operation Flashpoint on ultra settings without AA or MSAA (anti-aliasing apparently reduces your FPS by 10 frames or something).

Thanks!

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a b 4 Gaming
September 2, 2014 11:40:50 AM

It will get the job done in most of those games; although, you'll probably have to tune settings other than AA down a bit. It is a good value in that price-range. That said, a R9 280 would get you closer to "ultra", and 60FPS, if you can swing it. You bump up to a R9 280X or GTX 770 if you want to be even more future proof.

FYI, AA is one of the biggest impacts on your FPS. It improves the look of the game by smoothing out the jagged edges around objects/between pixels. It's usually the first thing I turn down if I'm not averaging 60 FPS in a game.

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September 2, 2014 11:43:44 AM

Thanks for the response! I'll either go for the MSI 265 OC or the non-X XFX 270.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 2, 2014 11:49:09 AM

One final note, be sure you have the required power and PCI-Express power cables from your PSU, and room in your case for whatever you end up choosing.
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September 2, 2014 12:20:57 PM

I am using PCPartPicker to ensure compatability. I am getting a LEPA N500-SA (the black and red version) Btw.
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September 2, 2014 12:23:30 PM

A few people said that the OC version of a 265 is equivalent to an R9 270.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 2, 2014 1:10:35 PM

yeah, pretty close. Good luck!
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