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hi iam thinking off up gradeing my pc hi i have 960t3ghz Asus M5A78L-M LX mother baord 8 gig ddr 3 ram a radeon 6870 1gb gpu iam a use my pc for gamineing thnaks by upgrading the gpu would i get a good jump thnak you
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  1. It depends on what your CPU is. If you have low end CPU, it could bottleneck your next GPU.
  2. hi iam runing a amd phonom 2 x4 960t 3ghz
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    Not too bad of a CPU, it could handle quite a bit of things. So, yes, upgrading the GPU is a good start.
  4. coo lwot would be a good jump from wot i got nw thanks
  5. If you're on a budget, a GTX 750 Ti or an R7 260X is a good choice. If you want more power, however, go with an R9 280X.
  6. would a r9 280x botel neck it thnaks
  7. Whats your country and budget mate?
  8. It might bottleneck it a little bit, but I'd be more worried about your PSU having enough power for the R9 280X.
    If your PSU has low wattage, go with a 750 Ti. It has a low power consumption.
  9. 3003003 said:
    If you're on a budget, a GTX 750 Ti or an R7 260X is a good choice. If you want more power, however, go with an R9 280X.


    The GTX 750 Ti and r7 260x are only very slightly faster than the 6870, don't waste your money on an "upgrade" to one of these.

    The GTX 750 Ti being the faster of the three and only about 10-20% better in games - hardly worth the upgrade cost.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1336?vs=1130
  10. i ment would the r9 290x botel neck the chip i live in the uk at push aabout 6oo if got to do new rebiuld but if i can get away with out a rebiuld and get a good boost for a year or two thanks mate
  11. Upgrade to a gtx960/r9 280, or higher performing card to get a noticable difference. Gtx 960 if you are Nvidia Biased, or have low wattage psu. R9 280 for slightly more potential performance than a gtx 960, but does draw more power.
  12. r9 280x/290 or gtx 970 would both be good matches for your cpu.
    Still doesnt hurt to get the best gpu you can afford though.
  13. Don't go with a GTX 960, bad GPU. It is the same price as the R9 280, and the R9 280 destroys it.

    Keep in mind that the GTX 960 is brand new and is a 128 bit GPU, which means it can't even utilize more than 1GB of its VRAM.
  14. 3003003 said:
    Don't go with a GTX 960, bad GPU. It is the same price as the R9 280, and the R9 280 destroys it.

    Keep in mind that the GTX 960 is brand new and is a 128 bit GPU, which means it can't even utilize more than 1GB of its VRAM.


    Though I do agree it is an overpriced pos. It does however perform in the same league as r9 280 (actually beating it in some games), despite the 128bit limit, and it definitely can use all of its 2gb vram effectively.
  15. John Davies said:
    i ment would the r9 290x botel neck the chip i live in the uk at push aabout 6oo if got to do new rebiuld but if i can get away with out a rebiuld and get a good boost for a year or two thanks mate

    A rebuild isn't totally necessary, your cpu is still ok. Maybe just get an r9 280 for now, you can find them for under £140 and it should be a decent upgrade for you :)
  16. i have a 650 wot psu would gwting 4 gb verison be beter then the 2 gb would over clocking my cpu make mutch difrents
  17. Get a GTX 970, and in a year or two upgrade the rest of your system:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card (£272.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £272.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-14 16:58 BST+0100
  18. John Davies said:
    i have a 650 wot psu would gwting 4 gb verison be beter then the 2 gb would over clocking my cpu make mutch difrents


    Depends on the quality (Brand) of your psu

    But yes you should definitely oc that cpu! It was built for it!
    4gb version gtx 960? it is not worth it, unless you are wanting to sli

    I personally would get a r9 280/280x/290 over the gtx 960,
    only time ill start considering Nvidia is gtx 970/980 range (even then id probably pick 290x just for the price), or if I have crap psu, and dont want my system failing in a year from too much power draw
  19. make off psu is cit 600ub in eny gpu how could i oveclock i have tryed and it jsut crashes the compter
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