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GFX Card Upgrading from GeForce GTX 460 - Advice Please


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#1 Tunnix

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:12 PM

Hi all,

I'm looking to upgrade my GFX card from the GeForce GTX 460 to something that will give noticable improvements, for between £100 - 150 (ideally nearer to the £100 mark) My mobo etc is - Xenon AMD Piledriver FX-4 4300 3.80GHz DDR3 Bundle - Quad Core so the card will need to be compatible with this.

Any suggestions would be really appreciated.

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 02:43 AM

Hi, the best graphics card that i could find for £100 mark is the HIS HD 7790 Turbo which is roughly about 15% faster then the GTX460, so there should be a noticeable performance increase in games. 


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:14 AM

Hey Killer,

 

Many thanks for the reply. Please excuse my ignorance, but just how noticeable will 15% increase be? If looking towards the £150 mark, how much extra power compared to my original card could we achieve?

Thanks again

 

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:56 AM

Hey Killer,

 

Many thanks for the reply. Please excuse my ignorance, but just how noticeable will 15% increase be? If looking towards the £150 mark, how much extra power compared to my original card could we achieve?

Thanks again

 

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Depending on the game, it could be around 10ish FPS or more improvement. The MSI R9 270X is significantly faster then the GTX460 by roughly about 60ish percent.


>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 09:41 AM

And would the MSI R9 270X card be compatible with my current setup which is Xenon AMD Piledriver FX-4 4300 3.80GHz DDR3 Bundle - Quad Core & Cooler Master GX 450W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply - would this need to be upgraded too?

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 06:22 PM

And would the MSI R9 270X card be compatible with my current setup which is Xenon AMD Piledriver FX-4 4300 3.80GHz DDR3 Bundle - Quad Core & Cooler Master GX 450W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply - would this need to be upgraded too?

Thanks again

The power supply itself needs to be upgraded as it only has a single 6pin PCI-E connector and the graphics card itself requires 2x 6pin PCI-E connector to run sufficiently.


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 04 January 2014 - 12:51 PM

I'm pretty sure it has two connectors, unless I'm mistaken (I have attached a picture for confirmation)? - If so, should this be okay and is the card definitely compatible with the rest of my setup?

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:48 AM

I'm pretty sure it has two connectors, unless I'm mistaken (I have attached a picture for confirmation)? - If so, should this be okay and is the card definitely compatible with the rest of my setup?

Many thanks again.photo_2.jpg

Ah, that's a 4pin molex to 6pin PCI-E connector right there, so technically it should be fine.


>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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