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Posted 10 August 2014 - 09:20 PM
Posted 11 August 2014 - 05:59 AM
The R9 270 should work with that motherboard given that it has a PCI-Express X16 slot. Your case and power supply should also be good enough to handle the card. Your motherboard and CPU are getting a little old, but they shouldn't cause any issues with this graphics card. For a future project, I would consider changing the CPU and motherboard to a newer design, such as an FX CPU on an AMD 900 series motherboard, or, if you wanted to go Intel, a low-level i7, or high-end i5, on a Z97 motherboard.
Your current motherboard is designed for the older AM3 Phenom II CPU's, not the newer FX AM3+ CPU's, so your options using that motherboard are quite limited. If you get a new motherboard, you will also need to get a new copy of Windows unless you are using a full, boxed, retail copy to comply with the OS licensing.
Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:56 AM
Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:14 AM
The current CPU should not affect the GPUs performance, meaning you could upgrade to the 280X if the budget permits but in some games that are CPU bound like Starcraft II, the CPU will struggle a bit depending on the settings that is chosen in game. Your motherboard does not support the FX-6300 unfortunately, the only AM3+ CPU it does support is the FX-4130 which isn't a great CPU for gaming purposes and will bottleneck the graphics card.
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
Posted 11 August 2014 - 12:45 PM
Posted 11 August 2014 - 03:12 PM
Yes it's the next step up in AMD's range from the 270X. Comparison here - http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-280X-vs-Radeon-R9-270X
They are both a good deal more powerful than a HD 5770.
Edited by jonuk76, 11 August 2014 - 03:13 PM.
Posted 12 August 2014 - 06:16 AM
Edited by Josh5, 12 August 2014 - 06:17 AM.
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