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#1 here123

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 05:06 AM

I'm trying to get a new graphics card because the one i have now is pure garbage but i have no idea if the new one i want will work on my computer.

The one i have:

Brand MSI
Item Weight 91 g
Product Dimensions 31.9 x 4.9 x 17.6 cm
Item model number N630GT-MD4GD3
Series N630GT-MD4GD3
Processor Count 1
Hard Drive Size 4096 MB
Graphics Card Description Nvidia GeForce GT630
Graphics RAM Type VRAM
Graphics Card Ram Size 4 GB
Graphics Card Interface PCI-E
Number of VGA Ports 1
Wattage 300 watts

The one i want:

Brand SAPPHIRE
Item Weight 998 g
Product Dimensions 22.8 x 10.9 x 3.5 cm
Item model number 11217-01-40G
Series Radeon R9 270X
Hard Drive Size 2048 MB
Graphics Chipset Brand AMD
Graphics Card Description SAPPHIRE R9 270X 2GB OC With Boost
Graphics Card Interface PCI-E

Will the new one be compatible? 



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#2 jonuk76

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 06:26 PM

With the information given, it should be compatible.  They are both PCIe cards.  The 270X needs a more powerful PSU than the GTX630 - a minimum 500w PSU is recommended (with 2 x 6 pin PCIe power connectors), so bear that in mind also.


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