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Now that I got my PSU situated, GPU time...


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#1 MasseyMan65560

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 12:15 PM

Looking to get a mid range range GPU so I was looking into the

GTX 960 4GB

R9 380 4GB

 

However, for the same price or a tad cheaper I could wait and get the

RX480

 

Is this a smart idea?



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#2 Drillingmachine

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 12:25 PM

I expect that RX480 will be more expensive than R9 380.

 

Anyway between GTX 960 and R9 380, R9 380 is clearly better choice.



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Posted 13 June 2016 - 12:57 PM

The RX480 has a retail price of $199.99 if that is the case would the 380 still be the best way to go..

 

Also, on my old PC, should I keep this around or just sell it and if so how much would be a good price.. I do not really need 2 computers...

HP  6531p

AMD 635 II X4 quad core 2.9

10GB RAM (upgraded from the 6)

1GB HD Radeon 5450 supports HDMI

750GB HDD

Windows 10..

20 LCD monitor would be included (monitor it came with with, not HDMI)

 

If I buy the new GPU, I could put ths GTX 720 in the case and replace the 5450.. any buyers would not be made aware of this


Edited by hamluis, 15 June 2016 - 12:49 PM.


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 01:27 PM

 

For 199,99$, RX480 without question. That's reason I think RX480 will be more expensive.

 

If you don't need computer, better sell it before price drops more.


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 02:22 PM

but with the specs of my PSU would it run a R9 380 or even possibly the RX480 which Id assume would need the same.. Some sites are saying yes and some are saying i need more like 750watt

 


Edited by hamluis, 15 June 2016 - 12:50 PM.


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 03:08 PM

R9 380 and RX 480 runs fine with your PSU. 750watt PSU is enough for three complete systems with those cards.



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Posted 14 June 2016 - 10:15 AM

My processor is only a FX-4300 and I could upgrade but Id rather not unless its a 100% must with that being said. Ive seen a lot of people talk that the

GTX 960 and R9 380 would bottleneck the FX-4300, but I've seen videos that show games running smoothly together..


Edited by hamluis, 15 June 2016 - 12:49 PM.


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 12:02 PM

There is no relation on gpu and cpu. Games are runned by gpu and handle by cpu so games would run if you have better gpu.


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Posted 21 June 2016 - 09:51 PM

There is no relation on gpu and cpu. Games are runned by gpu and handle by cpu so games would run if you have better gpu.


I'm not sure what this means. Anyways, either gpu or cpu can bottleneck a system. You could certainly run those cards smoothly with your cpu, however you may (depending on games, resolutions) get more fps with a faster cpu.

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 04:04 AM

My processor is only a FX-4300 and I could upgrade but Id rather not unless its a 100% must with that being said. Ive seen a lot of people talk that the

GTX 960 and R9 380 would bottleneck the FX-4300, but I've seen videos that show games running smoothly together..

 

 

Bottleneck yes, when you compare to some other processors but it's really a sliding scale and the degree of bottleneck you worry about. FX 4300 is older yes, but fairly strong about equal to an X4 965, and with a midrange card like a GTX 960/R9 380 you can always simply keep the card and upgrade to an FX 8350 (if your mainboard is good enough) or Intel I5 with a new motherboard and new copy of windows. If your board supports it the FX 8320 would be my choice.



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Posted 27 June 2016 - 08:43 AM

Usually these CPU bottleneck situations are achieved when resolution and/or graphic settings are very low. There is big problem still. Why would anyone want to play game with bad graphics if better graphics are available? So essentially GPU is always bottleneck. FX-4300 is powerful enough so that R9 380 almost every time comes bottleneck first on graphic intensive games.






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