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#1 leo009

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 03:47 PM

Hi I am wanting to upgrade my gpu to a gtx 900 series. right now I have a 500W corsair powersupply, would I have to buy a bigger psu?



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 04:10 PM

Other parts? GTX 900 series makes no sense, old stuff. AMD RX 480 is much better or offers better price/performance ratio.



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 04:20 PM

I know not much about the performance of GPU's that's why im here for help. my instinct tells me always to go for the latest supposedly best stuff on the market. so your advise is going for the amd rx 480, would that play lets say: gta v, witcher 3, etc on maxed settings?

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 04:30 PM

Max settings may be too much for RX 480 but GTX 900 series is not noticeably faster. High or very high (or similar) should go. Also display resolution and refresh rate matters.

 

For RX 480 try models with custom cooling. Reference is not that good. Those custom models should be available very soon. Some are already annouced.


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Posted 21 July 2016 - 04:39 PM

ok ill keep an eye on those models, thanks for the help mate.



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 09:11 PM

Or the GTX 1060 is another good choice.

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 12:42 PM

what are the differences between the GTX 1060 and the GTX 1080?



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Posted 22 July 2016 - 01:27 PM

GTX 1060 is $250, 1080 is about $650, and they perform as such. GTX 1080 is probably overkill for your needs.

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 01:38 PM

RX 480 should be bit cheaper than GTX 1060. RX 480 is very probably better long term choice.

 

You may also consider GTX 900 series IF getting for very good price. Some people want to get rid of them but for example used GTX 970 should be about 100$ cheaper than RX 480 to be worthwhile.



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Posted 23 July 2016 - 09:43 AM

Hi I am wanting to upgrade my gpu to a gtx 900 series. right now I have a 500W corsair powersupply, would I have to buy a bigger psu?

 

 

Corsair makes a lot of different models, what model exactly do you have?


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 01:35 PM

I think I might aswell go for the rx480 it looks like a pretty decent gpu for the price/performance. saw a couple of videos about the fps in different types of recent games and it shows fps of over 60 for most of them. thankyou for the insight you guys brought me.

Rocky Bennett I have a corsair cx500, I think ill need a better psu maybe a 750w one, if im going for the RX480 gpu.



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Posted 23 July 2016 - 03:19 PM

I think I might aswell go for the rx480 it looks like a pretty decent gpu for the price/performance. saw a couple of videos about the fps in different types of recent games and it shows fps of over 60 for most of them. thankyou for the insight you guys brought me.

Rocky Bennett I have a corsair cx500, I think ill need a better psu maybe a 750w one, if im going for the RX480 gpu.

 

CX500 should be enough for RX 480.






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