Gcn

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by steved72, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. steved72

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    What is the difference betweeen Gcn 1.1 and 1.2 with regards to DX12. I can either get a r9 380 or the R9 290. Ionly play @1080P. Both are second hand with some warranty left.. the 290 is going to cost more by about (R600) +/- $50
     
  2. theoneofgod

    theoneofgod Ancient Guru

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    Not enough differences to worry about right now. Both support DX12.
     
  3. steved72

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    Opted for the R9 290. now to decide if i keep my i5-4690k or swap it for a i7 4790. Keeping the motherboard. MSI H97 Gaming 3.
     
  4. theoneofgod

    theoneofgod Ancient Guru

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    For gaming, either will do :)
     

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    Ok. Thought Win 10 and DX12 likes Hyperthreading.
     
  6. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    No need, 4690k will do just fine. If you feel you'll need CPU power, overclock it. When we see 6-8 core mainstream CPU's then upgrade.
     
  7. theoneofgod

    theoneofgod Ancient Guru

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    Maybe. Wait for DX12 games first and upgrade if you need to.
     
  8. Embra

    Embra Maha Guru

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    That i5 is great for gaming. Just OC if you feel the need.
     
  9. steved72

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    Sadly the H97 does not OC. The i7 was going to be a straight swap. Not changing motherboard at present as the extra finds went into the MSI R9 290 Gaming card.
     
  10. The Mac

    The Mac Ancient Guru

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    how can the H97 not oc?

    they all OC

    Just raise the multiplyer
     

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    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    You can't on H97. You can however set the turbo boost as the default frequency (say, 40x), and set the FSB to say, 102. That would give you very roughly the equivalent of 4100 MHz. Since you have H97, you can get a non-K CPU as the K CPU has no benefit (except maybe a few dollars in resale value).
     
  12. oGow89

    oGow89 Maha Guru

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    Some h97 mobos overclock. Check for reviews or for product specs and see if it allows it. As for the i7 4790k, if you can get it do so. It comes clocked at 4 ghz already and boosts to 4.2-4.4 depending on how many cores used, along side HT.
     
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    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    I'd go for the 4970 with an h motherboard. The 4970 will boost right to 4.4.
     
  14. oGow89

    oGow89 Maha Guru

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    Nope the locked version doesn't boost like the k version. It comes clocked at 3600mhz and boosts to only 4.0ghz.
     

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