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Not sure which graphics card to get.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by scarumanga, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. scarumanga

    scarumanga New Member

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    Looking at replacing my aging HD4870, So far I've narrowed it down to three cards. I am mainly looking at the R9 270/270X but am not sure on brand, the 270x is powercolor but the price is right at $164, the 270 OC is ASUS and is $169. I have owned a couple ASUS cards and they have never failed me, my current 4870 is ASUS. I have had a couple powercolor and had mixed experiences with AMD driver compatibility (Radeon 7500).
    My third choice would be an ASUS GTX 750Ti OC which is also $169.
    I do not want to exceed $200 after taxes. Should I go with the powercolor 270x or the ASUS 270 OC...or go the Nvidia route? I am just iffy on the powercolor brand that's all.

    ncix.com/detail/asus-radeon-r9-270-oc-18-92748-1242.htm

    ncix.com/detail/asus-geforce-gtx-750-ti-33-94339-1242.htm

    ncix.com/detail/powercolor-radeon-r9-270x-1180mhz-ec-103516-1242.htm
     
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  2. king-dubs

    king-dubs Ancient Guru

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  3. d_mouse

    d_mouse Maha Guru

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    From the choices you've listed the 270x is the fastest.

    I haven't used Powercolor in a while, but from memory the only "issue" I had with my card was it was a non-reference board (7850) and was voltage locked.
     
  4. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    If the 270X uses a reference design PCB, I'd go for it. If not, go for the Asus 270....

    And that card exceeds his budget of $200 after taxes.
     

  5. scarumanga

    scarumanga New Member

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    Leaning towards the ASUS but still pondering. The powercolor 270x is almost 200mhz faster. Even if it is voltage locked I don't think that would bother me as I don't overclock.
     
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  7. scarumanga

    scarumanga New Member

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    Ended up going with the 270x devil. I would have liked a 280 or 760 but they would be closer to 250 which was over my budget. The 270x came in at $190 after tax, then I get my $30 rebate still too.
     
  8. Technology

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    look into a sapphire 270x from what I have seen recently I believe sapphire may have really great AMD ATI graphics cards, I'm unsure how the price compares to other manufactures but just pick the one you like the best from sapphire and then google search the model you select and see maybe what tigerdirect, newegg, and amazon has it for price wise.
     
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    sorry I didn't mean to double post
     

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