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GPU upgrade r9 280

Your 280x is much more better than two 6870s. 

 

- 280x has 3GB of memory, 2 x 6870 will give you 2GB memory in crossfire mode

- 6870s will produce more heat and consume more power

- All games are not very well optimized for dual GPU set up,

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I don't have any money so buying a 2nd GPU ISN'T an option. I have a sapphire r9 280 vapor x. I was offered a trade for two sapphire 6870s. Thoughts? I've asked several places and have been getting mixed answers. Some people say that the dual GPU's would be better. Some say otherwise. Thanks in advance for everyone's input and for keeping it friendly : )

 

Here are the specs of the system right now.

i7- 4790k :/

MSI z97 gaming 5

4g Corsair vengeance pro

Sapphire r9 280 vapor x

corsair CX750m

Dual pny SSD (raid 0)

H100i

Antec p280

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2 6870's? You fucking mad?


i7 5930k . 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666 DDR4 . Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming G1-WIFI . Zotac GeForce GTX 980 AMP! 4GB SLi . Crucial M550 1TB SSD . LG BD . Fractal Design Define R2 Black Pearl . SuperFlower Leadex Gold 750w . BenQ GW2765HT 2560x1440 . CM Storm QF TK MX Blue . SteelSeries Rival 
i5 2500k/ EVGA Z68SLi/ FX 8320/ Phenom II B55 x4/ MSI 790FX-GD70/ G.skill Ripjaws X 1600 8GB kit/ Geil Black Dragon 1600 4GB kit/ Sapphire Ref R9 290/ XFX DD GHOST 7770 
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The hell? Don't do that....


RIP in pepperonis m8s

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280 is 3GB vs having 2 cards with combained 2 GB. youd be getting less performance in MOST games as crossfire/sli isnt very optimized yet. Save your money and buy another 280 or a 270 if u really need more performance, which idk what games ur playing but glad i dont own them as i play everything in ultra on my 280

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280 is 3GB vs having 2 cards with combained 2 GB. youd be getting less performance in MOST games as crossfire/sli isnt very optimized yet. Save your money and buy another 280 or a 270 if u really need more performance, which idk what games ur playing but glad i dont own them as i play everything in ultra on my 280

Correction...

Way less performance in all games.


i7 5930k . 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666 DDR4 . Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming G1-WIFI . Zotac GeForce GTX 980 AMP! 4GB SLi . Crucial M550 1TB SSD . LG BD . Fractal Design Define R2 Black Pearl . SuperFlower Leadex Gold 750w . BenQ GW2765HT 2560x1440 . CM Storm QF TK MX Blue . SteelSeries Rival 
i5 2500k/ EVGA Z68SLi/ FX 8320/ Phenom II B55 x4/ MSI 790FX-GD70/ G.skill Ripjaws X 1600 8GB kit/ Geil Black Dragon 1600 4GB kit/ Sapphire Ref R9 290/ XFX DD GHOST 7770 
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Posted · Original PosterOP

Well then that wraps this up pretty quick. I'm actually saving for a CPU this inst shit right now. After that Ill save up for another r9 280.

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Well then that wraps this up pretty quick. I'm actually saving for a CPU this inst shit right now. After that Ill save up for another r9 280.

You call the i7 4790k a shit cpu ? I don't even .............


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Posted · Original PosterOP

You call the i7 4790k a shit cpu ? I don't even .............

okay for someone who's just gaming its a decent CPU. Its just not good for editing video/music, multitasking, etc.

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okay for someone who's just gaming its a decent CPU. Its just not good for editing video/music, multitasking, etc.

If one of the best cpu out there is "shit" for you then what to you even consider "ok" nasa cpu ? Also how it is not good for video editing that thing chew through video are you making 2h long movie in 4k resolution ?


Mainboard:ROG-STRIX-B360-G-GAMING/Cpu:I5 8400 /Gpu: Galax RTX 2070 /Ram: Corsair Vengeance 16 GB DDR4/ Storage:1TB HDD 2 Corsair SSD PSU : Corsair 550W/Cooling: Silverstone Air Cooler/ / Case : Corsair/Keyboard:Razer Chroma TKL/Mouse:Mionix Castor+Steelseries Qck Mass/Headphone:V Moda M100 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

If one of the best cpu out there is "shit" for you then what to you even consider "ok" nasa cpu ? Also how it is not good for video editing that thing chew through video are you making 2h long movie in 4k resolution ?

I once had a computer with Dual xeon 5620's. A cpu that you can buy for 60$ online. This was what I purchased as an upgrade from my xeons expecting it to be better since people basically worship this cpu. Terrible decision.

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I once had a computer with Dual xeon 5620's. A cpu that you can buy for 60$ online. This was what I purchased as an upgrade from my xeons expecting it to be better since people basically worship this cpu. Terrible decision.

You are just in time to win worst troll '14

i7 5930k . 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666 DDR4 . Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming G1-WIFI . Zotac GeForce GTX 980 AMP! 4GB SLi . Crucial M550 1TB SSD . LG BD . Fractal Design Define R2 Black Pearl . SuperFlower Leadex Gold 750w . BenQ GW2765HT 2560x1440 . CM Storm QF TK MX Blue . SteelSeries Rival 
i5 2500k/ EVGA Z68SLi/ FX 8320/ Phenom II B55 x4/ MSI 790FX-GD70/ G.skill Ripjaws X 1600 8GB kit/ Geil Black Dragon 1600 4GB kit/ Sapphire Ref R9 290/ XFX DD GHOST 7770 
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I once had a computer with Dual xeon 5620's. A cpu that you can buy for 60$ online. This was what I purchased as an upgrade from my xeons expecting it to be better since people basically worship this cpu. Terrible decision.

I don't know why i even try replying to you =.=. Well good luck on that quest to find a cpu "that isn't shit"


Mainboard:ROG-STRIX-B360-G-GAMING/Cpu:I5 8400 /Gpu: Galax RTX 2070 /Ram: Corsair Vengeance 16 GB DDR4/ Storage:1TB HDD 2 Corsair SSD PSU : Corsair 550W/Cooling: Silverstone Air Cooler/ / Case : Corsair/Keyboard:Razer Chroma TKL/Mouse:Mionix Castor+Steelseries Qck Mass/Headphone:V Moda M100 

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I don't know why i even try replying to you =.=. Well good luck on that quest to find a cpu "that isn't shit"

I'm just saying. I was told "oh hyperthreading you'll have 8 threads its gonna be so fast especially with the higher stock clock speed"

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Well then that wraps this up pretty quick. I'm actually saving for a CPU this inst shit right now. After that Ill save up for another r9 280.

if u have a i7 4690k and ur saving for a cpu upgrade u are legit dumb. any higher then i7 4690k requires a x99 ddr4 and so on, so basically ur saving for a new PC, unless ur going amd and then same thing. so please watch or look up some youtubes on tech before u post lol

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Posted · Original PosterOP

if u have a i7 4690k and ur saving for a cpu upgrade u are legit dumb. any higher then i7 4690k requires a x99 ddr4 and so on, so basically ur saving for a new PC, unless ur going amd and then same thing. so please watch or look up some youtubes on tech before u post lol

ha sorry I don't think you understand. Next time I'm getting a Xeon. I won't be wasting any more time or cash on another i7.

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ha sorry I don't think you understand. Next time I'm getting a Xeon. I won't be wasting any more time or cash on another i7.

and wanna be troll of the year goes to non other than you. goodluck wasting money on that

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Your 280x is much more better than two 6870s. 

 

- 280x has 3GB of memory, 2 x 6870 will give you 2GB memory in crossfire mode

- 6870s will produce more heat and consume more power

- All games are not very well optimized for dual GPU set up,

 

 

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