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Used 760 Or Another 7870

Look at this graph.

As you can see the r9 270x which is basically a rebranded hd 7870 with a higher clock speed is as fast as the 760. Definitely not worth it. Get something like an r9 280x.

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I guess  I will just save for a better GPU. Thanks for helping me make a choice :)

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hey linustechtips people I got a question that I think I know the answer to but I want you guy's opinion. I was looking on microcenters website and I saw a used 760 for 130 usd. I know it is better than my current 7870 but then I had another idea. What if I crossfired my 7870. It would only be 20 use more for a second 7870. Then I realized that I would have to get a new power supply because I don't think 600 watt is enough. But is it possible to run 2 7870s off of a corsair cx600? Or should I just get the 760? Or get neither? What do you guys think.


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hey linustechtips people I got a question that I think I know the answer to but I want you guy's opinion. I was looking on microcenters website and I saw a used 760 for 130 usd. I know it is better than my current 7870 but then I had another idea. What if I crossfired my 7870. It would only be 20 use more for a second 7870. Then I realized that I would have to get a new power supply because I don't think 600 watt is enough. But is it possible to run 2 7870s off of a corsair cx600? Or should I just get the 760? Or get neither? What do you guys think.

 

You need another powersupply

 

I dont think the cx600 even has 4x pcie power connectors


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hey linustechtips people I got a question that I think I know the answer to but I want you guy's opinion. I was looking on microcenters website and I saw a used 760 for 130 usd. I know it is better than my current 7870 but then I had another idea. What if I crossfired my 7870. It would only be 20 use more for a second 7870. Then I realized that I would have to get a new power supply because I don't think 600 watt is enough. But is it possible to run 2 7870s off of a corsair cx600? Or should I just get the 760? Or get neither? What do you guys think.

How much is your budget?

130-200 usd?

 

Edit: Without knowing your budget I would guess that a gtx 760 (if you prefer nvidia) or r9 280 (x) if you want to get more bang for your buck (the 280 (x) is stronger than the 760 while costing less but the 760 is the best you can get in the price range of 280(x).


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A 760 is about 15% better than a 7870. IMO its definitely not worth it. Save some money and get a much better GPU.

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I'm not in need of any gpu but I saw the 760 (reference btw) for 130 and I got interested. I don't think any gpu around 150 usd is going to beat my 7870. I knew a second 7870 would be more than a 760.

 

The 760 is only 130 USD so it would be less then buying a decent mid range GPU.


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A 760 is about 15% better than a 7870. IMO its definitely not worth it. Save some money and get a much better GPU.

That is what I was beginning to think. If I don't sell the 7870 it would be 130 usd for 5-10 more fps in games. But everyone likes more fps


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That is what I was beginning to think. If I don't sell the 7870 it would be 130 usd for 5-10 more fps in games. But everyone likes more fps

Look at this graph.

As you can see the r9 270x which is basically a rebranded hd 7870 with a higher clock speed is as fast as the 760. Definitely not worth it. Get something like an r9 280x.

perfrel_1920.gif

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Look at this graph.

As you can see the r9 270x which is basically a rebranded hd 7870 with a higher clock speed is as fast as the 760. Definitely not worth it. Get something like an r9 280x.

perfrel_1920.gif

 

I guess  I will just save for a better GPU. Thanks for helping me make a choice :)


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