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All right guys, thanks for all the nice input.
How does this card compare to an HD7950?
I cant find any benchmark for this model.
This might be the same card but with different hsf http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/vtx3d-r9-270x-x-edition-review/
My board is also PCIe 2.0, will it be enough? how about my cpu?
Could you explain further why you think its good cooling?
The other 270x models by powercolor and sapphire all have 2 fans.
Although I like this vtx model because of lower price, I also like the wide gaps beneath the shroud. It should be easier to clean.
Its difficult to clean my old 6850 and I dont want all that trouble again.

Also how'd you know which company made my psu just by looking at it? smile.gif
it said ona review. biggrin.gif

I confused the R9 270X X edition. So it woudl eba bit warmer but is ok
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Well sory to say but your PSU is not really great

Its not the worst thing ever but its not good either
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I have a R9 270X and love it. However, it's a back up card. I was running a 7970 Vapor-X and it fried and I rma'ed it, they sent me a replacement, but the replacement was bad too. So, I'm waiting to get my 7970 replaced with a working one and using a 270X in the meantime. I ordered a R9 290 Tri-X and that's going to be my main card for a long time, just waiting to get it, and the 7970 is going in my girlfriend's rig.

The 270X I have is a golden chip with 84% ASIC. It overclocks insanely high and gives great performance for what it is.

Example: R9 270X 1270/1500mhz http://hwbot.org/submission/2480766_

A friend of mine used to have Crossfire 6850s, this is what he did on the same bench: http://hwbot.org/submission/2154270_damric_3dmark11___performance_2x_radeon_hd_6850_8304_marks

My card is golden and a good clocker, and I pulled 1600 more points than Crossfire 6850s in 3dmark11 with a single 270X. I'm sure even a non overclocked 270X would still outperform Crossfire 6850s by a good margin.

The 6850s might be good for mining but GPU technology has advanced VERY quickly in the last 5 years. A 6850 is ancient garbage now. It's a mid range card from 2010. It doesn't have GCN technology. Upgrade if you can afford it.
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