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Sup guys.

Im in a doubt.

I currently have my Gigabyte Windforce 650 Ti Boost 1GB. I have an opportunity to upgrade to ASUS R9 270 2GB (with 2 years warranty) for paying up extra 40$. Is it worth the money? Will i see any inprovement in 1080p gaming?

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Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 26
Personally, I would save up some cash for an R9 280/GTX 770
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Personally, I would save up some cash for an R9 280/GTX 770

Thanks for your opinion.

Well, thats a problem. I'm in a tight spot so i really cant go any further than this at the moment. The difference between my 650 ti boost and those cards you listed is HUUGE money wise.
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270 is the better of those two cards. I dont think the price difference new for each is more than $40
   
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Dollar-wise how much do you have to work with? You can get used 280x's for $200 which would nearly double your GPU power.

As for the 270, yes it is an upgrade but not a massive one. Around 10-20% difference most likely, depending on game.
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270 is the better of those two cards. I dont think the price difference new for each is more than $40

The thing is, i already own the 650 ti boost. Atm if i sell it, it will be worth 130$. On the other hand, Asus 270 is worth 200$ in my country atm. Thats why im asking, i have the oppurtinty to get the 270 by paying 40$ additional + my old gpu (650 ti boost).
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The thing is, i already own the 650 ti boost. Atm if i sell it, it will be worth 130$. On the other hand, Asus 270 is worth 200$ in my country atm. Thats why im asking, i have the oppurtinty to get the 270 by paying 40$ additional + my old gpu (650 ti boost).

I think here that would be a bout a dead even deal for each side. The 270 is an upgrade. Just not a huge one.




In certain games it would appear to be a nice boost. Im assuming your running at 1080 for resolution?
Edited by Ultisym - 4/23/14 at 2:18pm
   
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Dollar-wise how much do you have to work with? You can get used 280x's for $200 which would nearly double your GPU power.

As for the 270, yes it is an upgrade but not a massive one. Around 10-20% difference most likely, depending on game.

Not much at all. Im not from the states or anywhere near. The 280x is worth 350$ where i live. They sell even used ones for that price, bitcoing mining is overrated here.
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I think here that would be a bout a dead even deal for each side. The 270 is an upgrade. Just not a huge one.




In certain games it would appear to be a nice boost. Im assuming your running at 1080 for resolution?

Yeah 1080p. Tbh 650 ti boost is slacking in the newer games, and seeing reviews and stuff, im not 100% sure if the 270 is worth it.

I dont know what to do.
post #10 of 26
i guess it would depend on what games your play yes the 270 is a little bit faster but i don't think its really worth the money or the trouble to upgrade and depending on the games you play some features that the 650ti has you will lose going to the 270 and others gained but it would depend on what games you play smile.gif
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