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post #11 of 15
I actually happen to have this exact combination. Still works very well for games at 1080p or lower. 1440p and above you should consider upgrading your rig.
Some examples of games i play:
Skyrim: highest graphics setting & ~10 mods
Metro last light: highest settings
CS;GO: highest settings
Bioshock Infinite: Highest settings
Battlefield 3: Highest settings
Total War Rome II: Highest Settings

all at 1080p res and run at mean 50FPS or above
post #12 of 15
I wouldn't spend anymore money upgading a system like that, it should be fine and totally viable 2016.

I'm on FX6300 and R9 280x, given thats alot more powerful then a 270x.

I also wouldn't push it much past 4.2 if its been good and stable at that as aren't going to see massive performance bump unless you go nuts on like a 4.7-4.8 which is usually very hot...



Save your money, and invest in either a new CPU/Mobo (intel unless zen is godlike), Don't waste your money on a 960 or anything like that. If your buying a new GPU buy a New fast GPU that at least gives you more future proofing then like a 960... which barely outperforms a 270x. Price/Performance RX 480 on the cheapside, and GTX 1070 on the more expensive side, yet to see what the GTX 1060 will have to offer in the future.
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post #13 of 15
Actually, the r9 270x and 280x are very similar cards in terms of performance. Gaming seems to be the same on both cards:
http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-280X-vs-Radeon-R9-270X
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by johnfrancis View Post

Actually, the r9 270x and 280x are very similar cards in terms of performance. Gaming seems to be the same on both cards:
http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-280X-vs-Radeon-R9-270X

GPU boss is highly unreliable source, Do not use it.

I know for a fact my 280x performs a few % under a Stock 970 These days, but heres a benchmark from 2 years ago.



From; http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5806/sapphire-radeon-r9-280x-3gb-toxic-video-card-review/index10.html
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post #15 of 15
Will it play games made in 2016?

Absolutely.


Will it play said games at max settings?

Depends strongly on the title. But with that set up, unless it's a low demand esports like title, you probably are not looking for max settings anyways. Just playable frames.

My son is using that exact set up almost and is getting close to 40-60fps on med settings on most triple A titles, and better on less demanding ones.
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