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Originally Posted by Iwamotto Tetsuz View Post

Isn't that overclocking?
Which means not everry card would make it and become upgraded
Which card can flash to a higher model? 380 > 380x?
post #12 of 37
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Originally Posted by paulerxx View Post

Why not the 380x or GTX 960?

that's like upgrading from 7870 to 7970. not much. just wait for the next gen.
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post #13 of 37
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that's like upgrading from 7870 to 7970. not much. just wait for the next gen.
What if the next gen cards suck? lol
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You should be able to price match at your local MicroCenter too. So if a first party retailer (like EVGA) has a good price on Amazon on a GPU, then MC can price match to that
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post #15 of 37
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Originally Posted by paulerxx View Post

Which card can flash to a higher model? 380 > 380x?
R380 Flash/OC to R380X, Sure the chances of it working is really high
Diffrence is max overclocking, R380X clocked manufacturly higher has much more chance for more
overclocking capalbility

Edit:
Besides more oc capability, some times the X versions have more straming cores/better efficenty which is even better than higher overclocks (refer to AMD specifications)
For GPU OC, you'd want to look for a GPU that has more power phases than refrence design.

I know VRMS overheat and pcb tracks overheat on my refrence hd7850, So even with VRM cooling I cannot overvoltage my GPU due to PCB overheating
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Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

that's like upgrading from 7870 to 7970. not much. just wait for the next gen.
Yeah Thats what I was thinking.
Because guys were saying 380 390 is just a old HD radeon 7XXX seires rebranded or overclocked / golden bin. Although I belive its a newer design.

HD7850 crossfire 2GB X2 =4GB was slower than a R9 270X 4GB though, so I don't know about that r 390 not being a upgrade

R3XX series is even newer than R 2XX series so a R9 290 Should already be a upgrade?
Edited by Iwamotto Tetsuz - 2/10/16 at 12:35am
post #16 of 37
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So...The only worthy upgrade is R9 390 / GTX 970? Would my Corsair 550 watt power supply even support that?
post #17 of 37
R9 280 4GB
R9 380 4GB
R9 390 4GB
Is already a upgrade

If your 7870 is a 4GB then having a 970GTX 2GB is a downgrade

If your not overvoltaging your CPU/GPU, 550W is more than enough
post #18 of 37
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My HD7870 is 2GB...GTX 970 has 4GB(3.5 effective) vs R9 390 with 8GBs of ram.
post #19 of 37
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Originally Posted by paulerxx View Post

My HD7870 is 2GB...GTX 970 has 4GB(3.5 effective) vs R9 390 with 8GBs of ram.
Any 3,4GB GPU out there is already a upgrade from your 7870

GTX 960 4gb should mean upgraded already

This means a R9 270 4GB is already an upgrade

R9 390 8GB is GTX980 teritory, Supposed to be the model that rivales each other
post #20 of 37
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Originally Posted by Iwamotto Tetsuz View Post

Any 3,4GB GPU out there is already a upgrade from your 7870

GTX 960 4gb should mean upgraded already

This means a R9 270 4GB is already an upgrade
Yea...But I'm talking about a worthy upgrade.
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