Originally Posted by Retrorockit
It's interesting that you say "It won't work" when Justajohn at Tomshardware is scoring 7500 in Firestrike with 2-HD7850s on a locked BIOS Dell BTX workstation. I already have the 6970s. But they might equal one of my R9-285s so I was looking for a way to kick it up a notch. I don't know how many times I've been told you can't overclock a Dell. But I'm doing it all the time. The prices I'm seeing on HD7990s are really scary!
Benchmarks are not games. If you plan to just bench, it wont be much problem. If you want consistent performance in games, not so much.
OH, R9 200 series cards other than 290 and 285 may work for you since they are all actually HD 7000 rebrands. I was using an R9 265 on a C2Q era Xeon system, worked fine. GTX 750 Ti though... not so much. I think an R9 290 even worked in that system with zero problems. The R9 285 is the most recent of the 200 series as far as launch date goes.Edited by KarathKasun - 6/14/16 at 1:38pm