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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-20-2019, 12:12 AM - Thread Starter
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HD 7850 VS GTX 660 VS R9 270

As my finals have begun and will end in a month, I was thinking about "upgrading" from my very old GTX 460 graphic card, as I will have around 6 months before I get into a college (and get a half-decent gaming laptop), I would like to spend that time playing games (Apex Legends, FarCry 5, etc.).
I have these three graphic cards on my mind, the GTX 660 costs $53 + $3.4 for a VGA adapter, HD 7850 costs $60 (has VGA support), R9 270 costs $57 + $3.4 for a VGA adapter.
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Edit: forgot to mention, my monitor resolution is 1600x900

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The R9 270 is the best overall choice of the group. I was recently gaming on a similar video card, the R9 270X and the GPU handled all of my newest and most action packed games quite nicely.

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The R9 270 is the best overall choice of the group. I was recently gaming on a similar video card, the R9 270X and the GPU handled all of my newest and most action packed games quite nicely.
270 would be my pick as well. I see some pretty good deals on older GPUs here on OCN pretty often. Personally I'd try to get a low end Maxwell GPU, up to something like a 970. Yeah it will cost a bit more but the performance gain would be massive and you get a ton of OC head room on most cards, especially with BIOS mods. Just me though. I also want to play Apex but I'll wait till they get a few updates rolled out, the network use is insane compared to COD or CSGO.

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And when I thought I have decided, the R9 270 listing has been removed from AliExpress.

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I wouldn't buy a GPU from Ali. That's where most of the scam cards live.
Where do you live where Ali is a place for buying GPUs?

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I wouldn't buy a GPU from Ali. That's where most of the scam cards live.
Where do you live where Ali is a place for buying GPUs?
India. Scam cards isn't an issue cause it's easy to discern between a genuine and scam seller, don't worry about me.
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The Corsair VS PSU that you have is not very good to say the least and if you have the oldest one the 12v rail is only rated for 360 watts split into two 12v rails
A new GPU might overload one of the 12v rails causing a shutdown

Unless its one of the newer ones which are at least single rail

Not that even the newest VS are all that great
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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
The Corsair VS PSU that you have is not very good to say the least and if you have the oldest one the 12v rail is only rated for 360 watts split into two 12v rails
A new GPU might overload one of the 12v rails causing a shutdown



Unless its one of the newer ones which are at least single rail
The GTX 460 is rated 160 watts, it has worked fine all these years and its a factory OCed one, both of these cards (R9 270 isn't available anymore) are rated 140 watts.
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What you have is a old outdated group regulated unit with mediocre voltage regulation and even more mediocre build quality and very low efficiency
Its not horrible but its not good either and there are details in the link in my last post

It might have worked fine for a while but its not a good unit and it wont last forever especially not with that low build quality

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What you have is a old outdated group regulated unit with mediocre voltage regulation and even more mediocre build quality and very low efficiency
Its not horrible but its not good either and there are details in the link in my last post

It might have worked fine for a while but its not a good unit and it wont last forever especially not with that low build quality
Considering the segment of cards the OP is considering, it's hard to agree with suggesting buying a new PSU.

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