- 1280 Stream Processors
- 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5
- PCI Express 3.0
- $189.99 –
- $2.99 Shipping (restrictions apply)
Decent Upgrade 01/02/2014
Good unit, no hardware issues. Runs games fairly well. I upgraded from a 4850, and I definitely notice a difference.
But, I didn't notice a huge difference in smooth gameplay.
I saw another user say that they can run games like SWTOR at max on this card. That user is running Crossfire. This card cannot handle most MMORPGs on maximum settings without taking hits to FPS. This card has some issues even running more advanced anti-aliasing.
It's a big card.
This is a decent upgrade. I am not sure that it is worth it. For $200, I guess it is priced decently. I don't regret my purchase. But, I was a bit disappointed. I am not into spending lots of money on my computer upgrades. I thought this would be a huge jump - from high end Radeon 4000 series to high end Radeon 7000 series (R9 270X is basically a tweaked 78XX chip, from what I understand). It is definitely better, but didn't blow me away.
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