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Patrick6784

R9 280 FTW

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Jeffredo

If the R7 265 description you mentioned the "R7 270" several times. That's the R9 270.

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Quenepas

Yeah I have a POS PC that can use a GPU boost. Problem is Im not sure this would bottleneck a Sapphire Radeon R7 265 Dual-X...

CPU- C2D E8600 (6M Cache, 3.33 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, LGA775)
RAM- 4GB DDR3 Corsair
GPU- Sapphire 5770. It has a drawing of a lady with a katana
PSU- 600w, 650w... I know it's Thermaltake...

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wkwilley2

Core 2 Duo's are still pretty respectable in their own right. You shouldn't bottleneck your system if you put in a R265X, only if you play a CPU intensive game.

Depends on what you like to play as well.

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digitaldoc77

I would have liked to see integrated graphics from Intel and an AMD APU included as a baseline to see what performance improvement is gained from these low end graphics cards.

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The Mac

Iris Pro in particular...

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maleficarus™

Nice non biased review. It is a nice change being able to read the good and bad of both companies without feeling like the writer favored one over the other. If you go to Hard[OCP] you always, I mean always are left with the impression that AMD has that website in its pockets!

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The Mac

I get the opposite impression, there are Nvidia troll everywhere in there and the admins dont punish them at all, they just thread crap all over the AMD section.

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maleficarus™

Yea right Mac open up your eyes! I 'm referring to the actual articles not the message forums...And for the record I got banned for life from the forums by Kyle personally for posting that I think the site in AMD biased. You can clearly see it even when both cards are even in performance the site will always have it a .1 faster in FPS just to make it look like the AMD card is the faster card. Makes me laugh...

If you pay attention to the comments in every single VGA review [H] puts up it is always written in a way to make AMD sound better and NVIDIA sound worse. Like for example, say the AMD card is 4 FPS faster in a certain res. The comment will be something like AMD destroys NVIDIA by 4 FPS. But in the next chart, if NVIDIA was faster by 8 FPS the comments will read NVIDIA barley nudges out the AMD card by 8 FPS. Stuff like that LOL

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The Mac

i dunno, their reveiws seem pretty fair to me.

Its too bad they wont permaban that PRIME1 character though...

Hes a serious nuisance.

Rage3D on the other hand, is pretty AMD biased.

lol

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mitcoes

When would you test for GNU/Linux too?

Steam OS free HL2 lost coast test may be a good one

This 150 USD GPUs plus a cheap MB and CPU are less expensive than the 500 USD consoles and with Steam OS (future SMs) would be able to play games better than with MS WOS, and with no antivirus needed and tons of FREE Software

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Ghost XFX

The 750 Ti does all of that without a power pin to speak of...Orraaaaa!

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CaptainDoug

Bought an HD 7850 about a month ago. Only 100 after rebate. I'm only using a 1680x1050 monitor so everything is on ultra. Great gaming experience. Super cheap entry price.

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Innomasta

Wow! Maxwell is ridiculous. The R7 250 delivered a little over half the performance for the same TDP as the 750TI.

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LatiosXT

Imagine that scaled up to an 880. 780 Ti performance with half the power required. You could probably get away with one 8-pin PCIe plug easily.

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Innomasta

No doubt. Maybe even a 6 pin like the GTX 660.