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Upgrade Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7770 to Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB GDDR5

llamafest
  • 76 months ago

I'm thinking of upgrading my graphics card from a AMD Radeon HD 7770 to a Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB GDDR5. My current system is running on a Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply and I was wondering what Watt will I need to support a Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB GDDR5?

Current build - http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2mNK8

Many thanks.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I would think it is enough. However, I recommend you consider a 7870 or 270 instead of the 660 if they are cheaper.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the reply.

I looked at a comparison of the 660 vs the 7870 and the 660 outperformed it - http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/buying-advice/pc-components/3467572/buying-advice-radeon-hd-7870-or-geforce-660/ (scroll to the bottom for results)

I've spotted this but there doesn't seem to be any reviews. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Radeon-DirectCU-Graphics-Express-Display/dp/B00GI2XJM0/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1387475692&sr=1-3&keywords=AMD+R9+270

I'll look into the 270 a bit more.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

660 is better

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I second the 270. For BF4 and future games, the higher bit memory interface on the 270 is going to make a big difference vs the 660.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I may consider the 270. It comes with 2 free games which I could sell for £20, thus reducing the price to £130-140ish.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Would my AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor be holding back GTX 660 2GB or a Radeon R9 270, or would it be fine?

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