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Radeon 7950 3GB to RX580 8GB

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by nlel1975, 27 Aug 2018.

  1. nlel1975

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    Just ordered a PowerColor Radeon RX 580 RED Dragon V2 Radeon RX580 Graphic Card 8192 MB to replace a Radeon 7950 3GB I bought back in 2013.

    I tend to spend a max of around £ 200 on graphics cards and the price of some nowadays is ridiculous. Tempted to go for either a 1060 3GB or 1070 8GB but decided on the RX 580 8GB.

    I currently get 2000 or so on the Time Spy benchmark so this should give me a nice boost.
     
  2. Panos

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    You should be looking for close to 5000 when overclocked.
     
  3. nlel1975

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    I've got an old i5-2500k not overclocked. I'd be happy with 3500 to 4000.
     
  4. Panos

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    You should be fine :)
     
  5. Marine-RX179

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    Yea you got the capable board and CPU cooler already might as well overclock it.
     
  6. Lokken86

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    Wrong benchmark.
     
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  7. HangTime

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    I did a similar upgrade, 7950 to Powercolor Red Dragon RX480 8GB in January last year. It's OK but having subsequently upgraded to both a 1440p monitor and Ryzen CPU later in the year, I do find I'm GPU limited a lot now so would prefer something more around 1080 performance levels. On a stock 2500k I shouldn't think you'll have that issue unless you are playing at 4k resolution however.
     
  8. Rexton

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    I did the same upgrade a few months back. Was a decent jump, runs everything I play fine at 1440p.

    Freesync is great for smoothing everything out too when it drops below 60fps in demanding titles.
     
  9. Beren

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    I have been seriously tempted. But resisting as I have convinced myself that with polaris being the age it is AMD must be launching something else soon... That and the Xbox has a half dozen games I havnt gotten to yet...
     
  10. nlel1975

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  11. Panos

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    Yeah tweak bit the card with bit overclocking, you are almost there at 5000 :p
     
  12. nlel1975

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    Tried a bit of overclocking. Got the core up to 1460 and it made it through the 3D Mark Timespy benchmark with a GPU score of about 4500, however my CPU score went down for some reason so my 3D Mark score was 3818 or so, slower than with just the CPU overclocked and GPU at stock.

    Took me awhile to recover my CPU speeds and I'm not keen on trying it again.
     
  13. nlel1975

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    Well I had another go at overclocking my card and this is the best I could get...

    https://www.3dmark.com/spy/4335931

    Think I'd need a better CPU to get 5000, funnily enough at stock CPU speed I could get 2220 from the GPU memory, but at 4.6ghz this went down to 2160.
     
  14. Tommy_Here

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    in modern games you should see an easy 2x the performance and potentially more. Not a bad upgrade!
     
  15. MyBrainz

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    You aint hitting 5000 with that setup mate..

    Heres my 6700K @4.8Ghz with a 1440 Core clocked RX 480.

    https://www.3dmark.com/spy/2269160 (4641)

    Even my Ryzen 2700X CPU Score 8740 (vs 6700K 6260) with the RX 480 didnt hit 5000.

    Just enjoy yours games and dont worry about hitting some numbers :)
     
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  16. nlel1975

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  17. Lokken86

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    In games the system is going to perform great.
     
  18. Davedree

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    Yes but the graphics score is what you need to compare
     
  19. nlel1975

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  20. Davedree

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    Yeah if you look at detailed score you'll see
    Gt1=33.47fps Gt2=27.5fps.
    So about 2fps difference from yours.