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I need a new GPU, what do you recommend?

Question by Milos from Serbia and Montenegro | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Dec 11, 2013 at 10:32 pm CST

I want to replace my current GPU - MSI 6950 TFIII PE OC. My configuration is:

  • Core i7 4770k @ 4.5GHz
  • ASUS Maximus VI Hero
  • 8GB G.Skill RAM
  • 1x 60GB SSD
  • 1x 1TB HDD
  • DVD/CD burner
  • Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
  • Seasonic SS-620GB

As I mentioned, I want to change my GPU, but don't know which one to buy. My biggest dilemma is should I buy NVIDIA or AMD? Budget is around 400 euros.

Thanks for your help.

Milos

Which CPU should I get for my video editing workstation?

Question by Robert from United States | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Dec 5, 2013 at 6:53 pm CST

What CPU/MB do you think would be best for a video editing workstation?

I will be running the Adobe tool set. From my reading it seems that video editing benefits from more cores/threads that does gaming. Would an 8-core AMD CPU be better than a 4-core Intel part, for example? What other factors, besides the obvious like lots of RAM, should I consider?

Thanks for your help.

Rob :-]

Which phone should I get? Nexus 5? Galaxy S4 mini?

Question by Midhun from India | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Dec 3, 2013 at 6:54 pm CST

I am planning to buy a mobile and here are my choices:

  • Galaxy s4 mini
  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 5
  • Xperia SP

I am not a big gamer, but I am looking for a good battery life and does a lot of browsing and WhatsApp. The S4 mini has QHD screen and the rest have HD screens, so when coming to the application support will I face the problem of non supported apps with S4 mini?

Which GPU should I buy? The Radeon R9 280X or HD 7970?

Question by Chris from Australia | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Nov 13, 2013 at 8:34 pm CST

Hi

I'm looking to do a small upgrade just a PSU and Video Card to keep up with some of the latest games that I have like BF4 and COD: Ghosts. Not looking to SLI or Crossfire setup otherwise would mean I need a whole new PC as my motherboard is not quite adequate for that.

My current system is:

  • Intel Core i7 870
  • ASUS P55A
  • 16GB Corsair RAM
  • DVD/CD Burner
  • 1 x 128GB SSD
  • 1 x 256GB SSD
  • 2 x 1TB WD Black running in RAID0
  • 1 x 2TB WD Green
  • Antec 902 V2 (4x120mm FAN's and 1x200mm FAN)
  • 1 x 24" DELL (running at 1920x1200 (landscape))
  • 1 x 22" DELL (running at 1050x1680 (portrait))

My current GPU and PSU is an ATI 6870 and a Corsair 650W.

I'm looking at buying either the R9 280X or the 7970. Since the price is almost the same what would be the ideal GPU to be running some of the latest games that I have mentioned above? Also what would be the ideal PSU size to accommodate the above set-up and also the GPU I am looking at?

Thanks,

Chris

Should I go with SLI or CrossFire with my AMD FX 8320 CPU?

Question by Rimon from Malaysia | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Sep 24, 2013 at 9:58 pm CDT

Hi currently my processor is the AMD FX 8320 and my GPU is the Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT (LE). I was thinking to do a dual graphic setup in future.

My question is should i change my GPU to GeForce GTX 760(SLI) or stay with my HD 7870 XT (LE) to do crossfire? I can get a GTX 760 at additional $40+ trading in my old Sapphire 7870 XT. Which setup is more future proof?

Which phone should I choose? The Galaxy S4 mini or Nexus 4?

Question by Ted from India | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Sep 14, 2013 at 8:50 pm CDT

Hello Tweakers,

i am planning to buy a smartphone but confused between Galaxy S4 mini and Google Nexus 4.

S4 mini is quite costly, if we look for features comparing both. But the Nexus 4 is not dual-SIM capable and it also doesn't supported micro SD expansion. The rest of the features are better than the Galaxy S4 mini... kindly suggest me which one I should buy.

Is there any other phone which has features like Nexus 4 and also having dual-SIM capabilities?

Which GPU between the MSI GTX 770 Lightning and GIGABYTE GTX 780?

Question by Brian from United Kingdom (Great Britain) | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Jul 31, 2013 at 2:56 am CDT

Hello. I am struggling to choose which GFX card to go to. Currently I have my eyes on the MSI GeForce GTX 770 Lightning 2GB and GIGABYTE GTX 780 3GB but the price is slightly a turn-off (for the GTX 780), but something I would possibly pay for.

Do you have any recommendations on cards that may be cheaper than the GTX 780 but have performance around about that general area?

Which Haswell-based motherboard should I buy that supports 32GB RAM?

Question by Laurent from France | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards | Jul 29, 2013 at 1:18 am CDT

I want to buy a new motherboard with an Intel Haswell-based CPU to put 32GB of RAM (expandable to 64GB), and I don't play games. I only use Photoshop/Lightroom/PanoRAMa picture editing.

I don't have a big budget, and don't need pricey stuff. Can I only use the CPU integrated GPU and do the Haswell CPUs come with a heatsink ? What do you recommend I buy? For the CPU, I was thinking the i5-4430 and 4 x 8GB RAM.