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  1. BoyGenius

    Will a lower end GPU be of any benefit over my i7 integrated HD 4000?

    Go For RX 460, If you need help in installation come back and ask here, we will provide step by step information. XFX 2GB one is available for ~$90 after rebate on amazon & Gigabyte RX 460 4GB for ~$100 fits your small incremental upgrade of $100 max. Display Port>HDMI>DVI Prefer display...
  2. BoyGenius

    8th Gen Core "Cannon Lake" Over 15% Faster Than Kaby Lake: Intel

    :laugh::peace: If Intel stays on current trend ,no one will be excited.
  3. BoyGenius

    (Resolved) MSI RX480 8GB Gaming X Memory Issue

    Yeah,For Non-CPU intensive games RX480 mostly stay at 99% but Games like Astroneer runs very crappy on this config. Metro Series, Witcher series but they seem to work fine as they don't reach 4GB VRAM mark or go even near that. Metro Last Light Redux tested but stays at 1.3 GB of VRAM, 4GB RAM...
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    (Resolved) MSI RX480 8GB Gaming X Memory Issue

    @FreedomEclipse @Black.Raven I am waiting for Ryzen & will move to suitable components ASAP after launch to remove any bottleneck. Only Specific to Rise of Tomb Raider as no other game play will tend to fill up even 4GB of VRAM. ( I don't play GTA V so can't try with that.) Well i should...
  5. BoyGenius

    (Resolved) MSI RX480 8GB Gaming X Memory Issue

    It is resolved. I did a clean install of windows and with Deus Ex Mankind Divided it went to ~6GB .However some soft i use still detect 4GB VRAM may be soft specific issue. Anyway VRAM works so thank you all for your assistance. Hi,I am having a bit trouble with my RX80. Its VRAM dips down...
  6. BoyGenius

    TechPowerUp Wishes You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year TPU! :lovetpu:
  7. BoyGenius

    Advice on buying a new PSU in the $100 Range

    (Sorry for late reply) Even after adding all components mentioned above & considering 1060/480 as your supposed GPU 500W will be enough for you. Go for EVGA SuperNova 550/Corsair CX550 M /RM550 /Seasonic SSR 550/G550 according to brand preference. You will have to spend USD 40-60.
  8. BoyGenius

    Advice on buying a new PSU in the $100 Range

    Are you planning for a Discreet GPU? ~500W will more than enough if you go for something like 1050/Ti etc (You can get away with Good 300W PSU also) Try EVGA 500B,Corsair CX500 will be fine for you.
  9. BoyGenius

    Can a 300 Watt or 430 Watt Power Supply run a i3-4150 & GTX 750 Ti

    I never said that i meant from above statement that if power supply is enough CPU will not downclock & may perform to its level pf performance. You just misinterpreted it. An i3 will perform as i3, it will not be an i7 even with 1000W PSU. How ever it may not perform to i3 level in case of...
  10. BoyGenius

    Can a 300 Watt or 430 Watt Power Supply run a i3-4150 & GTX 750 Ti

    I suggested him to go for higher PSU because he will be able to get full potential of his components & in case of future upgrades will have good PSU. In any case going for 430W or 500W PSU will be a safe bet than 300W. He also do not have 8-pin connector on 300W supply, it will work but just to...
  11. BoyGenius

    Which one is better sapphire nitro 470 vs asus strix 470

    If you like Sapphire one Go for it ,you can always downclock a bit. GPU throttling/cut-off will be there in case of temperature reaching limits so frying is somewhat difficult if you ask. Mostly performance difference will be 2-5%, so you can ignore if you want to pick specific one.
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    Can a 300 Watt or 430 Watt Power Supply run a i3-4150 & GTX 750 Ti

    300W will not be enough if you want to use Graphic Card. Go for ~550W PSU if you haven't bought anything yet however 430W will serve your purpose if you have it with you. If you Tell us more about your Pc's Motherboard Model we may help better. For your processor 4-pin will be fine but as your...
  13. BoyGenius

    EVGA Announces its GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Graphics Cards

    Also don't forget to mention 3GB VRAM. In my opinion only Normal and superclocked edition should be there at as SSC & FTW edition being more costly will negate any good of lower price and 3GB VRAM limit will be there also.
  14. BoyGenius

    XFX Radeon RX 470 Double Dissipation Pictured

    Still, Awesome backplate and box.
  15. BoyGenius

    TechPowerUp Gives Away an ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 STRIX Graphics Card

    Thanks for giveaway & Good Luck to everyone.
  16. BoyGenius

    Would you buy GTX 1060 or RX 480 ?

    No way that price suck, here RX480 is $400+ . Your price seems quite good to me. http://www.amazon.in/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=RX+480
  17. BoyGenius

    So GTX 1060 is the best price/perf card it seems?

    I posted the video so you can see that actual AMD RX480 results tend to differ from what is shown in those leak (can't comment on legitimacy of that). There was some 5-7% difference on RX 480 results to that slide. Better to wait for TPU review and comparison & by that time we can really tell...
  18. BoyGenius

    Stay with 980 Ti or upgrade to 1080 ?

    You should wait for 1080 Ti if you really wish to upgrade. Also try patience this time as prices will stabilize in a few months when stable supply is there.
  19. BoyGenius

    So GTX 1060 is the best price/perf card it seems?

    Those cards will not going to be available at $250. You can expect $300 or more as currently going with 1070 etc. Also don't take performance figure provided by nvidia against RX 480 for granted. See the video below
  20. BoyGenius

    BYKSKI Releases Radeon RX 480 Water Block

    Don't you think they will also start to be quite expensive. Manufacturing costs are main factor why china is there in first place.
  21. BoyGenius

    AMD Radeon RX 470 Could Surprise with Pricing

    With APUs the GCN core count changes not the generations so they kind of work in CrossFire. Only if AMD itself support cross generation crossfire it will be possible else probably not. Still you can sell your old GPU & get two new more power efficient cards. Doesn't that seem to be a good idea...
  22. BoyGenius

    Sapphire Reference Radeon RX 480 Taken Apart, Pictured Some More

    Yeah, That's what i was implying that quite simpler cooler because polaris thermal output is very low in respect to previous AMD cards. That's why simple metal heatsink & blower , No fancy stuff.
  23. BoyGenius

    AMD Radeon RX 470 Could Surprise with Pricing

    CrossFire will not be possible between two different chips & different generation cards. But you can Crossfire two of theses for ~300. :peace:
  24. BoyGenius

    Sapphire Reference Radeon RX 480 Taken Apart, Pictured Some More

    May be a latecomer. However if 480 prove whatever AMD say right then you can have good expectations from that.
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