[SOLVED] R9 270 vs GTX 950

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Good luck!

My 1200 and 1050 did ok at 1080p in BeamNG. Performed great on some maps, but some unoptimized maps needed settings turned down a lot.
Great it may be better in 1050p then now I have to play in low settings in west coast and other maps maybe medium to get some 40 or 30fps.


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Ryzen 3 1200 is still a capable CPU imo. Also, if it were up to me, I'd rather spend the money on the psu and then save for a new gpu. But that's just my opinion, and you could order used gpu.
I’m worried since I’m coming from a i7 6700hq which has 8 threads that’s why.


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Well, I never found the 1200 to be an issue with my RX580, so the 1200 will not limit your 950.

Because the CPU won't be the limit and the 950 is much more powerful then the 950m, you will see better performance.
Thanks for the help, I will surely buy the 950, I give feedback when I receive it.

Cheers.


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Well, I never found the 1200 to be an issue with my RX580, so the 1200 will not limit your 950.

Because the CPU won't be the limit and the 950 is much more powerful then the 950m, you will see better performance.
You don’t recommend an molex adaptor? I saw a GTX 960 at 5€ more and the 950 is sold.


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Either get a new PSU with appropriate connectors or buy the 950. Your PSU does not have a 6+2 pin because it is not designed to power a GPU requiring this connector.

Molex connections are not designed to deliver the same current as a PCIE plug. So when you draw a lot of currents, you can start melting wires and shorting to earth. Also, you may overload the PSU and cause the PSU to trip protections shutting down your PC. Or the PSU just fails and kill things.
 

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Either get a new PSU with appropriate connectors or buy the 950. Your PSU does not have a 6+2 pin because it is not designed to power a GPU requiring this connector.

Molex connections are not designed to deliver the same current as a PCIE plug. So when you draw a lot of currents, you can start melting wires and shorting to earth. Also, you may overload the PSU and cause the PSU to trip protections shutting down your PC. Or the PSU just fails and kill things.
The 950 got sold which is prettybad since I was about to buy it, but I only need 6 pin, can I underclock the GPU a bit so I get less chance?
Sorry if this is a stupid question I'm only familiar with laptops.
 

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Molex connectors are only designed for a low amount of current so the wires are only designed to handle this amount. Pcie cables are designed for much more current.

Using a molex to pcie adapter forces the wires the molex connector is attached to to deliver more current than they are designed for. That can result in the wires leading to the molex connector overheating and melting. Those wires will inevitably short to earth and at best only trip a protection and prevent your pc from booting.

Sometimes the cables wont melt, but your psu will just cripple under the stress of powering a gpu its not designed to. If a psu fails, it can kill everything in your pc including your recently installed graphics card.

In short,
If your power supply doesn't have pcie connectors, its not designed to handle a gpu that needs them. Using an adapter to gain the appropriate connectors can cause damage to your psu or other hardware in your pc.
 
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Molex connectors are only designed for a low amount of current so the wires are only designed to handle this amount. Pcie cables are designed for much more current.

Using a molex to pcie adapter forces the wires the molex connector is attached to to deliver more current than they are designed for. That can result in the wires leading to the molex connector overheating and melting. Those wires will inevitably short to earth and at best only trip a protection and prevent your pc from booting.

Sometimes the cables wont melt, but your psu will just cripple under the stress of powering a gpu its not designed to. If a psu fails, it can kill everything in your pc including your recently installed graphics card.

In short,
If your power supply doesn't have pcie connectors, its not designed to handle a gpu that needs them. Using an adapter to gain the appropriate connectors can cause damage to your psu or other hardware in your pc.
Is there a way I can check how much wattage is the computer consuming from the PSU? Just for security.
 
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