New Alienware X51 Owner GPU question

Adnan

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HI All,

Just a question in regards to
(1)Upgrading the GPU to a 670 4GB is there much of a difference in relation to performance?
(2)Should i stick to my current card or do you believe that a card in the future will be available i.e 800 series that will be able to be supported by the PSU(330 watts)?

p.s I currently have a GTX 670 2GB

Many thanks In advance
 

sway

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Stick with what you have and wait for 800 series, or see what amd has to offer in Oct. The 2gb 670 performs better than the 4gb, I'm not sure how to explain why, but it's slightly better.

tapping from the Nexus 4
 

Adnan

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Stick with what you have and wait for 800 series, or see what amd has to offer in Oct. The 2gb 670 performs better than the 4gb, I'm not sure how to explain why, but it's slightly better.

tapping from the Nexus 4

Thanks for the advice, your right. i will wait and see what the 800 series TDP is like

Many Thanks:)
Happy Gaming
 

sway

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Thanks for the advice, your right. i will wait and see what the 800 series TDP is like

Many Thanks:)
Happy Gaming

When buying new though, don't go under 3gb. Forgot to mention that.

tapping from the Nexus 4
 

Xentago

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Hi. Sorry for necro-ing the thread. I'm just wondering. Can the 800 series run on the x51 R1?
 

Xentago

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What I meant is that do you think the current motherboard of the x51 R1 can support the 800 series? I'm hoping it could. And power usage too.
 
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sway

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Ah ok well unless they have something new over pcie, then I wouldn't see why not. It'll be bottlenecked due to only pcie 2.0, but it won't be noticeable unless your gaming over 1080p.

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MattyB

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Power usage should be way down too if we can take anything from the new 750 cards. Hopefully this means that the higher end 800s will run beautifully in there.
 

jayhernandez7

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I wouldn't see why the new 800 series GPUs wouldn't work on your current board. All we can do now is wait until they're actually released or nVidia decides to cough up some information we are dying for lol. I was going to wait to upgrade my GPU, but I went ahead and purchased a 750SC (free EVGA T-shirt and shipping). I figured, if the 800 series are really that much better, then I'll buy one. If you want to just upgrade, buy a 750 and game on that. Someone from the forum was able to fit one in there, no problem.
 
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