Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition
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AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition
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GCN 1.2 Antigua PRO
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$239.00
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Open GL
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4096 MB
Memory Speed
1450 MHz
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Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Performance Radeon R9 380, created by MSI.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1000MHz, instead of 970MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1450MHz, instead of 1375MHz.


Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB: a gimmick which doesn't yield any performance boost and can be considered marketing to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.


Cooling Solution
MSI’s Twin Frozr V Thermal Designs are equipped with Zero Frozr technology which was first introduced by MSI back in 2008. Zero Frozr technology eliminates fan noise in low-load situations by stopping the fans when they are not needed. Compared to other graphics cards, there is no continuous hum of airflow to tell you there's a powerful graphics card in your gaming rig.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 2% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 380.


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Does this graphics card bottleneck with FX-6300?

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No bottleneck.
With FX-6300 yuo can us R9 290-390

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Hi guys! There will be a bottleneck?;)

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Hello, does this gpu bootleneck my cpu?

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try here to check thebottlenecker


i test on
IMAGE My CPU-R9 280x


i can us on my CPU R9 280x / R9 380-R9 285 / gtx 760 / AMD HD 7990 :D

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for my ring ?
this or GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition
?


or W8 AMD Polaris 10 GPU. +-70EUR

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You might want to upgrade the CPU too. Buy a newer MoBo and a newer CPU, because your current CPU might bottleneck the GTX 960, and the AMD Polaris GPU's

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I played Withers 3 , and my cpu uses only 40-60 %
I think it will be enough power to ubgrade my GPU to Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition or GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition


image x2 monitors


ps: i still have free x2 Ram Slots. Also planning change to faster:
4x8gb 2400MHz

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You'r RAM is fine. Its not worth upgrading to 2400MHz. It will give you slim to none performance boost. As to the GPU, yea you can upgrade to GTX 960 or R9 380, but note that your CPU is a bottleneck and you won't get the full performance from the GPU.

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Faster ram has 0 impact on gaming . It will just a waste of money . Better save up and upgrade later your cpu . Also , witcher 3 is a gpu intesnive game , and that is why your cpu usage is low . Some gpu intesnive games may stress your cpu a lot

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I meant cpu intensive games *

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gta 5, witcher 3, farcry 4, the division, fallout4, and more those game can take advantage of higher ram freq. just look a benchmarks

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I agree with you , but the price/performance ratio is not worthy at all and he can svae up some money for other parts . The performance boost is about 2-4% better at certain games . Plus , higher frequency ram sometimes cause higher latency

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Any good PSU for my rig?

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Go for a 550W PSU.

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I have this card from 16 September. Bought from Amazon.it for 230 Euros.
Every damn game played at 1080p with hight/ultra settings at 50-60 fps

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If santa is nice to me this Christmas this card will be my much needed upgrade to my rig , is it a good match for my cpu

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Will this bottleneck my Pentium G2020 ?
Don't answer without reasonable facts . ( LOL. I won't kill you )

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Is Corsair CX600W V2 enough for
This card or maybe the 2 gb version
Amd fx-8320
8gb kingston HyperX Savage

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CS600WV2 are Bronze, and has +V12 rail with total output of 480W. I think this GPU with an AMD CPU will push your PSU to the brink of what it can handle. If I have to guess, I think R9 380 will require a new PSU. If I were you I would go for nVidia instead, they are much more power consuming. Your PSU will handle a 960, maybe even a 970 just fine, but I think R9 380 wil be too much for your PSU ;)

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The 600W PSU would be just fine to power your system with the R9 380.

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agreed here

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You clearly have no clue what your talking about, A bronze CPU are rated up to 82%, which will lead to a total of 492W at max load. This PSU might say 600W, but it onlu has 480W usable. Which mean he bearly meets the minimum for a R9 380.
So why the downvotes? Yes 600W are enough, but Corsair CX600W V2 can't consume more than 480W.

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relax man i ddint downvote want to add i was able to power my system with no branded 520w psu it was from a junk also i was able to maintain my oc on cpu no problems. the 600w brozne its more then enough for fx 8320 and r9 380

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Your GPU and CPU aren't as power demanding as 8320 and 380, and brand has nothing to do with efficiency. I had an old chieftech 650W PSU before, it was cheap and årettu unknown, but it at had an efficiency of 95%. So chances are that your PSU has around 90% in efficiency, but the problem with CX600W V2 is that it only has 80% efficiency, so it loses alot more wattage than your PSU.

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So if the Amps and efficiency rating on the CX600W are correct, then (in terms) it won't be enough to power both a 8320 and 380. Maybe FX-6xxx and 380, or a FX-8xxx and 370, but not with all high-end.

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fx 8320 rated tdp is 125w and r9 380 rated tdp is 190w

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Thats 315W, but what about mobo, hdds, usb, sata and SSD connections, dRAM stick. You can't simply just add CPU and GPU wattage to get the total concumption. Remember that every single component in a computer uses some wattage. Also a CPUs tdp are only the wattage required to start, but the CPU can still uses more wattage. TDP are not equal to max power.

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Thanks for the replies. So if Corsair CX600W V2 isn't enough, whether Corsair CX750M V2 enough powerful? :)

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Or Corsair CX750W V2.

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Yes, both CX750M and CX 750W will be enough for FX-8320 and R9 380 ;)

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sorry but this is pathetic dont give false info to poeple if you dont know for sure like i said before cx 600w is going to be more then enough for that setup

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I'm not giving false information. The total output of CX 600W are 480W, sorry but thats the truth. It only has a 40Amps on a single +12V Rail, and a bronze rating (regular rated at around 80-82% efficiency). 500W are recommended for this GPU, so saying 480W are planty or more then enough are a total lie.

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And I don't know for sure? Aditrex, not to be rude; but accuding me for being unsure when you don't have any knowledge about how a PSU works are just lame and pathetic. please just stop.

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not rude here but you have no clue what are you talking about CX 600w is going to be more then enough for that setup and . punkt… being to long in pc master race

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Yes, Corsair have been in the game for a long time, I have a Coursair PSU myself so I know they make quality PSUs, but that doesn't mean they don't have lower-end PSUs. "Being to long in pc master race" are an arguement have no validation, it don't mean anything. LOL. CX 600W is a Plus80 BRONZE, which mean the afficiency can't be higher than 82%. And 82% of 600 are only 492W.

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So we are not talking about a full worhty 600W PSU, like you seem to think. Yes, 492W might be enough, but that are just slighly, as the recommendations are 500W, 8-20W more than this PSU can provide.
Your the one that doesn't have a clue when you draw the card "Corsair have been around for ages", that has nothing to do with the situation.
Stop acting like a spoild brat, it's just embarassing.

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May I just add that the gpu manufacturer takes this into account that's why a platinum rated 450w psu will generally run what requires a 500w at least that was my experience with my previous build for a friend and he's had no issues 4 years later

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Corsair CX750W V2 is only 15 euros more expensive than Corsair CX600W V2. I have 1 SSD 120gt, 1 HDD 1 tb(I'm going to buy another), I'm going to upgrade my MoBo to Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3, 8GB Kingston HyperX Savage and Fx-8320. So which psu?

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Well, as I say CX600W bearly meets the requirements, so personally I would spent the extra bucks on a CX750W. Then you would get more room for overclocking and upgrades in the future too, so it is always a win-win situation the spend a little extra on PSU if you have the money. Also, then you don't have to worry about wattage when adding additional HDDs, SSDs and SATA connections ;)

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Yes it will. If you feel even slightly unsure just Google a power supply calculator

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Would it be a good idea to buy one card now and then when I have more money, buy a second for crossfire later? I know a single better card is always best, but I won't have that kind of money soon. Any better cards for the money?

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