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Upgrading from a 290x to 480

cap1tal1sm

42 months ago

Should I uninstall drivers or something? Also, Should I upgrade to windows 10 first before installing the graphics card or after? Isn't there a site that properly lets you uninstall all the drivers before reinstalling new ones?

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

DON'T

The 480 is the weaker card!

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

??? Its better.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty much.

It has more Ram, depending on version, but the 290X = 390X which is (very) marginally more powerful than the 480 as the 480 tends to be generally par with the 390.

In other words... Wait another generation or at least for Vega.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The R9 390 is better than the R9 290X.

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/R9_390_Nitro/

The RX 480 is slightly better than the GTX 970.

http://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/K7dStKj69am7zs63jC8V4g-650-80.png

And the R9 290X is weaker than the GTX 970

So it would be a very minor upgrade at best and at the worse the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI_Y-Th5McQ

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The difference between the 290X and 390X is literally the Ram.

the 290X has a stronger GPU than the 390.

Most benchmarks actually aren't done on the same driver set.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure it would be an upgrade, more of a sideways step if not a downgrade

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Why to a RX 480. Its a very minor upgrade.

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