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    Happy new year every one.

    So I've been eyeing the R9 380X ever since my HD6870 died back in November.
    UCC finally has it stock.

    The product title goes like this:

    SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 380X 4G GDDR5 PCI-E DL-DVI-I+DL-DVI-D / HDMI / DP DUAL-X OC W/BP(UEFI) FULL
    My question is why does it mention UEFI here. Does it solely require UEFI bios to make this work?
    My mother board has an H61 chipset and has a Core-i5 2400 processor,with the regular old BIOS.

    I have a 550 watt delux power supply.

    Can I run this GPU in my computer. In this price range how does the GTX 960 stack up? (The MSI version smxy as hell).

    Thanks in advance.

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    GTX 960 is horrendous just as the GTX 970 is to R9 390. Basically better cards for the budget, I love the fact that it's priced 23k at launch. If H61 has a PCI-e 2.0 x16 slot then yes card should read very well into the slot. PCI-e 3.0 cards or slots are backwards compatible with PCI-e 2.0 as well. If you're playing 1080p, this seems like a stellar card. Best option to play games with since most title will go over 60FPS with this, in time though that will degrade but hopefully not too fast
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    Quote Originally Posted by NahyaN View Post
    Happy new year every one.

    So I've been eyeing the R9 380X ever since my HD6870 died back in November.
    UCC finally has it stock.

    The product title goes like this:



    My question is why does it mention UEFI here. Does it solely require UEFI bios to make this work?
    My mother board has an H61 chipset and has a Core-i5 2400 processor,with the regular old BIOS.

    I have a 550 watt delux power supply.

    Can I run this GPU in my computer. In this price range how does the GTX 960 stack up? (The MSI version smxy as hell).

    Thanks in advance.
    First of all, update your BIOS. Second of all, get a decent PSU before you upgrade any parts of your PC.

    About the UEFI, I have no idea. But, I know for sure an H61 cannot boot up the system with old BIOS and a R7 360.

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    It is PCIE 2.0.

    I've been using the Delux PSU for over 4 year with the HD6870. How important is the PSU upgrade? That will push back my buying decision.

    Edit: IM sorry its not Delux, but Delta 550W PSU

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaziishan View Post
    First of all, update your BIOS. Second of all, get a decent PSU before you upgrade any parts of your PC.

    About the UEFI, I have no idea. But, I know for sure an H61 cannot boot up the system with old BIOS and a R7 360.
    Well there goes the dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trave160 View Post
    GTX 960 is horrendous just as the GTX 970 is to R9 390. Basically better cards for the budget, I love the fact that it's priced 23k at launch. If H61 has a PCI-e 2.0 x16 slot then yes card should read very well into the slot. PCI-e 3.0 cards or slots are backwards compatible with PCI-e 2.0 as well
    I understand PCIE3.0 is backwards compatible, but as @kaziishan said, I might need to check with the bios to make sure it runs on my H61 chipset.
    Looking through gigabytes website.

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    I've been looking through the BIOS download page for my mother board. The updates only suggest improvements to 22nm Ivy processor support and no mention of any UEFI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NahyaN View Post
    It is PCIE 2.0.

    I've been using the Delux PSU for over 4 year with the HD6870. How important is the PSU upgrade? That will push back my buying decision.

    Edit: IM sorry its not Delux, but Delta 550W PSU

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    Well there goes the dream.

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    I understand PCIE3.0 is backwards compatible, but as @kaziishan said, I might need to check with the bios to make sure it runs on my H61 chipset.
    Looking through gigabytes website.

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    I've been looking through the BIOS download page for my mother board. The updates only suggest improvements to 22nm Ivy processor support and no mention of any UEFI.
    Delta/Delux whatever it is; it sounds like it came from a HP Pre-built PC or something. However, yes, the power supply is important. Even if it could run your system with a new gpu, there might be current/voltage leakage which might cause the slow death of your gpu. And, I really really doubt your Delta 550W psu has the 12V rail to handle the 380X.

    I think it's the Gigabyte touch BIOS.

    First, check if your Gigabyte Motherboard is Rev 1.0 or Rev 1.1; then check the current BIOS version. (to check both of them easily, you can use CPU-Z)
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    Second, update your BIOS orderly. Suppose, your current BIOS version is F4, then update to F5 first, F6 second and so on upto F8. Repeat the full installation of BIOS properly every time.

    Lastly, PCIe3.0 or PCIe2.0 will not cause any significant performance issue with 380X at least.

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    lol. you need better psu... at least tt tr2 ~500w for 380x... or even better... will cost at least 5-5.5k

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    seem like ryans selling corsair 550w at 4.5k only... should be good.... but maybe CWT made tr2 will be better...

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    WAIT! ITS DELTA 550? SORRY

    delta is a good psu... should be okay for now


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    Quote Originally Posted by kaziishan View Post
    Delta/Delux whatever it is; it sounds like it came from a HP Pre-built PC or something.
    no dude -_- dont compare delta with deluxe please

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    TouchBios does make sense. And it is revision 1.1. Its written right across the side of the motherboard, although it doesn't show in CPU-Z
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    I might have to rethink buying this since a PSU upgrade also seems necessary.


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    WAIT! ITS DELTA 550? SORRY

    delta is a good psu... should be okay for now
    Thanks for that. Ill now see what I can do with the BIOS update, don't want to ruin a perfectly good computer.
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    at op you bought this delta for ~6k right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by furiousTaher View Post
    at op you bought this delta for ~6k right?
    Got it for 200Tk less actually.

    http://banglagamer.com/showthread.ph...l=1#post362254

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    @furiousTaher @NahyaN My bad actually. Delta Electronics seems to be the OEM of some Tier 1 and 2 Antec PSUs. So, as long as it has proper support for your graphics card, it should be good. Sorry for my mistake. Next time I should be more careful. Get on with the BIOS update, I can assure you that Intel DH61WW and Asus H61M-E supports R9 390, R9 270X and R7 360; self tested. I just had to upgrade the BIOS, that's all.

    P.S. R9 270X works on G31m-es2c motherboard too but with a severe bottleneck.

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    not only antec but also some other as far as i know...

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    No it was my fault in the beginning. I didn't write down the proper name. Got confused with the Delta/Delux, forgot. Ill update when I can.

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    unless you want to upgrade to better 650w psu or want modular psu dont change the psu...

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    seems like there is lot of confusion in my mind about uefi mobo, gpu, 'other devices', uefi windows vs legacy windows installation, mbr vs gpt... 2tb hdd vs 4tb... blah blah blah...

    tagging experts @Fox Mulder @Codex @aayman @redwan hasan please help

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    experts please explain this thread to noobs in bengali if possible... http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2138811/video-card-uefi-ready.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by NahyaN View Post
    Happy new year every one.

    So I've been eyeing the R9 380X ever since my HD6870 died back in November.
    UCC finally has it stock.

    The product title goes like this:



    My question is why does it mention UEFI here. Does it solely require UEFI bios to make this work?
    My mother board has an H61 chipset and has a Core-i5 2400 processor,with the regular old BIOS.

    I have a 550 watt delux power supply.

    Can I run this GPU in my computer. In this price range how does the GTX 960 stack up? (The MSI version smxy as hell).

    Thanks in advance.
    It supports both. There is a switch. You can run this in both UEFI and BIOS.

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    No, it will work in both. and yes you will be able to run this in your computer. Delta is a reputed OEM. and they make psu's for several servers worldwide very big company actually. and yes the 380X performance wise is much better than the gtx 960.

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    Mr. Furious Panda If anyone starts to explain all those thing it will be a lot messy but to my understanding it shouldn't be a problem under normal condition, UEFI bios on any of them or one of them should just work fine but I'm not sure about the functions like fast boot or something that UEFI supports, might not work well in legacy mode. I need more hardware to actually test this. Before that I can't say that for sure.

    If you have trouble with newer boards supporting older cards usually disabling secure boot solves the issue.
    Last edited by redwan hasan; January 2nd, 2016 at 14:31.

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    Well I bought the Sapphire R9380X from UCC. A big thanks to @VANGUARD Bhai, and everyone else on this thread for chipping in.

    GPU working without issues, despite my concerns over UEFI. Things are running smoothly. CS:GO gets overs 220fps avg. Going to try more games.

    Here are some pics. Thanks everyone.

    http://imgur.com/a/hZm7x

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    Quote Originally Posted by NahyaN View Post
    Well I bought the Sapphire R9380X from UCC. A big thanks to @VANGUARD Bhai, and everyone else on this thread for chipping in.

    GPU working without issues, despite my concerns over UEFI. Things are running smoothly. CS:GO gets overs 220fps avg. Going to try more games.

    Here are some pics. Thanks everyone.

    http://imgur.com/a/hZm7x
    The "beauty" in the "beast".

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaziishan View Post
    The "beauty" in the "beast".
    Alot of previous generation sapphire cards would look really weird. Blue pcb, no backplate, odd plastic shourds etc.
    This gpu just ticks all my aesthetic plus points.

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