Running a R9 270 and want to upgrade to play Doom and demanding titles

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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free
       27 Nov 2016 #1

    Running a R9 270 and want to upgrade to play Doom and demanding titles

    Hi everyone. I run an R9 270 while attempting to play Doom and even at low I still get 30 frames. After 3 years of the same graphics I think it's time to upgrade for the future.

    I'm trying to figure out what to upgrade to as the r9 is from AMD, would Nvidia be tough to change to?
    I'd like some reconmendations and feedback about this guy here.
    ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 Mini, ZT-P10600A-10L, 6GB GDDR5 Super Compact - Would this up my performance enough or should something else be used. Much is appreciated!
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  2.    27 Nov 2016 #2

    Not sure about the 10 - 60 / 70 /80 series gpu's

    If you choose an AMD card on an AMD CPU in my experience use a R9 280 (384-Bit or a R9 390 512-Bit).
    I had a R9 380 (256-Bit) XFX card & had nothing but problems with stutter, the other day I tried a 7970 (384-Bit) which was smooth as hell playing GTA V but had been thrashed by the seller so it failed to draw / shade leaving triangles on the screen & half black screens while playing a game but not crashing, so I will always suggest new cards.

    The GPU I am using a the moment is a GT 730 Passive & was surprised how good it was & this series is about the right series for my AMD setup ?
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  3. bobkn's Avatar
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    Win 10 X64 Pro 1809 17763.55
       27 Nov 2016 #3

    I'm not a gamer.

    Quickie comparison here:

    (No R9 270 in the database, so I used an R9 280.)

    Looks like the 1060 ought to be vastly superior to the R9 270.
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  4. blackroseMD1's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview x64
       27 Nov 2016 #4

    The 1060 will be a pretty big improvement over the R9 270, for sure.

    If you decide to stick with AMD, an RX 470 or 480 would be good.
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  5.    28 Nov 2016 #5

    If you intend to play Doom using Vulkan API you will get better framerates with AMD RX 480.
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