9 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2018 4:44 AM by goodplay

    Buying new AMD Radeon Graphics?


      Hello I want to switch from a 2GB graphics card to 4GB, since I believe that's what most Console games are using and I "need" to do some more serious gaming with immersive experiences.


      What I need help with is compatibility or the most efficient graphics upgrade, and to know if I have a bottleneck aside from my graphics card, all feedback is appreciated.


      I can already play all modern games it's just a question of my graphic settings in-game, in Dark Soul 3 currently I'm on medium-low and I want to max everything, just to give you an idea of my personal benchmark.



      Used or new is fine

      $700 Canadian limit (fun fact I paid $480 CA for this PC)

      Prefer online purchases

      Quality to play the "majority" of games on high-ultra graphics


      Specs copied from AMD Radeon Settings


      Radeon Software Version - 17.4.4

      Radeon Software Edition - Crimson ReLive

      Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon R9 200 Series

      Memory Size - 2048 MB

      Memory Type - GDDR5

      Core Clock - 938 MHz

      Windows Version - Windows 8.1 (64 bit)

      System Memory - 8 GB

      CPU Type - AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor



      Graphics Card Manufacturer - Powered by AMD

      Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon R9 200 Series

      Device ID - 6939

      Vendor ID - 1002

      SubSystem ID - 200F

      SubSystem Vendor ID - 1787

      Revision ID - 00

      Bus Type - PCI Express 3.0

      Current Bus Settings - PCI Express 2.0 x16

      BIOS Version -

      BIOS Part Number - 113-T41G02-002L

      BIOS Date - 2014/08/19 22:37

      Memory Size - 2048 MB

      Memory Type - GDDR5

      Memory Clock - 1375 MHz

      Core Clock - 938 MHz

      Total Memory Bandwidth - 176 GByte/s

      Memory Bit Rate - 5.50 Gbps

      2D Driver File Path - /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/Class/{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}/0001