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Buying new AMD Radeon Graphics?

Question asked by trenton on Feb 17, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 19, 2018 by goodplay

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