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Worth the upgrade from a Radeon HD 7770 to a GTX 650 Ti 2GB?

I just bought a Radeon HD 7770 but have read that the GTX 650 Ti (2GB) is a good card too. Though it is about $30 more is it worth the price difference?

Current system specs:

Dell XPS 8500

Intel i7-3770 3.4GHz

8GB Ram

Kingston SSD Now 120GB SSD

XFX Radeon HD 7770 Ultra-Overclock Edition 1GB

Corsair CX600M 600W PSU

The GTX 650 Ti also appears to be smaller than the 7770.

I play Minecraft, Saint's Row 3 and 4, Command and Conquer 3, Sims 3, Diablo 3, and World of Warcraft all come to mind right now.

Biggest thing is I am on a budget and the 7770 was all I could afford, but then my folks gave me some more money for helping around the house so much and now it has me debating if I should just take the 7770 back to Best Buy and pay the difference for the GTX 650 Ti. (I also read the GTX 650 Ti is a great overclocker. ) But still I wanted to know if it's worth the $30 difference.

Thanks for all the help in clearing this.

Update: I am also playing on a 24" 1920x1080 Display

Edit: this is the GPU I am looking at: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/GeForce+GTX+650+Ti+2GB+GDDR5+PCI+Express+3.0+Graphics+Card/6820098.p;jsessionid=3E643A19ACA58AE68F757B6F88A5C208.bbolsp-app03-171?id=1218808634666&skuId=6820098&st=gtx%20650%20ti&cp=1&lp=2
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  1. Not much of an upgrade.
    You should be looking at either HD 7870 or GTX 660 or higher if you want to notice the improvement from HD 7770.
  2. Best answer
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/777?vs=781 The performance is a bit better for the gtx 650 ti, but the important difference is the vram. The increased vram from 1gb to 2gb will help you if you want to game on high resolutions (i think 1gb is not even good for 1920x1080), it's also important in anti-analysing settings. So, if i were you and if it was easy to take a refund of the hd 7770, i would replace it with the gtx 650 ti for high resolution + high AA settings, and if you use multiple monitors, you will have to get the 2GB for sure. I have a question, do you have the rest of the build already? this i7 is overkill for gaming (wont be used), a cheaper i5 is very enough and you can add extra money to buy a better gpu.
  3. Yes I already have the rest of it. I only paid $500 for the system w/ a Radeon HD 7570 1GB GPU. Switched out the GPU and power supply for better ones. I also do Music Production, Video and Audio Editing, which is why I went with the i7.
  4. It really would not be worth it.the 650 ti only give a slight increase in performance over a 7770. Also the 650 ti 2 gb version does not benefit much from extra vram because you usually run out of memory bandwidth or cuda core power with that card before vram starts to limit you.
    If you got a 7870 you would see about twice the fps in some games.


    I believe newegg has a email code for a HIS iceq 7870 for about $170 right now. Just look at the email deals near the top of the site. You might get some free games with it as well.
  5. I ended up getting an EVGA GTX 660 2GB Superclocked card for about $30 extra + Metro Last Light for free with purchase after taking the Radeon HD 7770 back. Running fine now. I can tell the difference here. Considering my gaming laptop has a GTX 675M 2GB GPU in it and I'm happy with that, and from what I read the GTX 660 is above that in performance, I'm happy. Now to just figure out what to do with the old Radeon HD 7570 that came with my computer. Thanks for the input!
  6. dragonwolf8504 said:
    I ended up getting an EVGA GTX 660 2GB Superclocked card for about $30 extra + Metro Last Light for free with purchase after taking the Radeon HD 7770 back. Running fine now. I can tell the difference here. Considering my gaming laptop has a GTX 675M 2GB GPU in it and I'm happy with that, and from what I read the GTX 660 is above that in performance, I'm happy. Now to just figure out what to do with the old Radeon HD 7570 that came with my computer. Thanks for the input!

    Nice buy and gtx 660 is better than both cards, i think you will enjoy your experience with this card, have fun!
  7. I think it's not much of an upgrade at all. It's hardly gona give you any extra performance from what you are getting right now. Go for a 7870 and it will serve the purpose..
  8. my opinion is nvidia is better for video editing and that kind of stuff but amd is more for gaming but that depents on your budget too
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