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Can I max Skyrim?

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October 8, 2012 7:24:34 PM

Intel Core i7 860 2.80GHz
8 Gigs DDR3
ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB

Canyourunit.com says I can run it pretty well, but I wanna know if I can play it on at least max res and know if it can handle other high graphics options.

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October 8, 2012 7:27:28 PM

Hi :) 

The card WAS a good one but a little old nowdays..it will run it but not well...same with most modern games....

Time you invested in a new card to match your cpu etc...


All the best Brett :) 
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October 8, 2012 7:31:54 PM

Could you give me a list of cards that aren't too expensive, but could will be able to play it on high settings?
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October 8, 2012 7:34:05 PM

Seltonik said:
Could you give me a list of cards that aren't too expensive, but could will be able to play it on high settings?


What do you mean by "too expensive"? what is the most you would want to spend on a GPU?
Also what kind of PSU do you have?
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October 8, 2012 7:40:30 PM

Hi :) 

Cards go from £30 to £1000 , so its down to your budget... the more you spend the better you get...

All the best Brett :) 
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October 8, 2012 7:52:57 PM

$100-200 is the range I'm looking for.
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October 8, 2012 8:20:00 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

As you can see on this list. ^ your 5770 is not all that high up on the list anymore.

here is a list of good cards from $160 - $240: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

$175: GTX Nvidia 560: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

OR $175 AMD 6870
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...


Here is a comparison of the the two cards above.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/290?vs=330



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October 8, 2012 8:32:49 PM

^^ 7850 also a good deal, slightly cheaper, very similar performance.
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October 8, 2012 9:05:57 PM

dscudella said:
Something like the HiS IceQ Radeon 7850 2gb 256bit is perfectly in your budget. A very good middle ground card with a decent price. I would stay away from the 6850 / 6870 and stick to the 7000 series.

Here's the 7850 vs 560 Ti


May I ask why you would recommend staying away from the 6850, and 6870?

Your right the 7850 is a great card!

Seltonik: It probably would be worth waiting a bit and saving some $$ and then spend on that. :) 

here is how the 7850 compares to the the GTX 660 ti
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=647: You want to max out Skyrim, according to this web site you should be able to do that easy with the 7850.
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October 8, 2012 9:28:44 PM

The only reason I say that is because of price to performance. The 6850 is comparable to the 7770 in both price and performance and for just a few dollars more than the 6870 you can get a 7850 which has better performance.

XFX DD Radeon 6850 $140 vs XFX Radeon 7770 $130 They battle back and forth for the lead.Benchmark

HiS IceQ Radeon 6870 $170 vs HiS IceQ Radeon 7850 $175 The 7850 crushes the 6870 in almost all benchmarks. Benchmark

The only issues I have with these benchmarks is you don't know which version of CCC they're using. If the 6800's were using the older CCC then the benchmarks are flawed.
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October 8, 2012 9:45:48 PM

I really wouldn't bother with the 1GB version of the 7850. Try to spend a little more to get the 2GB version. More and more games are coming out with high res texture packs which will use more than 1GB of Video RAM Skyrim is one of those games, it will use 1.5GB of Video RAM with high res textures and ultra settings at 1080p. It will use even more if you start adding in certain mods. With additional high res textures I have Skyrim using nearly all 2GB of RAM on my 7870.
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October 8, 2012 9:52:27 PM

I suggest you try playing skyrim and see how it plays, it should run fine on high settings and you can try ultra to see the difference though it will lag. I think you will be happy with high. If you do upgrade I suggest at least the 7850 as lesser cards are just not a big enough upgrade for the price.
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October 8, 2012 9:55:49 PM

Supernova1138 said:
I really wouldn't bother with the 1GB version of the 7850. Try to spend a little more to get the 2GB version. More and more games are coming out with high res texture packs which will use more than 1GB of Video RAM Skyrim is one of those games, it will use 1.5GB of Video RAM with high res textures and ultra settings at 1080p. It will use even more if you start adding in certain mods. With additional high res textures I have Skyrim using nearly all 2GB of RAM on my 7870.


You sir, are correct. After sitting down and reading Radeon HD 7850 Price fall again (published 10/7) their are quite a few 7850 2gb versions @ $200. The prices just updated on Newegg.

HERE is said list. 6 cards at or below $200, within the OP's price range.

Here is a PowerColor 7850 2gb that's factory OC'ed to 1ghz for $205 after MIR. A very good deal IMO.
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